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Envision the Possibilities: Puente Hills Landfill Park Master Plan
http://www.puentehillslandfillpark.org/ How do you transform America’s former largest land­fill into an inspiring site for reflection and recreation? How do you design for a landscape projected to shift and settle 125 feet over the course of the next several decades? The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, with Withers & Sandgren Landscape Architecture + Planning, are leading an expert team in a 1-1/2 year master plan to envision a new life for this imposing 500 foot-tall mountain built over 60+ years from 130 million tons of our collective waste. The project entails planning for the conversion of approximately 115 acres within the 1,365-acre former landfill site and will include the preparation of an environmental impact report (EIR) to analyze the potential impacts of this change. The project will also include an extensive community outreach process that balances community desires for recreation, trails and open space, with critical wildlife corridor needs across the Puente-Chino Hills, and other identified needs such as ongoing operations and maintenance. Amidst challenges such as land settlement and methane gas collection pipelines, the Master Plan will potentially weave together interpretation, trail connections, recreation and habitat restoration."Puente Hills Landfill Park" is used as a working title for identification during this Master Planning process. ------------------- The park name will be determined through the planning process. Site photographs courtesy of VENUE, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County and Withers & Sandgren Landscape Architecture. Please contact us for specific photo credits. "Puente Hills Landfill Park" is used as a working title for identification during this Master Planning process. The park name will be determined through the planning process. Site photographs courtesy of VENUE, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County and Withers & Sandgren Landscape Architecture. Please contact us for specific photo credits.
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Safe landfill capping with Bentofix® - Grimsby England
Beneficial reuse: from landfill to a country park The seaside town of Grimsby is located in the northeast of England, situated on the south side of the Humber Estuary. Grimsby is famous for its fishing heritage and remains today an important fish and food processing centre. The town also boasts a thriving chemical and gas power industry. In 2013, the North East Lincolnshire Planning Committee approved the application by landowner Millennium Park to decontaminate a 23.7-hectare former landfill site and convert it into an exemplary, beneficial reuse project: a country park. The development, located in the centrally located West Marsh area of Grimsby, promised 23 hectares of parks, wild life zones, fountains, children’s play areas, and open spaces. Remediation work started in November 2014. NAUE worked closely with design engineers Grontmij in advising an optimum Bentofix® GCL capping system. Due to the end use being a recreational area, it was important to make sure the capping system was robust, flexible, self-sealing and a proven gas barrier and low permeability barrier to infiltration of water. Also, the beneficial reuse of the site and the enhanced protections that came with that approval meant that multiple types of GCLs were specified. Each type was selected according to the specific zone’s design and functional needs. For 6.5 hectares of the site, Bentofix® BFG 5000 was installed to secure the land on which the main recreation facilities would be constructed. All Bentofix® products contain high-swelling, high-quality powdered sodium bentonite and are manufactured with needlepunch and Thermal Lock (enhanced shear strength) technologies; but Bentofix® BFG 5000 was specified for the recreational facility area for its complete impregnation of bentonite in the nonwoven geotextile, its self-sealing overlaps to ensure a continuous barrier and its independent BBA Certification for waterproofing and methane/ radon barrier performance under confining pressure. For 16.5 hectares, Bentofix® X2 NSP 4900, was used as the low permeability capping system. Bentofix® X, which has a special polymeric coating installed facing up, was specifically chosen for this application due its heightened performance against desiccation (which enables a hydrated, restoration soil depth of 450mm), its protection against ion exchange, its root barrier performance and its higher gas barrier characteristics. An additional benefit of the polymeric coating is that it is extruded onto the GCL, so there is no risk of the critical polymer layer delaminating (Some products use glues instead of extrusion). This was an important advantage for the Grimsby site. It offered extra assurance for the environmental protection plan. Selecting different types of GCLs for specific roles within a design, rather than simply selecting a single barrier, may seem costly because each product is used in a lower volume; but, it isn’t really. Specifying based on unique needs at particular project zones ultimately makes for a more precise, cost-efficient project up front and in the long term, as each material performs exactly to the barrier needs where it has been installed. This takes place of other measures that may be needed to make a less-specific barrier system work where it is not ideal. Also, NAUE’s strength in logistics and client communication yielded savings, as the rolls of Bentofix® were delivered to the site on time, per the main contractor Bay Construct’s delivery specifications. The project works were able to unfold as planned and site costs were controlled. This made all parties involved in the construction and installation phase happy. Further adding value to the project, NAUE provided quality assurance support, installation details, tie-in details, and subgrade cover soil compatibility testing. All materials were independently tested by a third-party laboratory in accordance with the requirements of the government regulator in England, the Environment Agency. The Bentofix® GCL capping work has been fully completed, and as this issue of NAUE News goes to press, the country park continues to take shape in Grimsby’s city centre.
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What really happens to the plastic you throw away - Emma Bryce
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-really-happens-to-the-plastic-you-throw-away-emma-bryce We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers. But what actually happens to the plastic if we just throw it away? Emma Bryce traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles, shedding light on the dangers these disposables present to our world. Lesson by Emma Bryce, animation by Sharon Colman.
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Habitat Management - How solar farms help support biodiversity
Big60Million solar farms don't just produce lots of clean energy. Our solar panels need less than 5% of the ground which means we can help support biodiversity by creating great habitats for wildlife. Our CEO Toddington Harper shares insight in this video of how we have created an environment that generates clean energy alongside helping a wide range of creatures have a sustainable place to live. Find out more at www.big60million.co.uk
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An example of how human trash (styrofoam) can cause harm to wildlife
Let's do our part to keep our environment clean (It was fortunate that the otter pup vomited out the styrofoam) © FastBlueSnail My videos are posted here for your enjoyment only. All rights are reserved. Please contact me if you are interested in using my videos for any reason. Thanks for the support and encouragement!
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Rising Up - A Labour of Love
After six weeks of successfully protecting Stapleton Allotments in the Avon & Frome Valley Conservation Area from destruction, at around 6pm on Sun 15 March the last of the tree protectors were brought down to applause, cheers and tears from emotional supporters. Rising Up activists and campaigners are now seriously concerned about the wellbeing of the land and wildlife no longer under their watchful eye. The 4 day complex and drawn out eviction demonstrated the persistence and ingenuity of the activists as well as their resolve to protect this land for as long as possible. It was also a display of the strength of their conviction that the destruction of the land and trees for the M32 MetroBus road is wholly unjustified and totally unnecessary. The eviction, although generally peaceful, was marred by some instances of aggression and assaults on activists, mainly by security. These have been logged and will be reported to the Council in an official complaint. Rising Up utterly condemn the mindless damage to the wildlife habitat during the eviction including bulldozers crashing through woodland copse and bramble, and scrub – all prime wildlife habitats, there has been no evidence of surveys or techniques, which would mitigate and lessen the impact on reptiles, bats and birds in this wildlife rich Conservation Area. Rising Up have submitted a statement to Bristol City Council Officials, including the Mayor, for the next Full Council meeting. The statement demands the immediate cessation of works at Stapleton allotments until a) the funding for the route is secured b) The planning and development conditions and full consents have been clarified as well met to ensure no breach of planning regulations c) There is clear evidence and assurance of that any works carried out will be done so under environmental management plans, adhering to legislation and planning control. Thus mitigating the impact on wildlife and their habitat, which so far there has been no evidence of. We would like to express our gratitude to the many people who have supported and taken part in this direct action, without whom this would not have been possible. We would like to reassure people that although we are no longer in occupation, we remain committed to our aims; to protect the land at Stapleton allotments, to stop the MetroBus road and to challenge the flawed decisions and processes that have allowed this development to take place. We will also continue to raise awareness of the important issues of food security, land, community and earth rights. This is not the end of this story by any means – just the next chapter, we will continue Rising Up…watch this space! For more information please visit www.risingup.org.uk Many thanks to Redorbital Photography for providing some of the images in this film: www.redorbital.co.uk
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Habitat Restoration Fundamentals
Monarch Butterfly Conservation Webinar Series. Presented by Eric Lee-Mader, Pollinator Conservation Program Co-Director, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. February 12, 2015. This webinar will examine the step-by-step procedures for designing, installing, and managing native plant communities specifically designed for monarch breeding. Among the topics to be explored are initial planning considerations, formulating seed mixes, site preparation and weed abatement, and long-term land management practices. Real world case studies will be provided, and successful approaches in multiple eco-regions will be described.
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Pete Haase, RE Sources 2015 Environmental Hero
Larry McCarter is recognized for his leadership in responding to our community’s needs for more progressive waste management. Nearly two decades ago, when Whatcom County was incinerating its waste and hauling it long distances to be landfilled, Larry founded Recycling and Disposal Services (RDS). One of only two privately owned waste facilities in the state, RDS has been a nimble and forward-thinking example of prioritizing values over profits. Remaining on the cutting edge of progressive waste management technologies, RDS provides cost-attractive options to increase recycling for businesses, residents, and municipalities. In 2013, RDS installed a Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) – facility, machinery, and staff that hand-sort municipal solid waste for recyclables. The MRF employs 10 people, saves thousands of tons of usable materials from landfills, and is the only one of its kind north of Seattle. RDS is also the only local facility that uses the tipping fees to sponsor an entire set of jobs geared at recovering recyclables from the mixed loads of garbage. Since RDS has opened, our community has saved over $60,000,000 in disposal fees, diverted over two years’ worth of garbage, recycled an average of 20,000 tons per year, and employed 25 locals. RDS continues to prioritize increasing recycling rates over profitability. Additionally, RDS has become a leader in stormwater management, developing an aggressive six-step response system to control its storm water discharges. Filters are checked after each rain, filtration vaults are monitored daily, and the bio-swale is maintained annually. For a business dealing with so many contaminants, they take their responsibility to prevent pollution of Bellingham Bay seriously.
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California's Water & Radioactive Waste - CHOICEPOINT
CHOICEPOINT - California's Water & Radioactive Waste https://youtu.be/nvhazAzcTYQ In 1989, a small group of Californians – including EON Co-Director Mary Beth Brangan - began a movement to stop a planned nuclear waste dump at Ward Valley in the Mojave Desert near the Colorado River. It would have endangered the water supply of Arizona, Southern California and Northern Mexico. Considered by many a hopeless cause, the movement grew to include scientists, environmentalists and the regions’ Native American tribes. After a ten-year battle, in 1999, a judge’s ruling brought an end to the planned dump. This film - produced in 1992 & re-mastered from an archival copy - tells the story of that successful movement’s beginning. CHOICEPOINT - California's Water & Radioactive Waste https://youtu.be/nvhazAzcTYQ
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Role of GIS in Environmental Management
This Lecture talks about Role of GIS in Environmental Management
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GIS For Conservation Exercise 6
Learn how to use a geographic information system (GIS) specific to conservation in Fiji with Glenn Aguilar. Visit www.unitec.ac.nz/GISforConservation/
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A Look at Land-Use Planning in the 1990s
Presented on October 19, 1990 Tom Throop, LCDC Commissioner and Deschutes County Commissioner "Twenty years ago, rapid growth posed a threat to Oregon's environment and way of life. Then-Governor Tom McCall declared, ""unlimited and unregulated growth leads inexorably to a lowered quality of life”. The Oregon legislature responded by creating the most extensive statewide program for land-use planning in the country. The aims were ambitious: To develop a mosaic of land-use plans that would protect farmland, forestland, and natural resources, lower the cost of urban services, promote affordable housing, and zone enough land to meet industrial and commercial development needs. Oregon's statewide planning program has won four national awards, and several states have adopted similar planning models. Oregon has now entered another decade of growth. Tom Throop maintains that while the state has the basic planning tools to manage and direct growth, some of the tools are either untested or incomplete. Throop serves on the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC), the panel that oversees Oregon's statewide land-use planning program. He will critique Oregon's land-use planning program and chart its course for the future. And he will spotlight the rapidly growing Bend area, a favorite recreation destination for many Oregonians. Throop served as a central Oregon state representative for eight years. In 1987 he stepped on to the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners, and now serves as the board chair. Last year Throop was appointed to the LCDC panel. "
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Natura 2000 - Focus on Great Crested Newts
Great Crested Newts are the largest and rarest of the newts found in Britain. So rare that they have been designated as a European protected species. In Wales, 5 sites have been designated as Special Areas of Conservation as part of the Natura 2000 network to safeguard the habitats of these mini-dragons and work is taking place on these sites to manage the habitat and protect the species. The LIFE Natura 2000 programme has produced costed action plans for every great crested newt Natura 2000 site in Wales, planning for the future and helping to obtain vital funds for these amazing amphibians. to find out more about the LIFE Natura 2000 programme please go to wwww.naturalresources.wales/LIFEN2K
Palermo Galindo - UW-Stevens Point Soil and Waste Resource major
Find ways to improve the crops that feed the world. Develop better land-use plans for rural and urban areas. Enhance forests and inland waters critical to all. Manage our natural and man-made resources with efficiency. If these issues interest you, discover the Soil and Waste Resources discipline at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to start building your career. Learn more about options within our soil and waste resources major at http://bit.ly/UWSPcnrSoilandWasteResources.
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Guadalupe Dump Pigs
Took some video of these somewhat wild pigs at the San Jose dump.
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Ship breaking
Ship breaking or ship demolition is a type of ship disposal involving the breaking up of ships for either a source of parts, which can be sold for re-use, or for the extraction of raw materials, chiefly scrap. It may also be known as ship dismantling, ship cracking, ship recycling, or ship disposal. Modern ships have a lifespan of a 25–30 years before corrosion, metal fatigue and a lack of parts render it uneconomical to run. Ship breaking allows the materials from the ship, especially steel, to be recycled and made into new products. This lowers the demand for mined iron ore and reduces energy use in the steel-making process. Equipment on board the vessel can also be reused. While ship breaking is, in theory, sustainable, there are concerns about the use of poorer countries without stringent environmental legislation. It is also considered one of the world's most dangerous industries and very labour-intensive. In 2012, roughly 1,250 ocean ships were broken down, and their average age is 26 years. In 2013, Asia made up 92% of the tonnage of vessels demolished, out of a world total of 29,052,000 tonnes. India, Bangladesh, China and Pakistan have the highest market share and are global centres of ship breaking, with Alang being the largest 'ships graveyard' in the world. The largest sources of ships are states of China, Greece and Germany respectively, although there is a greater variation in the source of carriers versus their disposal. The ship breaking yards of the Indian subcontinent employ 100,000 workers as well as providing a large amount of indirect jobs. Water-craft produce 10% of India's steel needs. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Michelle Scarpace - UW-Stevens Point Soil and Waste Resources major
Find ways to improve the crops that feed the world. Develop better land-use plans for rural and urban areas. Enhance forests and inland waters critical to all. Manage our natural and man-made resources with efficiency. If these issues interest you, discover the Soil and Waste Resources discipline at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to start building your career. Learn more about options within our soil and waste resources major at http://bit.ly/UWSPcnrSoilandWasteResources.
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Climate change: What King County is doing
King County Executive Dow Constantine describes how climate change may affect us in King County and what King County government is doing both to reduce its carbon footprint and to prepare for anticipated changes.
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20 acres Ratermann Road, Silex, MO 63379
A wooded wonderland! 20 acres located west of Silex mostly wooded. A hunters delight...deer & turkey galore. County road frontage & a great building spot nestled on the hill overlooking lead creek. Trails wind thru the property making this a perfect recreational piece. Restrictions to include: Only 1 houshold per 20 acres, no junk, no landfills, no singlewides, doublewide on permanent/concrete foundation is allowed. Survey to govern exact acreage amount price to be adjusted +/- at $5250 per surveyed acre.
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7. Multi-stakeholder Engagements
MIT ESD.S43 Green Supply Chain Management, Spring 2014 View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/ESD-S43S14 Instructor: Alexis Bateman Students learned different aspects on the multi-stakeholder engagements from discussion of a case study on the palm oil supply chain, "Golden Agri Resources and Sustainability Case Study." License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
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top 10 drones
top 10 drones.Check out at :http://amzn.to/1RzrG6n Purchase drones under 200$ from http://yummyoffers.in/drones-with-camera/ Drones or UAVs typically fall into one of six functional categories (although multi-role airframe platforms are becoming more prevalent): Target and decoy – providing ground and aerial gunnery a target that simulates an enemy aircraft or missile Reconnaissance – providing battlefield intelligence Research and development – used to further develop UAV technologies to be integrated into field-deployed UAV aircraft Drones can also be categorised in terms of range/altitude and the following has been advanced as relevant at such industry events as ParcAberporth Unmanned Systems forum: Hand-held 2,000 ft (600 m) altitude, about 2 km range Close 5,000 ft (1,500 m) altitude, up to 10 km range NATO type 10,000 ft (3,000 m) altitude, up to 50 km range Tactical 18,000 ft (5,500 m) altitude, about 160 km range MALE (medium altitude, long endurance) up to 30,000 ft (9,000 m) and range over 200 km HALE (high altitude, long endurance) over 30,000 ft (9,100 m) and indefinite range HYPERSONIC high-speed, supersonic (Mach 1–5) or hypersonic (Mach 5+) 50,000 ft (15,200 m) or suborbital altitude, range over 200 km ORBITAL low earth orbit (Mach 25+) CIS Lunar Earth-Moon transfer CACGS Computer Assisted Carrier Guidance System for UAVs Top 10 drones: U.S. UAV demonstrators in 2005 The U.S. Military UAV tier system is used by military planners to designate the various individual aircraft elements in an overall usage plan. The tiers do not refer to specific models of aircraft, but rather roles. Uses In 2013, the DHL parcel service tested a "microdrones md4-1000" for delivery of medicine. Interspect UAS B 3.1 octocopter for commercial aerial cartographic purposes and 3D mapping Civil Drone FOX-C8-HD AltiGator IAI Heron, an unmanned aerial vehicle developed by the Malat (UAV) division of Israel Aerospace Industries A Hydra Technologies Ehécatl taking-off for a surveillance mission Beyond the military applications of UAVs with which "drones" became most associated, numerous civil aviation uses have been developed, including aerial surveying of crops,[38] acrobatic aerial footage in filmmaking,[38] search and rescue operations,[38] inspecting power lines and pipelines,[39] counting wildlife,[39] delivering medical supplies to remote or otherwise inaccessible regions,[40] with some manufacturers rebranding the technology as "unmanned aerial systems" (UASs) in preference over the military-connotative term "drones".[38] Further uses of top 10 drones include reconnaissance operations,[41] [42] cooperative environment monitoring, [43] border patrol missions,convoy protection, forest fire detection, surveillance,[41] [46] coordinating humanitarian aid,[47] plume tracking,[48] search & rescue missions,[41] detection of illegal hunting,[49] land surveying,[50] fire and large-accident investigation,[50] landslide measurement,[50] illegal landfill detection,[50] and crowd monitoring. UAVs have been used by military forces, civilian government agencies, businesses, and private individuals. In the United States, for example, government agencies use UAVs such as the RQ-9 Reaper to patrol the nation's borders, scout property, and locate fugitives.[51] One of the first authorized for domestic use was the ShadowHawk UAV in service in Montgomery County, Texas, and is being used by their SWAT and emergency management offices.[52] Top 10 drones:Private citizens and media organizations use UAVs for surveillance, recreation, news-gathering, or personal land assessment. Occupy Wall Street journalist Tim Pool uses what he calls an "occucopter" for live feed coverage of Occupy movement events.[53] The "occucopter" (one of the top 10)is an inexpensive radio-controlled quadcopter with cameras attached and controllable by Android devices or iOS. In February 2012, an animal rights group used a MikroKopter hexacopter to film hunters shooting pigeons in South Carolina. The hunters then shot the UAV down.[54] UAVs or top drones also have been shown to have many other civilian uses, such as in agriculture, movies, and the construction industry.[55] In 2014, a drone was used in search and rescue operations to successfully located an elderly gentleman with dementia who went missing for 3 days.[56] In March 2015, the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas banned drones, citing Wi-Fi bandwidth congestion and safety concerns. Purchase drones under 200$ from http://yummyoffers.in/drones-with-camera/
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West Creek Urban Wetlands Project
The evolution of the Greathouse Wetlands in the West Creek Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks began in 1998 when 72 percent of Parma voters supported Issue 69, preserving 160 acres of the West Creek valley as natural public parkland. In 2001, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), the City of Parma, HB Engineering, and the West Creek Conservancy formed a collaborative partnership under the enthusiastic leadership of Assistant Professor Terry Greathouse from the Biology Department of Tri-C’s Western Campus. Supported by a host of community organizations and public officials, Professor Greathouse and the partnership members set to work identifying the problems presented by the landfills and formulating a plan to create a natural shallow-water wetland, the West Creek Urban Wetland Project.
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DEC investigating A.D. Call & Sons after raw sewage dumping complaints from environmentalist
STAFFORD DEC investigating A.D. Call & Sons after raw sewage dumping complaints from environmentalist According to Lt. Josh Verhague of the DEC Division of Law Enforcement, the DEC is involved in an ongoing investigation at A.D Call & Sons located at 6380 Main road in the Town of Stafford. Verhague and Conservation Officer Richard Rauscher are conducting the investigation and hope to have it completed in a few weeks. The results of the investigation will be released at that time. According to environmentalist John Volpe, only two inspections have ever been completed at the Main road facility. Through a foil request, information was obtained by Volpe showing that an inspection was completed on May 8, 2014. A.D. Call & Sons was informed that tanks at their facility had to be removed because inspector John Thompson with the DEC stated, "The tanks were rusted with visible holes and at least one tank had a chunk of steel missing just above the ground surface." On July 25, 2014 facility staff confirmed the removal of the the tanks through a telephone conversation. Volpe and his partner Chris Krtanik of East Bethany appeared before a packed house at last nights Stafford Town Board meeting. Volpe and Krtanik say over the last 30 years about 12 million gallons of raw sewage has been dumped on 65 acres of land owned by A.D. Call. According to the Town of Stafford that number is 8 million gallons over 30 years. A 4 million gallon difference. That discrepancy has the DEC taking action. The Town of Stafford allows 25,000 gallons per acre/ per year. Companies who deal with septic sewage are self monitored. Volpe and Krtanik believe human waste is being trucked in from other places. The Town of Stafford population is about 2,500 people according to Town Supervisor Robert Clement. Clement says A.D Call and Sons has a permit to dump the untreated sewage collected from septic systems. He says they are in compliance with the town's permits and are not doing anything wrong. Gerald Call says his company is not doing anything illegal. "We are a business why are people trying to tear us down." Call says, "We are under the amount allowed per year. No one has ever gotten sick from this. We spread it legally and cover it daily." According to the Town of Stafford the permits for A.D. Call & Sons are effective through August 1, 2015. Volpe requested a public informational meeting be held at the July 2015 Town Board meeting so a speaker from Cornell University can come in and talk more about the topic. The Town agreed to conduct a public informational meeting.
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Philip Warburg: "Harness the Sun" | Talks at Google
Philip Warburg visited Google's office in Cambridge, MA to discuss his book "Harness the Sun". In the book, he explores the U.S.'s solar revolution in depth. Beginning with his solar-powered home in New England, he introduces readers to the pioneers who are spearheading our move toward a clean energy economy. He introduces the CEOs who are propelling solar power to prominence and the workers who scale our rooftops installing panels. We encounter the engineers who are building giant utility-scale projects in prime solar states like Nevada, Arizona, and California, and the biologists who make sure wildlife is protected at those sites. Philip Warburg is the author of "Harvest the Wind: America’s Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability". He was president of the Conservation Law Foundation, New England's leading environmental advocacy group, from 2003 to 2009. Previously, he directed the Israel Union for Environmental Defense in Tel Aviv and was an attorney at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC.
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Iowa Outdoors (#203)
On the next episode of Iowa Outdoors we explore newly re-opened Maquoketa Caves State Park, kiteboard Rathbun Lake, paddle the environmental expedition PROJECT AWARE, and examine the macro photography of Cindy Skeie.
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Trader Joe's Trashes Recyclable 3 gallon Flower Pots. Got Cut Flowers? JOIN the Pot Rescue Team!
Recently, I watched the documentary Dive by Jeremy Seifert http://www.divethefilm.com. It is an eye-opening documentary which shows how much of earth resources are being wasted by the USA food industry. This is a must watch documentary for every one who is relying on their food supply from grocery stores. This documentary will teach, inspire and entertain. It was produced in 2010, so I decided to go to the back of Trader Joe's and see if after 4 years there was any change in policy and/or actions. Even though some have claimed that Trader Joe's made changes and/or donates a lot food, I did not notice that Trader Joe's is moving towards an Eco-Respectful and sustainable business model. ♦ WHAT I FOUND... in alley behind back of the Trader Joe's: - They seem to only recycle cardboard. - A lot of recyclables (plastic wrappers, bags, packages, waxed boxes, bottles, cans) in the trash. - No composting bins. - Packaged foods (some bad, but many still good) in the trash. - A lot of cut flowers and recyclable 3 gallon flower pots (plastic #2, #5) in the trash. ♦ PROBLEM 1: PREPACKAGED FOODS - The way Trader Joe's sells fruits and vegetables (most packaged in plastic bags/containers/wrappers) creates a lot of toxic plastic pollution and unnecessary food waste, since if one fruit (apple, orange...) in a bag gets bad, they throw away the ENTIRE bag of fruits or vegetables!!! For many, this is another reason to avoid buying prepackaged fruits and vegetable. ♦ PROBLEM 2: NON-REALITY BASED DEPICTION OF REAL FOOD - Trader Joe's also does not have a food scale at the store, which means that all the fruits and vegetables that they sell need to be nearly the same weight/size, which creates waste of produce even before they enter the store, since too small and too big are discarded. Watch this TED talk to learn more about food waste by Tristram Stuart: The Global Food Waste Scandal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWC_zDdF74s Please note: I do not advocate eating animals (whole or parts) or animal secretions. ♦ SOME SOLUTIONS: A.) Sell items for a reduced price when they reach their expiration date. For instance, some stores sell ripe bananas for a discount - even though many people are unaware that brown spotted bananas mean they are ripe! I have noticed that the Trader Joe's in my city does not apply this practice. So, basically, unless the fruits or vegetables ALL look perfect (in their perception) they are thrown in the trash! B.) Composting bins C.) Increase recycling by increasing: awareness, equipment (containers, crushers...) and actions D.) An aware/educated public asking and demanding company policy and action be improved - YES, you/we do have a voice in this matter and YOU can influence! Pass on this article, share the videos, talk to and ask managers and employees. E.) Boycott (avoid) and BuyCott (support) companies that are aligned with your: ethics, values and vision for a world that support our home planet and all animals. GOT FUNNY FRUIT STORY? Here is a small funny story about a friend! My friend came the USA from the USSR (Estonia to be exact), many years ago, and when she first was shopping in a regular USA grocery store, she was looking to buy apples and and saw that the apples were so similar in size and color, shiny and perfect as she thought it was just a plastic display like is common in many Asian restaurants. So she actually went to ask the produce manager where she could buy the real apples!!!LOL GOT CUT FLOWERS? JOIN the Pot Rescue Team! Trader Joe's Trashing Perfect 3 Gallon Flowers Pots! I recorded this short video where I speak about why I do not buy or request other people buy me flowers, and I show what Trader Joe's trashes. So far over in just a few trips I have rescued about 60 (3 gallon) perfectly good plastic flower buckets, which I will be using to grow my own food, since I do not want to rely on a destructive and wasteful food system. Also, many people do not look beyond the pretty flower pedal colors to see the really UGLY side and tragedy. While flowers can represent beauty - cut flowers are: - Not required: they are a want and not a need. - Toxic pesticides are used: polluting our water, air, soil. - Laborers and wildlife exposed to toxins. - Labor intensive. - Plastic wrapping and buckets/pots non-compostable and rarely recycled. - Reusable and recyclable buckets/pots thrown away. MY FULL ARTICLE WITH IMAGES: Trader Joe's, 4 years after the Dive documentary http://ecopeaceful.com/blog/environment/item/62-trader-joes-4-years-after-the-dive-documentary EcoPeaceful ♦ Articles, Recipes & Products http://EcoPeaceful.com ♦ Newsletter http://EcoPeaceful.com/subscribe ♦ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/EcoPeaceful/videos ♦ Instagram EcoPeaceful http://instagram.com/ecopeaceful ♦ Facebook EcoPeaceful https://facebook.com/EcoPeaceful ♦ Facebook Lena Mumma https://www.facebook.com/LenaMumma ♦ Twitter https://twitter.com/EcoPeaceful
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Cronkite News 3/11/15
On this episode of Cronkite News, we recap stories that focus on sustainability throughout Arizona.
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USF College of Marine Science Student-Alumni Career Panel and Social - Part I
Moderated by- Merrie Beth Neely, Ph.D., 08‘ and Bruce Barber, Ph.D., ‘84 Description- The panel is convened in collaboration between the USF Marine Science Society and the College of Marine Science in an effort to expose current students to the career diversity their future degree opens for them, highlight marketable skills, and foster mentoring through CMS alumni introductions. Using a moderated panel discussion format, current CMS students will engage with successful, diverse CMS alumni in careers outside Academia. Panel include individuals in informal and formal education, policy and government and management. Bill Arnold, Ph.D., ’06, Branch Chief, NOAA Southeast Regional Office Libby Carnahan, ’05, UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant Agent, Florida Sea Grant Jenna Cummings, ’06, Director of Marine Studies, Canterbury School of Florida Molly McLaughlin, ’00, Laboratory Manager, United States Geological Survey Andy Squires, ‘84, Coastal and Freshwater Resources Section Manager, Pinellas County
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Energy Cultures in the Age of the Anthropocene: Charles Mann
Charles Mann, journalist author of bestsellers 1491 and 1493, the former of which won the U.S. National Academic of Sciences Keck Award in 2006 for best book of the year. A correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, Science, and Wired, Mann covers issues relating to the intersection of science, technology, and commerce. He is now working on a book about energy and had a cover story in the May 2013 issue of The Atlantic, “What If We Never Run Out of Oil?” Introduction by Tyler Priest, History and Geographical & Sustainability Sciences, University of Iowa Moderator – Tyler Priest, History and Geographical & Sustainability Sciences, University of Iowa Recorded on March 6, 2014
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The White House 2015 Environmental Student and Teacher Awards
The White House and EPA host the 2015 Environmental Student and Teacher Awards to honor outstanding achievements in environmental education. July 17, 2015.
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Daniel Urban Kiley Lecture: João Nunes
10/14/2015 João Nunes is full Professor at the Architecture Academy of Mendrisio, and serves as Director of the Milan branch of the Master in Landscape Architecture program at the the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona. In 2013 he was the first recipient of the Adalberto Libera Excellence Chair for Architecture [Trento University -Italy]. He is the founder and CEO of the Landscape Architecture Studio PROAP, which aims to work and research landscape through a multidisciplinary team and approach. PROAP is a Landscape Architecture Studio, based in Lisbon, with agencies in Italy, Angola and local partners in China and Brazil. The work of the Studio ranges from landscape projects and studies, urban design, strategic landscape planning. PROAP became internationally known during the Lisbon Expo in 1998 for the Tejo Park and, since then, has realized projects in Portugal (Ribeira das Naus, Mondego Park, Cava do Viriato), Belgium (Antwerp Waterfront), Switzerland (Promenade des Crétes, PAV Etoile), Lebanon (Khan Antoun Bey Souk), Italy and Luxembourg.
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College Overview: Engineering
An overview of the undergraduate majors in the College of Engineering at Ohio State
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"Our Missouri Waters," by Steve Krabbe
kcdigitalvideo September, 23, 2014 Big Muddy Speakers Series (Kansas City), hosted by Healthy Rivers Partnership. Documented by Kansas City Digital Video (www.kcdv.tv) Steve Krabbe, the Watershed Coordinator for the Kansas City Regional Office, will talk about the Our Missouri Waters model, how it fits with the mission and organization of MDNR, the success of the pilot phase, and how it will begin in the Kansas City Region. Steve Krabbe is a seven-year veteran of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Kansas City Regional Office; recently appointed as the Watershed Coordinator for the region, he has experience volunteering for several environmental organizations, teaching Environmental Science at local universities, and assisting communities and facilities achieve compliance with environmental regulations. Videography by Kansas City Digital Video. Michael Morgan Index of the Big Muddy Speakers Series: http://www.kcdv.tv/big-muddy-speakers-series For upcoming presentations visit: http://bigmuddyspeakers.org
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Julie ALBERT 11/19/14  North Atlantic Right Whales
Right whales are the most endangered of the great whales, with the North Atlantic population teetering around 500 individuals. Entanglements in commercial fishing gear and collisions with vessels are the number one killers of right whales. With only about 20 born to the population each year off the coasts of Georgia and Florida, it is imperative to reduce human impacts if this species is to survive. In this presentation you will learn why the North Atlantic right whale population is so small and how important shoreline users are in protecting them in their only known calving ground. Join us to learn about right whale history, biology, reproduction, feeding habits, migration, and how you can help ensure that mothers and their newborn calves return safely to their northeast U.S. feeding and breeding ground in the summer.
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Sonoma County Water Agency - Carbon Free
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Sustainable design
Sustainable design is the philosophy of designing physical objects, the built environment, and services to comply with the principles of social, economic, and ecological sustainability. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Montrose, Angus
Montrose is a coastal resort town and former royal burgh in Angus, Scotland. It is situated 38 miles north of Dundee between the mouths of the North and South Esk rivers. It is the northernmost coastal town in Angus and developed at a natural harbour that traded in skins, hides and cured salmon in medieval times. With a population of approximately 12,000, the town functions as a port, but the major employer is GlaxoSmithKline, which was saved from closure in 2006. The skyline of Montrose is dominated by the 220-foot steeple, designed by James Gillespie Graham and built between 1832 and 1834. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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