Keeping the environment clean is one of the world’s greatest concerns these days. Many nonprofit organizations try to attract people into actions which have as a main goal environment protection. This comes in many shapes, from children encouraged to clean green areas or parks, to large recycling projects involving large company names.
Everything revolves around the fact that each person must be aware that every action involving the environment has a result, and is up to them to see that that is a good result in the end.
Nowadays a new website has just been launched in order to connect and celebrate local green initiatives and their leaders, in Fruitland and across the country.
Everyone is involved
With support from great namea in the media and other partners, the website makes it easy for residents of Fruitland to share successful green initiatives with their community, and gives these efforts broader visibility across the country. This initiative also connects people who care about sustainability, at the local level and between towns, so that the best ideas and expertise can be shared.
What the Basic Idea Is
As a prime objective, the campaign begins by letting anyone submit local green initiatives they like. Each that is accepted is included as featured initiative on the website in its town and in nearby towns. It may also be included as a featured initiative on the homepage, category page, blog and/or twitter feed; and it is considered for inclusion in a special magazine series celebrating “hometown heroes”, and on the magazine’s website. The initiatives can also be featured on other web pages, and are included on the official map of green efforts across the 50 states.
Communicate with Others
Fruitland residents can also go to their personalized web page in order to receive periodic updates from the members on local green initiatives, new ideas in their chosen area of interest and on the projects’ progress. Or they can be connected with others who care about green projects in their community by signing up for the email-based special-topic conversation in their town.
Small towns like Fruitland, Idaho, USA, are doing their best to protect the environment and build a better, safer and healthier future for the coming generations. If we join our hands and work together towards a greener, more sustainable lifestyle, we can make a great difference. Together, we can build sustainable communities, and a green America.
I recently went on a vacation trip across the country. Along the way, I had the opportunity to discover a lot of things about small, rustic towns I have never been to. One of them is Fruitland, Idaho, USA.
A good Place to Eat
First, I went to a local restaurant. The place was not too big, but offered a diverse menu and really affordable prices. After a long night drive I decided to go with the breakfast menu. I got a nice, ham and cheddar with a cinnamon roll and probably the best cappuccino I have ever drank.
A Place to Spend the Night
After finishing my coffee, one of the first things I did was to look for a nice hotel or any place where I can comfortably spend the night. After asking for some tips at the local gas station, I found a nice hotel centrally located in the city, near the museum of wildfowl art.
The place was great, with beautiful rooms featuring air-conditioning, a docking station for my MP3 player and, most important for me, wireless internet connection. After an hour spent at the hotel’s pool, I decided to go and see what the town had to offer.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
Wandering around the town, I stumbled upon a farmers’ market and I went to see what they had to offer. The people here offered everything you needed to be in good health and also keep the town’s economy thriving. All the fruit and vegetables looked very good and they were all freshly picked. Of course, in a place called Fruitland, there was plenty to choose from. I bought some apples the city is famous for and some fresh corn.
The next stop was the museum (I mentioned it earlier). I have never visited a museum like this and I considered that this was the perfect opportunity to satisfy my curiosity. I was pleased with what I saw inside and I found out something about the local environment as well. I also bought a few nice souvenirs for my friends back home.
When I was done with visiting the museum, it was close to getting dark, so I decided to go back to the hotel and get some rest, to prepare myself for the next day’s drive.
When I left, I felt that I lived there my whole lifetime and I was leaving my “home sweet home”. I will definitely come back here for my vacation next year.
There a aren’t too many restaurants in this small town, but they all can please a hungry customer anytime.
We don't live in Fruitland, and we don't have much free time to get away on short vacations, so we hadn't returned to our favorite place until last summer, when we came here with the whole family to spend a relaxing day at a friend’s house. After swimming the whole morning at my friend’s, we wanted to find some nice place to feed the kids so that they fall asleep in the car.
Downtown Fruitland had been under construction the entire summer and the businesses along Main Street were having a quite difficult time. So, we drove around and through the construction sites to get to the Apple Bin. The whole spinning around was worth the trouble. Our waiter was a young man and he was fabulous. He kindly listened to the 3 year old kids to tell him what they wanted and after that listened to their mother to tell him what the kids really needed for lunch. He got all the orders perfect and kept coming back to check on us. The owner came to us several times to see that we had everything we needed, too. And the food was exceptional!
Even though it was already noon, I was still able to order a breakfast dish. We were all really impressed with the French fries because we could tell by the great smell and the look of them that the potatoes had just been cut and fried on the spot. I had a ham steak and egg breakfast with toast and brownies for dessert - which were perfect! They really were exactly how the waiter described them.
A Good Meal Company
It’s difficult to find a nice restaurant where you can go with your hyper 3 year olds and not feel everyone is looking at you blaming you for all that noise, but the small restaurant staff and customers were all happy to see us and were helpful and friendly. And the children got to watch the road construction while they ate, which kept them busy and quiet for quite a while.
The restaurant is a great place any time, and the fact that you have to go through all the construction sites to get there is worth the trouble. They have an ample-sized parking lot so you can get away from the construction and enter from that side. The bathrooms are clean and beautifully decorated. They are located right downtown Fruitland near the Telephone Company.