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The National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA) is the national trade association representing the Christmas tree industry and is an advocate for recycling your Christmas tree.

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[ Thermos-Like Passive Homes Aggressively Save Energy (Video) ]

The passive-building standard is catching on in North America, but it also faces challenges.

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[ Fischer Amendment Thwarts Public Lands Protection with Red Tape ]

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“The amendment offered by Senator Fischer to the Keystone XL Pipeline legislation proposes to create major roadblocks for popular local programs like the Land and Water Conservation Fund that secures access to popular public lands for sportsmen, recreationists and all Americans.

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[ 5 Energy Innovations Dazzle at Detroit Auto Show ]

Annual auto show reveals what cars and trucks of the future might look like.

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[ Following State of the Union, our 2015 priorities ]

The Wilderness Society hopes to build on a year of great accomplishments in 2014 by protecting more wilderness and public lands while continuing to defend bedrock conservation and energy policies that keep air and water clean.

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[ Progress has been made toward protecting America’s public land ]

Anonymous
“The past year has shown great progress toward the protection of America’s wildest places and provided us many reasons to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, more than a million acres of new lands protected, new national monuments in California and New Mexico

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The Green Poll

Do you think groups that "adopt" a road to clean it actually works?

Yes, they do a great job
No, half the groups don't actually clean the roads
I haven't noticed

Green News

You can help support the Shriners Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House, by bringing your drink can tabs to the East Stone Avenue Recycling Center. The City of Greenville will deliver the tabs to the organization so they can recycle them and use the funds to support their non-profit programs. If you would like a tab collection canister for your business, please contact recycling coordinator Brittany Keller at 864-467-8300.