Park directors and advocates hailed the latest report on city parks released Wednesday by The Trust for Public Land, a leading national non-profit in creating urban parks across the country.
National Park Service and National Park Foundation Unveil Expanded Graphic Identity
The National Park Service announced that the centerpiece of its 2016 Centennial will be a broad public engagement campaign to reintroduce the national parks and the work of the National Park Service to a new generation of Americans, inviting them to visit and get involved. The two-year effort will begin in 2015 and run throughout the National Park Service's 100th anniversary year in 2016. Plans for the campaign, entitled "Find Your Park," are underway in collaboration with the National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service.
The national landscape industry association celebrates National Lawn Care Month by pointing out common lawn care myths that can lead to poor results or unnecessary expense
April is National Lawn Care Month, and the time of year when homeowners turn to the care and upkeep of their lawns with the goal of seeing their yard and landscape flourish. It's also the time of year when landscape professionals must address some common misperceptions about when and how to tend to the lawn for maximum success.
Three-Quarters Of Americans Say Sustainability Is A Priority When Making Food Purchasing Decisions, According To New Cone Communications Research
Consumers willing to pay more for locally produced foods and want companies to provide more sustainable food options
Americans are willing to sacrifice variety and dollars in order to eat more consciously, according to the 2014 Cone Communications Food Issues Trend Tracker. Although family satisfaction reigns supreme (97%), shoppers consider health and nutrition (93%) and sustainability (77%) important factors when deciding what to buy.
Despicable Me and iCarly actress urges government to protect dolphins from seismic testing
Oceana released its latest public service announcement (PSA) starring actress, singer and ocean lover, Miranda Cosgrove of iCarly and Despicable Me. Oceana and Cosgrove traveled to South Bimini in the Bahamas to film a PSA that highlights the need to protect dolphins and other marine life from the threat of seismic airgun blasts in the Atlantic Ocean.
New eco-innovation company is on a roll with products made from bamboo and sugarcane
Lifelong friends Mark Samuels and Josh Askin find themselves engaged in "potty talk" - as is usual since founding Nimbus EcoR in 2012. With a shared vision to create a world where paper no longer comes from trees and in doing so, help the world's inhabitants lessen their impact on the environment and preserve the planet for future generations, the pair worked vigilantly to create a strong and soft alternative fiber paper. After months of trial they developed a unique blend that combines bamboo for its strength and sugarcane for its softness. With the launch of their line of products, they are on a roll.
Clean-up Your Carbon Footprint this April, Not Just Your Closet
For many Americans, April signifies the arrival of spring and new beginnings. This April, Press the President, an online collaborative blog, is challenging Americans to start a new beginning by “going green” and share their actions with our readers. With Earth Day taking place on April 22nd and Arbor Day taking place on April 25th, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the environment. Below are some tips from the editorial staff at Press the President on how you can go green this April:
The U. S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service announced the availability of up to $5 million in competitive grants to help fund projects that lead to greater efficiencies and improved outcomes of Employment and Training (E&T) services supported by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP E&T programs help people on SNAP get the skills they need to find good jobs so they are able to afford food and transition off of the SNAP program. The grants announced today will complement additional opportunities to test innovative approaches to employment and training that will come soon under the new Farm Bill.
ISRI and JASON Learning Reward Top Student Video and Poster on How to Recycle a Cell Phone
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI) and JASON Learning presented awards to students in a nationwide contest to spread the word about cell phone recycling.