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With rulemaking intended to clarify jurisdiction for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under the Clean Water Act, the recent notice for public comment has expectedly attracted lots of attention.  Release of the rule has been met with cautious praise as well as criticism. In release of the proposed […]

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A program intended to insure that American Children have the opportunity to experience the great outdoors, builds on a Forest Service tradition of conservation and education.   “The challenges associated with climate change and water will not be resolved in a few years. It will take generations. Kids must understand why forests are so valuable so […]

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The United Nations (U.N.) and lead author Rick Connor (above) report on our critical freshwater resources and energy development with the March 21 release of the 2014 World Water Development Report (WWDR). Produced by the U.N.’s World Water Assessment Program (U.N.-Water), WWDR 2014 is being released in conjunction with special events sponsored around the world as […]

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Calculate Your Water Footprint

The Water Footprint Assessment Tool provides clear insight into how water is appropriated for human uses and the impacts resulting from those uses. It offers an easy way to calculate and map the water footprint, assess its sustainability and identify strategic actions to improve the sustainability, efficiency and equitability of water use.  If you live in […]

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“There are two great joys in life: the tilling of the land, and the cultivation of character. One anchors us and one elevates us,” said conservation capitalist Chandler Van Voorhis late last year at TEDxCharlottesville. Chandler Van Voorhis is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GreenTrees, which plants, grows, and sells permanent forests. He is working to […]

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It wasn’t so long ago that the job of a sustainability executive was to make a company more “green” or “eco-friendly.” But as GreenBiz.com producer Joel Makower points out in a recent blog post things are changing. “Risk and resilience haven’t typically been part of most companies’ sustainability vocabularies,” writes Makower, “But Mother Nature’s fury […]

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“State of Green Business” is Greenbiz.com’s seventh annual assessment of corporate sustainability trends and metrics. In the free report (download here), Greenbiz identifies the 10 Top Sustainable Business Trends of 2014. Toppping the list in the 108-page document is “Collaboration Becomes an Accelerator.” Rather than reinventing the wheel on every issue, collaboration can address systemic […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 22, 2014—America’s Service and Conservation Corps have always been known for training a ready and able workforce of Americans, but today’s Corpsmembers will not only provide “Boots on the Ground,” they will also soon have “Waders in the Water.” Thanks to a new public-private partnership between The Corps Network and Trout […]

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My Top Water Wishes for 2014

Water alerts continued to receive notice throughout 2013. Both drought and flooding again topped the nation’s headlines.  My Top Water Wishes for the New Year include a quick look back at some of the important water stories that streamed our network this past year. Top Ten Water Wishes for 2014: #10: Wishing that our nation recognize […]

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They used to mean something. Words like “sustainable,” “eco-friendly,” “green,” “low-impact,” and “natural” set apart products and services that were better for our environment.  But once these terms became trendy, the practice of “greenwashing” (so rampant now it has its own Wikipedia page) has rendered these words virtually meaningless. First reported by Forbes and Business […]

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