TAG: environment

TurfMutt releases elementary classroom materials

February 22, 2016By

TurfMutt, an environmental stewardship and education program, added new classroom materials for grades K to 5. In conjunction with Scholastic, TurfMutt created a digital storybook, titled “The West Coast Mission,” an online climate change game and lesson plans for teachers. The program helps students learn about science and the environment from the perspective of the backyard, community and personal green... read more

RISE presents pollinator petition to White House Council

April 20, 2015By

On April 20, Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) delivered its pollinator petition to the White House Council on Environmental Quality. The petition, which was signed by nearly 600 citizens across the U.S., urges President Obama to protect pollinators by creating more habitat and forage areas. “Our petition shows President Obama that citizens want a balanced and substantive conversation... read more

ASLA joins EPA ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign

February 19, 2013By
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WASHINGTON—The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign by enabling the power management, or sleep mode, on its computers and monitors. This simple step will help reduce the nation’s growing demand for electricity, save organizations money and help fight global warming. If all office computers and monitors... read more

OPEI to host CPSC, EPA speakers at GIE+EXPO

October 10, 2012By
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ALEXANDRIA, VA.—On Oct. 26, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) will feature speakers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) at the 2012 GIE+EXPO, held at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Glenn Passavant and Philip Carlson from the EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality will be featured speakers at a 10 a.m. workshop, to be held in... read more

EasyTurf introduces recycled infill option

October 9, 2012By

VISTA, CALIF.—EasyTurf, the landscape arm of sports-turf-giant FieldTurf, embarks on yet another industry first: The introduction of an environmentally responsible, 100% recycled infill option and the evolution of the artificial grass system. For more than 12 years, EasyTurf has converted old tires into infill, tires that would have otherwise ended up in landfills. Now, using advanced techniques and equipment from... read more

PERC adds conversion mower to propane incentive program

September 19, 2012By
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WASHINGTON—Recently, the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) added an additional incentive to its Propane Mower Incentive Program. Now, qualifying mower conversions are eligible for an incentive in addition to the qualifying new mower incentive. Customers who convert eligible mowers to propane can receive a $500 incentive to assist PERC in documenting the cost savings and benefits of propane-fueled mowers.... read more