The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Southern Company met with 2013 Five Star and Urban Waters Program awardees to recognize and highlight their work to restore streams and watersheds.
Study of Organic Agriculture Production will Help Develop Programs for Producers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) just kicked off the Organic Survey to gather detailed data on U.S. organic agriculture production. The survey is a complete inventory of all known organic producers that are certified, exempt from certification, and transitioning to certified organic production.
Agriculture Secretary Announces Funding for 115 Conservation Projects in 50 States--Farm Bill Initiative Marks New Era for Conservation efforts
Partners More than Double Financial Impact of Announcement
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 115 high-impact projects across all 50 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico will receive more than $370 million in Federal funding as part of the new USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). In addition, these projects will leverage an estimated $400 million more in partner contributions—for a total of nearly $800 million—to improve the nation's water quality, support wildlife habitat and enhance the environment.
Well in the world of that didn't take long...Chevy's President Alan Batey announced that the concept car, the Bolt, which was announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January will be in production. The minute the Bolt was shown, Southeast Green knew it was a winner for the rapidly expanding EV marketplace.
Social Work Degree Guide has announced the launch of a new web article that recognizes 30 inspiring inner city parks that are playing a critical role in improving mental and physical health across America.
At Social Work Degree Guide, a new article has been released to recognize 30 of the most inspiring inner city parks in the United States that are transporting residents to urban oases to refresh both their bodies and their psyches. "30 Great Inspiring Inner-City Parks" is a new addition to the educational website to inform students interested in urban social work about how cities around the nation are utilizing green spaces to naturally improve the mental and physical health of their communities.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is investing $29 million to provide affordable housing for farm laborers and their families.
"Housing is often the first step on the road to more economic prosperity for farmworker families," Vilsack said. "These loans and grants will significantly improve the lives of farmworkers, who are vital to America's agriculture sector. This program is one of many tools that USDA has to strengthen the rural economy, which will help bring a brighter future for children from farmworker families."