Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) improves the health, sustainability, and self-sufficiency of underserved neighborhoods and communities through the design, implementation, and support of community garden projects and education programs. With 30 years of experience growing community in the metro Denver area, DUG is in a unique position to address both emerging and endemic health and wellness issues. Although the community garden is the prism through which we see our work, the effects of our programming can be found in the school, in the home, and in the community at large. We currently operate nearly 150 community gardens throughout Metro Denver, including more than 40 school-based community gardens. In addition to building and supporting community gardens, we operate the Master Composter Training Program, the Master Community Gardener Training Program, the Free Seeds and Transplants Program, and DeLaney Community Farm.
In 2014, DUG helped grow 899 tons of produce through our community gardens, Free Seeds and Transplants Program, and DeLaney Community Farm. We also leveraged 4,197 volunteers, who donated a total of 40,014 hours throughout the year.
This June, we are running a crowdfunding campaign to boost and maintain our community gardens in underserved neighborhoods in the Denver metro area. Check it out and spread the word!]]>
It’s 5 a.m., and I’m crammed in the back of a car with six strangers, rattling down a dirt road as we race to beat the sunrise. Sleep has overtaken me by the time we reach our destination, but I snap out of it when we step into the chilly air. The night sky is lifting, and a pale light illuminates the endless expanse of rolling grasslands that greet me.
It’s my first morning on the American Prairie Reserve, and I feel disoriented, but Elaine and Tim—the pair of Landmark wildlife researchers I’m following—consult their GPS and strike out with confidence, striding through the prickly sage brush and cactus. I hustle to keep up, as we have three miles to go, and we can’t be late for the big performance. As we hike, I notice patterns in the grass, a twisting rhythm that brings to mind flowing water. Further on, I see the abstract beauty of a singular cloud taking shape in the morning light and try to sear the vision in my memory.
I am an artist, not a scientist, and I’m observing my surroundings in terms of color, line and form. I’m aware that my scientist companions have a different perspective, so I wrack my brain for questions. What is this plant? What bird makes that call? Why is the land shaped like this? Why are there cactus growing here?
I’m hungry for information on my first prairie hike, and my hope is that this time spent shadowing the ASC Landmark crew will give me new insight into the land I will be painting.
Suddenly I become painfully aware of the unstoppable march of time as the sun, a molten red orb, rises with surprising speed from behind the perfectly flat horizon. We pause for a few seconds to witness this singular moment that marks the day’s birth and then hurry onward.
The ocean is the heart of our planet. Like your heart pumping blood to every part of your body, the ocean connects people across the Earth, no matter where we live. The ocean regulates the climate, feeds millions of people every year, produces oxygen, is the home to an incredible array of wildlife, provides us with important medicines, and so much more! In order to ensure the health and safety of our communities and future generations, it’s imperative that we take the responsibility to care for the ocean as it cares for us.
This year, the theme is Healthy oceans, healthy planet,and we’re making a special effort to stop plastic pollution. Plastic pollution is a serious threat because it degrades very slowly, polluting waterways for a very long time. In addition, plastic pollution impacts the health of aquatic animals because animals including zooplankton mistake the microbeads for food. Scientists also fear health impacts for humans.]]>
You will find (attached one sheet) intention of our project : “Bringing new perspectives to public one the place of man in and with nature” .
Spécifications : International circulating Exhibition (300 m2) and encyclopedic website
The Investment budget : € 1.3 million
If you are really interested, you can contact us for specific’s informations
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How many of us frequent the local coffee shop daily to get our latte, mocha, or tea? Each year coffee and tea lovers throw away billions of paper, plastic, and styrofoam cups, lids, and coffee sleeves. To keep up with demand, millions of trees have to be cut down and harvested annually. Coffee has to be more sustainable and SLEEVELESS, is doing just that with coffee sleeves.
The coffee sleeve, was originally created 2 decades ago to prevent double cupping. For years, it was industry practice for a coffee shop to use 2 cups to cool the outside of the cup. This helped for comfort and the ability to serve the coffee extra hot. Over time the coffee industry saw this as wasteful, and the coffee sleeve became industry standard. Coffee sleeves are used everywhere including: Starbucks, Panera Bread, Tim Horton’s, Peet’s, among many others. Coffee sleeves use millions of trees annually in their production. With billions of coffee sleeves consumed annually, what can be done to make sleeves more sustainable? Meet SLEEVELESS Coffee Sleeves, the sustainable coffee project, with a goal to save 1 Million trees.
The design team at SLEEVELESS Coffee Sleeves started doing extensive research on how people interacted with coffee cups. Our designers found people naturally hold a coffee cup in two main contact points. Go ahead pick up a cup! You will find one contact point is your thumb and the other contact point is your remaining fingers on the opposite side of the cup. As humans, we grip a cup this way to help pivot our wrist while sipping. With this research, SLEEVELESS, started building a more innovative, sustainable coffee sleeve. The coffee sleeve created by SLEEVELESS uses 33% less material, which has the ability to save millions of trees.
SLEEVELESS has a goal to save 1 million trees. This goal can happen one coffee shop at a time. Each coffee shop can save up to 5 trees annually by using SLEEVELESS Coffee Sleeves. We have partnered with 1% For The Planet to expand our reach and promote sustainability in coffee. Visit sleeve-less.com to join the movement in making coffee more sustainable.
We’re reaching out to the 1% for the Planet community to help support our emergency efforts in Nepal to reach 88,000 people (in the districts depicted above) with clean water or purification tablets, temporary latrines, and hygiene kits.
WaterAid’s Emergency Response in Nepal
With almost 30 years of experience in Nepal, WaterAid’s staff and partners operate in 28 out of 76 districts, including those most severely affected by the recent earthquakes. After numerous aftershocks and a second earthquake, the damage and trauma caused by the first quake has been amplified. The UN estimates that eight million people across 39 districts have been affected by these disasters. People are still sleeping in the streets, afraid to go inside, while water supplies and sanitation facilities have been damaged or completely destroyed. Hygiene is a major challenge with a shortage of clean water and soap. In the coming months, access to clean water and sanitation will help in preventing the spread of diseases like cholera and typhoid, particularly for displaced populations living in temporary shelters and camps.
In addressing the immediate water, sanitation and hygiene needs of approximately 88,000 earthquake survivors, WaterAid will:
Established in 1981, WaterAid is the leading international “WASH” NGO, bringing over 34 years of expertise to the poorest communities that need the ‘know-how’, equipment, and financial resources to set-up, operate and maintain their own water and sanitation services for the long-term. With offices in 34 countries, WaterAid’s US-based team of 15 staff, known as WaterAid America, is charged with mobilizing US public attention and resources in support of our global mission. Since 1981 we’ve helped 21.2 million people gain access to safe water.
To make a cash donation to our work in Nepal please contact: Jennifer Colletti-Membreno,
Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships by email: email@example.com.
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