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Colorado Schools Become Focus of Green Strides Best Practices Tour
The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools program visited schools and districts throughout the state that have demonstrated sustainable practices and environmental leadership in public...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

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

Building Resilience to Climate Change and Delivering Agricultural Growth
Leading global institutions address actions that are required to strengthen resilience to climate change and deliver increased food production, employment and food security. Global representatives...more

Volunteers Join Beach Clean Up Efforts
Volunteers participate in clean up efforts to search for traces of tar that hit the Galveston Bay due to a large oil spill. Clean up efforts were performed by the volunteers working with the...more

Turning Swimming Pools Into Food Gardens
The Garden Pool, a solar-powered aquaponic greenhouse, was created by innovative couple Dennis and Danielle McClung in 2009 after purchasing a foreclosed home in Mesa, Arizona. With the Garden...more

More Natural Resources Conservation Funding in the Federal Budget
The country's natural resources and environment are seen by the government as places of extraction to make drastic budget cuts. But, what is needed is more conservation funding, not...more

How Do You Grow Green In a City Vacant Lot?
The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) takes off its newest community development initiative called the Growing Green project. The project will whip the city's vacant lots into shape....more

Volunteering With Youth Service and Conservation Corps on Earth Day
The Youth Service and Conservation Corps welcomes volunteers and provides them with paid job and leadership training, academic programming, and extra support through an approach that enhances...more

St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment Agency Rolls Out Grants Geared for Community Development, Environmental Program
Board members of the St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment Agency and the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency awarded $436,358 for 10 projects through the 2014 Community Development...more






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“Saving Seeds is a Political Act”


“Saving Seeds is a Political Act”

Vandana Shiva, a scientist and environmentalist known for her activism against GMOs, globalization, and patents on seeds and traditional foods, co-founded Navdanya.




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