Category Archives: Environment

Oprah’s ‘2016 Favorite Things’ List Draws Global Attention to 10-month old Startup, Urban Agriculture

 

Grow kits in recycled tea bags equip city-dwellers with tools to make their home a garden – starting with only a window ledge

Los Angeles, CA, 2016-Nov-15 — /EPR Network/ — The approach of Black Friday means it’s time for another tradition launching the holiday shopping season – one that is key to the success of a unique group of retail businesses each year. The most watched, and now read, feature from Oprah Winfrey since the early 1990’s, “Oprah’s Favorite Things,” aka “The O-List,” is notable this year for its inclusion of a 10-month old start-up, Urban Agriculture, amongst curated gift suggestions to be included with discounts for the December issue of “O, The Oprah Magazine.”

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The Rose receives 2016 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award from the Urban Land Institute

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2016-Nov-04 — /EPR Network/ — PLACE is pleased to announce that The Rose and three sister developments at Portland and Franklin Avenues (South Quarter) in Minneapolis were selected by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing as the winner of the 2016 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award. This annual award honors developments that ensure housing affordability for people with a range of incomes. Representing the completion of South Quarter, The Rose offers 43 market rate apartments and 47 income-restricted affordable apartments in profoundly sustainable buildings that have neither furnaces nor conventional air conditioning equipment.

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Environmentalist Lori Grace of Tiburon funds Biorock Technology project to contribute to help SF Bay underwater life

Bio-Rock Pemuteran Bali Indonesia / Photo by EunJae Im | www.eiLabs.net

 

Tiburon, CA, 2016-Sep-03 — /EPR Network/ — Lori Grace, founder of the Bay area organization, Save Our Bay, Save Our Ocean, a division of Sunrise Center, is now funding Tom Goreau of the Global Coral Reef Alliance to work with the Romberg Environmental Research Center in Tiburon in a Biorock project that, if successful, will assist the SF Bay Area in supporting salt marsh, oyster and eel grass growth . It will also help reduce sea level rise at the same time.

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The Metropolitan Council approves a $2M grant to fund a landmark, transit-oriented development in the heart of St. Louis Park, Minnesota

St. Louis, MN, December 11, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — On December 9, 2015 and after overwhelming enthusiasm and support from a rigorous application and vetting process, the Metropolitan Council approved funding for PLACE’s St. Louis Park Community. The Council approved 2 million dollars in funding from its Livable Communities Account for a Transit-Oriented Development (LCA-TOD) grant after the proposed project demonstrated a breakthrough approach to meeting housing and economic development needs in the Twin Cities. The funds will be used to help secure site acquisition at the former McGarvey Coffee property, pioneer alternative energy sources, and integrate stormwater improvement with infrastructure like green roofs and an urban forest.

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Hays PureWater Launches $10,000 Campaign To Save Lives

Released on: November 25, 2014, 8:04 am (EST)
Author: Hays PureWater
Industry: Non Profit, Healthcare, Food & Beverage, Environment

WASHINGTON, IA, November 25, 2014 — /EPR NETWORK/ — 783 million people live each day without clean water and 3.4 million die annually from a lack of pure water. To combat these staggering statistics, Washington-based nonprofit, Hays PureWater, launched a crowd-funding campaign. The money raised will fund 30 Khlor Glen technology units to purify water for 150,000 individuals. The organization hopes to raise $10,000 by December 1st.

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Safaris Travelers Paradise: – Book and Pay Safaris and Tours in Kenya   

Released on: July 29, 2014, 7:40 am (EDT)
Author: Claudia Kabui 
Industry: Travel

LONDON, July 29, 2014 — /EPR NETWORK/ — The rising numbers of visitors who travel to Kenya are one way or the other enticed to make a tour around #Nairobi or the surroundings. With #Cruzeiro Safaris Online stores one can book easily the #tours they would want on a particular day: use faster emails: info@cruzeiro-safaris.com or cruzeirosafaris@gmail.com or Claudia@cruzeiro-safaris.com or SKYPE ID: Claudia.kabui

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Cruzeiro-safaris.com : The Sight of the Tusks in the Amboseli National Park

Released on: February 14, 2014, 2:05 pm (EST)
Author: Claudia Kabui/ Cruzeiro Safaris 
Industry: Travel

February 14, 2014 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Keep the Elephant and Rhino safe and sound. Environmentalist has been on top of the game to preserve and conserve the Elephant and Rhino from illegal trade especial to Asian Countries.

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Public Education Radio Campaign Shows Californians Working Together to Make Their Communities Healthier

Released on: February 06, 2014, 1:53 pm
Author: CA4Health- Ruben F. Diaz 
Industry: Non Profit

Campaign from CA4Health and aired by the California Broadcasters Association focuses on state’s rural areas, hoping to inspire healthy changes in communities across the state

California, US, February 06, 2014 — /EPR NETWORK/ — How can Californians live healthier when their communities make it difficult to make healthier choices in their daily lives? According to a new radio campaign from CA4Health and aired by the California Broadcasters Association, the solution is to work together at the local level to make changes that will make it easier for people to make healthier choices when it comes to their diet, physical activity, where they live, and how they manage their health.

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Greenbutts Biodegradable Cigarette Filters Receive Delegate Support In Maryland

Released on: February 06, 2014, 12:20 pm
Author: Greenbutts 
Industry: Environment

February 06, 2014 — /EPR NETWORK/ — On February 5, 2014 in Maryland, the Democratic Candidate for Attorney General, Jon Cardin, defended his proposed legislation to ban the sale of cigarettes with non-biodegradable filters. On the other side of the country, California Assemblyman, Mark Stone, recently presented a similar proposal to ban the sale of filtered cigarettes altogether. What will the tobacco industry do to address these pending legislative mandates? Are biodegradable filters a feasible alternative to implement as early as January 2015?

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Entrepreneur Goes From Living in His Truck, To Making a Deal in ‘The Den’

Released on: December 02, 2013, 10:23 am
Author: Marco Pasqua 
Industry: EnvironmentConsumer Services

Business Owner Anthony Jones describes how humble beginnings and a desire to serve his community, brought him to close a deal on CBC’s Hit Show ‘Dragon’s Den’

Vancouver, BC, December 02, 2013, 10:23 am — /EPR NETWORK/ — Entrepreneur Anthony Jones successfully closed a deal with two Dragon’s Den investors on the November 20, 2013 airing of the show. Jones, thrilled at the outcome, explains how he lived out of his half-ton truck when he first started, to build the business literally from the ground up.

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