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Obama Administration Partnering with Dallas,TX, and Other Communities to Boost Local Foods, Neighborhood Revitalization

Local Foods, Local Places encourages creative economic development in rural and urban communities in 22 states

Today, on behalf of the White House Rural Council, six federal agencies joined together to announce 27 communities selected to participate in Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP), a federal initiative helping people create walkable, healthy, economically vibrant neighborhoods through local food enterprise. Under Local Foods, Local Places, a team of experts will help community members set goals and plan projects like farmers markets, local food cooperatives, community gardens, and other food-related business that can boost local economies and drive neighborhood revitalization.

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Botanical Research Institute of Texas and Tarleton State University Sign Agreement Promoting Common Interests

Attached photo of handshake after signing the MOA – (L to R) Dr. Ed Schneider, President of BRIT and Dr. Dominic Dottavio, President, Tarleton State University.Covers cooperation in biodiversity, conservation and sustainability

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) and Tarleton State University today signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) formalizing their collaboration in areas of education and research and in finding ways to jointly support their common interests in biodiversity and sustainability education.

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WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards announces 2016 Finalists

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced the 15 Finalists for its 2016 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards in the five categories; Community, Destination, Environment, Innovation and People. The 15 Finalists, which were chosen after a rigorous judging process, showcase the highest level of sustainability practices within the Travel & Tourism sector.

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