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Celebrating 50 Years of “Hands in the Mud” Passion for Wetlands

When we think about wetlands, we think about the native grasses and wildlife that exist in the coastal areas around our waterways. What we don’t often think about is how these ecosystems function and how they benefit our waterways, wildlife, and our quality of life. When our wetlands thrive, they improve water quality by filtering […]

How Much Do Cigarettes Impact Water Quality? More Than You Think

Most of us learn from an early age about the dangers cigarettes pose to our health. But how many of us learn about the dangers they pose to the environment? For most of us, it never enters our minds. But consider these numbers: 25 million pounds of pesticides are used on tobacco crops each year. […]

Greenfeet Guides: Teaching Kids About World Cultures With an Eye Toward Sustainability

On a bright, sunny morning in 2013, Ambika Anand Prokop was roaming around the temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia with her family. Anticipating that her young daughters would soon tire of the heat and humidity and start begging to return to the hotel swimming pool, Ambika created a scavenger hunt to keep them occupied. […]

ShoreRivers is working to make clean, swimmable water an essential right

“Is it safe to swim in the river?” This is one of the most common questions ShoreRivers hears from community members. It’s an understandable concern. Contact with bacteria- or toxin-laden water can result in eye, ear, and respiratory diseases, skin rashes, gastrointestinal issues, and even brain or liver damage. No one wants to get sick […]

Anacostia Watershed Society: Cleaning Our Waters One Mussel at a Time

If you spend any time working with the Anacostia Watershed Society, you will come to appreciate the humble mussel. Thanks to these filter feeders, the water of the Anacostia River is growing cleaner by the day. Today, the Anacostia River meets standards for swimming 60% to 70% of the time. “Our goal is to restore […]

The Benefits of Virgin Fiber Paper

Are you prioritizing sustainability in your marketing campaigns? If so, choosing recycled paper might seem like the obvious choice. But is this the only option? Let’s look at five reasons virgin fiber remains a vital component of the paper lifecycle. 1. Virgin fiber protects our nation’s forests. If your goal is to reduce your carbon […]

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Announces Clean Water Act 50th Anniversary Campaign

There’s nothing more essential to our survival than water. But this precious resource is fragile and must be protected. Microbes, salts, and pollution from agriculture and industry, along with the effects of global warming, threaten our critical water sources. The federal Clean Water Act, passed in 1972, went a long way towards reducing water pollution […]

How ShoreRivers is Taking Action on Climate Change

Our 2021 Ecoprint calendar, Protecting the Natural Beauty of the Chesapeake Bay, has given us the opportunity to work with 13 different organizations, all dedicated to helping solve the environmental challenges in this important ecological hub. December features ShoreRivers, an organization that promotes climate resilience by advocating for climate-smart legislation, restoring natural landscapes, and educating […]

The Jane Goodall Institute Chooses a Material Worthy of Its Mission

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global conservation organization founded in 1977 by Dr. Jane Goodall, whose pioneering work with chimpanzees in the 1960s brought worldwide attention to the behavior of these amazing animals. JGI believes that “by protecting chimpanzees and inspiring people to conserve the natural world we all share, we improve the […]

CCAN Takes on the Threat of Rising Sea Levels

Our 2021 Ecoprint calendar, Protecting the Natural Beauty of the Chesapeake Bay, has given us the opportunity to work with 13 different organizations, all dedicated to helping solve the environmental challenges in this important ecological hub. November features the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), a grassroots nonprofit that fights global warming in DC, Maryland, and […]