National Green Week on February, 2018: Oil and National Security?

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National Green Week 2018.

Oil and National Security?

Most taxpayers work 6 days a week.

A 4-day work week would reduce tax revenue to the government.

So now that its National Rabbit week..?

So now that its National Rabbit week..?

Give them big cuddles, feeding them their favourite greens (mine love dandilion leaves) brush their fur (because i should do that more often) buy a new treat or toy for their run or cage, and spend more time with them.

Why is Green Mountain a National Forest?

Why is Green Mountain a National Forest?

Green Mountain is a NATIONAL FOREST NOT a NATIONAL PARK.

As a national forest, it is managed to provide people with a wide variety of services and commodities, including lumber, cattle grazing, mineral products and recreation with and without vehicles (i.e., multiple use). US national forests are managed by forest rangers with the US Forest Service (USFS) under the Department of Agriculture.

Were it a national park, the emphasis would be on strict preservation of pristine areas. The focus is upon protecting natural and historic features plus light-on-the-land recreation. The ultimate goal is to preserve resources "unimpaired for future generations." Park rangers work for the National Park Service (NPS) under the Department of the Interior.

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service recently celebrated the centennial of a landmark environmental law that led to the creation of nearly 20 million acres of national forest lands in the eastern US. The Weeks Act, authored by U.S. Senator John W. Weeks of New Hampshire, provided for the creation of national forests in the East. The Act also established cooperation among states, tribes, and individuals to protect forests and watersheds from fire, flooding, deforestation, and other threats. About one-fifth of the nation’s clean drinking water has its origins in national forests established under the Weeks Act.

In Vermont, the Weeks Act has been the legislative vehicle used to conserve and protect the roughly 400,000 acres known to Vermonters and visitors as the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF). Many conservationists view the Weeks Act as one of the most significant achievements of the 20th century. While the Weeks Act was originally passed by Congress in 1911, it is still being used to provide Americans access to broad sections of federal land in Vermont and elsewhere.

Vermont is not without a national park: The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park near Woodstock, Vermont.

The links below will provide you with verification and additional information, particularly about Green Mountain National Forest and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park:

Good luck!

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