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Top 10 Holiday Home Safety Tips

Courtesy of Energy Outreach Colorado Please keep these tips in mind for a warm, safe and festive holiday season! 1. With family at home for the holidays, make sure you have working carbon monoxide (CO) detectors near bedrooms. CO can’t be detected by smell, taste or sight and can build up to dangerous levels when […]

Guide to Greening Your Holidays

Written by Anne Mudgett, YVSC Program and Development Director In this season of celebration, decoration, gift giving and travel, Americans generate more waste and use more energy. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the volume of household waste increases 25%, and 33% more food is thrown away during the holidays. 10 tips to make your […]

5 ways to green your Fourth of July

From Sierra Club What for many Americans is the highlight of summer—the picnics, parades, and fireworks of the 4th of July—can be less than ideal for the planet. Let Earth in on the celebration this year by making these simple green choices. 1.) Grill intelligently An estimated 60 million people fire up their grills on […]

Green up your Thanksgiving

reprinted from http://environment.about.com/od/greenthanksgiving/tp/ef_thanksgiving.htm Thanksgiving Day is an American holiday that is loaded with tradition, so why not start a new tradition in your family by making Thanksgiving a green and eco-friendly celebration from start to finish? Here are 10 tips to help you capture the spirit of the original Thanksgiving, and to give your holiday […]

Recycling Tip 11: Holiday Lights

New this year to YVR, several drop off locations are available for the public to take their old or broken holiday lights to have them recycled:  Walmart, Natural Grocers, and Ace Hardware.  The first two locations have bins located outside the business and are collected and recycled by Twin Enviro. Ace Hardware has partners with Lights […]

Greening your Holidays

This article is contributed by Madoline Hatter. Madoline is a freelance writer and blog junkie, and Communications Manager with ChangeOfAddressForm.com. You can reach her at: m.hatter12@gmail. com. “Going green” this holiday season does not have to be difficult. Instead you can keep it simple and eco-friendly with just a few changes to your holiday traditions. Here […]

Greening your holiday the sustainable way

(reposted from the December issue of Valley Voice pg 32) As with many green initiatives, going green this holiday season will save you some green. While reducing your carbon footprint, energy usage, waste, pollution, etc., are all great for abating our impact on the precious environment, you and I both know, it boils down to […]