A conversation with Darrell Price, program director at YouthBuild Newark, an educational program for at-risk teens that is teaching youth groups to install those bins at Trust for Public Land parks in New Jersey.

We are designed to move

The United States is in the midst of an urban park renaissance, and linear trails are among the most popular of the new facilities. Trails are proving their economic, environmental, transportation, and community-building values.

Annalee Luhman is the Learning and Leadership Manager at the Port of Seattle, an institution committed to achieving sustainable practices in all of its operations.

Katie Young is a director of strategy and category at Starbucks.

Rachel Ogdie lives on Oahu and is a lawyer and entrepreneur.

Brad Punu is Manager of Strategic Initiatives at the Energy Excelerator in Hawaii. The Energy Excelerator is a non-profit incubator for entrepreneurial renewable energy companies looking to change the world, starting in Hawaii.

These forward-thinking companies recognize that an investment in conservation is an investment in community quality of life—and that’s good for business.

Ms. Birkeland was a partner in the commercial real estate practice at Faegre & Benson until 1995. From 1995 until 1998 she was an Associate General Counsel at the University of Minnesota overseeing large construction projects.

The Trust for Public Land conducted an economic analysis of the return on Ohio’s investment in land conservation through the Clean Ohio Fund and found that every $1 invested in land conservation returned $4 in natural goods and services to the Ohio economy.

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