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May 24, 2013

On May 17, Discovery Education and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)’s Education Foundation announced the Grand Prize winner and two runners-up of TurfMutt’s second annual national ‘Spruce Up Your School’ sweepstakes. The national TurfMutt program, named after Lucky, a real-life rescue dog, is a dynamic digital curriculum that encourages kids and their families to protect and foster green space in their communities, and advocates for animal rescue and adoption initiatives. The TurfMutt curriculum has reached more than one million students across the country, and is featured on the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Education, Department of Energy and the Center for Green Schools at USGBC websites. Kim Davidson, a teacher [.....]

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May 17, 2013

– Discovery Education and OPEI will present Morgan Elementary with Grand Prize on May 24, along with a surprise visit from Lucky, the real-life rescue dog and TurfMutt spokesdog –  Alexandria, Va.  (May 17, 2013) – Discovery Education and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)’s Education Foundation today announced the Grand Prize winner and two runners-up of TurfMutt’s second annual national ‘Spruce Up Your School’ sweepstakes. The national TurfMutt program, named after Lucky, a real-life rescue dog, is a dynamic digital curriculum that encourages kids and their families to protect and foster green space in their communities, and advocates for [.....]

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February 26, 2013

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) Foundation and Discovery Education have come together to celebrate and help animals. TurfMutt’s “Paw it Forward” Sweepstakes will be from Feb. 18 to March 11, and individuals can enter to win a $250 donation to a local animal shelter for cats, dogs, etc. to find a forever family. Two winners will receive a $250 donation and an eco-friendly TurfMutt backpack full of school supplies. Click here to enter. Those 16 years of age and older can enter. Read more from the article here.

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February 19, 2013

Until March 11, you can enter the TurfMutt sweepstakes to win a $250 donation to your local animal shelter and help dogs (cats and other critters) find a forever family. Two winners receive a $250 donation and an eco-friendly TurfMutt backpack with school supplies. Click here to enter.   Read more from the article here.  

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November 5, 2012

The green industry’s spokesdog is catching on, and the science curriculum is being used by 1 million students.

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October 25, 2012

–Classrooms across the U.S. invited to enter the second annual ‘Spruce Up Your School’ Sweepstakes for a chance to win $5,000 toward better green space – Silver Spring, Md. and Alexandria, Va. (October 25, 2012) – Discovery Education and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s Education and Research Foundation today announced a series of new educational features for TurfMutt, a science-based program featuring standards-aligned curriculum, which teaches youth, grades K-5, how things grow, the value of personal and community green space and how to tend to them in a sustainable way. A redesigned website launched (TurfMutt.com) on October 23 allows TurfMutt [.....]

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October 17, 2012

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) President Kris Kiser talks about the business of equipment and how government regulations may affect their future. OPEI is an international trade association representing 84 manufacturers and their suppliers of consumer and commercial outdoor power equipment, such as lawnmowers, utility vehicles, trimmers, chainsaws, snow throwers, and other related products. The institute was founded in 1952, and is dedicated to promoting the outdoor power equipment industry by undertaking activities that can be pursued more effectively by an association than by individual companies. OPEI is also a managing partner of GIE+EXPO, the industry’s annual international trade show [.....]

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August 31, 2011

Alexandria, VA – August 31, 2011 – The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kris Kiser as the Institute’s next President and CEO, succeeding retiring President and CEO Bill Harley.  Mr. Kiser formerly served as the Institute’s Executive Vice President and COO. Mr. Harley stated, “The last 12 years with OPEI have been a remarkable time.  I leave with great pride in our collective accomplishments and the certainty that my successor, Kris Kiser, will not only build on those accomplishments, but also lead the organization to new heights.  I look forward to new and [.....]

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May 10, 2010

Alexandria, VA – September 9, 2009 – The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) today announced the first phase of a new educational outreach program, developed to teach third through fifth grade students the science behind lawns’ ability to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2), release oxygen, cool the air, control dust, reduce erosion and filter water.  The science-based youth curriculum includes experiments, worksheets and games for youth and a web site and blog by the program’s “spokesperson,” TurfMutt. TurfMutt is a real dog -Lucky, a once-homeless canine who turned caped crusader and is “Out to Save the Planet – One Yard at [.....]

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