WaterSense has developed WaterSense at Work, a compilation of water-efficiency best management practices, to help commercial and institutional facilities understand and better manage their water use, help facilities establish an effective water management program and identify projects and practices that can reduce facility water use.
Do you have an old well on your property that isn’t used anymore? It is common to find old, unused wells throughout the state.
Pennsylvania 4-H, the youth-development program administered by Penn State Extension, has been cultivating versatile children for a century. During the last 100 years, it has evolved from its agricultural roots into a globally competitive program offering educational opportunities on everything from government to robotics.
White nose syndrome is killing our bats. The bats use forested areas in the summer months. So of the species are listed as endangered species we talking about potential limits to logging activity from April to November.
The role of natural gas in our transportation sector
Written materials and videotape accounts of intergenerational programs tend to emphasize the positive and downplay the difficulties. This makes it difficult for people who are new to the field to gain a realistic sense of the challenges of intergenerational work.
Helping the public understand the importance and diversity of agriculture is a major goal for the faculty, staff and students from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences who will participate in the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Jan. 5 to 12, in Harrisburg, Pa. The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in America, and the college's role is part of Penn State's land-grant partnership with the state. The college's presence will be felt throughout the Farm Show Complex, but the public focus will be an exhibit in the Main Hall offering presentations on a variety of topics, as well as information for prospective students on career opportunities and academic programs at one of the premier agricultural colleges in the nation.
The “Center in the Park” on Germantown Avenue was brimming with questions and answers on a recent evening on October 18th, as panelists from the Education Law Center, Parent Power, and the Philadelphia School District addressed the ABC’s of “Standing Up for Your Child in School for Kinship Caregivers in Philadelphia”.
The PROSPER Team of Jim Thorpe has received funding from the United Way of Carbon County since 2010.
Lifestyle Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) is a parent-focused intervention designed for parents of overweight children.
July 30 - Aug. 2, 2013 in Washington, DC. This conference will highlight novel intergenerational approaches for strengthening 7 pathways: our bonds with our environments; civic engagement; the intergenerational workplace; the intergenerational compact; cultural identities; family support systems; and individual wellbeing.
Generations United will be presenting the Brabazon Award for Evaluation Research for the fourth time during the Generations United 17th International Conference.
It’s that time of year again! Cold weather is approaching and keeping every newborn and young calf healthy might be challenging. Wind and snow can add stress to even the healthiest of calves.
Penn State research has determined that histidine can be a limiting amino acid in high-producing dairy cows fed corn silage and alfalfa haylage-based diets deficient in metabolizable protein (MP). This is primarily a result of the relatively low histidine concentration in microbial protein synthesized in the rumen. When formulating diets for high-producing dairy cows fed MP at or below NRC (2001) requirements, nutritionists should also balance for digestible histidine supply.
Internal parasites continue to plague the livestock industries. Economic costs due to parasitism vary with animal age, stage of growth, degree of exposure, and level of nutrition. Late fall or winter is a good time for dairy producers to strategize with their veterinarian and develop a parasite control program that fits with animal care and planning for crops and forages.
Penn State will be conducting a survey to identify causes of stillborn calves in dairy and beef herds in Pennsylvania. Calves must be submitted for testing within 6 hours of birth. Read on for more information on stillbirths and contact information for participating in this research project.
Seems like every month there is a new food scare that makes the national news. Most recently, it was antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens found in pork. But whether pathogens are drug-resistant or not, consumers should know that these microorganisms can be controlled by proper food handling and destroyed by proper cooking, noted a food-safety expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Do you have water treatment equipment in your home? Do you NEED water treatment equipment in your home? Surveys have found that about 60 percent of the homes in Pennsylvania served by a private water system such as a well, spring, or cistern, have some type of water treatment equipment.
A new report from Generations United, Dec 2012. To heighten awareness of the importance intergenerational solidarity plays in building strong, supportive communities, Generations United and MetLife Foundation teamed up to create the Best Intergenerational Communities Awards program.
A new report on hunger and nutrition in the United States is based on findings of a new poll commissioned by Generations United and conducted by Harris Interactive. Among the report findings, in the past year, nearly one-third of adults in America have either experienced lack of food or been concerned about food insecurity among their family, friends, or neighbors. Equally troubling, one in 10 adults went without a basic need (such as food, medicine, or health care) to provide food for another family member.