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Most non-organic pesticides and fertilizers are fossil fuel-based. These fertilizers pollute waterways, farmlands, and the surrounding local environment. Plus, they require energy to be produced and are a danger to human and animal health. Using integrated pest management, organic farming …

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The fifth webinar delves into how institutions are reducing their single-use plastics within their food service, horticulture and animal care practices and how they are conveying those efforts to their staff and guests.  Claudia Pineda Tibbs, sustainability and operations Manager of Monterey Bay Aquarium, Richard …

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Phipps sent three staff members to COP26 with Observer status in the Blue Zone: President and CEO Richard Piacentini, Director of Research and Science Education Dr. Sarah States, and Research and Science Education Coordinator Jennifer Torrance. Our goal was to …

Phipps at COP26: Observations and Opportunities Read more  ›

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The White House just released their long-term plan for reducing carbon emission within the United States. This in-depth plan highlights priority reductions needed within the next 10 years, pathways for economy changes and energy related CO2 emissions, opportunities for methane …

Understanding Renewable Energy Terminology Read more  ›

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Biochar– a substance made by burning organic waste like dead plants, leaves, and wood chips – appears to have promise as a climate change mitigating soil enhancer. In fact, its potential is being researched right now at Morton Arboretum by …

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Waste management is an essential component of a holistic, institutional approach to addressing climate change, from the reduction and elimination of single-use plastics to composting and recycling. We interviewed Adam Harkins, the director of facilities at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, …

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The fourth Climate Toolkit Webinar Series explores examples of rainwater collection, reducing institutional water consumption, new research on how climate change is impacting our waterways, and communicating research to the public. The Webinar includes presentations from Dr. Adam J. Heathcote, senior scientist at …

The Climate Toolkit Webinar 4: Climate Change and Water Read more  ›

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It is projected that by 2050, approximately 70 percent of people in the world will live in cities. As our cities and suburban areas develop and grow, we need to protect and increase the number of trees where people live …

An Introduction to the Benefits of Trees at Morton Arboretum Read more  ›

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