People & Population

September 23, 2009 to September 26, 2009

Breaking the Color Barrier in the Great Outdoors

Population demographics are changing. Are there sufficient outreach efforts to engage all Americans in the Great Outdoors?
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October 6, 2009 to October 7, 2009

The Natural Step: Strategic Sustainability for Leaders - Level 1 Course

Companies and communities can thrive within naturally sustainable systems. The workshops focus on The Natural Step Framework, a proven, science-based method for achieving strategic sustainability. “Green initiatives are a good start, but not enough,” according to TNS-USA Executive Director, Regina Hauser. “We use a comprehensive framework that helps people develop a vision and strategies for long term sustainability, building on short term successes.” Learn More:

"Clash in Alabama Over Tennessee Coal Ash"

Perry County, Alabama, which is very poor and almost 70 percent black, is landfilling the coal ash from a spill in Tennessee in December 2008. County leaders are glad of the revenue and jobs it will bring, but some think the community "has been too easily persuaded to take on a wealthier, whiter community’s problem."
Source: NYTimes, 08/31/2009


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