Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia Yes, more trees need to be planted all over Apopka. Keep in mind, the hurricanes, and don’t plant trees where they will threaten homes, businesses, and other buildings, and not underneath power lines either. Try to stay away from planting trees, not for our zone, or disease prone ones also, keep them away from narrow streets along the sidewalks, where they hamper garbage collection with claw machine trucks, and uproot the sidewalks, and select trees with longer lives, rather than short- lived trees, or invasive ones. Kit Land Nelson Park could use some more shade trees, as it was hot in the park today, for the Apopka Art and Foliage Festival, while I was there. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSthe conversation.comTrees Previous articleApopka Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast: It began with a visionNext articleApopka High School Beta Club needs your help Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reply Please enter your name here 1 COMMENT Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 April 28, 2018 at 3:53 pm By Theodore Endreny, Professor of Water Resources & Ecological Engineering, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and ForestryNote: This article was first published on theconversation.comMegacities are on the rise. There are currently 47 such areas around the globe, each housing more than 10 million residents.More than half the global population now lives in urban areas, comprising about 3 percent of the Earth. The ecological footprint of this growth is vast and there’s far more that can be done to improve life for urban residents around the world.When it comes to natural spaces, trees are keystone species in the urban ecosystem, providing a number of services that benefit people. My research team has calculated just how much a tree matters for many urban areas, particularly megacities. Trees clean the air and water, reduce stormwater floods, improve building energy use and mitigate climate change, among other things.For every dollar invested in planting, cities see an average US$2.25 return on their investment each year.Measuring treesOur team, led by Dr. David Nowak of the USDA Forest Service and Scott Maco of Davey Institute, develops the tree benefits software i-Tree Tools.These tools simulate the relationship between trees and ecosystem services they provide. These services can include food, clean air and water, climate and flood control, pollination, recreation and noise damping. We currently don’t simulate many services, so our calculations actually underestimate the value of urban trees.Our software can simulate how a tree’s structure – such as height, canopy size and leaf area – affects the services it provides. It can estimate how trees will reduce water flooding; or explore how trees will affect air quality, building energy use and air pollution levels in their community. It can also allow users to inventory trees in their own area.Our systematic aerial surveys of 35 megacities suggest that 20 percent of the average megacity’s urban core is covered by forest canopy. But this can vary greatly. Trees cover just 1 percent of Lima, Peru, versus 36 percent in New York City.We wanted to determine how much trees contribute to human well-being in the places where humans are most concentrated, and nature perhaps most distant. In addition, we wanted to calculate how many additional trees could be planted in each megacity to improve the quality of life.How tree density affects a cityWe looked in detail at 10 megacities around the world, including Beijing, Cairo, Mexico City, Los Angeles and London. These megacities are distributed across five continents and represent different natural habitats. Cairo was the smallest, at 1173 square kilometers, while Tokyo measured in at a whopping 18,720.For most cities, we looked at Google Maps aerial imagery, randomly selecting 500 points and classifying each as tree canopy, grass, shrub and so on.We calculated that tree cover was linked to significant cost savings. Each square kilometer saved about $0.93 million in air pollution health care costs, $20,000 by capturing water runoff, and $478,000 in building energy heating and cooling savings.What’s more, the median annual value of carbon dioxide sequestered by megacity tree cover was $7.9 million. That comes out to about $17,000 per square kilometer. The total CO2 stored was valued at $242 million, using a measure called the social cost of carbon.The sum of all annual services provided by the megacity trees had a median annual value of $505 million. That provides a median value of $967,000 per square kilometer of tree cover.Trees in your cityAn entire urban forest can provide services for a good life.All of the cities we studied had the potential to add additional trees, with about 18 percent of the metropolitan area on average available. Potential spots included areas with sidewalks, parking lots and plaza areas. The tree’s canopy could extend above the human-occupied area, with the trunk positioned to allow for pedestrian passage or parking.Want to conserve forests and plant more trees in your area? Everyone can take action. City and regional planners can continue to incorporate the planning for urban forests. Those who are elected to office can continue to share a vision that the urban forest is an important part of the community, and they can advocate and support groups that are looking to increase it. [And check out expert tree planting service in Tallahassee for help in that area.]Individuals who cannot plant a tree might add a potted shrub, which is smaller than a tree but has a leafy canopy that can contribute similar benefits. For the property owner wanting to take charge, our i-Tree software can assist with selecting a tree type and location. A local arborist or urban forester could also help.
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August corporate fundraising partnerships round up: part 2 Search Seven & 7 charitiesBrighton-based digital marketing agency Search Seven has announced that #share7, its 2018 fundraising campaign to raise £17k for seven charities, has now reached half of its target. The next fundraising event is a charity golf day at Mid Sussex Golf Club on Thursday 30th August 2018. The star ‘hole in one’ prize on the day is £10,000 cash. It is fundraising for Haywards Heath-based Group B Strep Support, local charities RISE, The Sussex Beacon and The Clock Tower Sanctuary, The Trevor Mann Baby Unit (part of the Rockinghorse), Alzheimer’s Society and the Nkuringo Foundation. Well Pharmacy & two charitiesWell Pharmacy has donated over £9,500 to two charities that dedicate their time to supporting and protecting the environment. The money was raised through the sale of their 5p carrier bags across their 780 pharmacies across the UK, between January and June 2018. The charities were chosen by Well Pharmacy employees, who voted to have their say as to where the donations went. The initiative allows customers to support their local environment, as the sale of each 5p carrier bag goes to the charity in their own country. A total of £8,189.03 has been donated to the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) in England & Wales, and a further £1,313.70 to the Scottish Wildlife Trust. 96 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25 St Albans School & MindTwo of St Albans School’s Sixth Form students, Cameron Furley and Jessica Laitner have cycled 450 miles from St Albans to Scotland and raised over £6,000 for the local branch of mental health charity, Mind. Cameron and Jessica wanted to increase awareness of the challenges of mental health and encourage teenagers to talk more openly about the topic, to ask for help when they need it, and reduce the stigma attached to the subject. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25 Here is part two of August’s corporate partnerships round-up, with everything from a charity-dedicated film screening, to a bushtucker trial. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJDsZZIhH9o[/youtube]SockShop & BarnabusSockShop paired up with Manchester homeless charity Barnabus at a special event in July, providing the city’s homeless community with foot care to help combat trench foot. The wartime condition is affecting rough sleepers across the UK, so the Bolton-based sock retailer arranged for free chiropody treatment to be provided to more than 60 visitors at Barnabus’ drop-in centre, and each visitor was given a selection of socks. Chiropody treatment at the event was provided by Forgotten Feet. SockShop coordinated the event as part of its ‘Socks for a Cause’ campaign to raise awareness of the issue of trench foot amongst homeless people. Through this campaign, the company is asking the public to donate socks to homeless charities. Maxol & AWARE NIMaxol is encouraging its customers to ‘Top up by Ten’ by donating 10p to its charity partner, AWARE NI, when purchasing fuel or anything in-store during August. At the till, customers will have the option of adding 10p to the total amount of their transaction. In addition, Maxol will also ‘Top up by Ten’ itself and donate £10,000 to AWARE. The funds raised by the ‘Top up by Ten’ campaign will go towards helping AWARE increase awareness of positive mental wellbeing in local communities and help to provide support groups and education programmes across the country. 95 total views, 1 views today The Berkeley Foundation & MERUThe Berkeley Foundation has given Epsom-based charity MERU a cheque for £25,000 that will fund new Bugzis, a special micro-sized powered wheelchair that can offer very young children their first taste of independent mobility. Each Bugzi costs £5,000 and after one child has used them, they are refurbished and passed on to another child. There is a long waiting list in Surrey and across the country for Bugzis, as they are not currently financed by the NHS. Tagged with: corporate Fundraising ideas Dobbies & Teenage Cancer TrustGarden centre chain, Dobbies, has announced its first ever annual charity partnership with cancer charity, Teenage Cancer Trust. Dobbies hopes to break previous charity fundraising records through a range fundraising activities over the next year, such as staff having a chance to win a duvet day and selling tickets for a Ladies Night shopping evening at Christmas. The fundraising efforts will be led by a 34-strong team of Community Champions, with one in every Dobbies centre across the UK. Dobbies has raised £1,561,000 over the past five years for local charity partners, and national charity partners over the Christmas period. However, this is the first time the retailer is to support one charity partner throughout the year. Melanie May | 22 August 2018 | News The Rank Group & Carers TrustThe Rank Group has now raised £2m for Carers Trust. The partnership between Carers Trust and The Rank Group first began in February 2014. Since then, employees nationwide have worked hard to raise as much money as possible by undertaking various charity initiatives and fundraising activities within local communities. In recognition of the work by Mecca team members to hit the fundraising total, the senior team from Mecca agreed to take on a final challenge, taking part in a bushtucker trial challenge, which included a menu of creepy crawlies, from critter cocktails, to mealworms and buffalo worms on a bed of lettuce sprinkled with dry cricket flour. Vue & MediCinemaVue is hosting a special preview screening of the new film Christopher Robin on 16 August with all proceeds going to MediCinema. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Corn, Off to a Good Start By Gary Truitt – May 15, 2018 Indiana Corn, Off to a Good StartRyan PielWhile some parts of Indiana are still struggling with flooded conditions, Central Indiana corn is in and looking good. According to the USDA, 73% of the corn is planted statewide with 53% of the soybeans planted. Both are ahead of last year and of the 5 year average.Planting in West Central Indiana is, for the most part done, says Ryan Piel, agronomist with DuPont Pioneer, “Good as done for most growers in this area. Very little left to go.” He added that a quick plant, warm weather, and adequate soil moisture have led to very fast and even emergence, “Not too much out there I am worried about in terms of getting the crop up and going. It came out of the ground very quickly and every evenly.” Statewide corn is 32% emerged, with soybeans at 9% emerged.While HAT’s meteorologist Ryan Martin has rain in the forecast for this week, Piel says some areas have been missed and need some rain, “We are getting to the point where we need some rain. It is in the forecast, but we need to see these rains not miss Central Indiana.” The average temperature last week was 66 degrees, 5.8 degrees above normal for the state. The amounts of rainfall recorded at weather stations varied from 0.00 inches to 1.81 inches over the week. The statewide average for precipitation was 0.36 inches, or 39 percent of normal.Piel adds that weed pressure, so far, has not been a major problem in his area. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Indiana Corn, Off to a Good Start SHARE Previous articleCytozyme is Helping Soil and Seed NaturallyNext articleIndiana Corn Off to a Good Start on the Tuesday Morning Edition Gary Truitt
News The issuing of this directive is linked to the current diplomatic and military crisis between Burma and Thailand. The SPDC decided to close frontier checkpoints between the two countries after border skirmishes between troops from Rangoon and armed rebel groups.Another report, published on the web site of The Irrawaddy (a magazine published in Thailand) says that on 24 May the military junta banned the business and finance weekly The Market Journal from publishing advertisements from the private sector General Service Companies. This directive follows the arrests of a number of businessmen accused of failing to comply with national accounting rules. May 31, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Myanmar Receive email alerts May 29, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Publishing ban on Thai-related articles and advertising Organisation MyanmarAsia – Pacific RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture “The military junta has just issued yet another grotesque directive which, in addition to depriving the population of news about Thailand, threatens the very existence of private publications that are dependent on advertising”, deplores Robert Ménard, General Secretary of Reporters Without Borders, in a letter to Colonel Tin Hlaing, Home Affairs Minister of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC). Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association (BMA, the exiled Burmese journalists’ organisation) condemn the directive, which forbids the publication of articles about Thailand and Thai advertisements in Burmese newspapers and magazines. Reporters Without Borders and BMA have called on the Minister to revoke the directive immediately, on the grounds not only that it represents an unfair financial sanction of the private press, but also that it is an act of censorship.According to BMA Reporters Without Borders’ information, the Literary Works Scrutinizing Committee (one of the military junta’s censorship agencies) told the managing editors of Rangoon’s private press on 22 May 2002 that publication of articles referring to Thailand and were forbidden, as well as Thai advertisements. The editors had to sign an agreement undertaking to comply with the directive. According to the dissident radio Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), the editors were also ordered not to use the terms ‘Thailand’ and ‘Yodaya’ (the name formerly used for the Kingdom of Siam).A Rangoon journalist interviewed by DVB said that the ban on Thai advertisements could mean that some publications will be forced to close down. Thai companies are the principal source of advertising revenue for many newspapers and magazines. News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar May 12, 2021 Find out more News May 26, 2021 Find out more RSF_en to go further News
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Facebook https://twitter.com/buildourroadLIMERICK Public Participation Network (PPN) welcomes the announcement by the Transport Minister that the Coonagh-Knockalisheen road will proceed without delay.Limerick Public Participation Network, as part of its remit to support the input of community organisations into the making of local and national government policy, facilitated a number of meetings of its members regarding recent public debate on the Coonagh-Knockalisheen Road.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Ballynanty District Electoral Division comprising Moyross, Ballynanty, Kileely and Thomondgate has some of the highest deprivation scores in the country. This road link is a key part of the Regeneration plan to improve social, physical and economic outcomes for this community. Moyross is also the largest cul de sac in the state with communities isolated from full access to education, health and job opportunities. While this road is not a solution to all inequalities the community faces, it will play a very important part in opening up the area and breaking down barriers for the community.The Regeneration plan that included this road project was developed with the voice of the community at its core. It was passed by Limerick City and County Council. It was also approved within the current Programme for Government which was signed by Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party. To see that both government policy and the voices of the community are now being heeded is a very welcome development.While Limerick PPN shares a dedication to combating climate breakdown and the urgent need to reduce transport emissions, it recognises that this must not be at the expense of our most disadvantaged communities. Social justice and a just transition are at the core of any effective climate campaign or action. This demands that the burdens of fixing our environment are not piled on vulnerable or disadvantaged communities.The community of Moyross are a wonderful, vibrant, and important part of Limerick. Their hopes, concerns and outcomes deserve respect and engagement from all government leaders. The membership of the Limerick PPN welcomes today’s announcement and acknowledges the role of the Transport Minister Eamon Ryan in this process. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin WhatsApp Previous articleMayor welcomes Minister’s green light for Coonagh to Knockalisheen RoadNext articleOn This Day: Footballers draw with London & Na Piarsaigh lose out in maiden All-Ireland semi-final Meghann Scully Email Print LimerickNewsLimerick Public Participation Network welcomes government announcement on Coonagh/Knockalisheen Road DevelopmentBy Meghann Scully – February 11, 2021 101 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Twitter Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick
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448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Police in Strabane are appealing for information after a young girl was mugged yesterday eveing.The attack happened between 6 and 630 yesterday evening as the young woman made her way down Bradley Way towards the Urney Road.She had been walking home after doing her shopping in a local supermarket.Local Cllr Patsy Kelly has appealed for anyone with any information to contact the PSNI……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/pkel530.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson By News Highland – December 16, 2011 Twitter Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Police in Strabane appeal after young girl mugged Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleCourt told Elvin was not a registered financial advisorNext articleHundreds turn out for protests against proposed cuts to CE Schemes News Highland Twitter News Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+