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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 […]

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: 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 […]

Designing & Building Barn Owl Nest Boxes

The IBM Almaden Research Center, located in San Jose, California, is pioneering the design of artificial nest boxes by partnering with a dedicated volunteer. Steve Simmons of Merced, California, developed a Barn Owl box plan that has been in extensive use throughout the Central Valley after years of experimenting with and documenting the siting, mounting, […]
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