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Small agriculture innovators making a difference in U.S. communities

October 26th, 2012

From Green Right Now Reports Food groups celebrated Food Day in the U.S. this week with a variety of commemorations. But advocates know that recognizing the need for a food-secure world is the least of it. It takes dirt, sweat and vigilance to coax plants from the earth or raise livestock, as any serious gardener [...]

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Rochester Roots will hold classes for school, backyard and community gardeners

January 16th, 2012

Rochester Roots is helping gardeners get ready for the 2012 growing season with six workshops between Jan. 30 and June 23. Teens through adults are welcome at the classes will cost $15 per workshop or $10 for students or low-income individuals.

The series will help participants gain hands-on experience to make their urban gardening more successful. The classes will take place at multiple locations around Rochester.

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At Greenhill School, ‘green’ thinking is becoming the way of life

September 24th, 2009

By Tom Kessler

ADDISON, Texas (ADDISONGREEN.INFO) — When you have the word “green” in your school name, it’s probably safe to assume that environmental awareness is top of mind. That’s exactly the case at Addison’s Greenhill School, a coeducational private day school with more than 1,200 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

Over the last four years, the school’s Green Team — composed of parents and faculty — has led a series of sustainability initiatives that are truly putting the green in Greenhill. School leaders have looked for ways to make the school a more sustainable place and to promote eco-friendly habits in the students. >> Read the full story

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Earth Day(s): Keeping your community involved 365 days a year

April 17th, 2009

By Shermakaye Bass
Green Right Now

Earth Day isn’t just a date on the calendar or an annual do-good commitment; it’s a way of life, a state of mind, a mission even – and certainly an intention. The date itself, April 22, merely reminds us that, January through December, all days should be “earth days” in our respective, collective communities.

You know this is true when mainstream news giants like Time magazine feature cover stories declaring the eminent demise of millions of species. Climate change is real, and potentially catastrophic. Still, there are loads of things we can do to stem climate change, or even help reverse it. Which is why each year Earth Day gathers more meaning and momentum, urging us to expand our green consciousness to 365 days a year.

Eva Radke, founder of Film Biz Recycling in New York City – a nonprofit committed to greening the film industry – grasps that idea.

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Earth Day Is Coming. . .

April 20th, 2008

Are you looking to get down and dirty for the 39th Annual Earth Day? The commemoration brings a collection of great festivals this weekend (April 20). It’s also a time to renew our personal commitment to the health of the planet. So come with us as we talk about projects you can do, like composting, [...]

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