02 Aug '11, 9pm

We made the NY Times Green Blog! Woot!

We made the NY Times Green Blog! Woot!

Prisons, Then Parks: A Therapeutic Journey By DYLAN WALSH This spring, James Sweat planted saplings on a grassy shoulder of Jewell Street in New Haven — English oak, scarlet oak, northern red oak and pink spire crabapple. Wearing a white T-shirt, black jeans and thin wire glasses, he paused to smoke a cigarette and sip a beer. “If you saw me on the street, you know, you wouldn’t think I’m a criminal,” he said. U.R.I. Herman Gary, a GreenSkills intern, planting a tree in New Haven last fall. With four other former prison inmates, Mr. Sweat, 23, was working for the Urban Resources Initiative , a New Haven nonprofit affiliated with Yale University that marries the goal of reintegrating prisoners into society with urban forestry through its GreenSkills program. The crew of five men planted about a dozen trees a day in New Haven, nudging the city closer to its goal of planting ...

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Panoramic views and lots of wildlife: we round up Europe's best national parks

Panoramic views and lots of wildlife: we round ...

theecologist.org 29 Jul '11, 3pm

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature [IUCN], there are a staggering 113,000 national parks worl...

New blog post: Straits Times now on iPad

New blog post: Straits Times now on iPad

blog.dk.sg 03 Aug '11, 2am

The Straits Times iPad app came earlier than expected. We were expecting to see it in the new NewsStand after the launch o...

EcoNest - Green Homes Made of Clay, Straw & Timber #green

EcoNest - Green Homes Made of Clay, Straw & Tim...

thegoodhuman.com 02 Aug '11, 1pm

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2nd Annual Green Tech Asia Conference [Events] ...

greenbusinesstimes.com 03 Aug '11, 9am

Water treatment programs and waste reducing system are often overlooked in the green building equation. 85% of industry ex...

Parks primer: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Parks primer: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

mnn.com 06 Aug '11, 9am

Cuyahoga Valley National Park — a swath of green river valley stretching from Akron north to the southern edge of Clevelan...