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2012-07-17 06:23:37

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation is currently accepting applications from eligible 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations, governmental and educational institutions for its 2012 Environmental Stewardship and Energy Sustainability Competitive Grant Program. The Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation added this specific grant to its overall giving program in 2010, and has since awarded environmental grants to The Conservation Fund in North Carolina and...

2012-06-27 06:21:46

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources today named Robert Neitz as manager of the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center in Wind Gap, Northampton County. He had been assigned as a Bureau of State Park's regional environmental education coordinator for Region 4, based in Perkasie, Bucks County. "For the past four and one-half years, Rob has brought invaluable experience and a unique personality to overseeing...

2012-06-15 06:21:49

NEWARK, N.J., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The PSEG Foundation and the Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education (ANJEE) are awarding nearly $45,000 to three programs that were named winners of the PSEG-ANJEE Learners in Sustainability (PALS) grant program. Each of the partnerships is a collaborative effort between non-formal environmental education providers and K-5 pre-service or practicing teachers, with an eye toward increasing the sustainability of New Jersey communities. "PSEG...

2012-06-06 22:20:22

TOKYO, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, issued a proposal on June 6 stressing that empowerment of individuals and communities is vital to achieving a sustainable global society. The proposal puts forward ideas related to the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development opening in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 20. Ikeda states: "It is unacceptable to consider the pursuit of sustainability as simply a...

2012-06-05 10:21:27

Thirteen-year-old California Student Announced as Global Winner WASHINGTON, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of World Environment Day 2012, the North American exhibition of the 21st annual International Children's Painting Competition (ICPC) on the Environment was unveiled today in Washington, D.C. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library by United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for North America (UNEP RONA) and Bayer Corporation officials....

2012-06-01 06:21:23

NEWARK, N.J., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Teachers in New Jersey and Delaware have two weeks to apply for a 2012 Environmental Education Grant from PSEG. The energy company provides grants every year to educators who can link their students' understanding of science, mathematics, computer science and/or technology with an enthusiasm and appreciation for the environment. The PSEG Foundation will award a total of $35,000 for the purchase of equipment, materials and field trips that...

2012-05-23 06:22:04

U.S. Astronaut Leads High School Students in Interactive Sustainability Workshop WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the sixth consecutive year, Bayer has teamed up with the United Nations Environment Programme's Regional Office for North America (UNEP RONA) to celebrate World Environment Day (WED) by sponsoring a series of youth-oriented environmental education programs in Washington, the 2012 WED host city in North America. More than 60 students from Woodrow...

2012-04-23 06:25:48

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four Pennsylvania schools have earned national 2012 Green Ribbon Schools awards, Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis announced today. The schools are: A.W. Beattie Career Center, in Allegheny County; Radnor Middle School in Radnor Township School District, Delaware County; Thaddeus Stevens Elementary School in the Chambersburg Area School District, Franklin County; and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania's...

2012-04-23 02:22:36

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nature Conservancy and Discovery Education today launched Nature Works Everywhere, a partnership designed to help students learn the science behind how nature helps our everyday existence and the importance of environmental conservation. This new online destination, www.natureworkseverywhere.org, provides middle school teachers, students and families with free tools and resources to explore and understand nature. Launching to coincide...

2012-04-16 06:21:45

NEWARK, N.J., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Teachers in New Jersey and Delaware are encouraged to apply for funding through PSEG's Environmental Education Grant program, which provides grants to educators who can link their students' understanding of science, mathematics, computer science and/or technology with an enthusiasm and appreciation for the environment. The PSEG Foundation will award a total of $35,000 for the purchase of equipment, materials and field trips that would not normally...