The Green Parks Plan has established environmental performance targets for our National Parks, empowering staff to be agents of change, collaborating with stakeholders, and engaging millions of visitors to support this effort during visits and while at home. This plan is making a big difference!
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
The Ashevillage Institute, a nonprofit organization based out of Asheville, North Carolina, is offering a Wise Water School yearlong distance program with a 10-day residential option. Brad Lancaster (author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond: Volumes 1&2) is the lead course instructor.
Jul 10, 2014
USDA has recently unveiled www.usda.gov/ newfarmers, a one-stop shop for new and beginning farmers entering agriculture. The website is a practical, workable tool that will help farmers and ranchers of tomorrow tap into the range of USDA resources.
Jul 1, 2014
Authors Ezra Klein and Susannah Locke have assembled 40 maps explaining food in America. See visuals of farmer age, livestock, primary cash crops grown, food deserts, world maps showing GMO labeling requirements, and more on this easy-to-navigate page.
Jun 2, 2014
What does "good food" mean? How has the local food movement grown? Interested in a timeline of milestones in the local food movement? This new publication by Michigan State University's Center for Regional Food Systems has the answers.
May 28, 2014
What is sustainability? Who cares about the issues? What is Extension doing to address sustainability? Where are the gaps in our programmatic outreach? Find the answers in the newest Rural Connections publication!
May 2, 2014
May is National Bike Month and USU has once again joined the National Bike Challenge. In just the first couple days of this year's challenge, the Utah State University League already has 80 riders that have ridden 542 miles and saved 487 pounds of CO2!
Apr 4, 2014
Oregon State University Offers Recipe to Market Program as Popularity in the Local Food Movement Grows
The Recipe to Market online certificate offered through Oregon State University teaches entrepreneurs how to successfully take their food concepts to market. The curriculum is designed for both prospective and new small- to medium-sized food business entrepreneurs.
Mar 25, 2014
At 100 rail cars a day, 100 tons per car, one of the nation's largest power plants is about to transition from coal to natural gas. A large incentive for this change is that California, a major consumer of the energy produced in Delta, Utah, is prohibited from taking any more coal after 2027.
Mar 7, 2014
According to the Earth Policy Institute, electricity output from China’s wind farms narrowly exceeded that from its nuclear plants in 2012. Then in 2013, wind exceeded nuclear by 22 percent, generating nearly enough electricity in 2013 to power New York State.