London's Million Tree Challenge is a community-wide initiative to inspire Londoners to plant one million new trees across the city - in every corner and neighbourhood. Trees provide many benefits including improved air quality, reduced heating and cooling costs, shadier more walkable streets, increased home values, more attractive shopping and downtown areas and greener recreation areas. Londoners are invited to register all the trees they have planted since January 2011 and see the big tree counter tick toward one million. Any tree, planted anywhere, by anyone counts!
On January 15, 2014, the Republican -run House approved . 3547 , a $ trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.   The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.  The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.  It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Burgess joined with the 63 other Republicans and 3 Democrats who voted against the bill.  
By the way, the most impressive, to me, characteristic of most Tiny Homes is the abundance of natural materials. I am very environmentally sensitive to the off-gassing of manmade materials, such as vinyl, plywood, and particle board, although IMO vinyl is the worst (my throat closes up and I cannot breathe in a synthetic environment less than about 5 years old). So a home built of wood, glass, stone (ceramic or procelain tile is OK), and steel is my idea of healthy. For me, anyway, and for the planet as well if salvaged or repurposed items are used. Win, win.