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VIDEO | Denali's Superintendents Celebrate the Zero-Landfill Initiative

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In this video, Denali National Park superintendents discuss ways you can help reduce, reuse, recycle, and support the park's Zero-Landfill Initiative.

Alaska Beyond Magazine | Pioneering Parks

America's National Park Service explores new ideas for sustainability and learning opportunities
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Denali National Park & Preserve, in a partnership with Subaru of America, has been conducting public outreach programs and installing infrastructure to reduce waste via the Denali Zero-Landfill Project.

Visit the Alaska Beyond Magazine website to read the full article.

About the Denali Zero-Landfill Project

From Treatment to Prevention - Shifting Focus of Reporting on Waste

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Businesses have a direct influence on the production of their goods and play a major role in reducing waste generation. Updating the GRI disclosures on waste will emphasize ‘prevent’ over ‘treat’.

Subaru Offers Americans Tips on How to Keep National Parks Clean Leading Into Labor Day Weekend

Parks across the country will see a surge in visitors during holiday weekend
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CAMDEN, NJ, August 30, 2018 /3BL Media/Last year, more than 330 million people visited the national parks and with Labor Day weekend around the corner, parks across the country are likely to see a surge of visitor traffic. While everyone is encouraged to visit a national park in their area, with more visitors comes more waste that the National Park Service (NPS) must manage. Each year, NPS manages nearly 100 million pounds of visitor waste nationally, much of which is brought in from outside the parks.

FCA Community: Breathing New Life Into Toledo Neighborhood Parks

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To her, the parks are personal. She honed her basketball skills on the courts. Her family gathered at the picnic tables. She ran drills out in the grass fields.

Now, Rita Jackson, an FCA US employee at the Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio, gives back to those community parks that molded her formative years.

“Our neighborhood parks needed more attention, and I knew I had to do something to help bring them back to life,” says Jackson.

She created IMPACT Toledo in 2015. Since then her non-profit organization has upgraded 50 parks in the Toledo area.

Making Connections With the Next Generation of Water Managers

Connecting with graduate students regarding Holistic Management and One Water principles and practices is helping to advance needed changes in global and domestic water management
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Trevor Clements, Tetra Tech’s Mid Atlantic regional manager for Integrated Water Management, discusses how educating water resources graduate students about Holistic Management and One Water principles and practices is an essential part of shifting the global and domestic water management paradigm to address today’s challenges. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

How to Be a Good Visitor at National Parks

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The nation’s 59 national parks (the 60th, Missouri’s Gateway Arch, received an official national park designation in February 2018) saw more than 330 million visitors in 2017, which is a lot of footsteps, noise, waste and selfie poses in some of the wilderness’s most delicate treasures. “We’re really fortunate to have the privilege of having these incredible places to visit,” says biologist David Lamfrom, who directs wildlife programs for the National Parks Conservation Association.

Save Our Oceans From Drowning in Plastic

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According to a recent United Nations report, 80 percent of all pollution in the oceans comes from people on land, and over eight million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean each year. This waste annually costs the lives of one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and causes $8 billion in damage to marine ecosystems.

Worst Types of Litter: Plastic Straws Not Even in the Top 5

By Ashley May, USA TODAY
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Plastic straws aren't the only environmental contaminants missing the trash can, or, rather, the recycling bin. 

As companies such as Starbucks move away from plastic straws, environmental advocates say these items aren't the worst litter offender. 

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