The Economic Impact of Birding on National Wildlife Refuges: Creating Local Jobs

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Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) attempts to calculate the economic contribution of National Wildlife Refuge visitation to local communities. This spending supports economic activity throughout the local economy. billion for local communities. Every few years, the U.S.

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Local foodies can't park

Environmental Economics

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Localism

Green (Living) Review

Local Money, Local Industry, Local Food, Local Everything by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In order to transition successfully to a post-oil age world we must localize everything as much as possible. The Native Americans, the Injuns, traded for things that they could not obtain in their area or make, but wanted, and there will thus be such incidents in such a localized economy of the post-oil society and era.

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Making local woods work

Green (Living) Review

The Big Lottery Fund is awarding £1,151,111 to the Plunkett Foundation for its Making Local Woods Work project. Making Local Woods Work will provide training, volunteering and employment opportunities to 500 people tackling unemployment, social isolation and poverty.

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Localism and the Internet

Green (Living) Review

By Ajax Greene: Many “buy local” campaigns are very welcoming of the local chain store on the corner, but are anti-internet. Let me be totally clear: Localism loves the internet — when the sellers are locally owned and independent. As a recent study Re>Think Local conducted here in the Hudson Valley shows, locally owned businesses circulate a dollar 3 times more than a non-local business, and this includes internet businesses.

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Localization: For People And The Earth

Green (Living) Review

The movement for localization is growing rapidly, worldwide. green living localization

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Local Specialties at Lake Junin

10,000 Birds

Luckily, there is a resident birding guide who can make finding the local specialties easy. A local birding guide born and raised at the very shores of Lake Junin. Cesar has the local knowledge to find every bird in the area. The Ancient Lake Junin has its own flightless grebe, rail, and frog. It is big and highly variable when it comes to accessing bird habitats. After Lake Titicaca, Lake Junin is the second largest and the highest large lake in Peru.

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Waterfowl at the Local Water Treatment Plant

10,000 Birds

As it turned out the month of October brings some of the common migratory waterfowl to our local water treatment plant ponds in Indian River County, Florida. Visiting the local water treatment plant after a cold front has become a habit for some of the county birders. In the meantime though, birding lunch breaks from work at the local ponds are as exciting as the low temperatures predicted by the weather forecast for the upcoming cold fronts.

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ORGANIC AGRICULTURE IMPROVES LOCAL ECONOMIES

Green (Living) Review

A key question in this transition would be; what does all this interest in organic and organic activity mean for LOCAL economies? and systematically assesses the impact of organic agriculture on local economies titled U.S.

Happy Fourth – Support Your Local Rehabber!

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No, these are not highly-trained nestling Blue Jays posing artfully on an American flag. They’re just really cute orphaned Blue Jays who were raised and eventually released by Kim Doner of WING-IT in Tulsa. And Kim – besides being a great rehabber – knows how to Photoshop. It’s summer, so rehabbers all over the country are being deluged with babies as well as the usual injured adults.

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Marine Fisheries: Does Local Protection Mean Local Benefits?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Local fishers assist researchers at a spawning site for coral groupers. Will protecting such areas benefit local communities? Their results, published today in the journal Current Biology , clearly show that local management of this species provides local benefits.

The Multiple Benefits of Economic Localization

Green (Living) Review

green living localization Despite the negative impressions we get from the mainstream media, and the very serious consequences of global warming, I believe there is cause for real hope.

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Buy Local

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Why should you buy local? There are all too many local, especially family-owned and co-operative, stores these days going out of business due to the low prices of cheaply made items from the massive discount department stores. Do yourself and your neighborhood a favor by supporting local shops. So, therefore, please, pay the extra half-dollar or dollar and buy a quality product from a local shop. That is not buying local, in the real sense.

What’s That Weird Duck In The Local Pond?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Have you seen a weird duck you can’t identify? We’re here to help you sort it out. Birds & Birding Wildlife Birds Natural History Outdoor Rec Weird Nature

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Winter Warmer: Make Tea from Local, Wild Plants

Nature Conservancy - Science

You can find the ingredients for a tasty wild tea on your next hike or ski trip. From the Field Outdoor Rec Plants

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Local urban farm redefining farm to table

Green (Living) Review

KJCT) -- Local farms have to deal with Colorado's ever changing weather. One urban farm, Rooted Gypsy Farms, that is trying to make it easier to shop local, lost hundreds of plants. GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.

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Land, Co-ops, Compost: A Local Food Economy Emerges in Boston's Poorest Neighborhoods

Green (Living) Review

From kitchens that buy and sell locally grown food, to a waste co-op that will return compost to the land, new enterprises are building an integrated food network. It''s about local people keeping the wealth of their land at home. green living local food localism

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10 Paths to Localism. ~ Vicki Pozzebon

Elephant Journal

“The earth is what we all have in common.” ~ Wendell Berry On a recent Monday morning over coffee with a local artisan/entrepreneur, the subject of the poet Wendell Berry came up.

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Female Sparrows Like the Locals

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A new study reports that female Rufous-collared Sparrows prefer males who sing the local dialect of their song. Captured females were four times more likely to respond with a mating display to a recording of a local song than of playback of a song recorded just fifteen miles away from their home territory.

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Local Gas (and no I'm not talking about what happens when I eat local cucumbers)

Environmental Economics

Proximity matters: An energy company from Thailand said today that it is considering building an ethane cracker in Belmont County, a project that could lead to billions of dollars worth of investment. “We We are one step closer to landing a new, multibillion-dollar investment in eastern Ohio, and that’s exciting news for our state, the region and Belmont County,” said Gov.

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Local Foods – Local Goods

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We are being bombarded, day in – day out, by the talk about local food – growing and eating – and with reference to food footprint and food miles. That is to buy and consume locally grown food and food that is in season, we also must get back to the same attitude, in addition to that as regarding to produce, as regards to the products we consume. Locally produced goods probably might cost a little more in general price but.

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Localization: for people and the Earth

Green (Living) Review

The movement for localization is growing rapidly, worldwide.

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Making local woods work for Community Enterprises

Green (Living) Review

Fifty communities across the UK will receive support to transform unmanaged woodland into opportunities for jobs, leisure, education and services and to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.

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Golan wolves make local farmers howl with rage

Green Prophet

However, a sub-species of the northern grey wolf, originating in India is actually thriving on the Golan Heights, causing local farmers and cattle herders to literally be at war with these furry cousins of domestic dogs.

Overcoming Global and Local Food Insecurity.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Food Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) agriculture end world hunger food security global food grow your own local food organic shop local sustainable farming sustainable living vegetarian western diet

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Rare Birds in Costa Rica from a Local Birding Perspective

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A rare bird is one we don’t see very often. However, that doesn’t mean that the bird species in question is necessarily endangered. For example, in Costa Rica, we have Eastern Phoebe on the list because one lone, very lost (or extremely adventurous) individual took a really big detour at Pismo Beach instead of making a short flight to wintering grounds much closer to home.

Green New Year’s Resolution #2 – Eat Organic and Local

Green Home Blog

So this year, for your second New Year’s resolution, go green by choosing organic, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and meats. To get started, look for local farmers’ markets that carry organic, locally grown foods – you’ll be reducing the energy it takes to transport food to your table and you’ll be putting money back into your community. Buy locally grown, organic produce and meats and be sure to pick up reusable shopping bags so you can avoid plastic grocery store bags.

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To Impact Globally, Think Locally

Conservancy Talk

They argue that most of the decisions around transportation and energy are either made or implemented at the local level. As I leave CityLab Paris , I take with me a week full of new ideas.

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Local Harvest in London Fields

Green (Living) Review

London Fields Farmers’ Market celebrates the Harvest Festival with hyper-local food with the help of Mayor-backed Capital Growth project. The Capital Growth stall will be offering only Hackney-grown produce, with local honey and pickles.

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Guide to Going Local

The Green Changemakers

The second guide in the New Dream Community Action Kit will help you go local. It''s full of ideas and advice on how to strengthen the local economy in your town: through buying local, highlighting new entrepreneurs, instilling local pride, investing locally, and more.

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Little Curlew in a local park

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The Little Curlew Numenius minutus is a medium sized shorebird and the smallest curlew to visit Australia. It is usually present in the Broome area from mid-September, but this varies from year to year. They often appear at the ephemeral lakes and also on the school ovals-sports fields.

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A “lifer” in our local patch

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Last Sunday was Grant’s birthday and we decided to bird our local area in search of something special. We drove out of town a bit, as we had not seen Black-tailed Treecreepers yet this year and wanted to!

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Eating Local & Organic without Breaking the Bank.

Elephant Journal

Local. Food Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) budget eating food frugal local meals money organic spending Organic. These two words are big in the food world.

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Farm to Table in Hawaii: Eating Local, Connecting the World.

Elephant Journal

When we purchase food that was grown locally, we make choices that promote true sustainability—while directly supporting those who are supporting us. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Food Green WAYLON: Editor's Picks farm to table local food organic farming small farms

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Main Streets matter: Shop local this holiday season

Green (Living) Review

Show support for innovative, independent local business owners instead. Forget the Internet and the mall. It's a win-win situation for all. If you have not yet finished your holiday shopping — or, like me, haven't even started it — then I would like to suggest a challenge.

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Looking for Local

Green Earth Journey

Searching for purchases you can make local and benefit your economy? Search no further than Local Harvest ! Local Harvest has listings for online, farmer's market, co-op's, and more. And if you can't find a local shop for it on their website and they will send it to you from the closet location! Unfortunately it is only for the United States. Labels: Helpful tips

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Why Local Currencies Could Be On The Rise In The U.S. -- And Why It Matters

Green (Living) Review

You can be dollar-broke, that is—but if you have enough Santa Barbara Missions tokens jangling in your pocket, earned in exchange for helping out at a number of local nonprofits, you’ll be set. green living local currencies

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U.S.D.A. to Start Program to Support Local and Organic Farming

Green (Living) Review

The United States Department of Agriculture plans to announce Monday that it will spend $52 million to support local and regional food systems like farmers’ markets and food hubs and to spur research on organic farming. But local farmers still struggle to market their food.

Is the Local Food Movement Really Sustainable?

Elephant Journal

When asked why they buy local food, the stereotypical tote-bag-carrying farmer’s market customer will tell you that their reasons have a lot to do with environmental sustainability and doing their part to save the planet.

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Buy local or don't buy at all?

Environmental Economics

Elisabeth Rosenthal at the NYTimes : But even as more Americans buy foods with the organic label, the products are increasingly removed from the traditional organic ideal: produce that is not only free of chemicals and pesticides but also grown locally on small farms in a way that protects the environment.

Hamptons Host Gift: Farm to Front Door Local Gift Baskets

Eco Chic

You’ll impress even a Hamptons local with a Farm to Front Door organic gift basket brimming with the bounty of Long Island’s East End. The post Hamptons Host Gift: Farm to Front Door Local Gift Baskets appeared first on Eco-Chick.

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Urban Dwellers Drive Massive Deforestation Locally and Abroad

Green (Living) Review

the latest edition of the annual State of the World series from the Worldwatch Institute, deforestation caused by growing urban consumption is contributing to massive emissions globally, despite increasing sustainability efforts locally ( www.worldwatch.org ).

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Local Harvests

Eco Friendly Daily

Fall harvest is the perfect time to start enjoying locally grown and harvested foods and stocking up for the winter ahead. Luckily there are a lot of great sources of local foods that you can take advantage of and skip all the extra stuff.

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