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"Ski Resorts Blow Fake Snow For A 'Brown' Winter"

"Across the Midwest and northeast this weekend, ski resort towns are celebrating the arrival of winter for the first time this season. Terry Hill has been renting out cabins near Baxter State Park in Maine in 30 years, where she says they only received about four to five inches of snow on Saturday. She usually rents her cabins to those who like to snowmobile, but those cabins are empty right now. She says Maine needs a couple more big storms to make up lost ground for what's been a brown winter."

Source: NPR, 01/16/2012
February 12, 2015 to February 15, 2015

Cinema Verde International Environmental Film & Arts Festival

The 2015 Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival in Gainesville, FL, will present a series of films, activities and events focused on the environment. This event seeks to raise consciousness about environmental issues, educate people, and mobilize support for solving environmental and social problems.

Ringling Bros Agree To Fine For Alleged Animal Welfare Violations

"Life's no circus for the Ringling Brothers these days. The USDA announced Monday that an agreement was reached where Feld Entertainment, Inc., doing business as Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (Feld), will pay a $270,000 fine for allegedly violating the Animal Welfare Act (AWA)."

Source: Huffington Post, 11/29/2011
November 3, 2011 to November 4, 2011

Beyond Sustainability: Ecosystems, Economics, and Education

The Institute of Florida Studies' 36th annual conference integrates traditional presentations on sustainability issues with opportunities to dive deeper into topics you care about and to learn from others' broad experiences. Engage in meaningful conversations, discover new friends and cultivate partnerships.

March 8, 2011 to March 9, 2011

Presenting at the EcoVisionary Awards Conference in Miami, FL

Debra Atlas will be a featured speaker at the 2011 EcoVisionary Awards Conference on March 8th in Miami, Florida. Her topic is "Outside the Box Eco-solutions: Products and Companies that are Changing the World."

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