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2010-04-22 14:20:00

NEWARK, N.J., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The PSEG Foundation has committed $605,000 for sustainability initiatives championed by Northeastern nonprofits. The announcement marks a significant amount of funding from well-known energy company PSEG for philanthropic initiatives that are teaching people about the value of economic, environmental and social responsibility. "Earth Day is no longer just about the environment. It's grown into a sustainability celebration," said Vaughn...

2010-04-20 10:37:00

REDMOND, Wash., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The NEA Foundation presented Mike Town, a high school environmental science teacher at Redmond High School in Redmond, Wash., with its inaugural Green Prize in Public Education, which includes a $25,000 award and national recognition. Town was selected to receive this honor for his Cool School Challenge program and curriculum that has helped students, teachers, and school districts reduce more than 1.5 million pounds of carbon dioxide and other...

2010-04-16 15:23:00

WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading up to next week's 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the following are ten good reasons to keep Morocco in mind -- and visit online or in person -- to mark Global Earth Day. 1) Welcome to Morocco's capital, RABAT, one of six world cities selected by Earth Day as host for major events in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Global Earth Day -- along with Tokyo, Kolkata, Buenos Aires, Washington, DC, and New York City. 2) Solar energy...

2010-04-12 09:30:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) today announced support for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' new Nature Research Center, currently under construction in Raleigh, through a $250,000 Environmental Grant from the Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation. The grant was given to Dr. Betsy Bennett, Director of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, during a special check presentation ceremony today at the museum by Piedmont...

2010-04-08 08:50:00

BETHESDA, Md., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced new green initiatives to reach its 140,000 employees, their families and communities. The orchestrated effort is rolling out in conjunction with National Environmental Education Week (EE Week), the largest organized environmental education event in the United States. Held each year during the week before Earth Day, EE Week coordinates environmental education outreach nationwide to increase Earth Day's...

2010-03-25 12:50:00

NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Day Network and Zagwear today announced their collaboration on the launch of Earth Day Network's official online store in advance of Earth Day's 40th anniversary celebration on April 22. Earth Day Network was founded by the organizers of the first Earth Day in 1970 to promote environmental citizenship and now encompasses more than 17,000 partners and organizations in 174 countries. Each year more than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day...

2010-03-24 08:00:00

142-Point Evaluation Addresses Local Efforts on Climate Change, Sustainability and Environmental Health PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y., March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grassroots Environmental Education, a non-profit organization, in partnership with the Pace University Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, announced today the results of a county-wide assessment of the efforts of towns and villages in Westchester County to address key environmental issues. Using a comprehensive checklist...

2010-03-22 09:34:00

Comparison of Conventional and Natural Methods Reveals Significant Cost Savings for Schools ALBANY, N.Y., March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grassroots Environmental Education, a non-profit environmental health organization, today released a report comparing the relative costs of maintaining a typical high school football field using a conventional (chemical) program and a natural (organic) program over a five-year period. The report, prepared for members of the New York State...

2010-03-09 07:41:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission today announced a series of upcoming professional development opportunities offered as part of the agency's Project WILD program. Classroom teachers, early childhood teachers, informal educators, homeschooler leaders and Scout and youth group leaders are welcome to participate in these workshops. Project WILD is an award-winning, international, hands-on conservation education program. It focuses on...

2010-03-01 09:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources acting Secretary John H. Quigley is inviting young men and women across the state to apply for its summer residential camp for high-school students interested in pursuing environmental careers. "As the Environmental Careers Outdoors Camp enters its ninth year, the popular educational effort has become one of DCNR's strongest success stories," said Quigley. "We know we've successfully worked...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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