Wooden Watches and Kirtland’s Warblers

10,000 Birds

I love my new WeWood watch , a sustainable yet stylish timepiece made of maple, and I like WeWood even more now that I’ve learned about the 4,000 trees they helped place into American Forest’s Kirtland’s Warbler Habitat Creation Project in Michigan.

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Peregrine Falcon vs Brown Pelican?

10,000 Birds

When doing some research for a presentation on cavity nesting birds of Northern California, I came upon a reference titled “ Cavity Nesting Birds of North American Forests.” //www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wpM1LwKaak. v=-wpM1LwKaak. ” The book listed the Peregrine Falcon as a cavity nester which I thought was curious. It reads “Although the peregrine falcon is currently considered a cliff-nester, records indicate that it once nested in tree cavities.

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We Can’t All Be Whiskey Jacks – Meditations on a Bad Bird Name

10,000 Birds

The Wood Duck , while it deserves many lines of poetry in its own right, is named with a folksy straightforwardness that seems appropriate to its place in the American forest and the American literature. It’s no secret that I am a big fan of our more elaborate and storied bird names.

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A Tale of Two Turkeys

Nature Conservancy - Science

The return of the American wild turkey is either an incredible conservation success or too much of a good thing, depending on who you ask. The American wild turkey is arguably one of the greatest conservation success stories ever; some argue it’s been far too successful. The little-known ocellated turkey – with its fantastic technicolor head – faces poaching and habitat loss in the Central American forest. The American Wild Turkey: Can Conservation Be Too Successful?

Who cares for your ducks in the winter?

10,000 Birds

You will see hundreds of Green-winged and Blue-winged Teals , Western and Least Sandpipers , White Pelicans , American Avocets , Black-necked Stilts , Great and Snowy Egrets , White-faced Ibises , Ring-billed Gulls , and Caspian Terns. Get lucky, and you may see Canvasbacks , American and Least Bitterns, a Peregrine Falcon , a Northern Harrier or two, and Soras, as well as Chihuahuan Ravens and Cactus Wrens on the lake’s north shore. I confess: I am a lister.

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Best Rustic Sofas and Couches for the Cottage

Green Furniture Home Design

Features mossy forest green chenille and durable leather look micro-suede. Black Forest Berea Hickory Sofa. Made from hickory grown in American forests. There’s just something so magical about being at your lakehouse or summer cottage and relaxing on the sofa in front of a big roaring fire in the evening.

Gorgeous WEwood Watches Made of Salvaged Wood on Sale in Egypt

Green Prophet

When they opened a branch in Los Angeles, WEwood teamed up with American Forests – a tree-planting organization. “In just the first three months, WEwood planted 5,000 trees with American Forests, and sets challenging targets for 2012 and beyond. Keeping forests healthy and happy keeps us healthy and happy, we like to keep our reminder on our wrist.”

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Emerald Ash Borers vs. Woodpeckers (and Nuthatches)

10,000 Birds

forests have ever seen may not be as simple as learning to sing “do re mi.” These birds may be the North American ash tree’s last line of defense against the EAB invasion. Another paper recently published in Forest Ecology and Management documented that EAB predators’ behavior matches their growing numbers. “There are some data suggesting that they can depredate quite a surprisingly high percentage of emerald ash borer larvae in some forests,” points out Koenig. “It’s

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How To Recycle Paper

Green Earth Journey

Step 6: Contact the American Forest & Paper Association for more information about recycling paper. Things You’ll Need: * Brown Paper Bags * Old Newspapers * Recycle Bins * Twine Step 1: Check with your county department of public works to find out about local curbside recycling programs and community drop-off centers, or look under "Recycling" in the yellow pages. Also call 1 (800) CLEANUP for state recycling information.

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Eco-Friendly Cartridges Motivate Corporations to Go Green and Cuts Cost

Green (Living) Review

to: [link] - American Forests plants a tree for each dollar donated. Get Smart Cartridges Provide Alternative Ink Solutions for Popular Printer Brands Portland, OR, February 2012 : On February 16th, 2012 Get Smart Cartridges launched an environmentally friendly ink and toner alternative for small businesses and large corporations seeking to “Go Green.”

The Working Proof: Art plus (+) Charity equals (=) Positivity (+)

Eco Chic

Edition of 100 15% of the gross sale of this print goes to: American Forests. Edition of 50 15% of the gross sale of this print goes to: American Forests. The Working Proof team of printmakers is proof positive that the 3 Cs of creativity, charity, and community can be powerfully combined through art. Selling limited-edition prints to benefit an array of charities, The Working Proof offers an affordable opportunity to delight in art in service to a charitable mission.

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Samsill Branches into Raw Ring Binders

Green (Living) Review

Additionally, Samsill partners with American Forests to plant 7,500 trees annually through its Global ReLeaf ecosystem restoration projects. Samsill, the largest independently owned manufacture of three-ring binders has now added raw binders to their diverse line of ring binders. The stylish alternative of raw ring binders is a highly desired sustainable office product.

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Do Good, Look Great, with Roozt’s Perfect (Green) Summer Must-Haves

Eco Chic

to environmental organizations such as American Forests and The Blue Project. Guest post by Amy Rasplika. Roozt.com is on a mission to find the coolest, sexiest cause-related brands with the most inspiring stories attached. In a phrase, we are “bringing sexy back to giving back”. Below are a few of our favorite eco-friendly brands perfect for your summer getaway.

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Wood at Architect@Work London 2016

Green (Living) Review

Another exhibition was ROTUNDA SEROTINA The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) partnered with designers Kolman Boye and furniture-makers Benchmark to create a towering structure of food plates in a commission for Wallpaper* Handmade 2015 called the Rotunda Serotina. Wallpaper* teamed up the designers with Benchmark, a company which has almost unparalleled knowledge of wood, to build the structure in collaboration with the American Hardwood Export Council.

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Cavity Nesting Birds of North America and Their Babies!

10,000 Birds

Bufflehead ( Bucephala albeola ) Female at Cavity Entrance photos by Larry Jordan “Some 85 species of North American birds excavate nesting holes, use cavities resulting from decay (natural cavities), or use holes created by other species in dead or deteriorating trees. Bufflehead Female with Ducklings In the past such dead trees were often eliminated from the forest during a timber harvest. Cavity-nesting Birds of North American Forests.

Documenting the value of paper

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) If you are interested in what research has to say about the value of paper, don’t miss this recently released report from the American Forest & Paper Association. Yes, you may say that they are biased, as all foresters could be considered too, as working the forests is our livelihood and paper is one of the products of our forests. Trust me, I am a forester.

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On non-use values, second best, job creation and other oddly related things

Environmental Economics

The government set aside millions of acres of forest to protect the owl, but the bird’s population continues to decline — a 40 percent slide in 25 years. By removing selected barred owls and better managing forests, officials can give communities, foresters and land managers in three states important tools to promote healthier and more productive forests, Salazar said.

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Modavanti: Hot Summer Sustainable Style

Eco Chic

For every garment sold a tree is planted through the American Forest Releaf Program. We want modern styles that look good and do right. But the question of where to shop is not always apparent. Stuck? We’ve got a hint that will make it easy. Modavanti , an online boutique, is quickly becoming the web destination to shop sustainable fashion. Stocking some of the industries’ hottest brands, they’ve got an eye for style and a heart for moving fashion forward.

Not All Bioenergy is Carbon Neutral

Conservancy Talk

Earlier this month the EPA released a policy paper that declared forest biomass a carbon neutral source of energy. A forest land owner who sells the residue from his sawtimber harvests can gain additional revenue that helps pay his property taxes so he can keep his lands in forests. Higher prices for pulp wood and forest residues may even increase the land area dedicated to forests. forest is now 60 percent restored.

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Pygmy Rabbit Quest

Nature Conservancy - Science

Once this area was covered by a lake, and more similar to Central American forest than the arid sagebrush country of today. Pygmy rabbit. Photo: H. Ulmschneider (BLM) and R. Dixon (IDFG). By Matt Miller, senior science writer. Meet the pygmy rabbit : the smallest rabbit species in the world, a creature that only thrives in the biggest, healthiest sagebrush and one of the hardest-to-spot critters in North America.

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Antarctic Invaders, Fungal Wonders and Birds Galore

Nature Conservancy - Science

Extinction Countdown/Scientific American). Bad, bad Bambi : Deer overgrazing of natives now blamed for garlic mustard prevalence in North American forests. American Wind Energy Association). Gardening for cassowaries : conservationists work to “de-fragment” the forest to save the iconic Australian bird. A bird that twists it’s head like a snake and hisses: the European Wryneck, aptly known as the Jynx bird.

A Green (and cheap!) Way to Get Textbooks for School

Green Life Smart Life

In addition to the $160 or so I saved in the process of renting, Chegg offers to plant a tree for every textbook rented through the American Forests Global ReLeaf Program and lets you choose the region of the world you’d like to have it planted. As a Political Science and Writing major in college, my textbooks were never too outrageously priced.

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On Earth Day: Stop Junk Mail and keep trees in the forests

Green (Living) Review

The nonprofit 41pounds.org service stops your paper junk mail – and keeps more trees in the forest providing oxygen for us to breathe and absorbing carbon to cool the planet. Each of us can make changes that improve our daily lives AND improve the planet’s health – like stopping the daily deluge of junk mail that ravages the forests and clutters your home.” The world’s temperate forests absorb 2 billion tons of carbon annually to help keep the planet cool and healthy.

2010 113

An Eco Christmas

Green Earth Journey

Try these options when you will be getting a real Christmas tree; Buy from a small-scale sustainable grower and/or make sure the tree has Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accreditation. American Forests provides detailed information about tree planting. * professor of family and community medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Originally Posted Sept 5 2008 at the old blog address in two parts.

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IKEA Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend with Free IKEA Blue Bag Giveaway at Select Local Spots as Its Next "Random Act of Life Improvement"

Green (Living) Review

The first Random Act of Life Improvement took place on October 1, 2011, when IKEA partnered with American Forest to give away 38,000 tree seedlings across the country.

2012 107

Logging Ash to Save Hemlocks

Nature Conservancy - Science

Do chainsaws belong on a forest preserve? This might seem a tough thing for a forest conservationist to admit: there are times when an invasive forest pest can’t be stopped. It will arrive in the forest, and trees will die. After all, the trees are doomed anyhow, so this is one positive thing that could be done to benefit the forest. That is the decision made at the Conservancy’s Woodbourne Forest Preserve in the case of the emerald ash borer.

Research Shows Americans Still Prefer Print and Paper Communications

Green (Living) Review

Research Shows Americans Still Prefer Print and Paper Communications, but Misconceptions about Environmental Sustainability Remain If you prefer to read from paper instead of an electronic screen, you’re not alone. But survey results also show that many Americans still have misconceptions about the environmental impacts of print and paper.

Forests of the future may actually soak up more CO2 than previously believed

Green (Living) Review

Assumptions of the response of the ecosystem to rise in CO2 and pollution levels are incorrect By Michael Smith (Veshengro) North American forests appear to have a greater capacity to soak up heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas than researchers had previously anticipated. Climate researchers and ecosystem modelers assume that in coming decades, carbon dioxide's fertilizing effect will temporarily boost the growth rate of northern temperate forests.

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An ECO Christmas

Green Earth Journey

So buy a great one the first time around and take good care of it.Try these options when you will be getting a real Christmas tree; Buy from a small-scale sustainable grower and/or make sure the tree has Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accreditation. American Forests provides detailed information about tree planting. * professor of family and community medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

2008 109

World War Z Reviewed: Mother Nature is a Serial Killer

The Alien Next Door

In the South American forests, a species of acacia tree produces a waxy berry of protein at the ends of its leaves that provides nourishment for the growing infants of the ant colony residing in the tree. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. I don’t watch zombie movies. I steer away from them. I find them generally tasteless, unimaginative and lacking anything remotely connected to “story”.

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The 8 ‘Must-Dos’ of Being Green

The Green Changemakers

The average American family uses 1.5 This is great news, especially since the American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) states that 87 percent of the U.S. EPA, each American throws away an average of 1.3 According to the Natural Products Association , which represents more than 10,000 natural product companies and retailers, Americans spent $7.5

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City Trees: Photographers Explore the Urban Forest

The Green Changemakers

Photo: Shannon Claire , "Good Morning," Inner Richmond, San Francisco, California New York-based photographer Kate Glicksberg focuses on "exploring the city as a unique habitat where nature, humans, and the concrete grid co-exist" in her recent body of work, "The Urban Forest," on display through April 18 at the nonprofit art space Chashama in New York. Tags: Nature Urban Green Forest

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