Students benefit from new wetlands research opportunities
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We’re proud to support the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and its commitment to clean water. As one of our Water Resources Fund recipients, UNC-G constructed two wetlands on its campus. These wetlands are improving local water quality while providing opportunities for research and education of tomorrow’s leading water conservationists.
In 1977, during the heyday of the emerging “alternative energy” movement, I attended a solar greenhouse conference where I remember one of our little tribe’s pioneers opined about how much less exciting the solar “revolution” was going to be when it finally went mainstream. “I know what’s going to happen,” architect Steve Baer of Zomeworks pronounced – “solar collectors are going to be advertised in Sears newspaper inserts! I’m going to hate it but I’ll know we have arrived.”
September 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. The company’s mineral resources are the building blocks of infrastructure and critical elements of progress for the modern world. Freeport-McMoRan believes responsible management and strong partnerships create value and contribute to sustainable development.
Most people would agree that forests are a vital part of a healthy planet: around 1.6 billion people directly depend on forests for their livelihoods, and forest trees help provide us with healthy soils, clean water and even breathable air. The role of fungi is less well known. Yet without fungi, forests would not exist.
We operate the Cedar Bayou EcoCenter on Galveston Bay in Texas to increase public awareness of the needs of the ecosystem, offer wetland education and develop solutions for coastal issues and restoration.
Corporate conservation non-profit now lists three of the top automakers in the world as members
August 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) announces FCA US LLC as its newest member, joining General Motors, Toyota and 80 other national and international companies who are committed to managing their lands to support sustainable ecosystems and the communities that surround them.
GM is committed to using its lands to increase and promote native biodiversity – and it encourages other companies to do it, too. Presenting at the Electric Power Research Institute Conference, Sue Kelsey, GM’s global biodiversity program manager, shared benefits of making commitments related to sustainable growth. Below is an illustration of her comments, drawn by Nitya Waklhu of Drawbridge Innovations LLC, which explored how pollinators help GM reduce its environmental footprint and maximize community impact.
Monsanto Vice President Ty Vaughn discusses agriculture's impact on conserving monarch butterfly populations.
I grew up working on my grandparent’s dairy farm in Ohio. My father grew up on that farm and tells stories of his father paying him to pull milkweed out of their fields. It was a weed that threatened their crops. When I first started talking to him four years ago about the importance of reestablishing habitat, including milkweed, on agricultural lands, he thought I was crazy. Now he’s rethinking his position.