The Wilderness Society applauds the Administration’s launch today of its Every Kid in a Park initiative to get more youth playing and learning outdoors and releases the following statement:
“Every Kid in a Park,” which will provide 4th grade students and their families free admission to all national parks and other federal lands for a full year, officially launched on Sept.
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1 Thing Tip of the Week: Ways to cut down on air pollution:
• Choose a cleaner commute — car pool, use public transportation, bike or walk when possible.
• Combine errands into one trip to reduce “cold starts” of your car and avoid extended idling.
• Ensure your tires are properly inflated.
• Keep car, boat and other engines properly tuned, and avoid engines that smoke.
• Follow gasoline refueling instructions for efficient vapor recovery. Be careful not to spill fuel, and always tighten your gas cap securely.
[ Statement from The Wilderness Society regarding President Obama’s expected trip to Alaska to discuss climate and tour coastal areas ]
President Barack Obama is expected to visit Anchorage, Alaska on Monday, where according to the White House he will address the State Department’s GLACIER conference focused on a conversation around the A
The region already is experiencing dramatic effects of climate change, with more intense storms, beach erosion, melting permafrost, shifting wildlife habitats and disappearing sea ice.