The Duwamish River is probably the hardest-working river in Washington. It has long supported industry, with Boeing building thousands of World War II airplanes on its shores. It has been dredged, channelized and, yes, heavily polluted along the way — it became a Superfund site in 2001.
LAS VEGAS, May 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ — In partnership with MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and the City of Henderson, Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas will serve its 100th partner family in Clark County on May 29 with a home dedication ceremony.
Joanne Langston and her family will receive the keys to their new three-bedroom home in Henderson thanks to the support of MGM Resorts and the company’s employees, the City of Henderson and contributions from Habitat’s homeownership program.
Grants to help fund new home builds, revitalization projects and veterans’ initiative
DETROIT, May 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ – In recognition of Military Appreciation Month, the General Motors Foundation announced today a $1 million grant to Habitat for Humanity to fund projects, including 11 new home builds in partnership with Habitat families, with the goal of assisting current and former military service members.
The grant will also support two international revitalization projects in Brazil and the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Nepal.
Monsanto is the First Company to Contribute to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 31, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and Monsanto Company announced today a commitment to partner in support of NFWF’s Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund. As the first company to contribute to NFWF’s Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund, Monsanto will provide $3.6 million over three years to match funds provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other federal agencies that will support habitat restoration, education, outreach and milkweed seed production to benefit monarch butterflies.
Nature-loving employees photograph wildlife at GM sites
Our manufacturing sites around the world sit on diverse terrain filled with animals, flowers and colorful vegetation. With certified habitat programs at 40 of our facilities around the world, we like to promote and cultivate that wildlife, getting our nature-loving employees involved along the way.
Outside of work, we have employees who hike, birdwatch, fish, or garden. They have a natural interest in nature, so we give them opportunities to help us keep the habitats outside our facilities’ windows and walls thriving.
Watch how Boeing helped NOAA restore salmon habitat near Seattle
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Just south of Seattle, Boeing has created the largest habitat restoration in the Lower Duwamish Waterway, transforming nearly one mile of former industrial waterfront into a wetland resource that improves Puget Sound salmon runs. This habitat work was coordinated with the Natural Resource Trustees, a group made up of local tribes and state and federal agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
For real species protection, homeowner associations may hold the key.
June 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - “Simply invoking the word nature can get you in trouble these days.” ... So starts Chapter 2 of Green Builder Media’s Celestia Project. Addressing biofilia—our instinctive bond with nature—this narrative gets to the bottom of why we need to preserve or restore ecoosystems.
But unlike the usual approach, such as designing ecosystems into new developments or creating habitats that might attract a certain species, the case is made for “wilding” future cities.
On March 27, 2013, the Whirlpool Corporation Findlay Division held a ground breaking ceremony as the start of what will be a Habitat for Humanity home. The house will become the home for Ashley Reinhart and her children, Cameron and Isabella.
Construction on the home will begin on May 17 with a foundation preparation day. Then, the home will be built from June 1-14. This will be the fourth Habitat for Humanity home built by the Findlay Division, all on land donated by Whirlpool Corporation.