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[1THING] Blog: Archive for August, 2014

[ Obama’s Proclamation of National Wilderness Month Is Fitting during 50-Year Milestone for the Wilderness Act ]

Michael Reinemer
The Wilderness Society thanks President Obama for his proclamation declaring September 2014

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[ Benefits of the Wilderness Act Continue to Grow at 50-Year Milestone ]

Michael Reinemer

Next week, Americans across the country will mark the 50th anniversary of one of the country’s most effective conservation laws, the Wilderness Act.  Signed by President Johnson on September 3, 1964, the Act was a h

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[ The Wilderness Society President Jamie Williams appears on CBS This Morning ]

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[ SF Giants host Wilderness Society for celebration of 50th ]

Though everyone had a great time, this was no ordinary afternoon at AT&T Park.

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[ Rocky Mountain National Park celebrates centennial ]

Rocky Mountain National Park will be honoring the 100th anniversary of the park’s protection for the next year, through Sept. 4, 2015.

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[ Be Green This Labor Day Weekend! ]

Labor Day brings up images of hamburgers and the beginning of school which signals the coming end of summer. So if  you’re hosting a family gathering, taking a trip the beach or sticking around the house,  Labor Day can also be a great time to be green.

Here are the top five tips to make your Labor Day a little more green this year:
(FROM: White Fence)  http://www.justenergy.com/blog/make-it-a-green-labor-day/
First, my favorite, Grilling. Here are green BBQ tips: ( a great blog post from Just Energy)

http://www.justenergy.com/blog/your-green-summer-bbq-green-grillin/

#2. Prepare your home for winter – The extra time off is the perfect time to get your house ready for the upcoming cold weather. Potential projects include changing air filters, closing any vents in unused rooms, upgrading your home’s insulation, installing radiant barrier, caulking windows and doors and installing a programmable thermostat.

# 3.Use real plates – While they can be tempting, it’s much easier on the earth to skip the paper and plastic plates, utensils and napkins by serving your food with reusable items.

#4. Carpool – Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest weekends as far as traffic is concerned. Whether you’re taking a trip with family or just heading over to a friend’s house for a barbecue, see if you can carpool to reduce your carbon footprint. If you’re hosting a party, try to arrange a carpooling scheme for your friends.

5. Serve green food – An easy way to make your festivities more eco-friendly is by serving local, organic and seasonal food. In early September, foods in season include peppers, corn, berries, tomatoes, and onions. Shop at a farmers market to make sure your food is local and check to make sure the produce you are eyeing is organic.

Thanks to White Fence and Just Energy for these great ideas.

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[ Remembering 1st African American head of National Park Service, 17 years later ]

Stanton was sworn in as the first African-American director of the NPS in 1997, but his path to that lofty perch was not an easy one.

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[ Tons of Emissions from Power Plants Are Already Locked In, Study Says ]

The world’s existing power plants are locking in more than 300 billion tons of future emissions that aren’t being accounted for, a new study says.

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[ “Zombie” Servers and Inefficiency Drive Energy Waste at Data Centers ]

U.S. data centers throw away billions of dollars in electricity every year because of inefficiencies in how they are run, according to a new report.

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