The Bureau of Land Management has released its final version of its Planning 2.0 regulation, which has helped shape progress the BLM has made in its land use planning.Read more… Read More
The San Diego County Water Authority recently launched a campaign to encourage San Diego County residents to Live WaterSmart. The agency provides many free resources to support water-use efficiency as a way of life and encourage sustainable changes to homes and landscapes. This approach helps ensures our region will have sufficient water supplies for years to come.
Resources provided by the Water Authority and its partners include:
- Free WaterSmart Checkup with a certified irrigation specialist
- Free classes on topics such as removing your turf, WaterSmart landscaping and more
- Rebates and other incentives for water-saving tactics like rain barrels, turf removal and nozzle replacement
- Free on-demand videos to learn how to make your landscape more water-efficient
- Free online calculator to determine your home’s water use
Other great WaterSmart tips:
- Check for leaks in your system by monitoring your water bill for abnormal changes in usage.
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[ Congress votes to recognize the $646 billion outdoor recreation economy as part of the nation’s GDP ]
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed H.R. 4665, Outdoor Recreation’s Economic Contributions (REC) Act, which President Obama is expected to sign into law.Read more
So you live a green lifestyle all year long. You recycle, you minimize your impact by bringing your own bags and using a reusable cup for your morning coffee, you drive a low-emission car, and program your thermostat….you are set, right? Did you consider ways to green the holidays???? It doesn’t have to be difficult to make a difference!
* An obvious way would be to buy recycled wrapping paper, but you could take it a step further and use your old newspaper, or wrap it in another gift, such as a tablecloth, a scarf or a reusable shopping bag.…Read More