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Volunteers Help in Annual Waterway Trash Bash
City volunteers participated in the annual Waterway Trash Bash that focused on Guthrie Creek near McCann Road. Longview Community Relations Coordinator Mary Jane Burnett who organized the event,...more



Raya, the Sanitation Muppet at Reinvent the Toilet Fair
Raya the Sanitation Muppet, first introduced at the Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India, is the latest addition to the beloved children's show, Sesame Street. She will appear as part of Sesame Street's...more

Sunflower Patch Revitalizes St. Louis Space For Environmental, Economic Benefit
About 10,000 sunflowers have transformed a vacant city lot in St. Louis to provide environmental and economic benefits for the community. The patch of sunflower blooms is a part of the Sustainable...more

Philanthropic and Environmental Groups Join Forces to Announce Shale Gas Development in the Appalachian
Representatives of philanthropic foundations, energy companies and environmental agencies gather together to announce the Formation of a Center for Performance Standards and Independent Certification...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

Greenhouse Gas Policies Should Consider Household Income Levels
A University of Alberta (UA) study informs that government policies aimed at lowering greenhouse gas emissions should be looking at household income levels of consumers. Published recently online...more

Two Historical Factories to be Put Up for Housing Low-Income Residents
Two historical factories that are on the National Register of Historic Places in Rochester will be renovated to house "workforce apartments" for residents with incomes between 50 percent and 60...more

Beyond Agrarian Design, Health Care Tech Company Gears Up for Sustainability
A bucolic farm houses the campus of health care software provider, Epic Systems Corporation, where employees and visitors alike will likely run into a cow or an alfalfa farmer in a conference...more

White House to Provide $4 Billion in Green Business Loans
The White House has announced its plans to roll out $4 billion in federal loan guarantees targeted at encouraging and promoting sustainable projects. These projects would help incorporate power...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





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