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 project is funded by grants from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) MacroSystems Biology Program and Long-Term Ecological Research Program. According to Peter Groffman of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, N.Y., suburban and urban lawns "occupy an extensive area in the U.S. and have effects, good and bad, on environmental quality, and on human quality of life."


Read the Entire Article


Federal Programs Related to - Environmental & Sustainable Design

Programs that are responsible for designing, developing, maintaining and improving livable urban, suburban and rural environments. ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities; Architectural Accessibility; Barrier Free Design; Ecodevelopment; Ecologically Sustainable Design; Handicapped Accessibility, Pedestrian Facilities Design; Permaculture; Resource Stewardship; Sustainable Design, Sustainable Development

Federal Programs Related to - Architectural & Landscape Design

Programs that provide architectural and/or landscape design services. CDC Services; Community Design Center Services; Interior Design Services; Landscaping; Participatory Design

    Federal Programs Related to - Environmental & Urban Beautification

    Programs that enhance the aesthetic characteristics of the urban environment. Billboard Regulation; City Beautification Programs; Graffiti Removal; Highway Rest Areas Maintenance; Litter Control; Roadside Rest Areas Maintenance; Tree Planting


      Share This Page


      Social Entrepreneurship
      Spotlight



      Social Enterprise Piles Textbooks for Change

      Social Enterprise Piles Textbooks for Change
      Textbooks for Change, a London-based social enterprise that has obtained the B Corporation seal for...

      Share on Facebook

      Jobs Sponsored By
      The Business Grant Site

        Foundation Related Jobs
        Human Services Jobs
        Executive Director Jobs
        Fundraising & Development Jobs
        Program Director Jobs


      Community Information and News

      Community Information and News