The Environmental Law Institute’s National Wetlands Awards is announcing the opening of the 2015 U.S. Ramsar Wetlands Photo Contest. The contest is open to photographers of all ages and skill levels. Qualifying photographs must be taken at one of the 36 designated U.S. Ramsar wetlands across the country. The contest seeks to encourage people to visit U.S. Ramsar wetlands and capture scenes that exemplify this year’s Ramsar theme—Wetlands for Our Future.
50+ Members of Congress Urge Obama Administration to Protect Monarch Butterfly Under Endangered Species Act
Center for Food Safety applauds the 52 Members of Congress who vocally supported the effort to list the monarch butterfly, which has declined by 90 percent in the last 20 years, as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The letter that was sent to President Obama was spearheaded by Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME), a long-time advocate for protecting monarch butterflies.
Pre-teen service club honored for creative plan to reduce energy consumption
Pre-teen members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta's Malon D. Mimms unit in Canton, Ga., have been awarded first prize in the 2014 Torch Club National Project ENERGY STAR® Heroes: Be Your Own Amazingfor their creative problem-solving to reduce energy consumption. Through the partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ENERGY STAR program and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), thousands of young people are learning how to reduce energy use and lower energy bills at home and in the community.
From March 18-24, stores will offer events, limited edition beauty bags, facial care sales and more
Whole Foods Market kicks off its inaugural “Beauty Week,” March 18 through 24, to celebrate all things beauty related. Store Whole Body departments will host events, classes, demonstrations and promotions to inform shoppers about Whole Foods Market’s large selection of quality personal care products and cosmetics that support healthy people and a healthy planet.
“Our beauty department is really growing at Whole Foods Market and we’re excited to spotlight new products and showcase customer favorites in our stores this week,” said Maren Giuliano, executive global Whole Body coordinator.
Riverbeds are drying up. Polar ice caps are melting. Tides are rising. Weather patterns are changing. There is a lot of debate as to the root causes of these phenomena, but the science cannot be debated. Global warming is happening today.
Limited seating will be available for two very special Singer-Songwriter Nights in March Callaway Gardens. The stage will be littered with guitar cases and the air will be vibrating with the tuning and strumming of instruments. As the artists take their seats, everything will get quiet for Singer-Songwriter Nights to begin. These performers represent a variety of genres and lyrical styles. One by one, they will tell a story of how the song was written and then perform it for the small group of music-lovers fortunate to be in attendance.
Chemicals used in everyday products should be safe – right? States should have a role in regulating potentially toxic chemicals – right?
Keep these simple questions in mind as Congress begins to debate reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act (widely called TSCA) – a law so weak that even the chemical industry concedes that it’s broken.
We don’t want to be that stereotypical person who lectures others on the benefits of freeganism so we often make compromises on our desires to be more sustainable. But what if we didn’t have to? What if there were ways to go “gung-ho” green without succumbing to the stereotype or alienating your friends and neighbors?
Serving nearly three million students daily, new city alliance continues to improve quality of school meals
The Urban School Food Alliance (The Alliance), a coalition of the largest school districts in the United States that includes New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami-Dade, Dallas and Orlando, announced an antibiotic-free standard for companies to follow when supplying chicken products to its schools. The Alliance is taking action to protect the future of students.
Serving nearly 2.9 million students daily, Alliance members procure more than $550 million in food and supplies annually. The coalition aims to use its joint purchasing power and influence to help drive down nationwide costs, while setting higher standards for the quality of food served in its schools. The Alliance seeks to ensure that students receive the highest quality meals and that exceed minimum United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines.
Donation Part of Dinant's Successful Tapir Breeding Program
Cristina - a Tapir born and raised at Dinant's Center for Wildlife Conservation at Farallones in Honduras – has moved to a new home at Houston Zoo to become a Wildlife Ambassador of Honduras. Part of Corporacion Dinant's highly successful endangered indigenous species breeding program – which includes jaguars, red macaw, white tail deer and green iguana, many of which are released into the wild – Cristina left Honduras last week under the close supervision of Dinant's resident biologist, Olvin Andino, who flew with her from San Pedro Sula to Houston.