LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Conservancy Talk

Outdoor recreation is now a huge industry in this country valued in a just-released study at $646 billion annually to the American economy.

The Green Closet Project: Eco Designers Tara St. James and Auralis Join Forces with Ecover to Promote Smarter, Lower Impact Fashion

Eco Chic

NYC, my other home (my great-grandmother, grandmother and father all grew up there), was also once the center of America’s garment industry, which has diminished so that it is now a shadow of its former self. Auralis in her studio.

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Gulf oil disaster spills over to tourism on clean beaches

Green Traveler Guides

For example, 1 in 4 respondents named the Florida Keys as one of the top 3 destinations impacted by the spill, though it is not.

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Trip Advisor: green travel really taking off

Green Traveler Guides

hospitality industry alike in 2011. hoteliers, B&B owners and innkeepers , 70% plan to reduce their impact on the environment this year as a way to attract travelers and increase repeat customers.

Yale startup fakes premium pork

Eccorazzi

Growing in abundance in Connecticut forests, this student was able to capitalize on the nut by convincing farmers it would make them a better product. The future of the meat industry is faux meat.

2016 66

How mattress companies are supporting the environment

Green Prophet

Many mattress manufacturers have started to recognize the impact of their business on the environment, though, and have begun taking steps to reduce their impact. Connecticut led the way by enacting “extended producer responsibility” laws for mattresses.

2019 56

Monsanto and GMOs: a Model of Greed

The Alien Next Door

Canada and the US are the only two industrialized nations that don’t. The compromise law, however, requires that four other states pass similar legislation in order to “trigger” Connecticut’s labeling requirement.

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"Proof That a Price on Carbon Works"

Environmental Economics

That system covers emissions from power plants in nine states that include Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. Researchers have found that the tax helped cut emissions but has had no negative impact on the province’s growth rate, which has been about the same or slightly faster than the country as a whole in recent years.

2016 126

World Responsible Tourism Day 2010

Green Traveler Guides

Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

2010 196

State Farm Insurance Claims "No Fault" in Bankrolling ALEC | PR.

PR Watch

O)ur work with ALEC is limited to research projects for use by public officials considering matters that impact the affordability and accessibility of insurance," a State Farm vice president wrote to Wisconsin insurance holder Samuel Hokin in response to concerns raised about ALEC last year.

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Hero Against the Bully: Rachel Parent and GMO Labeling

The Alien Next Door

Mandatory labeling of consumables made from GMO products currently exists throughout the world—with the exception of most of the United States (some states like Connecticut have instituted their own laws) and Canada.

2013 152

Green Siem Reap | Where To Eat Near Angkor Wat | Eco-Friendly.

Green Traveler Guides

To this day, an estimated 3–4 million mines remain interred across the countryside, their impacts still bloody and horrific.

2010 203

Too Many Deer: A Bigger Threat to Eastern Forests than Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Wall Street Journal then ran a story in November 2012 entitled America Gone Wild , noting the impact of overabundant deer. White-tailed deer likely impact every landscape east of the Mississippi River. Timber Industry.

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Why travel green: 3 good reasons

Green Traveler Guides

Foods grown in healthy soil (no chemical pesticides or industrial fertilizers) are more healthy. Who says little changes can’t have a big impact?

2011 130

Redmond’s Rain Garden Challenge

Sightline Daily

Proponents of the technology fear that the results will be overblown and exploited by skeptics of so-called low-impact development solutions. We’re pretty sure that (low-impact development) is here to stay.”. Rain garden, Lisa Stiffler.

2013 96

Rogue Wheat in Oregon

Sightline Daily

Moreover, as the scientific community is aware, pests can multiply more rapidly than the agribusiness industry can come up with new chemicals to kill them. In addition, scientific skeptics worry about human health impacts, since there have been no long-term animal feeding tests to determine the potential effects to humans of eating GM foods. So far only one state, Connecticut, has passed a bill that will require GM food labeling, but the Constitution State hedged.

Top 20 Urban Planning Successes of All Time

The Green Changemakers

Granville Island, Vancouver : Granville Island began its transformation in the late 1970’s from a declining 37-acre industrial park in Vancouver’s False Creek to possibly the most successful urban redevelopment ever seen in North America. High Line : Although this elevated park in the sky built on top of the skeleton of an old rail system in New York opened in 2009, it has become one of the world’s greatest urban experiments in turning a former industrial relic into a park.

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Public Transportation: Benefits for the 21st Century

The Green Changemakers

The benefits and importance of public transportation impact everyone, even those who may never board a train or bus, and Americans understand its value-so much so that people are willing to tax themselves, if needed, to expand public transportation services. These include durable and non-durable manufacturing jobs, as well as jobs in non-manufacturing industries such as construction, finance, insurance and real estate, retail and wholesale trade, and service.

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