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Texas Trees Foundation gets grant to replant 3 million trees

April 24th, 2012

The Meadows Foundation has given the Texas Trees Foundation $96,000 to fund what could be the largest tree planting initiative in the nation.

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Tree giveaways take root in April

April 12th, 2011

During Earth Month there are plenty of ways to win an environmental bonus for your green buying. Scads of retailers use this time to kick in for environmental projects around the world.

Here are three deals that promise to plant or give you a tree in exchange for your purchase.

  • Arbor Day Foundation has again teamed with Chaco shoes to plant a tree for each pair of shoes or sandals sold during April, 2011. Chaco , a company that’s a division of Wolverine World Wide, owners of Merrell and Patagonia footwear, promises to plant up to 60,000 trees as part of its “Buy One Get One Tree” program. The trees will be planted in the Pike National Forest in Colorado and in the Moss Island Wildlife Area in Tennessee. Arbor Day, working with the U.S. Forest Service and the Tennessee Forestry Division, will handle the plantings, which also took place last year. Chaco touts the durability of its sandals and offers a program to “rehab” old beloved pairs, thereby reducing waste and consumption.

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10 ways that Super Bowl XLV will be green…and not green

January 28th, 2011

Super Bowl XLV, being played in the nearly new ginormous 80,000-seat Cowboys Stadium, which expands to a capacity of 110,000 counting standing-room spots, will be the biggest ever in terms of on-site audience.

This mega event — counting the Feb. 6 game and official hotel and related activities — will suck up enough energy to power 1,500 homes for a year, according to Just Energy.

The Toronto-based energy retailer is helping the National Football League buy green power to offset the energy that will be expended on all the hoopla and bright lights.

The NFL, which has a long history of making Super Bowls successively greener, bought offsets for last year’s match up, too. But this year’s offset purchase has grown to cover the expanding size of the event and more venues for a longer period of time, making this not just the Uber-of-All Super Bowls in terms of on-site audience, but “the greenest ever” as well, according to Just Energy.

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