November 17th is the next scheduled work day for the Licking River Greenway and Trails, an ambitious Northern Kentucky effort to create an urban greenway from the mouth of the Licking River to the I-275 loop.
Save water and promote healthy trees with a quick sprinkle of wood chips, sawdust or other mulch material. Mulch is a thin layer of ground bark, compost, sawdust, grass clippings and leaves placed on soil. It cools the earth below and holds in moisture, decreasing the amount of watering you have to do (typically hundreds of gallons a year). Mulch helps protect tree roots, and the organic variety provides valuable fertilizer as they break down over time. They also cut down in the number of weeds that can compete with your trees, meaning you don’t have to use chemicals. The few weeds tha
October is National Energy Action Month, when Americans are called up to work together to achieve greater energy security, a more robust economy, and a healthier environment for our children. When it comes to protecting water quality, most people don’t think about reducing energy use. But, energy used during the fall and winter for heating homes and businesses comes from power plants that emit nitrous oxides into the atmosphere.
It’s coming and it cannot be stopped. It’s wrath can be devastating to our homes. The cost to repair the damage can destroy our household budgets and there is nothing we can do about it. It hits us every year about this time-winter. Winter is one of the harshest times of the year, not just for us but also for the environment as our energy consumption and our pollution increases as we struggle to keep warm and light our homes in the colder, dark months.
The distinctive smell of wood smoke is a sign of the heating season. It may smell good, but wood smoke can impact indoor air quality and health. Smoke is a mixture of tiny particles and gasses produced when wood burns-the fine particles can get into eyes and lungs, where they aggravate COPD, bronchitis and asthma. Using “best burn practices” at home will help minimize wood smoke and protect your health: Only use seasoned wood for burning-seasoned wood looks darker, has cracks in the ends and sounds hollow if smacked against another piece of wood.
Nearly 6,000 people around the world, mainly children, die every day because they don't have access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene education. This statistic is what Water For People is trying to change and you can be involved in helping the effort by participating in this year's 5K fundraiser.