December 9th, 2013 · Comments Off
Teachers who’ve created innovative environmental programs can apply for the EPA’s Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. Winners will received $2,000 for themselves and $2,000 for their program from the EPA.
November 29th, 2013 · Comments Off
Give back to nature by helping restore forests, oceans and wildlife. Your contribution will boomerang back in countless ways, curbing climate change, teaching kids about the outdoors, feeding endangered monarch butterflies, making space for whales and even helping tree farmers. All you’ll get is that lousy T-shirt. (But this year, they’re actually pretty cool.)
November 27th, 2013 · Comments Off
If you’re a stickler for an old-fashioned Christmas, you may be venturing into the woods this year, ala Clark Griswold to chop down your own yuletide tree. Surprisingly, selected nature preserves, state and national forests are open to controlled tree-chopping activities, though you may really have to go hunting for these locations.
September 20th, 2013 · Comments Off
The Colorado National Guard says the motto is “no pets are left behind” as they evacuate people from the raging floodwaters. Hundreds of pets have been ferried to safety with their owners via helicopter or rescued in ground operations.
May 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off
A government survey put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 1 in 20 U.S. kids has food allergies, a 50 percent surge since the late 1990s.
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May 1st, 2013 · Comments Off
Don’t be surprised by dirty air, find out now how your city or town rates by checking the American Lung Association’s U.S. database. It’s easy, just use this widget.
January 17th, 2013 · Comments Off
Come mid-January, who isn’t dreaming of a tropical vacation?…We’re talking about solar-powered, LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), foliage-roofed homes in popular vacation spots from Taos to Thailand, the Caribbean to the Mediterranean, Vermont to California.
You can find these gems at a new service called FlipKey, which sorts its properties
December 13th, 2012 · Comments Off
If you burn wood in your fireplace during the winter, chances are good that you’re wasting a lot of energy and producing excessive, yucky particulate pollution….Enviro-log, which is created from crushed waste waxed cardboard, promises to burn cleaner than wood. Our tests confirmed that it appears to do just that.
November 20th, 2012 · Comments Off
Those old-style incandescent lights? They’re still around, certainly. But more and more, they’re being crowded out by the new kids on the illumination block: The longer-lasting, more energy-efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) option.
LEDs have been around for a few years now, and they’ve got quite a bit going for them. Promotional materials tout energy savings of 80 percent or more over their incandescent brethren.
November 1st, 2012 · Comments Off
Save those candy bags and wrappers, they’re recyclable.
Terracycle has partnered with M&M’s candies to help stem the flow of candy wrapper trash into landfills.
October 19th, 2012 · Comments Off
High schoolers, are you fed up with cafeteria food. Do think “blech” and “meh” at when you see the day’s school lunch? Do you spend the noon break dreaming of a better, healthier menu?
Put those thoughts into words and you may win a prize
October 15th, 2012 · Comments Off
Looking for some Halloween fun that’s more exciting than bobbing for apples but doesn’t involve the mindless destruction and waste of TP’ing the neighbors oak trees?