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USF Patel College of Global Sustainability Celebrates World Tourism Day On Anna Maria Island 27.9.2015 Green on
About 30 students, staff, and faculty traveled to Anna Maria Island to celebrate World Tourism Day. The theme this year is a 1 Billion Tourists, 1 Billion Opportunities. The day began with an introduction to World Tourism Day that included the following message from the UNTWO "Every time we travel, for whatever reason, we are part of a global movement; a movement that has the power to drive inclusive development, create jobs and build the sustainable societies we want for our future; a movement that builds mutual understanding and can help us safeguard our shared natural and cultural heritage." Anna Maria Island, and more specifically the Pine Avenue Restoration Project was selected for the celebration because of the opportunity it provided to visit and experience a number of the billion opportunities that is making the island more sustainable, preserving the culture, and giving a boost to their economy. Some of the major activities of the days celebration included a tour of the permeable walkway, Edible ...
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Pope’s simplicity inspires Lidia Bastianich’s meals for him 27.9.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories

Feeding the leader of the world’s more than 1 billion Roman Catholics is a daunting task, but the celebrity chef said she felt the dishes she offered Francis during his 40 hours in Manhattan pulled off the feat of being straightforward, sophisticated, even spiritual.
U.S., China Unveil Plan To Curb Greenhouse Gases 25.9.2015 NPR News
The proposal includes a nationwide cap-and-trade system beginning in 2017. China and the United States are the No. 1 and No. 2 emitters of heat-trapping carbon pollution.
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One man's idea fed a food desert 25.9.2015 CNN: Top Stories
An hour east of Raleigh, North Carolina, lies the predominantly African-American community of Conetoe -- population 300. The town is surrounded by farmland, but the nearest grocery store is 10 miles away, making it one of the country's many "food deserts," where fresh, nutritious food is not readily available.
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With Royal Flushes and 'pope-up' beer gardens, a city transforms 25.9.2015 News
Michael Puggi, a native son of Ninth and McKean in South Philly, took a trip late Monday to the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. The area was primped for Pope Francis, who will celebrate a private Mass on Saturday morning at the cathedral while Puggi slings some papal T-shirts at Broad and Walnut.
Nobody likes fruit flies: Here are some fun ways to kill them 24.9.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories

Fruit flies can be a real problem in the kitchen. The good news is, there are several simple solutions to trapping them.
Dayplanner Wednesday 23.9.2015 Durango Herald
Meetings and EventsKiwanis of the Narrow Gauge meeting, 6:45-7:30 a.m., Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave., 375-0079.The Colorado State Patrol open house, free car-seat checks available, 8:30-11:30 a.m., 20591 U.S. Highway 160 West, Business Connections, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Pine...
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Tomato garden tax break? Backers say it would pay off in better health 23.9.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Los Angeles County officials want to give tax breaks to property owners who turn vacant lots into community gardens, a bid to reduce urban blight and give more people access to fresh produce.
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Growing the New in the Cracks of the Old in Detroit 20.9.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Some people speak of the ways in which people in Detroit have been taking back their city as creating the new in the shell of the old. I had no idea just how accurate this image was until I began to speak with people involved in the urban farming movement. Quite literally, people have been growing food in abandoned buildings, vacant lots, torn down structures and other cracks in the system. I learned, for example, that the shell of abandoned buildings is good for keeping raised plant beds warm. I learned of students - thousands of them - about community, health, care and cooperation in their schools through working in school gardens. I learned of weekly fresh produce recipe swaps amongst dozens of seniors and regular neighborhood community potlucks. I learned that one can buy carrots, tomatoes, and other fruits and vegetables outside gas station stores - organized by teens. Detroit is building the new in the cracks of the old. If one opens an internet search engine and puts in, "Detroit urban farms", the ...
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New EPRI-NRDC Report Finds Widespread Adoption of Electric Transportation Could Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Improve Air Quality 17.9.2015 NRDC: News/Media Center Feed
PALO ALTO, Calif. – Sept. 17, 2015 – The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) released today an analysis that finds widespread adoption of electric transportation, including electrification in the off-road sector, could lead to substantial reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and could improve air ...
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#FightForDyett: What Would You Sacrifice for a Fully Supported, Fully Public School? 17.9.2015 Politics on
The hunger strike by 12 parents and community activists in Chicago fighting for an open enrollment, fully public, high school in the Bronzeville neighborhood will soon pass the one month mark. On September 3rd, Chicago Public Schools announced a "compromise" that would have Dyett re-open as an open enrollment school but with an arts-based focus instead of the as the Global Leadership and Green Technology school that was submitted by the Coalition to Save Dyett. That school proposal, developed over the course of years with assistance from the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Chicago Teachers Union, the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, Teachers for Social Justice, Black Metropolis Convention & Tourism Council, Blacks in Green, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and the Annenberg Institute, was submitted earlier in the year when CPS solicited proposals to re-open the Dyett campus. The announcement of an arts-based school was done suddenly and with no discussion with community members who have been ...
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Mental health program pilots a therapeutic vegetable garden 16.9.2015 MinnPost
For years, there was an apartment building across the street from Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC), a nearly 50-year-old University of Minnesota-run clinic based in Minneapolis’ Phillips neighborhood. About a year ago, the university bought the apartment building and tore it down, planning to one day turn the space into a clinic parking lot. But the lot didn’t appear overnight, and Melissa Flores Fioravanti, program manager for CUHCC’s Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS), started to imagine the space that remained as more than a place to put cars. There was possibility in that empty lot, Fioravanti figured: If grass and weeds could grow there, why couldn’t vegetables? And, because she is a mental health professional, the vegetable garden Fioravanti envisioned wouldn’t just be a place for growing produce — it could also be a place for patents enrolled in the ARMHS program to experience the therapeutic benefits of rolling up their sleeves and digging in the dirt. “I knew that ...
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Tower gardens can extend Routt County growing season through winter 13.9.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The early morning temperatures in the upper 30s last week didn’t scare green thumb Tera Johnson-Schwartz, who operates a year-round garden from the comfort of her townhouse dining room. Johnson-Schwartz’s indoor tower garden is able to escape the elements and produce leafy greens, herbs and other veggies in winter and summer alike, using an aeroponic watering system, electric lights and plenty of nutrients to keep plants thriving. “It grows like crazy,” said Johnson-Schwartz, who learned about tower gardens after trying to brainstorm a vertical gardening structure that might work well in her Steamboat Springs townhome. “In my head I tried to think of a name of what I was looking for, 'A garden that's like a tower? A tower garden.' I Googled it and saw it online,” Johnson-Schwartz said. Intrigued, Johnson-Schwartz kept the idea on the back burner, but held off purchasing a starter tower, which can range in price from $500 to $1,000 depending on which extra features are included. After seeing the setup in ...
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Garden Harvest Photo Contest winners 2015 11.9.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
The creators of these five delicious images win gift cards to Molbak’s Garden + Home.
Steamboat briefs: Integrated Community set to host World Fiesta 11.9.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Integrated Community will host a World Fiesta event from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Attendees will enjoy an evening of world music, cultural cuisine, drinks and dancing. Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $10, and each ticket enters its bearer in the grand prize drawing for a Denver sports trip for two, including a downtown Denver hotel for two nights, two Avalanche tickets, two Denver Nuggets tickets and a $200 certificate for dinner. Tickets are available at 443 Oak St. In addition, the event will include local artisan crafts for sale and a bouncy house and face painting for kids. Birthday party for people born in 1950 set for Sunday A birthday party celebrating those who were born in 1950 and turning 65 years old this year will be held at 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 13, at Barry and Deb Smith’s barn on Twentymile Road, two miles west of the James Brown Bridge and next to the Yampa River. Cost is $10, and attendees are asked to bring a dish to ...
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Violations empty out studios, and artists mourn 11.9.2015 News
Moving trucks were triple-parked outside 915 Spring Garden St. in the rain Thursday morning as artists - some of whom had kept studios in the old Reading Railroad building for 30 years - wrapped sculptures, boxed paintings, and wrangled with file cabinets.
Dayplanner Friday 11.9.2015 Durango Herald
Meetings and EventsCommunity Health Action Coalition meeting, 8-9:30 a.m. Sunlight Room, Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave., 799-0218.Sunrise yoga adult classes, 8:15-9:15 a.m., Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County, 2750 Main Ave. (next to the Durango Community Recreation Center), $5, props provided,...
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Agriburbia: Will farms replace golf courses as the housing amenity of choice? 10.9.2015 TreeHugger
If we're going to build out in the countryside, why not use our housing developments to preserve farmland?
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Local Briefs 10.9.2015 Durango Herald
Tickets available for garden tourThe Boulevard Fall Gardens Tour, a walking tour of 10 historic gardens put on by the nonprofit organization Boulevard Neighborhood Association, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on East Third Avenue. Tickets will not be sold at the Welcome Center as previously reported, but can be...
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The Next Solar (r)Evolution 9.9.2015 Green on
SMPA Community Solar Farm, Paradox Valley, Colorado. Credit: Clean Energy Collective . Rooftop solar is growing quickly. In the U.S., 1.2GW of residential solar was installed in 2014 and installs in Q1 of 2015 increased 76 percent over the same quarter in the prior year. In fact, so far this year, residential solar has added more capacity than the natural gas industry has. But, the growth potential in residential solar has a natural cap: according to the US Department of Energy, about 50 percent of all rooftops can't use solar panels. Some are too shady, others are pitched at too acute an angle or house equipment that hampers installation. Many families don't own their home or live in multi-unit buildings and don't have the right to install panels on the rooftop. Still others can't afford it or are unable to secure financing. Taken together, some industry experts estimate that fewer than 20 percent of all households can add solar to their roofs. This is a significant obstacle to the continued development ...
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