March 5, 2013

helping the esb simple as 1-2-3

How can you help with just the flick of a switch?

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February 26, 2013

is “pay as you throw” the way to go?

The new garbage contract could have us tossing our trash differently

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December 28, 2012

christmas tree recycling

Curbside pickup on January 5 and 12.

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November 26, 2012

combating storm water runoff

Water, water, everywhere–even where it shouldn’t be. What is the plan to handle it?

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May 21, 2012

oh, deer!

Deer repellent tips from an organic gardener and landscape designer.

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May 21, 2012

keep an eye out for invasives

They’re everywhere!

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April 23, 2012

tree school usa

Washington School students shared their love of trees and ideas about good stewardship of the environment at last Friday’s Arbor Day celebration.

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March 27, 2012

recycle, reuse

Electronic devices, confidential papers, leaves and more.

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February 27, 2012

the payoff for sustainability

Ian Smith of Standard Solar is 6’4”, and yet he manages to squeeze his angular frame through a small bedroom window and onto our roof, the better to assess the potential for a solar installation on our Mt. Lebanon house. He’s done his homework prior to his visit, using Pictometry to view aerial snapshots of our house that suggest the sun’s rays will shine at a favorable angle.

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February 21, 2012

Wild, wildlife

As much as we sometimes sigh when the Mt. Lebanon deer eat our roses or when bunnies upend our impatiens, one of the thrills of living here can be to…

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