Tag Archive: Sustainability

Earth Day; an issue of sustainability!

  Earth Day: an issue of sustainability! Have you ever thought about Earth Day, you know, that one day a year that falls on April 22nd? Earth Day was founded in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, and sought to focus on the environment and how we can create healthy and sustainable surroundings.  …

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Enhancing Sustainability Options for Farmers

Enhancing Sustainability Options for Farmers Article by Margaret Lawrence, News Unit Manager, Alabama Cooperative Extension Weather is one of farming’s greatest challenges. But Dr. Brenda Ortiz, a corn and grain crops specialist with Alabama Extension, says farmers’ abilities to manage production risks like drought or heavy rains are improving. “Many of the farmers who are leading …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/16/enhancing-sustainability-options-for-farmers/

The 2013 Seed Workshop: Saving Seed, Saving Farms, Enabling Sustainability

Announcing… an exciting local workshop coordinated and hosted by the FAMU State-Wide Small Farm Programs in collaboration with the Ekanlaunee Seed Exchange, Leon County Extension, and local small farmers The 2013 Seed Workshop: Saving Seed, Saving Farms, Enabling Sustainability Sunday, August 11, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT) Sponsored by:    To register, …

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Celebrate Earth Day: Take Action Towards Sustainability

In the summer of 1997, Charles Moore of Long Beach, California, a furniture refinisher and seafarer was returning from a sailing trip through the seldom traveled Subtropical North Pacific only to realize his sailboat was encircled by  a “plastic soup” for as far as he could see.  In fact, Charles Moore had stumbled upon what …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/23/celebrate-earth-day-take-action-towards-sustainability/