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Rethinking Plastic Packaging
Did you know that 40 percent of all plastic produced is used for disposable packaging, which is the single largest market for plastic materials? In response to growing concern about the plastic waste...
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5 Ways to Have a Green Halloween
With the pandemic and social distancing changing everything in 2020, Halloween will likely look different this year. This creates the perfect opportunity to green-up this haunted holiday in the...
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How Lorena Williams' Fire Career Took Her to New Heights
In light of the recent wildfires engulfing the west coast, we spoke with Lorena Williams, a wildland firefighter formerly with the US Forest Service, about her experiences. With Fire Prevention Week...
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Celebrate Children's Environmental Health Day 2020
Children's Environmental Health Day is an annual event devoted to raising awareness for children's environmental health issues. It gives us a chance to celebrate successes in the field, share...
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Using Virtual Events to Engage Diverse Audiences
We’ve highlighted several organizations that have had success hosting virtual events that target diverse audiences, including communities of color, LGBTQ communities, and Spanish-speaking communities...
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How Wildlife Webcams Can Help People Reconnect with Nature During COVID-19
Without access to public lands, people are less able to connect with nature, enjoy unique wildlife experiences, and engage in conservation activities outside of their home. However, by harnessing the...
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More Than a Movement: Black Women Seek Diversity and Equality in the Outdoors
This year has been a challenging one for our country. Recent tragic events such as birder Christian Cooper’s assault in Central Park and the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests in response to...
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Need Teacher Resources for Virtual Classes?
Virtual classrooms are becoming a reality for teachers throughout the US. NEEF offers some resources to help educators (and parents) make learning online effective and fun.
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Making NPLD 2020 a Virtual Success at Carters Lake
This year’s National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on September 26 promises a wealth of virtual events for participants to learn, explore and stay connected to our public lands. Find out how the team at...
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