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2011-03-02 13:00:00

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More and more colleges and universities across the United States are being recognized for taking care of one of the most valuable resources on campus - trees. Today, the Arbor Day Foundation announced that the number of schools that have been named a Tree Campus USA college or university has more than tripled since the program began in 2008. Tree Campus USA, modeled after the Arbor Day Foundation's successful Tree City USA...

2011-01-20 09:30:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Grab your boots, shovel and friends and get ready to dig. In celebration of Houston's 25th Annual Arbor Day, Apache Corporation has awarded 25,000 trees for planting Saturday, Jan. 22. Houston Parks and Recreation is recruiting 2,500 volunteers to help get the trees in the ground. Houston's Arbor Day tree planting event is open to individuals, families, groups and businesses (children may participate if accompanied by a guardian). Following the...

2010-10-18 08:00:00

OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Hayneedle.com, the Omaha-based, leading online retailer of home furnishings and lifestyle products, announced today the launch of its holiday campaign, Buy a Tree Today & We'll Plant One for Tomorrow, featuring a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation to further their mission and truly celebrate trees this holiday season. For every Christmas tree purchased on Hayneedle.com between October 15th and December 25th, a live tree will be planted in...

2010-05-10 06:00:00

FISHERS, Ind., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast and the Arbor Day Foundation today announced that they will be partnering with Girl Scouts of Central Indiana to plant trees on behalf of every Indiana customer who adopts paperless billing from today through August 10, 2010. Donating one dollar for every customer switching to Comcast's "EcoBill," the company expects to raise $50,000 over three months for the Arbor Day Foundation. Each dollar will be used to provide trees to the Girl Scouts...

2010-04-30 05:00:00

STAMFORD, Conn., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Arbor Day, Philips Norelco is issuing a challenge to all Americans: "Deforest Yourself. Reforest the World." For years, Philips Norelco has been the go-to grooming partner to help guys keep their "hedges" trimmed, but the reality is that the world's forests are dwindling by the minute. Philips Norelco, the expert in "bodily deforestation," is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation in support of the organization's...

2010-04-28 14:20:00

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Arbor Day Foundation named Wyatt Dunn of Huntsville, Ala., the winner of the 2010 Arbor Day National Poster Contest, an annual contest for fifth-grade students throughout the United States. Dunn attends Jones Valley Elementary School in Huntsville. Dunn's poster was selected to be the best out of all the finalists from 46 states and the District of Columbia. As the national winner, Dunn will receive a $1,000 U.S. savings bond and...

2010-04-22 12:31:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C. April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) and the Arbor Day Foundation are encouraging Duke Energy customers to go paperless by receiving their monthly energy bills electronically instead of by mail. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040414/DUKEENERGYLOGO ) If participation in the company's paperless billing program increases by 100,000 customers in 2010, Duke Energy will donate $100,000 to the Arbor Day Foundation to thank customers for...

2010-04-12 07:35:00

GREENFIELD, Ind., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The tradition of planting trees on Arbor Day is alive and well at University Loft Company. ULC is celebrating the importance of trees and forest ecosystems by inviting employees and media guests to plant trees at an Arbor Day 2010 celebration, Friday, April 30 on the ULC campus. The Company will also be providing seedling trees to the Mt. Comfort Elementary School. "Taking care of our community forests demonstrates our Company's ongoing...

2010-04-08 07:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 30,000 third-grade students will be able to plant the equivalent of almost 75 acres of new forest lands and learn about the environmental benefits of trees thanks to an award-winning program provided by Dominion Resources and its subsidiaries. Dominion's Project Plant It! is growing in its fourth year to include school systems in six states in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. The program developed to educate children and to...

2010-04-06 14:19:00

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA program is having double the impact on college campuses across the United States in its second year of existence. To celebrate this achievement, the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota will plant trees on five college campuses throughout the country this spring. The first spring tree-planting event will be held at American University in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, April 6. In just the second year of the...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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