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Recycling for Charity

While recycling itself is a worthwhile endeavor, when intertwined with charitable organizations, its power for good is taken to far greater heights. A perfect example has been under way in St. Petersburg, Fla., for several years now. By picking up used paper donated by various companies and eventually hauling it to a local paper company, […]

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7th Annual Des Moines: River Run Garbage Grab

Des Moines, Iowa: On Saturday, the Polk Country Conservation Board hosted the 7th annual River Run Garbage Grab to clean up trash and debris along the Des Moines River south of the Saylorville Reservoir. Canoes, kayaks, and motorboats were launched along the river, by volunteers, to scour the banks and sandbars. Throughout the morning hours, […]

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Local Environmental Service Projects

For those interested in contributing to or starting a environmental community service project, here are a few ideas as recommended by the EPA. 1. Planting trees Trees help to filter out dangerous pollutants from the air, and provide habitat for animals. Visit the Arbor Day Foundation and TreeHelp.com for information about planting trees in your […]

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