Friday, January 16, 2009

Summary of Recent Turf Meeting
Our recent Turf meeting was a very productive one in regards to administrative details. We collectively prepared a delicious Tofu Stir-Fry, which we savored whilst watching videos about the global food crisis. We reexamined the substance materials and documents that will constitute Turf’s High School Internship contract and application process. As part of this discussion, we reviewed the activities that will require the interns enthusiastic involvement and active participation. We also discussed the roles and expectations of those who voluntarily offer their time and services towards the growth and maturation of Turf’s purpose and mission. We are in the process of developing a contract and formal application that is specific to the volunteers, in order to define roles and scope. This meeting was definitely a reminder that the positive health habits that we currently practice on a daily basis have an immense impact not only individually, but communally as well.
–Danielle/Turf Volunteer

Friday, January 9, 2009

for Under Secretary positions at USDA. People in these positions will stand up for family farms, safe food, clear air and water, animal welfare and soil preservation.
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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Protect NY’s Environmental Protection Fund
Governor Paterson is proposing to gut New York's EnvironmentalProtection Fund and undercut the efforts of the agencyresponsible for making sure our water is safe to drink and ourair is safe to breathe. New York State has one dedicated funding source for all thingsgreen. The Environmental Protection Fund supports projectsacross the state that run the gamut from protecting our drinkingwater to fixing up neighborhood parks. If the Governor's budget is passed by the State Legislature,these green efforts are in danger. The budget proposal wouldslash the Environmental Protection Fund by more than $50million and cut the number of engineers, inspectors, andscientists who safeguard the health of our air, land and water.We need to defend the Environmental Protection Fund and NewYork's environmental agencies and keep our natural resourcessafe. Go to to tell statelawmakers to defend New York's environment. It only takes a few minutes.
For more information about the Environmental Protection Fund,visit .