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NIMBUS ECO Launches with Line of Tree-Free, Sustainable Paper Products

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.


Press the President Announces Photo Contest and Tips for Americans to “Go Green” This April

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:


USDA Announces Funds to Improve SNAP Employment and Training Programs

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.


Students Show the Way to Cell Phone Recycling

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.


‘Green’ Travel is Here to Stay, Concludes New Analysis by Center for Responsible Travel

A new meta-analysis by the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) finds “increasing recognition among both travel professionals and consumers of the importance of responsible travel” and concludes that “green travel is here to stay.” CREST’s new 2014 report, The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends and Statistics, updates the first edition which was published in January 2013.



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