Saturday, August 21, 2010

Reusable Grab&Go bags at Leo's

School administration has approved a new program at Leo's for the 2010-2011 academic year. Every student with a meal plan will be provided a free reusable Grab&Go bag in September. Though administered for free last year, disposable plastic bags will now cost 5 cents to purchase. This program will significantly cut down on Georgetown's plastic waste, while fostering a collective student movement.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Some cool facts about wilderness

I can't believe summer is almost over! This is the second blog post I put on The Wilderness Society's site during my internship here (and probably my last post, considering I only have one week left).

The first few paragraphs (click below if you want to read more):

Did you know that wilderness boosts residential property values? This is one of the interesting facts from our recent statement on the economic benefits of wilderness for the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands.

The Wilderness Society's hearing testimony explains the important role that public lands play for local economies. Federally designated wilderness areas provide incredibly valuable services—like increasing local income and employment, boosting recreation and tourism, and naturally filtering our air and drinking water.