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2009-11-09 09:00:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) member World Forum Foundation has committed to "raise environmentally passionate future generations" by connecting 2 million young children with nature. The World Forum Foundation plans to train 236 community teams from 93 nations over the next 5 years. This long-term objective will have immediate payoffs. Research has shown that when young children spend significant time outdoors, they are less prone to obesity,...

2009-10-08 15:00:00

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its one-year anniversary celebration of the official launch of the Tree Campus USA program, the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota will plant trees on five college campuses across the United States this fall. The first tree-planting event will be held at the University of Maryland on Sunday, Oct. 11. In the fall of 2008, the Arbor Day Foundation started the Tree Campus USA program to recognize colleges and universities that practice...

2009-04-23 09:00:00

TSX Venture Exchange Symbol "SER" EDMONTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Serenic Corporation (TSX-V:SER), ("Serenic" or the "Corporation"), a leading publisher of financial management and business operations software for nonprofits, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the public sector, announced today that Serenic Navigator has been selected by the Arbor Day Foundation, a nonprofit conservation organization with a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and...

2009-04-21 12:20:00

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arbor Day Foundation has selected Geneva Mendoza, a fifth-grade student at Maryetta School in Stilwell, Okla., as winner of the 2009 Arbor Day National Poster Contest. The annual contest for fifth-grade students nationwide is sponsored by Toyota and runs in conjunction with the national celebration of Arbor Day -- which will be held Friday, April 24. (Her winning art accompanies this release.) To view the multimedia assets associated with...

2009-03-26 10:16:00

- Program teaches nearly 34,000 students about importance of trees - Students in four states plant seedlings on Arbor Day - Teachers receive educational materials about role of trees in the ecosystem RICHMOND, Va., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nearly 34,000 elementary school students in more than 360 schools in four states will plant the equivalent of 85 acres of trees this Arbor Day as Dominion's Project Plant It! enters its third year. Project Plant It! is a cooperative partnership...

2008-12-09 08:18:00

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Tampa author Andrew Bowen and the Arbor Day Foundation are teaming up in a program that provides $1 from each sale of Bowen's new Christmas book to plant one tree in the nation's forests. The goal is to sell 2,400 copies of the book A Tree's Christmas online by Christmas Day, which will allow the Arbor Day Foundation (www.arborday.org) to plant 2,400 trees in one of the nation's forests. The Arbor Day Foundation depends on the U.S. Forest Service...

2008-11-13 09:00:17

RISO, Inc., a leader in digital printing technology, today announced that the company's Tampa-Orlando-Ft. Meyers branch, in conjunction with Tampa's Mayor's Beautification Program and the Parks and Recreation Department, planted a tree in Al Lopez Park. As part of the tree planting ceremony, Thom Snelling, Tampa's first Green Officer, dedicated the large tree that was secured from a local nursery. "Through our partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, we are honored to make a positive...

2008-11-07 09:00:11

RISO, Inc., a leader in digital printing technology, today announced that it has successfully expanded the company's tree planting initiative through an event organized by its Washington D.C. branch in partnership with Fairfax ReLeaf, Inc. and Level 3 Communications. As part of the Nov. 7 all-day tree planting event, representatives from RISO's Washington, D.C. branch and Fairfax ReLeaf were joined by over 40 employees from Level 3 Communications to plant 1,800 trees across four acres at the...

2008-10-16 12:00:12

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arbor Day Foundation today announced the creation of the Tree Campus USA program, which will recognize college campuses that are committed to planting, maintaining and celebrating trees. To kick off the launch of its Tree Campus USA program, the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota honored Northern Kentucky University as a Tree Campus USA site with a tree-planting celebration at its Highland Heights, Ky., campus. Tree Campus USA is supported by...

2008-09-15 21:00:14

To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS Contact: Chris Friesleben, Director, Communications of Hy-Vee, Inc., +1-515-267-2941, cell, +1-515-250-3929, cfriesleben@hy- vee.com WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Hy-Vee is helping local communities go green by giving away 200,000 trees ready for planting. The company is donating the trees to schools and organizations in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation. A number of community groups and more than 500 schools throughout Hy-Vee's...


Word of the Day
virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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