Refuge Notebook: Making a more sustainable landscape on the Kenai Peninsula – Kenai Peninsula Online

If you’re a Kenai Peninsula resident, here are some important events that I’m guessing you don’t know. Do you know that management of public lands on more than half of our 6-million-acre peninsula is currently being updated? Chugach National Forest is in the middle of revising its Forest Plan. The Alaska Department of Fish and […]

ACU to host sustainable landscape workshop – KTXS

ABILENE, Texas – Abilene Christian University is offering free classes Saturday to those who want to improve their green thumbs. The Big Country Master Gardener Association, ACU’s Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a special sustainable landscape workshop at the ACU McDaniel House. The workshop will […]

Agriculture department hosts sustainable landscape workshop – ACU Optimist Online

Students prepare soil for a sustainable garden outside the McDaniel House on Campus Court. February 21, 2017 by Cole Widder Leave a Comment The AES department is providing a sustainable landscape workshop to show students the McDaniel House, once a residential home, now a fully operational plant and soil science laboratory. The house is just one of […]

Refuge Notebook: Making a more sustainable landscape on the Kenai Peninsula – Kenai Peninsula Online

If you’re a Kenai Peninsula resident, here are some important events that I’m guessing you don’t know. Do you know that management of public lands on more than half of our 6-million-acre peninsula is currently being updated? Chugach National Forest is in the middle of revising its Forest Plan. The Alaska Department of Fish and […]

Smart, Stylish and Sustainable: The Top 7 Landscape Design Trends for 2017 – Yahoo Finance

HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– With renewed enthusiasm for the outdoors, today’s homeowners are embracing thoughtful design, stylish plantings and smart technology to enhance their landscapes as extensions of their homes. As the year kicks off and consumers begin planning for the spring growing season, the National Association of Landscape Professionals announces its official list of the […]

CIFOR and UNEP team up to work on sustainable landscapes – Center for International Forestry Research (press release)

11 January 2017 – Landscape and forest restoration will be a key area of focus in 2017 under a new partnership between the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by CIFOR and UNEP last month to foster joint action on promoting […]

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 […]

How Roofs Can Play A Key Role In Sustainable Architecture – Living Architecture Monitor magazine (press release) (blog)

December 22, 2016– As the green and sustainable building trend moves into the mainstream, we can begin to evaluate the impact and roles that different parts of the building’s envelope play on overall sustainability and contribute to reducing the carbon footprint. The result has been healthier, more productive buildings that last longer, consume far less […]

Kenya's sustainable architecture journey, 53 years later – The Standard (press release)

A skater holds on a motorcyclist at the decorated main roundabout where U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to drive past, during his three-day state visit in Kenya’s capital Nairobi July 24, 2015. Obama departed for Kenya on Thursday, his first trip to his father’s homeland as U.S. president, kicking off a swing through Africa […]