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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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[ 20 fun things to do with kids in national parks ]

Last year, Americans made over 292 million visits to our beloved national parks. Many of these visits were families adventuring in our country’s most enjoyable places.

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[ Jewell touts economic benefits of wildlands, calls for support ]

Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Department of the Interior, touted the economic importance of Americans wildlands at a forum in Washington, D.C. last week. 

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[ Sage grouse bills would slow progress toward resolution for western communities ]

Neil Shader

New legislation introduced today in the House and the Senate would undermine state and federal planning efforts, nearly complete, to conserve the greater sage grouse and perpetuate uncertainty faced by all westerners, according to The Wilderness Society.

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[ New federal energy plan could be great for clean, renewable energy ]

The Department of Energy released a new report on energy that details important information on the nation’s energy infrastructure.

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[ Congress Must Renew Land and Water Conservation Fund, a Bedrock Law that Has Helped Thousands of Communities across the U.S. ]

Neil Shader

Authorization for LWCF runs out on September 30 2015.

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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.