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Wildlands protect diminishing dark skies

Most of us are aware that the Earth is rapidly changing and that natural resources are dwindling.

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Wilderness Society mourns loss of Stewart Brandborg, conservation visionary, former executive director

Michael Reinemer

Statement by Wilderness Society President Jamie Williams:

Earth Month 2018 Celebration with a new team player!

There’s big time Earth Month celebration happening in the Entercom ATX lounge. Every April Entercom ATX & all the markets of Entercom celebrate with EarthShare that is made up of many organizations that help the Environment and all that makes up and lives on Mama Earth.

EarthShare of Texas This year we have a real tree to celebrate and plant. It’s #1THING to help thanks to our friends at Garden-Ville & Texas Disposal Systems who is celebrating the Big 40 helping our Central Texas Environment. Here are more helpful tips to celebrate #40Ways #40WaywithTDS

 

BLM to expand on public lands solar zone success near Las Vegas

Alex Thompson

The Bureau of Land Management is moving ahead with plans to expand the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone, a low-conflict zone for solar development outside Las Vegas, Nevada that was esta

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Thumbs Up to Going Greener!

It’ the 40th Anniversary of Texas Disposal Systems taking care of the well being of Central Texas and it’s environment. For Friday the 13thTDS is sharing lots of easy 1THING ways to Go Greener besides just recycling. Getting Your Green On during Earth Month makes Good Luck for all!

  • Plant an herb garden
  • Switch our lightbulbs to CFLs
  • Create a homemade compost bin for $15.
  • Switch one appliance to an energy efficient model (look for the “energy star” label)
  • Stop using disposable bags. Get some reusable bags
  •  Buy an inexpensive reusable water bottle, and stop buying plastic disposable bottles
  • Wash laundry in cold water instead of hot.
  • Turn off lights when you leave the room.
  • Don’t turn on lights at all for as long as you can—open your curtains and enjoy natural light.
  • Drive the speed limit, and combine all your errands for the week in one trip.
  • Lots more here! #40Ways   #40wayswithTDS #1THING

House Farm Bill to gut environmental protections for national forests

Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society released the following statement from National Forest Defense Campaign Manager, Megan Birzell:

Celebrity Citizens of Trash Isle

It’s #EarthMonth and many celebrities have taken a stand to help stop Plastic PollutionChris Hemsworth, Al Gore, Gal Gadot, Mark Ruffalo, Brandon Flowers, Sir Mo Farah, Jeff Goldblum, Lethal Bizzle, Ezra Miller, Andy Serkis, Jason Momoa, Gerard Butler and Dame Judi Dench become a #CitizenoftheTrashIsles with over 200,000 others who are trying to get our waters & lands cleaned up.  There is so much plastic / trash in this area it easily creates ‘Trash Isles’, so why not make it a country?!!!  By making it a country, it would be protected by the United Nations, which means cleaning it up!  There’s a petition you can sign to become a Citizen of the Trash Isles w/ celebs and non-celebs who care about Mama Earth. Much sooner than later, there will be more plastic floating around than fish.  Click here for more! #1THING Click the photo to watch the video of the Celebrity Citizens of the Trash Isles!

This lobbyist could become EPA chief soon – and he may be worse than Pruitt

Andrew Wheeler, who spent his career representing polluters, could be next in line if Pruitt is pushed out.

     

Look what you can do with this!

I’m not the best at crafting, but I can appreciate it. FB friend Cyndi posted … What you can turn a plant pot into. They fit in nicely for a #1THING too. Materials you have around your home, that you would probably toss, can be turned into something this ‘Crafty Cute’.  Great way to celebrate #EarthMonth Click here for other tips thanks to our friends at Texas Disposal Systems who is celebrating 40 years keeping ATX / Central Texas Green Clean!

Click the pot to see what it turns into.

Trump’s “One Federal” plan for infrastructure is a “Zero” for Americans

Michael Reinemer

Nada Culver, Senior Counsel at The Wilderness Society, said: