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Resource Center. Current Issues Please join us in the fight to end hunger. We will update local, state and federal advocacy opportunities, so please visit regularly to learn more about the current state of hunger and poverty in our community. View current issues from Feeding America here. Feeding America, our national association of affiliated food banks, is an excellent source for information: The U.S. The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is a public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children. The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is a non-profit anti-hunger leadership training organization located in Washington, DC.

U.S. The National Conference of State Legislatures provides resources and data regarding hunger and nutrition options on the state level State-by-state stats about food insecurity: Hunger and Poverty Policy and Legislation Information Summary of The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 U.S. THE GREEN SCHOOLYARD MOVEMENT: Gaining Momentum Around the World. By Sharon Gamson Danks on February 6th, 2014 First of two articles. Click here to read part two.C&NN supports getting children outside and moving. That can take place in various environments: green schoolyards and gardens; traditional playgrounds, play structures and playing fields; private yards and wild places. No one size fits all. Incorporating natural elements into new or existing play spaces can give an extra boost to children’s physical health, psychological well-being, and their ability to learn.

In the first of two articles, environmental planner Sharon Gamson Dank shares her views on how to do that. — Richard Louv When you think about typical schoolyards, what image first comes to mind? Most school grounds look the same, with very little variation to reflect unique aspects of each school community, the neighborhood’s ecological or geographic context, or teachers’ preferred curricula. Well-designed green schoolyards model the ecologically-rich cities we would like to inhabit. Nature Resources | World Forum Foundation. Environmental Action Kit | Professional Collaborations | Universal Principles | Research | Resources | Advocacy Tools | Affiliate Tools | Early Childhood Program and Family ToolkitsThese are recommended and reviewed resources for connecting the World’s children with nature.

Search general resources by clicking on the following categories: Position Statements Web Sites Professional Articles Books and Videos Professional Journals, Magazines, and Newsletters Bibliography for Toolkit for Educators Position Statements Universal Principles: Nature Action Collaborative for Children Call to Action: Re-Connecting the World’s Children to Nature Back to top Web Sites Aldo Leopold Foundation The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an innovative, interdisciplinary, critical thinking, conservation and environmental education curriculum based on the classic writings of the renowned conservationist, Aldo Leopold. Just Do One This is a website and on-line contest encouraging people to do one green act.

Preschool Outdoor Environment Measurement Scale POEMS | Natural Learning Initiative. The objective of the instrument is to provide a valid, reliable tool for assessing the quality of outdoor environments and their use and at the same time provide guidance to childcare professionals and site administrators to assist them in making improvements. The instument is structured with five domains, which contain 54 assessment items scored dichotomously(present/not present). Guidance is provided for possible actions to improve environments based on the domain/item scores. POEMS was developed to serve as: Supported by: Cooperative Extension, University of North Carolina. Development team: Dr. Dr. Prof. Nilda Cosco, College of Design, NC State University Janet McGinnis, NC Department of Public Instruction For more information, visit POEMS website. POEMS is distributed by Kaplan, Inc.

Social and economic benefits of greenspace - Social and environmental justice. Deprived groups may experience differential access to greenspaces and associated services, which may be detrimental to their well-being. In some cases, these deprived groups are exposed to environmental risks while they are also disproportionately more vulnerable to its effects. Background Social justice aims to give individuals and groups fair treatment and an impartial share of social, environmental and economic benefits. The concept promotes the fair distribution of advantages and disadvantages within a society, regardless of background and status. Environmental justice deals explicitly with the distribution of environmental benefits and the burdens people experience, at home, at work, or where they learn, play and spend leisure time. Environmental benefits include attractive and extensive greenspace, clean air and water, and investment in pollution abatement and landscape improvements.

Environmental justice has been particularly relevant for urban greenspace in four areas: Case study. Sayler Park neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio (OH), 45233 subdivision profile. Sayler Park neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio (OH), 45233 subdivision profile. Census Tracts Neighborhood | Poverty by Age. Examining Poverty Patterns by Age by Neighborhood/Census Tract -- percentages interactive ranking table Based on ACS 2011 5-year estimates, 14.3 percent of the U.S. population had income below poverty level (notes). This section provides information and tools to examine poverty incidence by age and by census tract/neighborhood. Use the interactive ranking table to view, rank, compare, query national scope estimates of population by poverty status by age for areas of interest.

Most data presented in the table are shown in percentages. See the related section with data shown as population rather than percentages. Subject Matter. Poverty-related data in this section are based on the 2011 American Community Survey (ACS) 2007-2011 5-year estimates. Most data in the interactive table are based on ACS summary file Table B17001 Poverty Status in the Past 12 Months by Gender and Age.

Thematic Maps & Visual Pattern Analysis. Show AllFind in County: Driving Directions from 47 W Corry St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221 to 47 W Corry St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219. Driving Directions from 47 W Corry St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221 to 47 W Corry St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219 | MapQuest. American FactFinder - Search. Cincinnati-Neighborhood-Map.jpg (JPEG Image, 1332 × 844 pixels) - Scaled (62%) Wyoming, Ohio (OH 45215) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, news.

Average climate in Wyoming, Ohio Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations Back to the top Tornado activity: Wyoming-area historical tornado activity is above Ohio state average. It is 148% greater than the overall U.S. average. On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Wyoming city center killed 3 people and injured 210 people. On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.4 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 39 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages. Earthquake activity: Wyoming-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Ohio state average.

Natural disasters: The number of natural disasters in Hamilton County (12) is near the US average (12).Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9Emergencies Declared: 3 Birthplace of: Ahmed Plummer - 2005 NFL player (San Francisco 49ers, born: Mar 26, 1976), Livingston W. Hospitals/medical centers near Wyoming: Hyde Park neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio (OH), 45208 subdivision profile. Oakley neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio (OH), 45208, 45209 subdivision profile. Oakley neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio (OH), 45208, 45209 subdivision profile. Bond Hill neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio (OH), 45216, 45217, 45237 subdivision profile. Walnut Hills neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio (OH), 45206 subdivision profile.

East Westwood neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio (OH), 45211, 45225 subdivision profile. West End neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio (OH), 45203, 45214 subdivision profile. East Price Hill neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio (OH), 45204, 45205 subdivision profile. Avondale neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio (OH), 45217, 45219, 45220, 45229 subdivision profile. Cincinnati, Ohio - Map of Play. Parks. Parks Events Apr 23, 2014 10:00am - 5:00pmButterfly Show: Pura Vida - Butterflies of Costa Rica Apr 24, 2014 10:00am - 5:00pmButterfly Show: Pura Vida - Butterflies of Costa Rica Apr 25, 2014 10:00am - 5:00pmButterfly Show: Pura Vida - Butterflies of Costa Rica Apr 26, 2014 10:00am - 5:00pmButterfly Show: Pura Vida - Butterflies of Costa Rica Apr 27, 2014 10:00am - 5:00pmButterfly Show: Pura Vida - Butterflies of Costa Rica Facility Rental & Reservations Full Calendar All Parks Designed by: Kolar Designs | Developed By: SRISYS, INC, dy>

Playgrounds - Cincinnati Recreation Commission. BRING DOWN THE BARRIERS! Five Causes of Nature-Deficit Disorder; Five Challenges for the New Nature Movement. About the Author Richard Louv is Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network, an organization supporting the international movement to connect children, their families and their communities to the natural world. He is the author of eight books, including "Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder" and "The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age.

" In 2008, he was awarded the Audubon Medal. By Richard Louv on August 31st, 2013 In the 21st Century, our Great Work – as Thomas Berry put it – must be the creation of a new, restorative relationship with the rest of the natural world. It’s time to envision that future. As of 2008, for the first time in human history, more people now live in cities than in the countryside. Nature is seen as the problem, not the solution. It’s time to create that vision. Coming soon: Trends that give us hope. Richard Louv is chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network. Social and economic benefits of greenspace - Social and environmental justice.

Salud. The Los Angeles Times recently ran a feature article on the topic of child obesity in two cities in southern California [December 28, 2011]. In the coastal town of Manhattan Beach, only 4.7% of its children were obese. Fifteen miles inland, in the town of Walnut Park, 37.0% of its children were obese. Why the difference between the two cities?

One big difference is in the ethnic composition of the children. In Manhattan Beach, the healthy city, there are very few Latinos: in fact, only 7.6% of the residents are Latino. By contrast, the population in Walnut Park is almost entirely Latino: 95.6%. So why are Latinos more likely to be obese than non-Latinos? Some analysts immediately leap to a conclusion: Latino parents must not be doing a good job of managing their children’s weight. As Cantinflas would have said, “Allí está el detalle!” The communities that these families call home have an important role to play. Going forward, it’s critical to link these concepts. David E. I-Tree Project Profile. Wisconsin DNR's Northeast Regional Analysis Project The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' 2 Northeast Regional Urban Forestry Coordinators completed the final phase of a regional analysis of street trees and canopy cover for (19) communities in the Northeast Area of Wisconsin.

The final phase of this comprehensive assessment project was completed with cooperation from the communities of Fond du Lac, Marinette, Oshkosh and Shawano. The study quantified the annual ecosystem services and aesthetic benefits of public trees using i-Tree Streets. In addition, an i-Tree Canopy analysis provided communities with current canopy cover estimates and an assessment of potential canopy cover for future monitoring and goal setting. Fox Valley Metro Area i-Tree Streets and Canopy Analysis The second phase highlighted the benefits that community trees provide Fox Valley area residents including the following: Green Bay Area i-Tree Streets and Canopy Community Analysis Contact Information.

Environmental Assessment of Public Recreation Spaces (EAPRS) Tool | Active Living Research. PEDS20112953 204..213 - AAP_report_12_26_2011.pdf.