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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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[ Solar energy on public lands: Are we where we need to be yet? ]

Three years ago, the Bureau of Land Management designated low-conflict areas for solar energy development on public lands in the Southwest through its Western Solar Plan.


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[ Wilderness Society Supports California Desert and Coastal Conservation Bills ]

Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society has issued the following statement from Dan Smuts, Senior Regional Director for California:

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[ American Energy Innovation Act provides next steps to combat climate change ]

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[ Energy development equals light pollution for our precious night skies ]

Though some of us grapple with a fear of the dark in our formative years, many Americans don’t truly know the meaning of the term.


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[ New proposal, the California Minerals, Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act, is a step backward for the California Desert ]


For more than a decade, Senator Dianne Feinstein has worked with California’s desert communities to develop and advance legislation, the California Desert Conservation and Recreation Act (CDCRA), which would safeguard precious natural, recreational, cultural and historic resources.  B

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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.