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Plan a Mom’s Day bursting with life

May 10th, 2012

There are many ways to celebrate Mother’s Day. Cut flowers, breakfast in bed, brunch at her favorite restaurant, a chick flick night. All these fit the day — and you can even take your mom along!

A magnolia looks and smells great. (Your tree won't be this big.)

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Catalog Spree iPad app partners with Arbor Day to plant trees

April 17th, 2012

Here’s a concept: Instead of letting piles of catalogs swamp your countertops and tables, switch to electronic versions.

Catalog Spree is one option. This well-rated app for iPad now boasts a catalog of 200 catalogs, which you can browse in full color (if you have an iPad).

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California Science Center hosts ‘Exploring Trees’ exhibit

June 4th, 2010

The traveling “Exploring Trees Inside and Out” exhibit, in which young children can climb, fly over and interact with model trees, has opened in Los Angeles this summer.

Sponsored by Doubletree Hotels and the Arbor Day Foundation, the exhibit aims to inspire children to appreciate trees and understand their importance in the environment.

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Arbor Day announces annual awards honoring friends of trees nationwide

April 21st, 2010

The Arbor Day Foundation will be honoring 17 individuals, organizations and corporations for their tree planting, nature education and conservation efforts.

The winners will receive their awards at Arbor Day’s annual banquet May 1 at the Lied Lodge & Conference Center at the Arbor Day Farm outside Lincoln, Nebraska.

The foundation pays tribute to the friends of trees every year, since 1972, to highlight the need to conserve and restore the nation’s urban and wild forests.

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AT&T asks 1 million customers to go paperless

March 17th, 2010

From Green Right Now Reports

AT&T said today it will have a tree planted in honor of each customer who opts in to paperless billing – up to 1 million trees in 2010. The program, which will be operated in conjunction with the Arbor Day Foundation, is open to customers of  AT&T residential home phone, AT&T U-verse TV, broadband and wireless customers nationwide.

According to PayItGreen, if a million customers switch to paperless billing, this would help to save 400,000 pounds of paper, avoid 6 million pounds of greenhouse gases, and prevent 4 million gallons of wastewater from discharging into lakes, streams, and rivers in a year. And, according to the EPA, planting 1 million trees can absorb more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide, can provide oxygen for up to 4 million people to breathe in a day and can forest more than 1,400 acres of land.

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How to nurse your trees through a rough winter

January 11th, 2010

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Winter is not when we typically think strategically about trees. We may notice the glittering displays of icicles draped from their branches, but we don’t think about tree maintenance.

Ice-glazed tree (Photo: GreenRightNow.)

Ice-glazed trees may need expert attention (Photo: GreenRightNow.)

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Banks plant trees for customers who opt out of paper statements

August 25th, 2009

From Green Right Now Reports

There’s a nice symmetry to this green trend that’s taken root among financial institutions. Aware that their paper-spewing tendencies carry a high carbon price (not to mention their actual price), many banks and credit companies are planting trees for customers who agree to forgo paper statements.

The latest to announce such a tree-planting project is the Kinecta Federal Credit Union in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Kinecta will make a donation to plant a tree in the Brazilian Rain Forest for every customer who converts to electronic statements between now and Sept. 30.

“Our intention is not only to show our commitment to being a green organization, but also to motivate our members to consider the positive global impact even the smallest decision can have,” said Shannon Doiron, Director of Marketing & eCommerce in a news release. “Collectively, credit union members can make a tremendous difference simply by opting out of paper statements.”

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Environmentalists and golf courses push to green their greens

July 6th, 2009

By Melissa Segrest
Green Right Now

Golf courses and environmentalists have had – and still have – a rather rocky relationship.

The land that courses are built on and their impact on habitats has been fiercely debated. As huge users of pesticides, fertilizers and water, golf courses have faced criticism for fouling the environment with chemical-filled runoff, potentially harming humans and wildlife and wasting huge quantities of precious water, even in drought-plagued areas.

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Ten great, green, blooming and fragrant gifts for Mother’s Day

April 26th, 2009

By Laura Elizabeth May
Green Right Now

When getting ready for Mother’s Day, don’t forget about Mother Earth. We have gathered eight ideas that your mother will love and won’t hurt the earth.

A Gift That Blooms

1. Flowers are always right for Mom’s Day. If you are leaning in that direction, consider buying local blooms from a local florist. Picking out flowers that are grown locally cuts down on the amount of gas used to bring you that flower, and you will be supporting your neighborhood economy. If cut flowers aren’t easily found, look for a perennial or shrub in a pot.

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Humana and Arbor Day, taming health care’s paper monsters

February 26th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

It’s taking some time, but the health care industry is slowly figuring out how to tamp down the paperwork that’s choking doctor’s offices and irritating patients across the nation. Increasingly physicians are emailing in prescriptions and we in the public are getting our rejections for medical treatment via online records. (Hey, at least we don’t have to wait for the bad news!)

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Money from trees — save on utility bills and heal the atmosphere

February 16th, 2009

By Diane Porter
Green Right Now

Wouldn’t you just love to pick your house up, turn it this way and that way on the lot, and figure out where it really makes the most sense? The spot where it catches the prevailing breeze, has shade in the summer, sun in the winter, and energy savings year-round?

That’s how houses were placed before air-conditioning, when a family’s comfort inside depended on how well the house functioned. But today, we live in tidy rows on uniform blocks that line up in a way that makes more sense for real estate than anything else. The decision as to which way our doors and windows face was most likely made by a developer putting down dozens of homes at once; the placement of our driveways and patios followed suit.

And if the sun bakes us in the summer, or if our living room is freezing in the winter, we tend to focus on things we can do inside the house to mitigate the problem. We turn the thermostat up or down; we dig out the blankets in winter or the fans in summer.

And we pay for all of it, in comfort and utility bills.

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