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Down To Earth archive for Jan. 1, 2013

MONDAY, DEC. 30, 2013

Curbside pickup for Christmas trees

​ Not to sound like a Grinch but the City Of Spokane is offering a few options to get rid of your tree once the season is over. First, the City’s Solid Waste Management Department offers free curbside pickup for its customers Thursday, Dec. 30,...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25, 2013

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18, 2013

How to save energy during the holidays

If you're looking for extra energy saving tips during the time of year you're spending extra dough on loved ones check out this list from Networx Chaya Kutrz: University of Minnesota economist Joel Waldfogel, Americans spend about $65 billion a year on Christmastime gifts. Add...

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MONDAY, DEC. 16, 2013

Sustainable Works launches Save Energy Today program  

​ Here's a great way that Spokane residents can reduce their heating and cooling expenses. SustainableWorks’ new Save Energy Today program can help you save energy, lower your utility bills, increase your home’s comfort and value, and reduce your carbon footprint. The one day energy-saving...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013

Give a gift that keeps on giving 

Tis' the season. But for the person who has absolutely, positively everything you might as well give the gift of a tree. Now's the chance to have a tree planted in a City of Spokane Park in honor of a person, family, group or business....

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11, 2013

What's wrong with coal? 

Check this short and sweet video from the Sierra Club on coal energy. (Fittingly titled Coal 101. )You couldn't find a more simple explanation for phasing out coal and the need for alternatives. On the latter point, there are signs of hope with the amount...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 10, 2013

FRIDAY, DEC. 6, 2013

THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 2013

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4, 2013

TUESDAY, DEC. 3, 2013

MONDAY, DEC. 2, 2013

FRIDAY, NOV. 29, 2013

Greensumption

It’s a strange thing when you find something from the past that’s every bit as relevant now as it was when it originated - it really makes you put time into perspective. 2007 seems like ages ago, and our world today is certainly a lot...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 26, 2013

MONDAY, NOV. 25, 2013

How oil by rail is changing our railroads

As part of Sightline's study on crude oil trains titled "The Northwest's Pipeline On Rails," check out the latest post which demonstrates the increasing rate. From Eric de Place: Oil-by-rail schemes are popping up across the Northwest and beyond, raising serious questions about public safety...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 22, 2013

THURSDAY, NOV. 21, 2013

TUESDAY, NOV. 19, 2013

FRIDAY, NOV. 15, 2013

Friday Quote: "Is it O.K. to Kill Cyclists?"

My own view is that everybody’s a little right and that we’re at a scary cultural crossroads on the whole car/bike thing. American cities are dense enough — and almost half of urban car trips short enough, under three miles — that cities from Denver...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13, 2013

NEWTECH Skill Center gets EnviroStars certification

Good news from the Spokane River Forum: The first school in Spokane County to do so, NEWTECH Skill Center has earned an environmental certification typically given to businesses. EnviroStars certifies businesses whose practices and policies reduce and properly manage hazardous waste and conserve resources. Because...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 12, 2013

I'm not McRibbin' you 

I wish the "frozen pig sponge" was a joke. Thank you Gothamist: The approaching winter can mean only one thing: the return of McRib season at McDonald's! And just in time for this most sacred of food observances, a redditor shared the above photo of...

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MONDAY, NOV. 11, 2013

FRIDAY, NOV. 8, 2013

THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 2013

Celebrating America Recycles Day, Spokane-style

The Spokane Regional Solid Waste System has kicked off their 17th annual recycling campaign, dubbed “I Want to be Recycled...”. Designed to promote the benefits of recycling and buying recycled products, several events have been planned to celebrate America Recycles Day, Friday, Nov. 15. “America...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6, 2013

Project Hope announces Executive Director position

Are you looking for a sweet gig? Project Hope, one of our best examples of urban farming, is hiring an executive director. The non-profit creates opportunities for youth enrichment in Spokane’s West Central and Emerson Garfield neighborhoods through community engagement, job training, and education. Here...

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