Category: Holiday

  • Waterford Residents are Asked to Recycle After Christmas

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    Waterford people are being urged to recycle plastic, waste cardboard and paper, and other items over the Christmas period. Christmas can be a plastic-heavy time with toy packaging, selection boxes and Christmas crackers. “There are many items that we use at Christmas time that can be recycled and especially when it comes to things like […]

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  • What to Recycle After Christmas

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    When the rush of Christmas presents is over on the morning of the 25th, many residents will be left with a lot of garbage. Before it is all thrown in the dumpster, officials with Texas Tech say it’s important to consider which bin to throw it in. From cardboard boxes, to foam packing, and gift […]

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  • Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle During the Best Time of Year!

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    The “most wonderful time of the year” is also the most wasteful. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw away 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Years Day than any other time of the year. Whether you are shopping, decorating, cooking or giving a gift, Allyson Mitchell, executive director with the Indiana […]

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  • Shop Local in Hawaii this Holiday Season!

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    Honolulu is home to an abundance of creative talent and local entrepreneurs offering unique items you can’t find anywhere else in the world. As you cross off your Christmas list, here are a few reasons to shop small this holiday season.   1. PAY IT FORWARD When you walk out of your favorite boutique with […]

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  • Hawaii Post Offices are Getting Ready for the Holidays

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    Fifty-one post offices in Hawaii will be closing their retail lobbies at noon on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24. Those facilities are: Aiea Ala Moana Anahola Captain Cook Ewa Beach Haiku Hanalei Hanapepe Hawaii Kai Hickam AFB Hilo Hilo Downtown Honokaa Honolulu Downtown Honolulu Main Post Office Honolulu Uptown Kahului Kailua Kalaheo Kamuela Kapaa Kapalama Kapolei Keaau […]

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  • Go For a Real Tree This Christmas

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    A fake Christmas tree has some obvious advantages over the real thing. There’s no sticky sap. No needles shedding everywhere. It never needs watering, and at the end of the season, it can be folded up, or disassembled (depending on the model) and stowed away in a closet, basement or attic until next year’s Yuletide […]

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  • An Eco-Friendly Christmas with All the Fun!

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    While it may be quite rightly the most wonderful time of the year, with greeting cards, plastic decorations and unwanted food and gifts all generating a huge amount of waste, the cost of a Merry Christmas can be devastating for the environment. In fact the added strain on landfills and extra CO2 emissions that occur […]

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  • Living a Healthy Eco-Friendly Life in 5 Steps

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    Going green and losing weight are both keys to saving the environment and living a happier life. But it is not going to be easy at first. The good news is that once you know what changes to make and acclimate to them, you will be able to lead a sustainable life without feeling much […]

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  • Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle This Holiday Season

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    Recycling centers have plenty to keep them busy, but never more so than during the season of giving. “As we’ve moved toward online shopping, one thing that has gone way up is the volume of cardboard from shipping boxes,” said Justin Stockdale, regional director for the Pennsylvania Resources Council. “It’s completely overwhelmed some recycling facilities.” […]

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  • Eco-Friendly Butter Hack!

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    This two-minute hack may not save the world, but it’s an easy step with great results. For any butter-loving omnivores out there looking for a quick way to reduce some dairy in their diet – let me introduce you to an effective butter trick. It has four advantages: 1. It’s healthier for you 2. It’s […]

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