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About 8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean each year. Part of this accumulates in 5 areas where currents converge: the gyres. At least 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic are currently in the oceans, a third of which is concentrated in the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

For more than 25 years, Conservation International has been protecting nature for the benefit of everyone on Earth.  CI is  900 people in 30+ countries helping to build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet, for you and for everyone.

41pounds.org stops your junk mail and catalogs — protecting the environment. Junk mail wastes an incredible amount of natural resources and contributes to global warming. Our service covers your entire household for five years.

The Foundation was established in Louisiana and works throughout the Gulf region.  It was founded in 2002 in response to a comprehensive coastal study, calling on the need to alert the nation of the devastating loss of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands and how the loss impacts the rest of the nation.

The Aluminum Association is the industry’s leading voice in Washington, DC committed to advancing aluminum as the sustainable metal of choice around the world.

1Thing supports the Columbia Water Center’s mission to creatively tackle water challenges of a rapidly changing world where water and climate interact with food, energy, ecosystems and urbanization.

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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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[ 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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[ New report sheds light on the emissions coming from public lands ]

When The Wilderness Society looked at fossil fuels from federal lands earlier this year, we revealed a blind spot in the nation’s efforts to address global

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The Green Poll

What do you do to help keep the Earth Green?

I recycle
I compost
I have a gas alternative car
I clean up the comminity
one or more of the above

Green Tips

Not that long ago, we could drink out of our rivers and streams. Now the water has to be processed to get rid of garbage and bacteria that can make us sick. • Don’t keep the faucet on when you brush your teeth. •DID YOU KNOW that leaving the water running just 3 minutes can use up to 1 quart of drinking water? •You can help just by checking to make sure the faucet is completely turned off each time you use it!