IFCO, a global provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs), has donated 185 containers to Meals on Wheels People for its Meals 4 Kids program. The containers will allow staff to pack and deliver more than 3,000 meals weekly (100,000+ annually) to low-income, nutritionally at-risk children and families.
Boosting Insulation in Existing Homes Could Cut Costs, Reduce CO2 Emissions and Increase Comfort
Based on new research, the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) estimates that roughly 90 percent of existing U.S. homes are under insulated, wasting energy, money and decreasing comfort for homeowners. This estimate is derived from information in the 2009 Residential Energy Consumption Survey, using methods to estimate insulation levels developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and applied by Boston University researchers as part of a study supported by NAIMA into the energy savings and emissions reductions possible with increased insulation levels in U.S. homes.
Hundreds of students to paddle the Chattahoochee in 24-foot Voyageur canoes
Wilderness Inquiry’s Canoemobile delivers place-based education on rivers and waterways nationwide with a crew of outdoor educators in a fleet of 24-foot Voyageur canoes. From November 4–18, more than 1,000 local students will participate in a series of land- and water-based activities on the Chattahoochee River.
Federal management plans unveiled are crucial for the conservation of the Greater Sage-Grouse. They protect sagebrush habitat from industrial development and wildfires, and adopt new management standards that advance conservation and habitat restoration across over 50 million acres of the species’ range on public lands.
Priceless Holiday Memories; Extend the Enjoyment with Overnight Packages Starting at $119
This holiday season marks the 24th anniversary of the award-winning Fantasy In Lights® and its 8 million lights stretching more than five miles, creating 15 larger-than-life holiday scenes. Fantasy In Lights at Callaway Gardens sets Pine Mountain, Ga., ablaze from Nov. 20, 2015, through Jan. 2, 2015.
Water heaters are energy intensive appliances. In fact, they are the second largest energy user in the home, and as they age, they become less efficient, requiring even more energy.
If you don't know the age of your current water heater, or think it may be reaching the end of its useful life span, it may be time to make a switch, says home improvement expert Danny Lipford, host of "Today's Homeowner" TV and radio show.
Lipford suggests keeping these factors in mind as you evaluate whether it's time to make an upgrade.
Science continues to report the potential for significant adverse effects from the obsolete practice of water fluoridation, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). In June a major review reported that the majority of studies that underpin the rationale for community water fluoridation have been of poor quality. Yet the Centers for Disease Control and Organized Dentistry will promote legislative and legal strategies to protect and promote fluoridation September 11-12, 2015.
Win Holiday Decor and Eco-Friendly Cleaning Services for a Full Year!
With the holidays rapidly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about dusting off the holiday décor, decking the halls and of course – the highlight of any home during the holidays – the Christmas tree! While artificial trees look perfect and are easy to care for, they do lack the “real tree scent” that has always made it feel like Christmas. This fact of life has held many a Christmas-lover from entering the beautifully simple world of artificial trees – and held them hostage to the maintenance and mess required by real trees.
New evidence shows that a sunscreen ingredient EWG has long urged people to avoid is damaging to coral reefs. A study published [Oct. 20] in the journal Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology found that even a tiny amount of oxybenzone, a common ingredient meant to block harmful ultraviolet radiation, can harm or kill corals by damaging the DNA in both mature and larval coral organisms.
Poverty is Unnecessary Day events to highlight key 2015 partners
On Oct. 25, Whole Foods Market will celebrate Poverty is Unnecessary Day in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Whole Planet Foundation’s launch. Select Whole Foods Market stores will host scavenger hunts, product demos, documentary screenings, and will give away prizes via social media to spotlight the foundation’s Poverty is Unnecessary Fund® partners, who collectively have donated $375,000 this year.