Sean Payton may not be able to contact anyone from the National Football League until after this upcoming season’s Super Bowl is over, but he will still be able to make an impact on the New Orleans Saints’ training camp and their push toward the playoffs in 2012.
How can a man who was punished after last season with a yearlong suspension and ban from the league for his involvement in covering up the “Bountygate” scandal still make an impact on his team? Well, you would have to first take a trip down to the Saints’ training camp facility in Metairie and take just a few steps inside the building. Once you’re there, you’ll know exactly how the Super Bowl winning coach is still impacting the team.
The Thanksgiving holiday may have just ended, but at DART, we are savoring an entire season of thanks. We could not exist, grow and meet the particular needs of bruised and frightened families without the kindness of our friends and supporters. It is the compassion and generosity of many different community and campus groups which enables us not only to meet fundamental needs such as shelter and safety, but also the deeper needs of comfort and encouragement. Allow me to name just a few of the ways in which we benefit from the spirit of goodness in our community.
Today is Earth Day! Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. This would be a good time to start maintaining landscapes in ways that minimize environmental damage.
Below are seven interrelated principles which every home gardener can put into practice to have an environmentally friendly landscape.