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Tuesday, January 11

  1. page FoodProductionConsumption edited ... Agricultural products sold directly into our communities are a small fraction of state and nat…
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    Agricultural products sold directly into our communities are a small fraction of state and national wholesale markets; however, this sector of the food marketing system is growing rapidly. In the Triangle's foodshed, agricultural products for direct sale has increased 15 percent annually from 1992 to 2007.
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    the Triangle.
    The U.S. Food Market Estimator is a new tool designed to help users determine the potential demand, by county in the United States, for more than 200 different food items. This is an expansive tool, using data collected each year by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (ERS). Funded, reviewed and published by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University. Developed and hosted by the Center for Transportation Research and Education at ISU.The tool provides information for 204 food products, including various dairy and meat products, fruit, vegetables and grains. Users select how they want results to be shown: by number of servings, pounds produced, truckloads transported, even cubic feet of warehouse space needed to store a particular product. Products can be shown individually, or as groups of products at key stages of the food supply chain. Results can be adjusted to reflect a particular market share, or the unit of measure changed from pounds to other units in order to suit a variety of needs such as number of servings, truckloads per day or cubic feet of warehousing needed each week.

    Authors: Kevin Bigsby and Aimee Schmidt, NCSU (CNR) graduate students :: 2010.05.06
    Reviewers: Tandy Jones, TLC; Dr. Nancy Creamer, NCSU CEFS Director
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Wednesday, October 20

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    {irrigation.jpg}
    {durham_water_tower.jpg}
    Photo Source:http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/display/0da77a61-ee16-4269-9449-70b7d100faad.JPG
    Photo Source: http://www.fws.gov/pacific/ecoservices/envicon/pim/CoreIssues/Images/irrigation.jpg
    Photo Source:http://media.photobucket.com/image/durham%20water%20tower/sixtyftsixin/Durham/100_1315.jpg
    Sources (left to right):
    http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/display/0da77a61-ee16-4269-9449-70b7d100faad.JPG
    http://www.fws.gov/pacific/ecoservices/envicon/pim/CoreIssues/Images/irrigation.jpg
    http://media.photobucket.com/image/durham%20water%20tower/sixtyftsixin/Durham/100_1315.jpg

    Why is this important?
    It is important to track water use trends in order to determine if the region's population growth can be sustainably supported in terms of drinking water, water for electricity generation, as well as agriculture and industrial production.
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Wednesday, June 9

  1. page Waste and Recycling Practices edited ... Technical Notes To obtain national data on MSW generation, information was sought from the US…
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    Technical Notes
    To obtain national data on MSW generation, information was sought from the US EPA ( EPA Solid Waste Report.pdf). To obtain Triangle wide information on waste disposal practices of counties and municipalities, county and municipal in public works/utilities departments and solid waste disposal websites were searched for data on recycling centers, recycling methods, conveniece centers, landfills and other waste disposal practices (See Resources for Household Waste for more details). Information on the amount of each and who (county/municipality) handles the operation of each were noted. For information on the economic benefits for recycling the North Carolina full cost analysis of waste management report was looked to (See Reference List for details). And finally, for information regarding legislation on waste disposal, a recent article was utilized which discusses recent legislation changes in North Carolina (http://earth911.com/news/2009/06/03/nc-law-to-ban-plastic-bottles-from-landfills/).
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    the data: MSWGeneration.xlsMSW Generation.xlsx
    Reference List:
    Resources for Household Waste.docx
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  2. page Waste and Recycling Practices edited ... Technical Notes To obtain national data on MSW generation, information was sought from the US…
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    Technical Notes
    To obtain national data on MSW generation, information was sought from the US EPA ( EPA Solid Waste Report.pdf). To obtain Triangle wide information on waste disposal practices of counties and municipalities, county and municipal in public works/utilities departments and solid waste disposal websites were searched for data on recycling centers, recycling methods, conveniece centers, landfills and other waste disposal practices (See Resources for Household Waste for more details). Information on the amount of each and who (county/municipality) handles the operation of each were noted. For information on the economic benefits for recycling the North Carolina full cost analysis of waste management report was looked to (See Reference List for details). And finally, for information regarding legislation on waste disposal, a recent article was utilized which discusses recent legislation changes in North Carolina (http://earth911.com/news/2009/06/03/nc-law-to-ban-plastic-bottles-from-landfills/).
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    the data: MSW Generation.xlsxMSWGeneration.xls
    Reference List:
    Resources for Household Waste.docx
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