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Clarksville’s Riverfest Recycled Fashion Show was held Saturday

 

Clarksville Riverfest 2014Clarksville, TN – Clarksville’s Riverfest Festival held the Recycled Fashion Show on Saturday, September 6th on the River of Culture Stage located in the Adventure Zone.

Sponsored by Bi-County Waste Management, the event encouraged youth and adults to construct their fashions from nothing but recyclable items and materials.

There were two categories, Youth and Adult. The winners won cash prizes for their efforts.

Clarksville Riverfest Recycled Fashion Show

Clarksville Riverfest Recycled Fashion Show

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Harris One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning awarded Green Certification

 

Harris One Hour Heating and Air ConditioningClarksville, TN – Mike and Suzanne Harris have announced that One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning  has received their Green Certification from Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers, leading their industry in Clarksville with efforts to protect their environment.

Known for their “Always on time or you don’t pay a dime”. tagline, Harris One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning offers heating and air conditioning maintenance, installation and other services. Megan Vargas, daughter of owners Mike and Suzanne Harris, attended the CMC Green Certification Workshops and took the lead in the green initiatives.

Harris One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning Green Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Harris One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning Green Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

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Save Energy and Resources This Holiday Season

 

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionWashington, D.C. – The winter holidays are nearly here! Some of us are ready for the festivities, but many of us are still planning and shopping for decorations and gifts and organizing holiday gatherings. We want to enjoy the fun and spirit of the season, but we don’t want to spend too much money or use too many resources in the process. And most of all, we want to enjoy quality time with those we love.

The good news is that we can participate in all these holiday activities and still manage to conserve resources. In doing so, we also protect our environment and protecting our environment can safeguard our health now and in the future.

Make "green" holiday choices when you are shopping, traveling, decorating, sending cards, and choosing gifts. When you save energy and resources, you protect the environment and safeguard health both now and for the future.

Make "green" holiday choices when you are shopping, traveling, decorating, sending cards, and choosing gifts. When you save energy and resources, you protect the environment and safeguard health both now and for the future.

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State and Local Agencies Observe America Recycles Day November 15th

 

Encourage All Tennesseans to Take Part and Reduce Waste

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – America Recycles Day is Tuesday, November 15th, and the Department of Environment and Conservation is joining other state, county and city agencies across Tennessee, providing several opportunities for citizens to reduce waste and make a difference.

“I Recycle is the 2011 theme of America Recycles Day and millions of Americans have pledged to increase their recycling habits at home and at work,” said Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau.  “With more than 100 events across the state, I encourage all Tennesseans to join these efforts and make a commitment to better protect and preserve our natural resources by reducing our waste stream.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Dreaming of a Green Christmas? Tips for an Eco-Conscious Holiday

 

Wake Forest UniversityWinston-Salem, NC – It was Bing Crosby who immortalized a white Christmas in his 1942 hit single, but these days more and more eco-conscious consumers are dreaming of a green Christmas instead.

If you’re looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint this holiday season, consider these tips from Dedee DeLongpre Johnston, director of sustainability at Wake Forest University. «Read the rest of this article»

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State and Local Agencies Observe America Recycles Day November 15th

 

Encourage All Tennesseans to Take Part and Reduce Waste

Tennessee Department of Environment and ConservationNashville, TN – Monday is America Recycles Day, November 15th, and Tennessee’s departments of Environment and Conservation and Transportation are joining local county and city agencies across the state, providing several opportunities for citizens to reduce waste and make a difference. 

America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day

“I Recycle is the 2010 theme of America Recycles Day and millions of Americans have pledged to increase their recycling habits at home and at work over the 13-year history of ARD,” said Environment and Conservation Deputy Commissioner Paul Sloan.  “There are more than 100 events registered across the state, and we should be proud of these efforts and I encourage all Tennesseans to join us in our commitment to better protect and preserve our natural resources by reducing our waste stream.”  «Read the rest of this article»

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Happy Earth Day!

 

Earth

Ask not what your Earth can do for you.

Ask what you can do for your Earth.

I know alot of wonderful people that are working hard to make this a healthier planet. I’m sure we have many, many people in the Clarksville area that are living with the environment in mind. As a Earth Day activity, I invite you to comment to this post and let others know at least one of the actions you take to Reduce-Recycle-Reuse.

Here is a list of some of the things I do:

  1. Bought a Prius (even though no rebates or tax incentives remain)
  2. Buy Green Power
  3. Recycle paper, plastic, glass, cardboard, tin, aluminum
  4. Compost
  5. Write my local, state and other government representatives to support environmental measures
  6. Eat less meat
  7. Use my programmable thermostat
  8. Buy energy efficient appliances & HVAC system
  9. Active in local environmental groups
  10. Buy only CFL’s «Read the rest of this article»
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Curbside recycling comes to Clarksville

 

Tim Catchim has started a green business in Clarksville – curbside recycling, otherwise known as Recycle Clarkville. I signed up as a customer and he’s picking up my recycables every week for $10 a month. It is great that I don’t have to load the stuff in my car and drive to the recycling center. Another advantage is more room in my garage.

Tim Catchim, Recycle Clarksville

Imagine, for a moment, if you had to keep all your trash. Those plastic trash bags would pile up in your yard or spare room week after week, month after month, year after year. You’d also have to pack and take that garbage with you when you move to another residence. When we roll our big plastic container to the end of the street every week, we don’t usually see or think about that trash any more. We can go visit most of that same trash we’ve been throwing out for years at the Bi-County landfill off Dover Road. «Read the rest of this article»

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