Citizen Science Tuesday: Hawaii Challenge

Nature Conservancy - Science

Australian Tree Ferns growing on a cliff in Hawaii. Take the Hawaii Challenge! Want to help save Hawaii’s native plants and wildlife — even if you’ve never visited the islands? Join the Hawaii Challenge and help The Nature Conservancy in Hawaii pinpoint where invasive weeds are in the forest, and where the leading edge is, to prevent them from taking over. Like many islands, Hawaii has amazing biodiversity. Visit the Hawaii Challenge.

From Hawaii to the Heartland: Volunteers Make an Impact During Earth Month

Cool Green Science

From braving chilly Midwestern weather for invasive species removal to leading hikes high in the Hawaiian rain forest, this Earth Month volunteers participated in more than 200 Connect With Nature events across the country. “I’m It’s the best hike you’ve never heard of,” said Grady Timmons, Director of Communications for the Hawaii chapter. In this way, keeping forests like Kamakou healthy protects Hawaii’s coral reefs and coastal fishing resources.

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Virtually visit these 10 farm sanctuaries on July 25

AGreenLiving

On July 25, animal lovers are invited to participate in a virtual animal sanctuary tour that will let them peek into 10 American sanctuaries. The Northeast, Midwest, California , Colorado, Texas and Hawaii will be represented on the virtual tour.

5 great green Maui beach resorts

Green Traveler Guides

M aui is Hawaii ‘s most-visited island. ” Excursions led by expert naturalists include hikes through the Hawaiian rainforest, snorkeling coral reefs and participating in underwater photography sessions. The Grand Wailea, which is Maui’s largest employer, was honored in 2005 with a Hawaii Green Business Award and in 2008 by the island’s utility for energy conservation. | Kapalua to Wailea |. It’s easy to see why.

5 great green resorts on Kauai

Green Traveler Guides

This venerable resort hotel on the northeast coast was closed for a year and “rebranded&# as Hawaii’s first St. The resort participates in the U.S. There are 5 restaurants and one of the largest pools in Hawaii. Kauai: 5 great eco-minded resorts Hawaii: where to stay at the volcano Hawaii’s best farm-to-fork tour Maui: 5 great green to do’s Big Island Hawaii: stay on the Hamakua Coast. Resorts Hawaii Kauai| Green Garden Isle |.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: 10 Most Popular Projects

Nature Conservancy - Science

All of these are continuing projects – it’s not too late to participate! If you live in or near a city, participate by recording your bird observations in the green spaces (large or small) of your neighborhood. Australian Tree Fern growing on a cliff in Hawaii. Hawaii Challenge. Help The Nature Conservancy in Hawaii’s staff locate invasive trees that threaten native plants and birds. Fireflies in the Catskills.

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Kauai: 5 great eco-minded resorts

Green Traveler Guides

This venerable resort hotel on the northeast coast was closed for a year and “rebranded&# as Hawaii’s first St. The resort participates in the U.S. There are 5 restaurants and one of the largest pools in Hawaii. 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?

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There’s a Huge Garbage Patch on the Atlantic Too

Eco Friendly Daily

That almost continental sized accumulation of plastic debris situated in remote waters between California and Hawaii. Kara Lavender Law, an oceanographer at the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, collated and studied 22 years worth of data collected by students participating in her association’s SEA Semester academic program. Pieces that don’t reach Hawaii waters eventually cycle back into the Pacific garbage patch.

Green wine? Of course…

Green Traveler Guides

Green honor role Some of the familiar names in wine and hospitality that participated in the summit included: Benziger Family Winery , Jackson Family Wines (the parent company to Kendall Jackson and several other wine brands) , Hess Collection Winery , Rodney Strong Vineyards , Hall Wines , Mumm Napa , Rutherford Wine Company , Mendocino Wine Company , Kunde Family Estate and Ravenswood Winery , to mention but a few.

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Eurail: best sustainable travel

Green Traveler Guides

With more than 225 thousand miles of track in today’s railway network covered by Eurail’s participants, European rail travel offers a safe, fast and environmentally responsible alternative to airplanes and cars. 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?

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Radisson Hotel Varanasi: 5-star good citizen

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About 70% of the hotel’s 250 employees regularly participate—planting greenery and cleaning up public areas. 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?

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Solar Panels for Your Home: The Ultimate Guide

Greentumble

Many states have announced cutbacks in net metering practices, and some may ultimately eliminate net metering altogether (Hawaii and Louisiana are two states that have already done so). [7] Solar panels for homes are becoming more affordable and accessible than ever before.

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Voluntourism: how to combine luxury and labor

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You don’t have to be staying at a Ritz to participate, but why wouldn’t you? 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?

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Eaton Smart: stay green in Hong Kong

Green Traveler Guides

His company recently announced participation in the EarthCheck green certification program, and I want to understand what is really happening “on the ground” with their hotels and resorts around the world. 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?

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10 Amazing Food Co-ops Across America

Green (Living) Review

4th Street Food Co-op in Manhattan, New York takes its member participation seriously; the store is staffed entirely by members. Kokua Food Co-op is, according to its website, the only natural foods co-op in the state of Hawaii. Cooperatively owned grocery stores exist all over the country. Some have thousands of members and have been around since the 1970s, and some opened within the past few years to serve communities with unusual needs.

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Tamarind Village: Chiang Mai green

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Tamarind Village also participates in a wide variety of cultural programs in and around Chiang Mai, and donates 5% of its profits to charity via a non-profit organization it has established. 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?

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Hong Kong: stay smart, stay green

Green Traveler Guides

His company recently announced participation in the EarthCheck green certification program, and I want to understand what is really happening “on the ground” with their hotels and resorts around the world. 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?

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Chemicals from sunscreen products do seep into bloodstream

Green (Living) Review

The 24 participants in the study were instructed to apply sunscreen four times per day for four days on all areas that wouldn't be covered by a swimsuit, an amount one might realistically apply on a beach vacation. Oxybenzone is also toxic to coral reefs, which has led Hawaii to ban sunscreens that contain it.

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Eating organic in Kathmandu

Green Traveler Guides

The participants include: Veggies and cheese Himalayan French Cheese : Francois Driard , a young Frenchman who was first to introduce artisan cheeses to Nepal, currently produces a trio of exquisite cow’s milk cheeses—Tomme, St. 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?

Chiang Mai Green: Tamarind Village

Green Traveler Guides

Tamarind Village also participates in a wide variety of cultural programs in and around Chiang Mai, and donates 5% of its profits to charity via a non-profit organization it has established. 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?

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Mauka to Makai: Community Conservation from Mountains to Oceans

Cool Green Science

We were both participating in E Alu Pū , a gathering of indigenous and community-led conservation leaders and practicioners from across the Pacific held in concert with the IUCN’s World Conservation Congress. We were busy lashing tall poles together, building a traditional Hawaiian hale, or grass house, when a young man introduced himself to me. “Do Do you work for The Nature Conservancy too?” he asked. His name was Bert Weeks, and he was a Hawai’i Marine Fellow for the Conservancy.

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Solar Panels for Your Home: The Ultimate Guide

Greentumble

Many states have announced cutbacks in net metering practices, and some may ultimately eliminate net metering altogether (Hawaii and Louisiana are two states that have already done so). [7]

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Serious Effects of Plastic Pollution on Human Health

Greentumble

An oft-cited early study from the scientific community showed that 95 percent of the over 2500 participants aged six and older in the United States had Bisphenol A, or BPA, a common chemical component in plastic, in their urine [4]. In fact, Nature.com recently released a report revealing that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, located between California and Hawaii, one of five major garbage patches in the oceans has now grown to over 600,000 square miles.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: IceWatch USA

Nature Conservancy - Science

We now have about 1,000 IceWatch USA volunteers participating from forty-eight states, everywhere but Hawaii and Alabama,” Hughes-Wert notes. Participants sometimes observe unusual, not always climate change related, wildlife behavior. “I Fox on ice at Derrickson Creek in Delaware. Photo © Lee Cannon/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.

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Slovenia, part 1: the green mouse that roars

Green Traveler Guides

Slovenia is also an active participant in the European Commission’s EDEN (European Destinations of Excellence) program, which promotes sustainable tourism in specially designated scenic areas. | Central Europe’s Eco-treasure |. C hurch bells herald my arrival at the Bohinj Park Hotel , the starting point of my green tour of Slovenia. That’s not unusual; in this predominantly Catholic country, ornate church steeples overlook almost every town and village.

The Four Biggest Hazards Facing Monarch Butterflies, and How You Can Help

Nature Conservancy - Science

and Canada, and some were moved to places as far away as Hawaii and New Zealand. It will require participation from all sectors of society,” he says. “If We need everyone’s participation.”. Monarch butterflies are in the media a lot lately, and it’s not good news. What’s really going on? Are the butterflies facing extinction? Our blogger breaks down the issue, including how you can make a difference.

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Migrating monarch butterflies get the right-of-way in new agreement

AGreenLiving

The agreement allows participants to dedicate parts of their land as monarch conservation management areas. They’ve followed milkweed to expand their range as far as Portugal, Spain, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand.

No Recycling Bins No Trash Collection

Green Life Smart Life

As the state landfill fills up hopefully more of the towns will participate in this change. It’s twice the size of Texas and is floating somewhere between San Francisco and Hawaii. I received a letter last summer when I was living in East Providence and at the top it read No Recycling Bins / No Trash Collection! I have to admit I was shocked but yet really excited that they would make such a bold statement.

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Greener pastures on Martha's Vineyard

Green Traveler Guides

Here visitors roll up their sleeves and participate in hands-on activities to help them appreciate how food is grown and raised and brought to table. 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?

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Faith Community, National Preach-In Challenge Leaders on Climate.

Sierra Club Compass

"We are not stewards of but participants in the wondrous working of nature and the environment." The resolution was passed unanimously by the Indigenous Ministries Network of the Episcopal Church Province 8 -- representing dioceses from Hawaii, Alaska, Idaho, Arizona, and Navajo land -- calling for the replacement of coal fired power plants with renewable energy resources. Compass. « Looking Back at Yesterdays Climate Civil Disobedience | Main.

International Fisheries Management Commission Agrees to Strategy to Amend Measures to End Pacific Bigeye Tuna Overfishing

Green (Living) Review

HONOLULU, HI, December 16, 2010: On Friday, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) concluded its week-long 7th Regular Session, in Ko Olina, Hawaii. Over four hundred delegates and observers from Pacific nations and territories as well as the European Commission participated in the meeting. Participating Territories: American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, French Polynesia, Guam, New Caledonia, Tokelau, Wallis and Futuna.

The subliminal subtext of the 2016 Rio Games

Green Prophet

Kiribati (shown above) is located about 2,400 miles south of Hawaii. Refugees – Ten refugee athletes, seen above, stood as a symbol of hope for displaced people worldwide when they participated in the summer Games as the Refugee Olympic Team (ROT), the first ever team without a national identity. The 2016 Rio Olympics are history, but a hindsight review shows a surprising sideshow of contemporary human issues running through the international athletic games.

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How cities can influence the energy system

AGreenLiving

The city and County of Honolulu and the County of Hawaii have been actively engaged in advancing PBR through workshops, working group meetings, filing written comments to Hawaii’s PUC and creating thoughtful proposals recommending new PBR mechanisms for their utility to adopt. Participation in market-level decisions and stakeholder processes traditionally has been dominated by utilities and generators, but that is starting to change.

How cities can influence the energy system

AGreenLiving

The city and County of Honolulu and the County of Hawaii have been actively engaged in advancing PBR through workshops, working group meetings, filing written comments to Hawaii’s PUC and creating thoughtful proposals recommending new PBR mechanisms for their utility to adopt. Participation in market-level decisions and stakeholder processes traditionally has been dominated by utilities and generators, but that is starting to change.

How to see these six fascinating animals in the wild while aiding in their conservation

AGreenLiving

Humpback Whales on Maui, Hawaii The Pacific Whale Foundation offers whale watching eco-tours on the island of Maui, where Humpback Whales migrate each year from December to May to breed and give birth to their young. The Earthwatch Institute offers penguin trailing tours where participants join scientists and conservationists at the nesting colonies in Argentina’s Golfo San Jorge. If you’re going to travel , travel responsibly.

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PLANET GREEN ANNOUNCES FAN FAVORITE RETURNING SERIES PREMIERING IN 2ND QUARTER

Green (Living) Review

Fans will see Steve visit a variety of locations this season including New Orleans for a green historic preservation restoration, Boston for an “out-sulation” project that could help people around the nation with their heating bills, and Hawaii where Steve helps the Army go green at Fort Shafter. takes the average household full of eco-horrors and turns it into a clean, green haven, saving participants serious cash in the process.

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Prepare Yourself: “Shocking Weather Has Just Begun”…

The Alien Next Door

In fact, the storm enhanced the show according to some who participated. I lived in Hawaii from 1995 - 2007 - they do not have thunderstorms or lightning there.

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