Nest Cameras

Spring has sprung, the flowers are blooming, and birds are nesting! Nest cameras are a fantastic way to monitor nesting birds without disturbing them, which is especially important for birds that are sensitive to disturbance, like raptors. It can also be useful for monitoring nests that are really inaccessible, like a peregrine falcon nest high […]

Re-think: The Fourth R?

During this past month, I have introduced you to the Three R’s – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, and discussed what they are and how they can be applied to your habitat and educational projects in order to help you further your company’s sustainability goals. But wait – there’s more! Many sustainability experts now include a fourth […]

The Three R’s: Recycle

Over the past few weeks, I’ve introduced you to the “Three R’s” of sustainability – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – and discussed how applying the principles of “Reduce” and “Reuse” to your habitat and education projects can further your facility’s sustainability goals. In today’s post I will talk about the third R, “Recycle.” Because recycling […]

The Three R’s: Reuse

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve introduced you to the “Three R’s” of sustainability – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – and discussed how the principle of “Reduce” can be applied to habitat and education projects in a way that also furthers your facility’s sustainability goals. Today I’m going to talk about the second R, […]

The Three R’s: Reduce

Last week I provided you with a brief overview of the “three R’s” of sustainability: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Today I’m going to talk about the first “R”: Reduce. When we talk about “reducing,” we generally talk about decreasing resource use at the source. Planting native species is one of the most impactful ways to […]

An Introduction to the Three R’s of Sustainability

At one point or another we’ve all heard about the “three R’s” of sustainability: reduce, reuse and recycle. The goal of the three R’s is to prevent waste and conserve natural resources. Implementing such “green” practices as the three R’s at a facility or corporate-wide level is an excellent start at profitable corporate responsibility. So […]

Nest Boxes Can Provide Overwintering Cover

It’s mid-February and we’re starting to feel the first signs of spring. In some parts of the country, birds have already begun singing in their yearly quest to establish territory and attract a mate.  Soon bluebirds and other songbirds like chickadees, tufted titmice, tree swallows and wrens will begin looking for places to build their […]

Profitable Corporate Responsibility & WHC

Many of today’s corporations choose to incorporate Corporate Social Responsibility into their business practices, with a Corporate Responsibility Strategy (CR strategy) to provide written guidance to employees. Although a CR strategy can focus on charitable donations, it is possible to develop a CR strategy that is in fact profitable and tackles issues that our members care […]

Create an Edible Garden for People and Wildlife!

The late summer and early fall are one of the best times that people and wildlife alike can enjoy one of nature’s most delicious bounties – berries. Berries are highly nutritious, providing a mixture of sugars and fats that help animals get through the winter. Migratory birds in particular will stock up on fat for […]

Celebrate Earth Day!

Earth Day is an annual celebration of the Earth and its natural environment, observed on April 22 of each year.  The goal behind Earth Day celebrations is to foster appreciation and awareness of the Earth’s natural environment and the threats to clean air, clean water, and biodiversity.  Earth Day originated in 1970 when U.S. Senator […]
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