A Commitment to Nature: Legacy Club Celebrates 20 Years

Conservancy Talk

We were enjoying a hike in the Arizona mountains, soaking up the rugged beauty of Arizona’s Hart Prairie Preserve , when she turned to me and said: “This is why I’m a Legacy Club member. These moments in nature bring me such peace and tranquility , and knowing that The Nature Conservancy will continue to protect precious places around the world, in whatever small part due to my bequest, is one of the best gifts I can leave to the next generations.”.

Father’s Day: Playing with Fire

Conservancy Talk

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Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Bill McKibben

Conservancy Talk

We’ve done reasonably well at conservation — I’m proud to be a board member of the Adirondack Conservancy, which has helped preserve the most beautiful landscape in the country. But preservation without action on climate change is pretty empty — it won’t be the Adirondacks if it doesn’t have a winter. Ultimately this is a fight between the future, and the fossil fuel industry. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy.

Models for Protecting the Environment for Future Generations

The Green Changemakers

Models for Protecting the Environment for Future Generations Get your own at Scribd or explore others: Education Green [link] HOW TO PROTECT THE FUTURE [Rachel's introduction: As more and more people recognize that humans are ruining the planet as a place suitable for human habitation, a central question comes into focus: how can we protect the future, to assure that our children will have a hospitable planet to live on?

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The Green Sheikh’s Eco-Hero: Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan

Green Prophet

Aware of his instincts, our leader was an earth and desert lover who loved falconry and horses and bred camels in order to preserve the natural heritage of his country. Our late leader contributed to the preservation of several kind of endangered plant, bird, and animal species in order to restore and sustain our country’s environmental balance. We have to ensure there is leftover natural wealth for future generations and that life on earth remains healthy for future ages.

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Traveling Naturalist: 5 Top Spots to See Yellowstone’s Wildlife

Nature Conservancy - Science

5. Flat Ranch Preserve. A brown drake mayfly rests on a mule’s ear flower at Flat Ranch Preserve. The Nature Conservancy’s Flat Ranch is a nature preserve and working cattle ranch located 15 miles west of West Yellowstone, in Macks Inn, Idaho, just off Highway 20. Flat Ranch Preserve illustrates the importance of protecting these corridors. Preserve volunteers will usually have a spotting scope set up so visitors can see sandhill cranes and pronghorns.

World Wildlife Fund Honors Conservationists at Nepal’s National Conservation Day

Wend Magazine

On September 20, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), leaders in nature conservation, celebrated individuals who have made significant contributions to protecting nature and preserving resources in Nepal. Many of those who lost their lives worked hard to create a sustainable foundation for preservation in the Eastern Himalayas. Through this encouragement, the WWF hopes to inspire the future generation to protect natural landscapes and environments.

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Natural Living Blog Carnival – Honor the Earth All Year Round

Hug a Tree with Me

We only have this one earth to walk upon, it is up to us to cherish it and preserve it for the future generations. Welcome to the April 2014 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Honor the Earth. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and Crunchy Farm Baby through the Green Moms Network. This month, our members are talking about how they honor the Earth year round.

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Why Do We Need National Parks & Why Are They Important?

Greentumble

It has been possible to preserve most of these unique places by designating them as national parks. Preserving our rich natural diversity is essential to mankind’s survival on the planet earth. The idea of preserving certain lands or ecosystems for their unique topographic features along with the plants and animals that live within the confines of these geographic regions is a primary reason for creation of National Parks. Are national parks conservation or preservation?

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Tunisia’s lagoon farms and hanging gardens recognized as world heritage sites

Green Prophet

Both sites reflect profound bonds between the cultivated crops and the natural ecosystem, local fauna and flora, while promoting the preservation of traditional knowledge and biodiversity conservation. Their recognition as GIAHS sites will encourage local communities to better treasure and conserve their heritage for future generations.

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Family Farmers – Forward to the Future

Green (Living) Review

ROME, Oct 17 2014 “Who is more concerned than the rural family with regards to preservation of natural resources for future generations?” The celebration of World Food Day offered an opportunity to share experiences and steps forward towards the eradication of hunger in a way that is sustainable for the future.

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The Mighty Guardians of Woodbourne Forest – Part II

Conservancy Talk

A History of Preservation – A Future of Thoughtful Management Nearly 60 years ago, in 1956, The Nature Conservancy acquired 478 acres of old growth forest in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania and established the Woodbourne Forest Preserve. A stewardship committee of local experts and volunteers was organized to care for the preserve and maintain it. The challenge is demanding, but we must try if we are to save these delicate forests for future generations to enjoy.

Start the Summer Holiday with RECRO!

Green (Living) Review

RECRO at London Green Fair 2012 RECRO is run by two qualified teachers who are committed to preserving the health of our planet for future generations. After a busy term in primary schools across London, RECRO is holding a ‘Summer Eco Day’ to kick start the summer holiday. It promises to be an exciting day packed full of activities which include a nature trail, recycled craft, outdoor games and even yoga.

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The Powerful Link Between Conserving Land and Preserving Health

The Green Changemakers

We need to promote land conservation as a way to promote public health, both for people today and for future generations. More than anything, we need a vision of healthy, wholesome places, a vision that extends from densely settled cities to remote rural spreads, from the present to the future, from the most fortunate among us to the least fortunate, from the youngest child to the oldest adult. By Howard Frumkin and Richard Louv Howard Frumkin, M.D., Dr.P.H.,

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UN launches Decade on Biodiversity to stem loss of ecosystems

Green (Living) Review

The United Nations today launched the Decade on Biodiversity with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urging humanity to live in harmony with nature and to preserve and properly manage its riches for the prosperity of current and future generations. With the world undergoing a youth bulge, sustainable use of biodiversity is not an isolated 'ecological' green approach, but an indispensable pillar of sustainable development for future generations,” said Mr. Akasaka.

California Air Resources Board Paving The Way For Fully Electric Vehicles

Eco Auto Ninja

I think this is a big step forward for us nature lovers, and those who simply wish to preserve our earth for future generations. California air pollution has kept law makers and particularly Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resource Board , very busy. As we all know, air pollution has been a growing problem, but it seems they have finally found a solution to move in the right direction. Something that many believe will greatly reduce air pollution.

United States, United By Nature

Conservancy Talk

These opportunities spring from the wisdom of earlier generations of Americans who recognized and agreed upon the need to protect these places for present and future generations. The United States has a long, bipartisan tradition of conservation in sustaining our lands and waters for present and future generations.

15 Practical Tips for Sustainable Travel

Environmental News Network

Here are tips to be a more responsible traveler, and hopefully save the world for future generations. These are necessary to preserve the tourist spots and destinations. Don’t disturb the wildlife and help in preserving it. These choices may seem like it won’t make a difference but when done regularly and collectively, it can save the world for the future generations to see and experience. By: Guest Contributor, Boom Rizal.

Lack of Government Will, Useless Climate Debate and Loss of Biodiversity

Celsias

The United Nations has launched the Decade on Biodiversity with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urging humanity to live in harmony with nature and to preserve and properly manage its riches for the prosperity of current and future generations.

A Gathering at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

10,000 Birds

If you are passionate about expanding and preserving our National Wildlife Refuge System for future generations of birders and wildlife enthusiasts of all interests, please consider adding your name or organization to our list of supporters at the Wildlife Conservation Stamp Project. As I always do on the way home, following a short visit to the San Francisco Bay Area, I take in at least one of the National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) found in the Sacramento Valley.

Save the Dead Sea with your old travel shots

Green Prophet

So the idea is to preserve what we have today for future generations to appreciate. Poor political relations, business neglect, climate change. The Dead Sea is dying. Help save it by being part of an international photo competition to document its change and beauty. Ever visit the Dead Sea ? Nothing compares, except maybe travelling to Mars. It’s a wonder of the world.

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I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, I'm ready for some benefit-cost analysis

Environmental Economics

to preserve certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations. The results suggest that in addition to the direct consumption benefits of onsite recreation, total value includes offsite consumption of the flow of information about these activities and resources consumed as preservation benefits.

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Stewardship

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Stewardship in this context is the responsibility that the world owes to the Earth and to future generations. They are all entrusted to our care for future generations. Conservation is for future generations. It must be, however, a living landscape; maintained by the people for the people and for future generations. Nor can it be about preserving the past in aspic.

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Archeologists unearth ancient “New York City” in Israel

Green Prophet

The archaeological ruins are documented using advanced means; they will be covered in a controlled manner, studied and investigated by Israel Antiquity researchers, and the new interchange will be built high above these ruins, to permit its preservation for future generations. In a region where it feels like everything under the sun has been worshipped and discovered, yet another ancient city, 5,000 years old has been uncovered.

Eco-anxiety affects nearly 70% of all Americans, new survey

Green Prophet

The most common motivations for behavior changes among those who have taken action to reduce their contribution to climate change are wanting to preserve the planet for future generations (52%), followed by hearing about climate change and its impacts in the news (43%). As the effects of climate change become more evident, and more awareness to it is felt, more than half of U.S.

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Orphaned Elephant Dances Without Being Trained Or Forced

Eccorazzi

The Wildlife Alliance , the group that has given shelter to lucky, states on the website that, “Wildlife Alliance’s mission is to protect and preserve forests and wildlife for future generations.&# The Phnom Tamao Rescue Center aims to rehabilitate and preserve natural habitats for the animals, something we can appreciate! Animal activists often bemoan the stupid or silly tricks animals are trained to perform when in captivity.

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Learning and Teaching Sustainability

The Green Changemakers

Link: [link] Sharing sustainability education Sustainability is making decisions that do not have negative consequences for either current or future generations. It implies both the preservation of natural resources and a commitment to human and societal wellbeing. Business, government, the professions and wider society all need to contribute to the transformation of our way of life so that we support and preserve the planet upon which we all depend.

Republicans for Environmental Progress: An Endangered Species

Environmental Economics

For most of modern American history, the two major political parties in America have largely agreed on the desired long-term environmental outcomes for the country: there was a consensus among Republicans and Democrats that it was a good thing to press for cleaner air and water, less toxins in the environment, biodiversity preservation, and mitigation strategies for clean energy and, mostly recently, climate change.

Log Cabin Recipe

Green Earth Journey

If we all could appreciate them, but still tread lightly and not over-indulge and harbor feelings of self-entitlement, we could make a difference and preserve resources for future generations. ( buy the book ) On the heels of Reduce Footprints' Change The World Wednesday, I visited my local grist mill to purchase some locally ground flour. I purchased this book from the general store there.

Catherine Zeta Jones Backs Snowdonia Farm Purchase

Eccorazzi

Zeta Jones added: “The beauty and landscape of Snowdonia is truly unique and we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to protect Llyndy Isaf in this stunning part of Wales for future generations.&#. Organizers hope that with Catherine’s added reach, they might finally be able to preserve the area – much like actor Anthony Hopkins helped achieve during a 1998 £4m purchase of land on the southern flank of Snowdon.

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Project Pressure captures Iran’s melting glaciers (PHOTOS)

Green Prophet

Documenting these changing glaciers will provide future generations with a visual archive of the way the world was, and underscore the importance of preserving the balance of the world’s ecosystem. Project Pressure has created the first open source glacier archive, recording the environmental impact of climate change by documenting the world’s changing glaciers.

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Why Is Family Farming Better for the Environment?

Greentumble

Why are small family farms important for the environment and sustainable future? This paints a bleak picture for the future of our food production, as agriculture undeniably puts strain on our resources and contributes to climate change. This inheritance represents decades of successful work of previous generations. This sturdy breed of cattle has proven to do excellent job in preserving delicate mountainous ecosystem [15]. 8 Preservation of traditional knowledge.

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Tell Congress To Fully Fund The Land And Water Conservation Fund

10,000 Birds

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell was so disappointed that congress has allowed America’s most important conservation program to expire that she issued the following statement: “After 50 years of resounding success in enriching America’s great outdoors, the Land and Water Conservation Fund needlessly faces an uncertain future. Future generations deserve nothing less.”

Cyclical Environments

Greentumble

Creating a cyclical urban fabric would not only reduce waste, but would also provide a balanced and healthy environment for future generations. Within the project, the architect found it very important to firstly, preserve the existing industrial brick industrial buildings, and secondly to shine light onto the “surrounding rich English countryside to be glimpsed again from the heart of the site” through incorporating it within the buildings [1].

Lebanon’s Sidon garbage mountain to become city park

Green Prophet

Projects like this one will eventually make the entire region a much better place to live in, and help preserve the environment in Lebanon for future generations. Taking a cue from its neighbor city Tel Aviv Lebanon’s regional “landmark”, Sidon’s notorious garbage mountain, will now become a city park. Sidon’s stench was once so bad that locals used to say that “you smell it before you can see it.”

Why You Should Invest in Organic Bedding

Eco Chic

Making the choice to go with organic bedding is an investment in your own health and in the preservation of the planet. As more consumers demand organic products, we will lessen our carbon footprint and encourage a healthier environment for future generations. When it comes to getting healthy, many of us look to the gym and a cleaner diet. That can mean eating more organic fruits and veggies. But there are other ways to think about being organically healthy.

International Support For Obama’s Climate Promises

Sierra Club Compass

Climate change is one of the foremost challenges for our future economic growth and well-being,” the group of leaders said in a statement issued this week. “We Together with our allies overseas, we stand a chance to reduce carbon emissions, keep communities safe from toxic chemicals, and preserve clean air and water for future generations. One might think that Nordic countries have the most to lose when it comes to the impending climate catastrophe.

How Do We Love Our Public Lands & Scientists? Let Us Count the Ways

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Bureau of Land Management administers land used for multiple purposes from recreation to mineral extraction and everything in between; the National Park Service protects lands for historic or cultural importance, wilderness preservation and more; the U.S. The century-old Organic Act requires the National Park Service to “conserve” native wildlife, leaving it “unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”. Nature unites us.

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Jordan’s eco park helps the country go green!

Green Prophet

Work has is ongoing also on a new kitchen, toilets and seating area that will be ready in spring, and cabins with private bathroom facilities are planned for the future. Part of the SHE EcoPark’s mission has always been to increase public awareness about the environment and to preserving preserve ecological habitats in the Jordan River Valley.

Citizen Science Tuesday: 10 Most Popular Projects

Nature Conservancy - Science

Help scientists to understand why and preserve the magic for future generations with this project from the Museum of Science in Boston. Monarch butterflies migrate so far (some populations go from Canada to Mexico) that the journey can’t be completed in one generation. Fireflies in the Catskills. Photo by Flickr user s58y through a Creative Commons license.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: What Do the Three Rs Mean?

Greentumble

Reversing the trend of accelerating garbage accumulation is essential to the planet’s future, and reducing, reusing and recycling offers a comprehensive answer to an increasingly perplexing problem. When it comes to living sustainably and preserving the planet, no action is small or insignificant. As good as recycling is, reducing and reusing are even more potent allies in the fight to protect and preserve the environment. Reduce, reuse and recycle is a battle.

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Dubai Cheetah Owners Can Save the Species, Says Expert

Green Prophet

Dr Anne Schmidt-Kuntzel, who also works for CCF, laid out a unique plan to help Emiratis know how to help preserve the species. Animals taken from the wild are especially valuable, genetically, “If the owner is not able to breed cheetahs because they are isolated or have just one animal, she said, “a veterinarian can collect the sperm and then bank it for the future so that the genetic diversity of the individual is available to future generations if needed.”

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How Can You Help Prevent and Control Soil Erosion?

Greentumble

This not only undermines our ability to produce enough food in the future, but also destroys biodiversity and ecosystem services that were once in place but cannot be supported by the lifeless ‘dirt’ which remained behind. Your land, your wallet and future generations will certainly benefit from your early action. If you choose to leave your soils undisturbed, you will protect the soil structure and preserve protective vegetation layer.

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