Check out their 2013 report cataloging their findings on how to best tackle the built environment and make it more green – Built Environment Best Practices Guide 2013
Groundwork reports on its decade-long on-the-ground successes restoring urban waterways, and engaging youth in that work through job training activities, across the country:
Thanks to all who attended our national conference in New York this year, and for your valuable contribution in making it such a fun and rewarding event. Beginning with the Funders Roundtable & Opening Banquet Dinner, the Tour of Groundwork Hudson Valley’s awesome projects throughout the City of Yonkers including the daylighted Saw Mill River and Park, the Lenoir Nature Preserve service project, the Clearwater sail on the Hudson River, the Science Barge reception, the Youth Summit and canoeing at Walkill National Wildlife Refuge, and the Final Assembly for Executive Directors, everything went fabulously, and we hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did. Now to get to some work on the ground. And then we will meet again next year, in another exciting locale…to be decided soon!
Groundwork Dallas has released a new video documenting its work and plans for restoring the Great Trinity Forest.
Groundwork Lawrence’s projects and programs for 2013, in the City and community of Lawrence, can be seen here, in this informative and inspiring video.
Check out a really fun video about Groundwork Denver’s Green Team at Rocky Mountain National Park.
Groundwork in film, changing places changing lives in Denver and in the lower Hudson Valley in New York; see how Trusts across the country are restoring waterways for communities in Buffalo, Yonkers, and Denver, and Groundwork Lawrence at work in Lawrence, MA.
Green Team youth from Denver, Yonkers, Bridgeport, San Diego and Washington, DC, are at Yellowstone National Park this week! They have been installing tons of bear boxes, learning about the history of Yellowstone Park and enjoying being out in the open space with colleagues. Check out some fun pics here.
Congratulations to Groundwork Trusts in New Orleans, Providence, Lawrence and Hudson Valley on winning EPA small grants to work on urban waters restoration in their communities! See press release here for more information about the grants and the other recipients.
The Mill Creek Restoration Project will be transforming itself to Groundwork Cincinnati – Mill Creek and joining the Groundwork network in June 2012. GWUSA welcomes the new Trust into the network and looks forward to joining forces in restoring the Mill Creek river watershed and its surrounding communities. Click here to read about a recent EPA visit to the Mill Creek watershed.
Groundwork Trusts from San Diego, Dallas, Denver, Milwaukee, Washington, DC, Yonkers, Bridgeport, and Buffalo were at River Rally in Portland, Oregon, from May 4-7, 2012, where they made many connections with activists and colleagues working on restoring community rivers and lakes across the country. Groundwork representatives also met with EPA officials, including Lisa Jackson, Administrator of EPA. And thank you, Groundwork Portland, for being a fabulous host of our Groundwork colleagues, and for coordinating the service project with the Muslim Community Center of Portland for River Rally. Click here to see photos.
From Groundwork Denver, here are some gifts you can give the earth this weekend:
1. Swap out the last of your incandescent bulbs with CFLs or LEDs.
2. Start a compost pile in your back yard.
3. Bike, walk or take the bus instead of driving for one trip.
4. Shop at a thrift store for something you were going to buy new.
5. Plant your spring garden.
And a give yourself a gift:
Take a walk, enjoy the blooming trees, the bright sunshine and all of the beauty of planet earth.
Have a Happy Earth Day!