environment

Talking to Yourself: Making Employees Aware of Your Projects

The Wildlife Habitat Council knows that including employees in the planning, designing, and implementation of a wildlife habitat project is vital to its success. When an engaged group of employees take ownership of a project, the project is likely to be better maintained over the long term and viewed more favorably by the employees and […]

Wildlife in Winter: Migration

As we introduced last month, animal species have adapted a variety of techniques for surviving through the winter’s colder temperatures and decreased food availability. One of the more common strategies used by animals is migration. When you think about migration, you probably think first about birds, right? This isn’t surprising, given that the majority of […]

Wildlife in Winter

In just a couple of days it will be the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the day each year with the shortest period of daylight. The Winter Solstice also marks the official start of winter. And when winter rolls around, plants and animals hunker down and wait for the warmer temperatures of spring. Right? […]

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 […]

Ideas for Celebrating National Pollinator Week

From wildflower-covered landfill caps to agricultural field buffers, no-mow office parks and reclaimed quarries, WHC-certified programs provide habitat for pollinators. These habitats are outdoor classrooms where communities learn how to identify butterflies, plant gardens that provide nectar to hummingbirds, and create shelter and nesting substrate for native bees. National Pollinator Week is a time to […]
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