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[ Statement from The Wilderness Society on President’s Initiative to Get More Youth Outdoors ]

Anastasia Greene

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:  

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[ “Every Kid in a Park” kicks off to connect students with nature ]

“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 – Air Pollution ]

1 Thing Tip of the Week: Ways to cut down on air pollution:

  • Transportation
    • 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.
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[ Statement from The Wilderness Society regarding President Obama’s expected trip to Alaska to discuss climate and tour coastal areas ]

Tim Woody

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

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[ Obama’s Alaska visit expected to highlight changes in Alaska’s Arctic ]

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.

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How Do You "Go Green"?

How do you GO GREEN?

Recycle paper, glass, and plastics
Use reusable shopping bags
Conserve water (turn off faucet when brushing teeth, short showers, etc)
Bike or walk instead of driving whenever possible

Green Tip of the Month:

Save natural resources, as well as late fees, by enrolling in easy, online bill-paying options with your bank, credit card companies, cable and utility providers. Paperless billing not only saves trees; it also eliminates the fossil fuel (read: CO2 emissions) needed to get all those dozens and dozens of billing envelopes from them to you and back again. Plus, you’ll save money on stamps, which can really add up over time.