Breaking Ground: Heifer InternationalEver thought of donating a llama or water buffalo to a third-world country in your loved one’s name for their next bithday? Welcome to gift-giving redefined, courtesy of Heifer International. Heifer HQ building surrounded by wetlands Founded by Dan West in 1944, Heifer International’s mission is to “Work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth,” according to their web site. It is an organization that illustrates the parable about teaching a man how to fish. This organization allows individuals and organizations to purchase various livestock including heifers, llamas, chicks, rabbits, etc. and donate them to third-world countries in a person or organization’s name. A receiving family not only receives a source of food, but they pass on the gift by giving the offspring of the animals or their products (such as eggs) to other families in the village. So, in essence, it is a…Log In to Read Full Article
Cutting-Edge Spotlight: David Lloyd
Guiding regional brownfield and land revitalization policies, crafting sustainability programs nation-wide, and reshaping the EPA´s grant application process, are all in a day´s work for the Brownfield and Land Revitalization arm of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), led by Director David R. Lloyd. No stranger to the EPA,… Read more
Editorial Board Picks
The Water Encyclopedia, Volumes 1-5 Edited by: Lehr, Jay; Keeley, Jack; Lehr, Janet © 2005 John Wiley & Sons With five, 1,000-page volumes of articles from over 350 water scientists across the globe, The Water Encyclopedia is the one of the most successful encyclopedias to date, according to publisher John Wiley… Read more
Put a LID on It!
For many years, civil engineers have approached stormwater management with the idea that the best solution is to eliminate the rainwater as quickly as possible. This approach was rooted in the need to get water out of the medieval streets so you were not constantly slogging through puddles. A great… Read more