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[1THING] Blog: Archive for December, 2017

[ BLM sage-grouse guidance favors oil and gas development over habitat protection ]

Alex Thompson

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[ BLM sage-grouse guidance favors oil and gas development over habitat protection ]

Alex Thompson

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[ Trump admin’s last-minute gift: pushing mining next to cherished wilderness ]

Three days before Christmas, the Trump administration quietly issued a decision that allows the renewal of mining leases to move forward near Minnesota’s cherished Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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[ Trump admin’s last-minute gift: pushing mining next to cherished wilderness ]

Three days before Christmas, the Trump administration quietly issued a decision that allows the renewal of mining leases to move forward near Minnesota’s cherished Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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[ Go Paper Towel-Less ]

PapertowelDreamstime pAPER TOWEL LESS TEXT 930 x 218How many Paper Towels do you use during a day?  If you aren’t sure, usually means too many. I’m guilty of doing the same thing. I was thinking for 2018, maybe trying a #1THING of going Paper Towel-less could be cool.  #1THING

Here are a few Paper (Towel) stats :

40% of U.S. landfill trash is paper products.

The paper industry is the third largest contributor to global warming.

The average American discards of 700 pounds or more of paper each year.

If every household in the U.S. used just one less 70-sheet roll of virgin fiber paper towels, that would save 544,000 trees each year. Change that to using three less rolls per U.S. household per year, and that would save 120,000 tons of waste and $4.1 million in landfill dumping fees.

Your typical paper towel is manufactured using chlorine, which releases carcinogenic dioxins and furans

Ways to stop / slow down the usages of Paper Towels:

  • If you have to use them, go for paper towels made out of recycled material.
  • Using cloth towels saves more energy and creates less greenhouse gases compared to paper towels.
  • Compost Paper Towels that area unbleached and chlorine-free, they are safe to toss into your compost bin, not the trash.

Just a few of several ways to help slow down / stop paper towel use.  I need to break the habit too! #1THING for Mama Earth during 2018!
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[ New Year Electronic Recycling in ATX ]

Officeelectronicsneedrecycling 930x218A Happier 2018 is Out w/ the Old, so you can get the New in. That’s the case for many, especially offices. If you’ve got old electronics you need to get rid of, recycling it is a great way to stop the clogging/ filling up and over of the landfills w/ this non-biodegradable waste.  Stop the E-Waste! Here’s a company that is Green in ATX helping to make the tossing of E-Waste easy and eco-friendly at the same time. #1THING

How to recycle your Electronics

    1. Call STS to schedule a Pick Up
    2. Schedule a date and time for Pick Up
    3. Proper Recycling Process of ALL equipment
    4. Certificate of Destruction
    5. Peace of Mind

What can I Recycle?

 

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[ Draft offshore program reflects administration’s zeal for drilling ]

Tim Woody

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[ Draft offshore program reflects administration’s zeal for drilling ]

Tim Woody

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[ Recycle Your Live Christmas Tree For Free! ]

Recycle Trees TDS Garden Ville 930x218Texas Disposal Systems has a special day set aside w/ the Garden-Ville Georgetown location where you can recycle your Christmas Tree for Free and get a bag of Free Mulch! Saturday, January 6th from 11am – 1pm. Look out for Majic 95.5 to Enjoy Rudy’s Country Store & Bar-B-Q while supplies last. Plus, Register to win tickets to the Price is Right Live.

Garden-Ville Georgetown
250 W.L. Walden Dr., Georgetown, TX 78626 | Ph: 512-930-8282 | MAP

From IH-35

  1. Exit Hwy 29 in Georgetown
  2. Go East on Hwy 29
  3. Turn left onto College Street
  4. Turn right onto W.L. Walden

If you do it outside of this special day & time, here’s the 411! Do 1THING to help Mama Earth by recycling your Tree for Free!  

Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) is accepting Christmas trees for recycling free of charge this holiday season. TDS has been helping communities across Central Texas recycle their unflocked Christmas trees and organic holiday decorations in the greenest way possible for more than a decade. Beginning on December 26, residents can drop off their unflocked Christmas trees, holly, pumpkins, and other living decorations at the Christmas tree collection sites noted below. These living decorations will then be repurposed and made into nutrient-rich mulch and compost through the Texas Disposal Systems composting division. The finished composts and mulches will be available for purchase at Garden-Ville stores throughout Central Texas. More here.. 

Trees and decorations must be free of flocking, lights, ornaments, metal, and other non-living contaminants. A $45 contamination fee will be assessed for trees and decorations that have not been cleaned. When bringing loads for drop off, please ensure that materials are tied and secured, per Texas law. 

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[ 5 steps that will make your business more climate resistant ]

Businesses that plan for a more disruptive climate future will ultimately differentiate themselves from those that don’t.
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