Tag Archives: Environment

International Conference on Ecology and Transportation

​Join the ninth biennial ICOET conference, co-hosted by the Utah and Wyoming Departments of Transportation, with support from the US DOT Federal Highway Administration. ICOET is the foremost interdisciplinary, interagency supported conference addressing the broad range of ecological issues related to transportation systems in all modes. Experts in transportation development, related scientific study, policy issues and administrative processes gather at ICOET to share current research, quality applications and best practices that can enhance both the project development process and the... Read more

EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet

The Worldwatch Institute analyzes how we can equip students with the skills to navigate the turbulent century ahead. With global environmental changes locked into our future, what we teach must evolve. All education will need to be environmental education, teaching students to be ecoliterate, deep-thinking, and deeply moral leaders, ready to face unprecedented challenges. EarthEd explores traditional areas of environmental education such as nature-based learning and systems thinking, as well as new essential topics including social-emotional learning and the importance... Read more

Environmental Sustainability Grants

The goal of the Environmental Sustainability program is to promote sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems. Research efforts supported by the program typically consider long time horizons and may incorporate contributions from the social sciences and ethics. The program supports engineering research that seeks to balance society’s need to provide ecological protection and maintain stable economic conditions. Proposals due October 20. Learn more... Read more

EnviroAtlas

EPA’s EnviroAtlas provides users with interactive tools, geospatial data, and resources for exploring the benefits people receive from nature, also known as ecosystem goods and services. Such benefits are critically important to human health and well-being, but easy to overlook due to lack of information. Diverse EnviroAtlas resources, including a mapping application, an easy-to-use Eco-Health relationship browser, and over 300 GIS data layers help fill this information gap. With data at multiple scales and built-in analysis tools, EnviroAtlas was designed... Read more

GIWiz: Green Infrastructure At Your Fingertips

EPA’s Green Infrastructure Wizard (GIWiz) is an interactive web application that connects communities to a wealth of tools and resources in order to help them better manage stormwater runoff. In just a few clicks of a mouse, users can draw from EPA’s scientific research on green infrastructure and stormwater management to identify resources and match solutions to the specific needs of their local environment. Learn more... Read more

Green Infrastructure: Learn the Environmental, Community and Economic Benefits

Green infrastructure is an approach to mitigating environmental challenges using vegetation, soils and natural processes as part of a living engineered solution. Living engineered solutions can provide a broad range of biodiversity, community and economic benefits. Join experienced landscape designer Julia Plumb as she discusses the many opportunities to implement green infrastructure projects on sites in this webinar from the Wildlife Habitat Council. Learn more and register... Read more

National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program

The Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service annually provides grants of up to $1 million to coastal and Great Lakes states, as well as U.S. territories to protect, restore and enhance coastal wetland ecosystems and associated uplands. Applications due June 30. Learn more and apply... Read more

J.M.K. Innovation Prize

The J.M.K. Innovation Prize is an initiative of The J.M. Kaplan Fund, a New York-based family foundation. In 2017 up to ten prizes will be awarded to those tackling our country’s most pressing needs through social innovation. Specifically, the prize seeks to support innovation in the fields of the environment, heritage conservation and social justice. The prize is particularly designed for early stage ideas being piloted or prototyped by dynamic visionaries. Applications due April 28. Learn more and apply... Read more

Sustainability with Trees: Community Canopy Project

In this webinar, learn how a community canopy project focused on distributing trees can fit with your sustainability efforts, help maximize energy efficiency, and engage homeowners within your community. Kristen Bousquet from the Arbor Day Foundation and program partner Ian Jurgensen, with the city of Orlando, will discuss how tree distribution to homeowners creates an opportunity to interact positively with your community. Register now... Read more
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