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Products That Save the Planet Have Consumers Paying More For Them
A vivified chart created by statistics portal Statista claimed that consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable products that can actually help in saving Earth. In another report from...more



Council for Affordable and Rural Housing Scholarship Program
The Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) is looking for eligible applicants for them to apply for scholarship, which will be $1,000 per semester for educational expenses, with four years...more

Farmers Being Paid for Welcoming Migratory Birds
Backed by the Nature Conservancy and started with data from eBird, the BirdReturns program pays rice farmers in the flight path of migratory shore birds to keep their fields flooded with irrigation...more

Study on U.S. Lawn Care Reveals Similarities, Differences Vital to Urban Sustainability
A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveals that lawn care practices across the country had fewer similarities than they expected. The...more

Gates Foundation Grant Funds First-Ever Waterless, Solar-Powered Toilet
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has granted $777,000 to University of Colorado Boulder to develop a waterless toilet manned by solar power. The toilet is claimed to transform the lives of 2.5...more

NWS Seeks Volunteer Weather Reporters
The National Weather Service seeks volunteer observers who will help report about the weather conditions such as rainfall, snow or hailstorms. The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow...more

Traffic Pollution Exposure May Result to Chronic Childhood Asthma
A new study shows that chronic childhood asthma is the likely result of being exposed to too much traffic air pollution on busy highways. Traffic pollution was viewed to only trigger asthma...more

Ed McMahon on Cultivating Economic Growth and Protecting Natural Resources
Ed McMahon, esteemed author, attorney and chair on Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Washington, D.C., will present an open-event talk called,...more

Does Gaming Have a Long-Lasting Impact on Our Environment?
The Emerson Engagement Lab is committed to boosting the participation of a city's residents through a lineup of original games designed for civic engagement. It's latest game, Community PlanIt,...more

Democracy - A Force of Change to Beat Carbon Pollution
The Congress, the Supreme Court, and the White House all agree that the government can and should be tackling carbon pollution from dirty power plants. President Barack Obama has recently...more




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