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Statement from The Wilderness Society on President’s Initiative to Get More Youth Outdoors
Anastasia Greene

The Wilderness Society applauds the Administration’s launch today of its Every Kid in a Park initiative to get more youth playing and learning outdoors and releases the following statement:  

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“Every Kid in a Park” kicks off to connect students with nature

“Every Kid in a Park,” which will provide 4th grade students and their families free admission to all national parks and other federal lands for a full year, officially launched on Sept.

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Statement from The Wilderness Society regarding President Obama’s expected trip to Alaska to discuss climate and tour coastal areas
Tim Woody

President Barack Obama is expected to visit Anchorage, Alaska on Monday, where according to the White House he will address the State Department's GLACIER conference focused on a conversation around the A

Obama’s Alaska visit expected to highlight changes in Alaska’s Arctic

The region already is experiencing dramatic effects of climate change, with more intense storms, beach erosion, melting permafrost, shifting wildlife habitats and disappearing sea ice.

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New report sheds light on the emissions coming from public lands

When The Wilderness Society looked at fossil fuels from federal lands earlier this year, we revealed a blind spot in the nation’s efforts to address global

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Five takeaways from this year’s Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas

Hundreds of people interested in the future of clean energy gathered in Las Vegas recently to join discussions and hear thoughts from President Obama as part the 8th annual Clean Energy Summit.

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Wilderness Society Praises Senator Cantwell for Focus on Wildfire
Michael Reinemer

Senator Cantwell, the ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has scheduled a hearing in Seattle on August 27 to examine wildfire issues.

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Some of Colorado’s wildest places may still be at risk

While one northwest Colorado plan does not do enough to protect wildlands, a neighboring management plan highlights how the agency can adopt new practices to protect and preserve wild areas.

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SMART was green before green was SMART

Smart_flipper

 

SMART is a not for profit international trade association of nearly 200 companies who acquire used and unused textiles for reuse and recycling. The association was established in 1932 and uses the slogan “SMART was green before green was SMART”. They are headquartered in Abingdon, Maryland. The majority of SMART member companies are family owned enterprises who employ between 35 and 50 workers. 79% are located in the United States, with 13% in Canada, and the remaining 8% in various international countries....

REPORTER MEMO: Alaska Public Lands and Arctic Ocean
Tim Woody

When President Obama visits Alaska at the end of August, climate change will be a key focus of his trip. The Wilderness Society developed the following memo to provide a brief primer on key Alaska public lands where the effects of climate change can already be seen.

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