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Tell Us a Story Day: 19 High Schools Showing Us How to Go Green

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We’re back to kick off week 3 of 'Anaheim or Bust!' a 5-week contest happening between 10/10 – 11/11/2016 featuring 19 Georgia High School DECA chapters competing for their share of $25,000!

As Ecolink continues to celebrate their 25 years of business, each week they are highlighting a specific social platform and, by extension, shine a light on causes that reflect our values. Our featured platform for week of 10/24 - 28 is Twitter, the 140-character moderator that lets opinions fly as far and wide as a hashtag will take them. To do so, we’re stealing some thunder from our neighbors across the pond in Scotland with National Tell A Story Day! The U.S has traditionally celebrated National Tell A Story Day on April 27th, whereas Scotland and the UK celebrate on October 27th.

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USDA Announces $3.8 Million in Grants and Additional $7 Million Available for Critical Research to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Six universities have been awarded nearly $4 million in funding by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help fight obesity and improve the health of our nation's children, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today. Secretary Vilsack also announced that USDA is accepting applications for up to $7 million for additional projects next year. This funding is available through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and administered by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

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Feds Release Grossly Inadequate Proposed Rule to Conserve Overfished Dusky Sharks

 

Dusky Sharks Severely Depleted in U.S. Fisheries in Violation of Federal Law

Today, in response to a 2015 Oceana lawsuit, the Obama administration released a proposal to address the chronic overfishing of dusky sharks in U.S. waters. In the proposed rule, which Oceana deems grossly inadequate, the National Marine Fisheries Service fails to offer the measures necessary to stop dusky shark declines and aide their recovery, such as strict limits on the number of dusky sharks unintentially caught in multiple fisheries in the Atlantic Ocean andGulf of Mexico. Dusky shark populations off the Atlantic and Gulf coasts have plummeted by 65 percent in the past two decades as a result of overfishing and bycatch – the capture of non-target fish and ocean wildlife.

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New Scene Added to Celebrate 25th Fantasy In Lights - Tickets & Packages On Sale Now

This holiday season Callaway Gardens marks the 25th year of the award-winning Fantasy In Lights® with the addition of a new scene.

This holiday season Callaway Gardens marks the 25th year of the award-winning Fantasy In Lights® with the addition of a new scene.

“Fantasy In Lights is an amazing holiday celebration,” said William “Bill” R. Doyle, III, president and CEO of Callaway Gardens.  “Last year was my first experience with Fantasy In Lights.  I was so impressed with this event and the connection it has with so many guests year after year.  We are pleased to announce the addition of a new scene named, “Snow Day.”  Investing in Fantasy In Lights was an easy decision, especially to celebrate our 25th year.  I encourage everyone to come out to enjoy Fantasy In Lights and celebrate this great milestone with us.”

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School Farm's New Certification Provides "Educational Platform" To Engage Students In Sustainable Agriculture

The Paideia School Farm in Atlanta, GA, uses high-welfare, sustainable agriculture methods to raise Certified AWA laying hens and the next generation of global citizens The Paideia School Farm in Atlanta, GA, uses high-welfare, sustainable agriculture methods to raise Certified AWA laying hens and the next generation of global citizens

The laying hens at The Paideia School Farm are now Certified Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) by A Greener World (AGW)--one of North America's most trusted and transparent farm certifiers. One of a portfolio of leading farm certifications offered by A Greener World [1], the AWA label lets consumers know animals are raised outdoors on pasture or range in accordance with the highest animal welfare standards in the U.S. and Canada, using sustainable agriculture methods on an independent family farm. Consumer Reports acknowledges AWA as the only "highly meaningful" label for farm animal welfare, outdoor access and sustainability [2].

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4 Women who want to Incite and Inspire you at ELEVATE public art festival

ELEVATE: Microcosm, a free public art festival, sponsored by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and curated by Allie Bashuk, Mónica Compana, Mark DiNatale and Pastiche Lumumba, will take place in downtown Atlanta from October 13-21. The event is meant to spark conversations around a number of subjects like gender equality, diversity, and gentrification. Here are four artists who’d like to inspire that dialogue.

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Duda Farm Fresh Foods Tackles Snacktime For Football Season

Florida-based Duda Farm Fresh Foods is debuting a new limited edition Dandy® Celery Snack Cup flavor at Fresh Summit that speaks to football lovers everywhere.Florida-based Duda Farm Fresh Foods is debuting a new limited edition Dandy® Celery Snack Cup flavor at Fresh Summit that speaks to football lovers everywhere. Their Celery and Blue Cheese Snack Cup, in partnership with Litehouse® Foods, appeals to millennials who want convenient, healthier alternatives to their favorite flavors at this year’s tailgating and football parties.

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