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2011-04-18 12:23:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Electric Utilities has been recognized as a Tree Line USA utility for its vegetation management program and community educational efforts. The award comes from the National Arbor Day Foundation, in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters. PPL Electric Utilities met the five requirements for being a Tree Line USA utility: Using industry best practices for quality tree care. Training workers annually in tree care...

2011-04-11 13:00:00

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire- USNewswire/ -- A record number of colleges and universities received Tree Campus USA recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation for taking exemplary care of their campus forest. This spring, 115 colleges and universities were awarded Tree Campus USA status. To celebrate the growth of the program, the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota will hold large tree-planting events at four schools across the country this spring. The first tree-planting...

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...

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...

2010-04-30 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...

2010-04-14 10:00:00

MILWAUKEE, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- We Energies is a recipient of the Tree Line USA Utility award for the twelfth consecutive year. Sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters, the award recognizes the company's efforts to provide dependable and reliable service, while using best-practice vegetation management techniques. This year, 147 utility companies were recognized with Tree Line USA designations. The award goes to utilities...

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...

2010-04-05 09:50:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanes today announced that it will offer consumers the opportunity to help plant trees in areas in need through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation. For every qualifying purchase of three Hanes products with mail-in redemption and proof of purchase from April 1 through May 15, Hanes will send the purchaser a free Hanes Earth Day T-shirt and will donate a dollar to The Arbor Day Foundation. For every qualifying redemption of Hanes...

2010-03-24 07:25:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- WORX(R) has a great proposition for folks who want to do something positive for the environment. How about planting a tree for free with just the click of a mouse? WORX has announced its innovative Facebook Fan 30,000-Trees-in-30-Days campaign to celebrate Arbor Day, April 30, 2010, as well as the launch of its new customer-service-driven Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/worxyardtools). For the first 30,000 persons who become WORX Facebook...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.