We have a winner!

We are incredibly impressed with the 75 videos people submitted for our inaugural LandIsMy.org video contest.

December 07, 2016
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Video contest finalists named

Thanks to your enthusiastic voting, we now know the finalists in our LandIsMy.org video contest! People submitted 75 videos which attracted 42,000 votes, an impressive showing!

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www.landismy.org
November 30, 2016
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Vote now at LandIsMy.org

Have you seen what people are submitting to the LandIsMy.org video contest? Seventy-eight videos have been posted from at least 26 states!

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www.landismy.org
November 16, 2016
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An extinction of good brews?

If the idea of rising temperatures and rising sea levels wasn’t enough to make climate change seem like a calamity, consider the possibility of no more coffee or beer.

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FreeImages.com/Carlos Sillero
November 09, 2016
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Video contest with cash prizes

We’re offering three cash prizes, and the first prize winner gets to designate the land trust of their choice to receive $10,000!

September 20, 2016
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How much are we walking and biking?

Want to know how much people are walking and biking in your state or city? Check out the new benchmarks report from the Alliance for Biking and Walking.

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©istockphoto.com/pinkbadger
June 21, 2016
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Unplugging: What I’ve learned

In the 10 months since I unplugged my home Internet connection, I’ve learned a few things.

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Photo by Josh Lynsen
May 26, 2016
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Celebrating Earth Day

Playing in the mud. A benefit concert. Drinking beer for a good cause. This is Earth Day 2016.

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Photo by Cara Slifka for Damariscotta River Association
April 22, 2016
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Creating places for nature play

Children learn to love nature by playing in it. To nurture that connection, a number of land trusts have created nature play areas within their preserves.

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Children at the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania’s DiscoverGround / Photo courtesy of Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania
April 06, 2016
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Star Wars teaches land conservation

When I was young, I owned a poster that proudly declared “all I need to know about life I learned from Star Wars.”

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Photo courtesy of Josh Lynsen
January 22, 2016
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Space enough for peace

At the Tennessee River Gorge Trust, we aren’t developing the latest iPhone apps. We can’t give you tasting notes on local craft beers. And we definitely aren’t touting ways to trim that stubborn belly fat with the latest workout craze. Our work isn’t trendy. And that’s OK by us. Our work aims to meet a particular, timeless need: our community’s need for space.

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Hannah Shadrick builds a cabin next to Tennessee River Gorge Trust’s bird observatory/Photo courtesy of Tennessee River Gorge Trust
December 07, 2015
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Building brand one hiker at a time

What do you get when you mix summer hiking, a helicopter, free shirts, corporate sponsors and a beautiful lake? Lake George Land Conservancy’s annual Hike-A-Thon!

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Lake George Land Conservancy’s popular Hike-A-Thon began as an anniversary event, but is now an annual event/Photo courtesy of Lake George Land Conservancy
September 30, 2015
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How to conserve water

As the Land Trust Alliance prepares for Rally 2015 in California, water conservation is top of mind for us. Nearly 1,800 people are convening in Sacramento for our annual conference that begins Oct. 8, and the associated water use won’t be insubstantial.

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FreeImages.com/Pakize Ozturk
September 29, 2015
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Why we hike

Sometimes the awe and beauty of the mountains can stop you in your tracks, erase all from your mind that is not present in that moment, and focus you on the here-and-now in a way not readily achieved in our daily lives.

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Madeline Kallin hiking/Photo courtesy of David Kallin
September 22, 2015
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Unplugging: One month later

One month after I unplugged my home internet connection, I think the only one who’s sad about the change is Comcast.

September 03, 2015
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From mowing to meadows

Americans spend approximately $40 billion a year to maintain more than 32 million acres of lawn — an area roughly the size of Pennsylvania. We pour 270 billion gallons of water per week on our lawns. We apply 10 times more fertilizer, herbicides and pesticides than farmers do to their crops. Making meadows is a green alternative.

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Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve in Pennsylvania/Photo by Bill Moses
August 27, 2015
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Unplugging: Goodbye, home Internet

There’s a Zits comic my boss simultaneously loves and loathes.

August 13, 2015
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