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Understanding Carbon Footprint in Production and Use of Landscape Plants

Understanding carbon footprint (CF) terminology and the science underlying its determination is important to minimizing the negative impacts of new product development and assessing positive or negative cradle-to-grave lifecycle impacts. Life cycle...

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2/21/19
The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and the Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes provide guidance to cultural landscape owners, stewards and managers, landscape architects, preservation...

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2/7/19
Reducing Tree (and Soil!) Damage during Construction

As the pace of urban development increases, urban green spaces, and urban trees in particular, come in direct conflict with bulldozers and backhoes. With careful early planning and an understanding of how tree damage occurs, strategies for tree...

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12/18/18
Composting - The Basics

Understand the principles of successful composting of animal manure, bedding, food wastes and other types of organic material. 

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9/17/18
The Benefits of On-Site Composting

The benefits of on-site composting are many, and with new methods and technologies, it is a more easily achievable goal than ever. This session will provide examples of composting methods and programs used at four different gardens and parks, each with...

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6/22/18
Bellevue Botanical Garden-Sample Work Load Plan

This is a sample work load planning spreadsheet from Bellevue Botanical Gardens. This is a tool they use to help with maintenance management and with projections/justifications for staffing new garden areas as they build out their master plan. ...

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2/28/18
The Municipal Online Stormwater Training (MOST) Center

The Municipal Online Stormwater Training (MOST) Center was established in 2015 to bridge the gap in needed technical and financial stormwater management resources in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  This free, virtual Center provides users with tools to...

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1/31/18
Creating Resilient Water Utilities (CRWU)

The CRWU initiative provides drinking water, wastewater and stormwater utilities with practical tools, training and technical assistance needed to increase resilience to extreme weather events. Through a...

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11/15/17
Materials Management Guidance

The Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) has provided certification and profile surveys exteremely useful and relevant to the Materials Management Attribute....

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8/31/17
Beautiful Gardens Begin with Healthy Soil: Soil Quality Assessment and Care as Management Tools

Beautiful gardens begin with healthy soil. The concept of soil quality is the capacity of soil to provide key functions and is measured using a variety of biological, chemical, and physical properties and processes. Soil health indicators have been...

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7/9/17
Cornell Waste Management Institute Resources

Solid waste educational materials produced by CWMI are available to help people make informed decisions about managing wastes.

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11/1/15
Waste Audit Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University has completed a comprehensive waste audit on campus, and has identified a need to reimagine waste stream management.

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11/1/15
Zero Waste Resources

Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them.

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11/1/15
Cornell Waste Management Institute Composting Resources

Large scale composting siting and operations resources

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11/1/15
NYC Compost Project in the Bronx

The NYC Compost Project in the Bronx provides compost outreach and education to Bronx community gardeners, schools, residents, organizations, and businesses. The NYC Compost Project is funded and managed by the Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and...

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11/1/15
Business Guide for Reducing Solid Waste

This guide provides an overview for developing and implementing a waste reduction program. It includes a series of worksheets designed to help you conduct a waste assessment and devise a program tailored for your company's specific goals.

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11/1/15
The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES)

A certification program that provides guidelines for "sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices." SITES can be applied to areas with or without buildings. The website details the areas of focus of the initiative, including...

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11/1/15

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