Ecology Center Ann Arbor
The Ecology Center is a membership-based nonprofit environmental organization in Ann Arbor, Michigan, founded by community activists after the 1st Earth Day
Ecology Center Ann Arbor
architectstasy: Have a Green Halloween, Y'all.
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annarborpeople:

Looking for some family friendly fun in Ann Arbor? Ann Arbor’s municipal Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), 4150 Platt Road, is the City’s recycling plant. Free open houses and pre-arranged week day group tours of the MRF are available. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact our Education Director at education@ecocenter.org, or by calling 734.369.9272 by ecology_center http://ift.tt/1aecSYL
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“A resolution on divestment from fossil fuel companies has been approved by the Ann Arbor city council on a 9-2 vote.”  - The Ann Arbor Chronicle
The Ann Arbor City Council has been considering urging the City’s Retirement Board to divest from fossil fuels since September.
This would not have happened without the work the community. In particular, Energy Commissioners like Mike Shriberg, Wayne Appleyard and Dina Kurz — all of whom drafted and then championed the resolution by delivering public comments. The student-led campus divestment campaign also stood up and spoke out as did members of Ann Arbor 350.
Ann Arbor is among the first 20 U.S. cities to pursue divestment because — to quote from the resolution itself:
Continued support for the fossil fuel industry undermines the quality of life for the City of Ann Arbor retirees and runs counter to the requirement of the City of Ann Arbor Employees’ Retirement System’s duty of ‘providing benefits to members’.
To learn more about other cities’ divestment plans and the campaign in general, visit 350.org’s Fossil Free Campaign.
For more info: http://www.aa350.org/ann-arbor-city-councils-softens-then-passes-divestment-resolution/
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dailyfusion:

Home Weatherization Can Save $33 Billion Annually
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mothernaturenetwork:

U.S. carbon dioxide emissions drop 3.8 percentThe country released 5,290 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2012, down from 5,498 million metric tons released in 2011, despite an increased population.
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mypubliclands:

About 270 fifth grade students from five Boise, Idaho-area schools attended the first annual Conservation Field Day at Peaceful Belly Farm. Students participated in learning stations on water, soils, agriculture/pollinators, wildlife/habitat, rangeland/fire and raptors. The students also learned how to press their own fresh apple cider and competed in farm olympics! BLM’s contribution to the event included education on wildland fire, demonstrations on how quickly fire can spread in cheatgrass and emphasis on the importance of fire safety. BLM joined several other partners and sponsors to make this event a success! Check out this video for a full overview of this exciting day of learning: http://vimeo.com/75833527. 
-Story and photos by Krista Berumen
mypubliclands:

About 270 fifth grade students from five Boise, Idaho-area schools attended the first annual Conservation Field Day at Peaceful Belly Farm. Students participated in learning stations on water, soils, agriculture/pollinators, wildlife/habitat, rangeland/fire and raptors. The students also learned how to press their own fresh apple cider and competed in farm olympics! BLM’s contribution to the event included education on wildland fire, demonstrations on how quickly fire can spread in cheatgrass and emphasis on the importance of fire safety. BLM joined several other partners and sponsors to make this event a success! Check out this video for a full overview of this exciting day of learning: http://vimeo.com/75833527. 
-Story and photos by Krista Berumen
mypubliclands:

About 270 fifth grade students from five Boise, Idaho-area schools attended the first annual Conservation Field Day at Peaceful Belly Farm. Students participated in learning stations on water, soils, agriculture/pollinators, wildlife/habitat, rangeland/fire and raptors. The students also learned how to press their own fresh apple cider and competed in farm olympics! BLM’s contribution to the event included education on wildland fire, demonstrations on how quickly fire can spread in cheatgrass and emphasis on the importance of fire safety. BLM joined several other partners and sponsors to make this event a success! Check out this video for a full overview of this exciting day of learning: http://vimeo.com/75833527. 
-Story and photos by Krista Berumen
mypubliclands:

About 270 fifth grade students from five Boise, Idaho-area schools attended the first annual Conservation Field Day at Peaceful Belly Farm. Students participated in learning stations on water, soils, agriculture/pollinators, wildlife/habitat, rangeland/fire and raptors. The students also learned how to press their own fresh apple cider and competed in farm olympics! BLM’s contribution to the event included education on wildland fire, demonstrations on how quickly fire can spread in cheatgrass and emphasis on the importance of fire safety. BLM joined several other partners and sponsors to make this event a success! Check out this video for a full overview of this exciting day of learning: http://vimeo.com/75833527. 
-Story and photos by Krista Berumen
mypubliclands:

About 270 fifth grade students from five Boise, Idaho-area schools attended the first annual Conservation Field Day at Peaceful Belly Farm. Students participated in learning stations on water, soils, agriculture/pollinators, wildlife/habitat, rangeland/fire and raptors. The students also learned how to press their own fresh apple cider and competed in farm olympics! BLM’s contribution to the event included education on wildland fire, demonstrations on how quickly fire can spread in cheatgrass and emphasis on the importance of fire safety. BLM joined several other partners and sponsors to make this event a success! Check out this video for a full overview of this exciting day of learning: http://vimeo.com/75833527. 
-Story and photos by Krista Berumen
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nationalpostphotos:

A portrait of Saturn — This NASA portrait received October 18, 2013 shows a view looking down on Saturn and its rings, created from images obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on October 10, 2013. It was made by amateur image processor and Cassini fan Gordan Ugarkovic. This image has not been geometrically corrected for shifts in the spacecraft perspective and still has some camera artifacts.The mosaic was created from 12 image footprints with red, blue and green filters from Cassini’s imaging science subsystem. Ugarkovic used full color sets for 11 of the footprints and red and blue images for one footprint. (GORDAN UGARKOVIC/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/AFP/Getty Images)
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aljazeeraamerica:

Map: Reliving Superstorm Sandy

One year ago, Superstorm Sandy battered the Eastern seaboard of the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates that the historic hurricane led to 147 direct deaths, damaged or destroyed about 650,000 houses, and left approximately 8.5 million people without power.With the anniversary of the storm approaching, we’re collecting your photos, videos, and stories from Sandy and plotting them on our interactive map

How did you weather Superstorm Sandy? We want to hear about your experience. Submit your story here.
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mothernaturenetwork:

Film shows why captive whales turn killersThe controversial ‘Blackfish’ documentary makes its TV debut on CNN, revealing the truth behind the SeaWorld tragedy. In an interview with MNN, the film’s producer explains the plight of animals in entertainment and her hopes for a new kind of amusement park.