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8 Ways to Reduce Your Winter Energy Usage

8 Ways to Reduce Your Winter Energy Usage North American winters are typically the time when many folks spend money making their homes comfortably warm. Utility bills and expenses often spike during the winter but there are several things that can be done to mitigate those expenses. S
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Converting Forest Biomass to Biofuel

Converting Forest Biomass to Biofuel A new technology developed by Gaz Metro, the largest natural gas provider in Quebec, has converted biomass from forests into second-generation renewable natural gas.  The conversion process, developed in collaboration with the British Columbia firm
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How Urban Trees Can Save Lives

How Urban Trees Can Save Lives Excess carbon in the atmosphere amplifies the greenhouse effect and planting trees helps mitigate that impact because trees sequester carbon. But in urban areas, planting trees could provide even more localized benefits. A new study published by The Natu
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4 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

4 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree Real Christmas trees are sustainably produced on farms in North America and they are 100% recyclable. Because they are 100% natural and biodegradable, there are many different ways to recycle your real Christmas tree once the holiday season has en
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Christmas Tree Farms

Christmas Tree Farms As this holiday season begins we’re exciting to be sharing some sustainable industry practices from the National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA). Each year since 1966, the NCTA has provided the real Christmas tree that is on display at the White House Blue Room.
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Christmas Trees in the White House

Christmas Trees in the White House Two weeks ago the United States held its 58th quadrennial presidential election and on January 20th, 2017, president-elect Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated into office. Each year for the past 93 years, the President of the United States has decora
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The History of Christmas Trees in North America

The History of Christmas Trees in North America Real Christmas trees are recyclable. They are often repurposed into mulch for garden use or the biomass can be converted to energy at cogeneration plants. As North America prepares for the holiday season, we want to take a moment to cons
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The Future of Forestry

The Future of Forestry Sustainably managed forests sequester carbon from the atmosphere and ensure there will always be a supply of the lumber products available for our needs. North American harvesting practices are far from being universally accepted due to limitations in developing
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REDD+ and UN-REDD Programs

REDD+ and UN-REDD Programs The greatest success of the 2015 Paris Agreement is that 195 nations agreed to take action against climate change. Their goal is for all participating countries to be carbon neutral between 2050 and 2100. The United Nations estimates that deforestation and l
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