New Peoria streetscape plan includes opening Fulton Plaza to traffic – Peoria Journal Star

Steve Tarter Journal Star city of Peoria reporter @SteveTarter PEORIA — Traffic may be flowing again through Fulton Plaza in Downtown Peoria if the city adopts a new streetscape plan unveiled Thursday before the Downtown Advisory Commission. Scott Reeise, director of public works, walked commission members through a plan developed by the Office of James […]

Gulf Power Solar energy farms on target for summer launch – Pensacola News Journal

CLOSE Gulf Power installs ceremonial solar panels at Saufley Field Buy Photo Aaron Hagood, left, Andy Kuzilik, left center, Ray Leger, center, and Daniel Acosta, right, from Swinerton Renewable Energy, prepares to install solar energy panels at the new Gulf Power Solar energy farm on Saufley Field Wednesday afternoon. The new solar energy farm is […]

Going Green in 2017 – Ramona Journal

We hear about it all the time — how easy and beneficial it is to go green, and how we all should do it. Make 2017 your year to go green and put into practice some of these simple ways to start your journey toward an eco-friendly lifestyle. Reuse Water Water is a precious resource, […]

Jagler: Werner sees bright future in solar energy – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Buy Photo This large solar panel was installed at the Kohl’s Innovation Center in Menomonee Falls in 2015. Kohl’s is one of the top 10 U.S. consumers of solar panels.(Photo: Michael Sears / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)Buy Photo The U.S. solar power industry was on pace to install 13.9 gigawatts of electrical capacity across the nation […]

Sustainable Landscape: Consider a Christmas tree for your yard – Lincoln Journal Star

In December, most of us are thinking more about holidays than about garden chores. It is a good month, however, to think about the winter characteristics of plants — plants that have interesting seed heads, winter fruits, structure or bark. A trip to Union Plaza or other public gardens nearby will give you some good […]

Sustainable Landscape: Avoid too much raking and bagging – Lincoln Journal Star

Reuse, recycle and repurpose may be the best guides to fall landscape efforts. It’s tempting to go into winter with a clean slate, but one of the best ways to improve soil is to add organic matter, not take it away. Though you may have too much waste to use all of it, any materials […]

Marin Master Gardeners: Turn garden into sustainable landscape – Marin Independent Journal

• For design tips and regional plant lists, go to marinmg.ucanr.edu/ and click on water-wise plant selection guide. You will find photos and attributes of plants to help you design and plant your sustainable garden. • To learn more about plants classified as low water use and very low water use, go to ucanr.edu/sites/WUCOLS. In […]

YouGov study reveals positive trends toward greener community among UAE residents – Gulf News Journal

A recent study by YouGov, an international internet-based market research firm, sheds light on the positive trend among UAE residents to build a greener community.  The research was conducted online by interviewing members of YouGov’s online research panel in the MENA region, which currently has over 500,000 members across 21 countries in MENA, as well […]

Sustainable Landscape: Time to aerate lawns, dig weeds – Lincoln Journal Star

If last year’s mistakes in your landscape haven’t been “wiped clean by summer,” September is a good time to face them. It’s a good time for many other things as well. Hummingbirds are slowly migrating south but will stay into October so it’s time to put out hummingbird feeders. To make your own nectar, boil […]