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[ Less Trashy in ATX! ]

honey Ted & I did #1THING to celebrate #EarthDay yesterday by picking up trash close to our home in SW ATX! Check out the video player below on the 1THING main page. You’ll see just a small part of what was trashy and cluttering up our pretty view in SW ATX!  There’s TONS more to be done, but every little bit helps. If you don’t see it, click here! #1THING #LessTrashyinATX


[ Earth Month 2018 Celebration with a new team player! ]

There’s big time Earth Month celebration happening in the Entercom ATX lounge. Every April Entercom ATX & all the markets of Entercom celebrate with EarthShare that is made up of many organizations that help the Environment and all that makes up and lives on Mama Earth.

EarthShare of Texas This year we have a real tree to celebrate and plant. It’s #1THING to help thanks to our friends at Garden-Ville & Texas Disposal Systems who is celebrating the Big 40 helping our Central Texas Environment. Here are more helpful tips to celebrate #40Ways #40WaywithTDS



[ 40 Ways to Celebrate Earth Month with TDS ]

Happy Earth Month! Entercom ATX is celebrating with Texas Disposal Systems who turned the BIG 4-0 this year!  Thank You to Texas Disposal Services for all the Eco-friendly services and help you provide all the communities, businesses and partners throughout Central Texas.

The Texas Disposal Systems Happy 40th Anniversary celebration is in full swing, during the month of April, with 40 tips or what we like to call 1 THINGS! Give 1 a try and go from there. You’ll feel good while you’re doing it, which leads to doing even more #1THINGS! Spread the word …

At Texas Disposal Systems, We consider it an honor to play a role in protecting the environment of our home state of Texas. We as neighbors and fellow Texans depend on its natural resources – and they, in turn, depend on us to treat them with love and respect. Earth Month kicks off on April 1 and TDS is celebrating by challenging Central Texans to help make our planet and communities cleaner and greener. We developed a list of 40 Eco-friendly tips and activities to promote sustainability – at home, work or school – while also commemorating the company’s 40th anniversary this year. From the beginning, environmental responsibility has been at the core of everything we do, as we seek to divert waste to beneficial uses and minimize landfill use. So this Earth Month and beyond, please join us in taking care of Texas like she takes care of all of us!




[ EarthDay 2018- A World w/ out Plastic Pollution ]

Earth Day 2018 happens on Sunday, April 22nd. The Earth Day Network is centering on Plastic Pollution and the need to stop using plastic to save Mama Earth from being destroyed and engulfed in nothing but plastic.

According to the Earth Day Network, Plastic Pollution is poisoning and injuring marine life and disrupting human hormones. It’s littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet. In response, Earth Day 2018 will focus on fundamentally changing human attitude and behavior about plastics and catalyzing a significant reduction in plastic pollution. Click here for more! 

Join the MovementSign up to Join the Earth Network Movement! Be part of the world’s largest environmental movement.

Donate – Earth Day Network’s Mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations.

Spread the Word 
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Earth Day Network YouTube

If we all do 1THING to help stop Plastic Pollution, our home ‘Mama Earth’ will be so much better because of it.  Make it a point to STOP USING plastic straws , baggies, shopping bags… Go for reusable containers / bags. Doing 1THING will make a Big Difference! Let’s make Everyday, Earth Day! ‘Mama Earth’ is our Home! Let’s Protect her! Click here for more! 


[ Get your GREEN ON this St. Patrick’s Day! ]

Bubbles Framed 775x515On Saint Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17th, many will ‘Get Their Green On!’  But ‘Getting Your Green On’ is much more than putting a Green Shirt on, drinking some Green Beer, and eating some Corned Beef & Cabbage. Here are some Fun St. Patty’s Day suggestions to try going really 1THING GREEN!




  • EAT GREEN – Organic -Bright Dishes – Locally Grown is always nice! Drop by a local Farmer’s Market. Click here to find one close to you.
  • GO PLANT SOMETHING OUTSIDE – If it’s still too cold to plant, you can plan your Spring Garden. Click here!
  • USE GREEN TRANSPORTATION TO GET AROUND – Parade around on your feet. Public transportation…  whether you’re riding the subway or the bus, fewer drivers on the road means less carbon emissions. Also a great way to plan ahead if you are planning on drinking some adult (organic) beverages.  Saving lives too!
  • WEAR ‘THE GREEN SHIRT’ – made from Organic Cotton. Step up your GREEN ST PATTY’S DAYGAME! Click here!
  • DRINK ORGANIC BEER – Here are some suggestions! 

Find more here: https://greenerideal.com/guides/go-green-st-patricks-day/



[ 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. 


[ Holiday Tree Recycling ]

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Here’s a  great suggestion for a #1THING you can do w/ your tree once the Holidays are over.  Don’t throw it away; give it another life by recycling it!


Trees will be accepted free of cost at the locations listed below. However, a contamination fee will be added to any trees with tags, decorations, and/or plastic remaining.
Texas Disposal Systems

Tree will be accepted free of cost. However, a contamination fee will be added to any trees with tags, decorations, and/or plastic remaining.

  • TDS Landfill: 3016 FM 1327, Creedmoor, Texas
  • Eco Depot: 4001 RR 620 South, Bee Cave, Texas

Check back for more information on Texas Disposal Systems Holiday Tree Recycling event in January that will allow you to recycle your tree and get free mulch back in return.  A recycling Win/Win for 2018


City of Austin curbside customers can recycle their trees by leaving them at the curb on their regular collection day. All other residents can drop trees off at Zilker Park.

Curbside Collections:

Zilker Park Drop-off:

  • Click here for drop off dates, for volunteer 411, drop off site map, how to get free mulch and more!

[ Eco-Friendly Toys for the Holidays ]

GoGreenToyBlocks 775x515You can Give Green to your kiddos w/ Eco-friendly Toys. Start them early helping and appreciating the world around them. There’s only 1 Mama Earth, and we need to take care of her. Here’s a list to check out. It’s #1Thing you can do.




Top 10 Toy Brands

Click here! 


[ Keepin’ Holiday Travel Green! ]

Grassssuitecase 775x515You can have a Happy Holiday while making Mama Earth Happy too! Pick Greener ways for holiday travelling to see family & friends like a train, bus ride and carpooling which many times saves on fuel, money and emissions. It’s #1THING that’s a Fantastic Thing to do! Have a Happy & Safe  Green Holiday Season!

EarthShare friends share several tips you can try this holiday season:

  • Choose the greenest travel method: Visit the Sightline Institute to learn about the best travel modes for saving emissions.
  • Pack light
  • Driving? Avoid peak travel times
  • Drive defensively:
  • Maintain your vehiclevehicle maintenance is important for safety, saving Green & being Greener during your travels
  • Flying? Avoid layovers and redeyes.
  • Offset what you can’t avoid:  Calculate your carbon footprint with carbonfund.org
  • Don’t drink and drive
  • Find a ride share group near you Try erideshare.com or shareyourride.net

More here…


[ Have a Happy Eco-Friendly Yummy Thanksgiving! ]

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it… Thursday, November 23rd! You could make it extra special doing #1THING to make your Thanksgiving more Eco-Friendly.  A Big thing for Mama Earth, and one of the best holiday gifts ever! Shannon shared some Sustainable Tips that will be helpful to do #1THING for Thanksgiving this year! Check them out… Have a Happy, Safe & Green Thanksgiving!  Enjoy w your family/ friends! #1THING

Thanksgiving is a time for many of us to gather with family and friends. Your Thanksgiving meal and the activities that go along with it present many opportunities to be sustainable and eco-friendly:

  • When shopping for your Thanksgiving meal, keep two words in mind: organic and local. These keywords will guarantee a fresher, more nutritious meal.
  • Set the table with cloth napkins and reusable dishes, glasses, and silverware. Consider renting more formal tableware that you might not use very often. Also save and reuse decorations.
  • After holiday festivities, put leftovers in recyclable containers, and share them with family, friends, or others.
  • Where possible, compost leftover food scraps, leaves, and grass clippings.
  • After the meal, fill your dishwasher to capacity before running it. You will run fewer cycles, which saves energy.
  • Wash and reuse empty glass and plastic jars, milk jugs, coffee cans, dairy tubs, and other similar containers that would otherwise get thrown away. These containers can be used to store leftovers.
  • Show your guests where to put recyclables such as aluminum, glass, and plastic beverage containers.
  • Avoid placing hard, thick, or waxy food scraps down the drain. These materials can clog the pipes or damage garbage disposal blades and send parts of your sink to the landfill before their time.
  • Buy products in concentrate, bulk, or in refillable containers. Many items are available in these sizes. They reduce packaging waste and can save you money! Combine waste reducing practices, such as buying coffee in bulk and storing it in your leftover empty coffee cans.
  • Instead of firmly planting yourself in front of the TV for the day, consider getting some fresh air or playing a board game. Take advantage of the time together with friends and family while decreasing your energy usage.
  • If you going away from home for the holidays, to save energy, turn down your thermostat and put lights on timers.
  • November is an excellent time of year to conduct neighborhood food or clothing drives to help those in need.