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[1THING] Blog: Archive for August, 2015

[ What is “SMART”? ]

Carolyn from our sister cluster Entercom San Francisco shared the 411 on SMART. It’s a 1 Thing you can look into. Here’s what SMART is…

SMART San Francisco Sept Charity 1 Thing  SMARTSMART is a not for profit international trade association of nearly 200 companies who acquire used and unused textiles for reuse and recycling.  The association was established in 1932 and uses the slogan “SMART was green before green was SMART”.  They are headquartered in Abingdon, Maryland.  The majority of SMART member companies are family owned enterprises who employ between 35 and 50 workers.  79% are located in the United States, with 13% in Canada, and the remaining 8% in various international countries.

The United States alone sends 12 million tons of discarded textiles to landfill every year.  Almost 100% of all textiles can be repurposed.  Please use local collection bins to recycle your used clothing and textiles.  Holey socks?  Don’t toss them.  Recycle!

Learn more at WWW.SMARTASN.ORG

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[ Wilderness Society Praises Senator Cantwell for Focus on Wildfire ]

Michael Reinemer

Senator Cantwell, the ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has scheduled a hearing in Seattle on August 27 to examine wildfire issues.

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[ Some of Colorado’s wildest places may still be at risk ]

While one northwest Colorado plan does not do enough to protect wildlands, a neighboring management plan highlights how the agency can adopt new practices to protect and preserve wild areas.

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[ REPORTER MEMO: Alaska Public Lands and Arctic Ocean ]

Tim Woody

When President Obama visits Alaska at the end of August, climate change will be a key focus of his trip. The Wilderness Society developed the following memo to provide a brief primer on key Alaska public lands where the effects of climate change can already be seen.

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[ Wound Up… ]

… is a Company that started something really cool w/ coffee waste. Check it out!

Wound-Up has created a bio-based 3D printing material made from “waste byproducts” from coffee. The brown-colored filament can be used in many different types of 3D printers, and can print anything. Check out the video here! 

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[ Happy August 25th! ]

Glenn posted a reminder of today on the Mix Facebook page.  You Rock Glenn! Click here!

 

 

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[ Some of Colorado’s wildest places may still be at risk ]

The management of much of western Colorado’s public lands is moving into a new era.

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[ Statement from Jamie Williams about Clean Energy Future of Public Lands ]

Anastasia Greene

“We are heartened to see that President Obama is focusing on clean energy as part of building an enduring environmental legacy in the last 18 months of his presidency, and the Clean Power Plan is a good start,” said Jamie Williams, president of the Wilderness Society

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[ Statement from The Wilderness Society regarding Blythe Mesa California solar project approval ]

Anastasia Greene

An announcement to approve the Blythe Mesa Solar Power Project was made just as the eighth annual Clean Energy Summit kicked off in Las Vegas, Nevada today.

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[ Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Call for New Monuments in the California Desert Timely and Broadly Supported ]

Max Greenberg

The Wilderness Society and the Campaign for the California Desert commend Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for calling on President Obama to designate the Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains national monuments, safeguarding i

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