Discussing wildfire protection and management following the 2020 black summer bushfires in eastern Australia
Rod Rose is Senior Principal, Bushfire Management with Eco Logical Australia, A Tetra Tech Company, based in Huskisson, New South Wales, Australia. He has more than 45 years of experience in wildfire planning and management and is a recognized leader in Australia in this, as well as related fields.
Ahead of the 148th observance of Arbor Day, Foundation celebrates leaders of the charge to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees
LINCOLN, Neb., April 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Arbor Day Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2020 Arbor Day Awards, recognizing five individuals and organizations for their exemplary tree planting and environmental practices. Since 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized the inspiring and life-changing work of leading environmental stewards and tree planters through the annual Arbor Day Awards.
When people talk or think about sustainability, they often consider activities related to becoming more environmentally friendly. And while this is undoubtedly a good start, if we’re going to talk about true, long-term sustainability, we need to look at the bigger picture.
Using your own reusable bag at the grocery store is a less wasteful practice that many Americans have adopted to reduce the use of plastic bags. However, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, reusable bags are being shunned at some grocery stores over concerns that these bags could potentially introduce COVID-19 to their stores, employees and other shoppers. While there is little to substantiate this concern¹, here are some tips to continue protecting the planet and each other:
Capitalism’s shield has been breached - we can now see its dark soul.
Texas Lieutenant Governor, Dan Patrick recently said, and I paraphrase, it’s not only OK, it’s good for America to throw granny under the bus to save the economy. Just let that sink in for a moment. What kind of culture would tolerate that kind of thinking. And when I say tolerate I don’t mean tolerate from a legal perspective - I’m referring to the perspective of social norms.
Some of you may recall the 1990s American TV cartoon program, “Captain Planet and the Planeteers” where five “planeteers” across the globe use the power vested in their rings to foil villainy and summon Earth’s ultimate superhero — Captain Planet himself.
Publix plants 125,000 trees in 2020 to protect and restore critical waterways
LINCOLN, Neb., April 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – In early 2020, the Arbor Day Foundation and Publix partnered to plant 125,000 trees in Florida’s Withlacoochee State Forest and Little Orange Creek, helping to restore impaired waterways and critical wildlife habitats. These efforts are the continuation of a four-year partnership between Publix and the Arbor Day Foundation. Since 2016, Publix has generously supported the planting of more than 480,000 trees encompassing 710 acres of land in collaboration with the Foundation.
We’ve all been staying at home the past few weeks with very good reason – preventing the spread of COVID-19. During this time, you probably are generating more waste, particularly food and beverage packaging, takeout containers and cardboard boxes. As household waste increases, it’s more important than ever to be mindful of the right things to put in your recycling bin.