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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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[1THING] Blog

[ US, Canada, and Mexico take bold actions to advance clean energy and meet climate goals ]

Stacy Miller
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[ BLM policies favor oil and gas above all other uses of public lands ]

Anastasia Greene

The Bureau of Land Management’s current approach to managing our public lands is allowing companies to lease most of America’s public lands for oil and gas development – with ov

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[ No Exit: Fixing the BLM’s Indiscriminate Energy Leasing ]

Jun 28, 2016

This report describes how the U.S. government agency that oversees 700 million subsurface acres of oil and gas resources on nearly 250 million acres of public lands is saddled with outdated and unbalanced policies, often contradicting its own mandate to manage the land for multiple uses.

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[ No exit: How our public lands are fated for oil and gas development ]

The “No Exit” report shows that regardless of conservation value or potential energy resources, the Bureau of Land Management automatically places our public lands on the highway to oi

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[ First national park unit for LGBT Americans makes history today ]

Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society commends the Obama Administration for making history today with the establishment of the Stonewall National Monument in New York City.  The legacy of Stonewall Inn and nearby Christopher Park is a part of the push for human and civil rights in the United States.

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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.