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Rain Forests, Intelligent Consumption

April 18, 2014

By Thomas Worthley-Assistant Extension Professor, Forestry Stewardship Recently an article on the environmental information website Environmental News Network caught my attention because it advocated the slowing of tropical deforestation as a key action to “significantly cut the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere”. As a professional forester, I am always heartened […]

Mayor’s Day of Recognition

April 16, 2014

UConn Extension’s AmeriCorps VISTA Alison Shea was recognized by New London Mayor Daryl Finizio on April 7th for Mayor’s Day of Recognition for National Service. Along with Senior Corps members, they heard the Proclamation from the City of New London at the City Council Chambers. The City Council members and the AmeriCorps Supervisors also extended […]

Create a Worm Farm

April 14, 2014

Photo and article by Carol Quish for UConn Extension The basics of keeping a worm farm are easy. Explaining why you would want to have one is a little harder to justify to people, particularly family members. Having been a worm farmer for over twenty years, my family finally just accepts and then ignores the fact […]

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