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Keep America Beautiful: 5 Tips for a Sustainable Labor Day

No matter how you're celebrating Labor Day weekend, use these tips from Keep America Beautiful to have a sustainable holiday.
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Believe it or not, Labor Day is around the corner. It’s the unofficial end of the summer and a great time to kick off some new eco-friendly routines. Check out our favorite tips for enjoying the long holiday weekend with the environment in mind.

She Explores the Outdoors

By Laura Pearson
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During a year of hiking, camping and driving cross-country, Gale Straub started a website to tell the stories of other everyday women finding inspiration in nature. Now, she’s published a book that will have you planning your next outdoor adventure ASAP.

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During a year of hiking, camping and driving cross-country, Gale Straub started a website to tell the stories of other everyday women finding inspiration in nature. Now, she’s published a book that will have you planning your next outdoor adventure ASAP.

Duke Energy Awards $1.1 Million in Water Resources Fund Grants to Improve Local Water Quality

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  • 27 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina to benefit from supported projects
  • Investment is part of $10 million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment
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  • 27 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina to benefit from supported projects
  • Investment is part of $10 million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment

Out On the Trail: 50 Years of Volunteerism

By Bob Fuller, 2017 President's Volunteer Service Award recipient
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I’ve spent some of the best days of my life out on a hiking trail, clearing brush, field checking maps and leading crews that rehabilitate trails and build new ones.  You might see me carrying a clipboard and counting deer droppings, cutting brush with loppers or clearing blown down trees with a chain saw. Or perhaps you might find me building a bridge, swinging a sledge hammer or moving big rocks to build stepping stones or stairs.  It’s not a high-paying job; it’s not even a paying job, actually. Money isn’t the point. I volunteer because it’s infinitely rewarding.

Free State Park Day Encourages Healthy Outdoor Recreation

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TOPEKA, Kan., August 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism partner to offer Healthy Trails Adventure Day, Oct. 1

A Happy, Green Camper: Tips for Eco-Friendly and Safe Camping and Hiking, Part II

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For nature lovers, outdoors enthusiasts, and active families alike, camping and hiking season is almost here!

We’ve already covered some of the ways you can enjoy a carbon neutral camping experience. Aside from reducing your carbon footprint, take safety into consideration, too!

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