Category Archives: Environment (sustainability, livability, etc.)

Sustainability, livability, etc.

THE IMPACT OF AMERICAN LITTERING*

COSTS OF LITTER ARE CONSIDERABLE Cleanup costs:  The U.S. spends almost $11.5 billion yearly.  Businesses pay $9.1 billion of this.2 Decreased property values: 7% decrease according to the National Association of Home Builders.3 Decreased local jobs:  36% of business development officials say litter impacts decisions to locate to a community.3 Lost revenue:  Litter deters a…
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ACC Plastic Reduction Group’s Suggestions. Which do you currently do?

Use Reusable Containers Carry reusable beverage containers in your car for each member of your family. At venues where you cannot bring your own water bottles, take the plastic containers provided with you for recycling and encourage others to do the same. Keep reusable bags in your car, including grocery bags containing several previously used…
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Wonderful Ways to Save Money as an Eco-Friendly Shopper by Nancy Cullen*   Despite what many people think, sustainable and budget-friendly shopping go hand in hand. Cutting down on excessive waste with smart shopping strategies will help you keep more money in your pocket and more trash out of the landfill. At the same time,…
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Active Adult Center by Grace Darling

Excerpt from the February, 2017 Arlington Conservation Council Post Oak Newsletter page 12, see  http://www.acctexas.org/downloads/ACC-2017-02.pdf  On February 14, the Arlington City Council will decide whether to have a bond election in May asking voters to fund the proposed Active Adult Center.  Readers are urged to view a recent presentation on the subject by Lemuel Randolph,…
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