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[ UN Climate Report Charts Ways to Halt Global Warming ]

Time is running out to undertake technological and economic fixes to halt dangerous global warming, warns an international report.

[ National Parks Week offers wild fun – find out which days offer free admission ]

National Parks are the treasures of America, which is why every year a whole week is dedicated to honor all the wonder and adventure they bring to our lives.


[ Americans choose energy conservation over production, says new Gallup poll ]

Americans still favor energy conservation over oil, gas and coal production, says a


[ What we are asking for: a plan to fund conservation ]

In Congressional testimony offered on April 10, The Wilderness Society laid out funding  recommendations for the Interior Department and other agencies for the coming fiscal year.


[ Nigerians Face Fuel Shortages In the Shadow of Plenty ]

In Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil-producing country, citizens have faced fuel shortages for weeks amid charges of government mismanagement.

[ Friday mystery wild photo ]

The correct answer is Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, Calif.

It’s no wonder that Ansel Adams so often photographed this iconic Californian land. Yosemite boasts gorgeous meadows, towering sequoias and rock formations like quintessential half dome.


[ Nearly two dozen national park sites ban plastic water bottle sales ]

The environmental impact of bottled water is astounding.


[ Why wildland lovers should care about the International Climate Change Report ]

We knew that climate change was already wreaking havoc on our public lands, but what we didn’t know was how widespread that damage actually is.


[ Recommendations for Interior Department could lead to better protection for public lands ]

Neil Shader

A report on landscape-based mitigation released by the Interior Department Energy and Climate Change Task Force, “A Strategy for Improving the Mitigation Policies and Practices of The Department of the Interior,”  provides a blueprint for better protection for fish, wil

[ The Shops at Wisconsin Place and EarthShare Partner for Earth Day Celebration 2014 ]

Chevy Chase, MD Earth Day Celebration


Enjoy live music, samples from local food vendors,
and more on the outdoor patio

On Saturday, April 26th, 2014 The Shops at Wisconsin Place (5310 Western Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815) will host an Earth Day Celebration on the outdoor patio to benefit EarthShare. From 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, The Shops at Wisconsin Place will come alive with a farmer’s market showcasing the best of local food offerings, live entertainment, and various eco-chic vendors.

“The Shops at Wisconsin Place is excited to partner with EarthShare for a special Earth Day celebration on the outdoor patio,” said Charles Crerand, General Manager CBRE. “In partnership with Whole Foods Market, we look forward to supporting local vendors and hosting an event the surrounding community will enjoy.”

“We love being part of Earth Day celebrations that bring out our local community in support of a healthy environment,” said Kal Stein, President and CEO of EarthShare. “EarthShare’s member charities do so much to protect and preserve our natural resources throughout the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area, and it’s an honor to receive support from our friends and neighbors that will help us continue our work on behalf of these critical organizations.”

In partnership with Whole Foods Market, samples will be available from local vendors including Freridies Peanuts, Dressing It Up Dressing, Snikiddy, Apeman Foods, CAVA, Lumi Juice, Kiwi Kuisine, Rise Up Coffee, and more. In addition, Tesla Motors will have an electric car on display and The Short Hill Mountain Boys will be on-hand for live entertainment for all to enjoy.

Beginning Saturday, April 19th and for the entire week leading up the Earth Day Celebration, select retailers at The Shops at Wisconsin Place will be accepting donations for EarthShare, and with a minimum donation of $5, customers will receive special reusable tote bags. In addition, customers will be invited to write down their Earth-friendly pledges on labels which will be displayed in a unique way on the patio during the Earth Day Celebration.