After the holidays, don’t throw your real Christmas tree in the trash or set it on the curb. Real Christmas trees are biodegradable, which means they can be easily reused or recycled for mulch and other purposes.
For many families, the centerpiece of Christmas celebrations is the luminous, awe-inspiring tree set up with care in the living room. But with all the options now available, how do we know which Christmas tree is the greenest choice for the environment?
Local farmers are invited to attend a Farm Field Day event scheduled for Wednesday, December 11th. The purpose of the event is to provide an informational outlet for farmers and local professionals to discuss nutrient management and best management practices (BMPs), such as winter cover crops, and how these practices can help improve yield and our environment.
This year, the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center (ARC) will be participating in the Black Friday spirit by offering specials on pet adoptions from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm Friday, November 29th. The first 25 people who visit the Animal Center, 6790 Webster Street in Dayton Ohio from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm will receive special pricing on pet adoptions! Prices for pets on Black Friday are: Dogs and Puppies: $20.00 (you pay the licensing fee only) and Cats and Kittens: $10.00. Adoptions include spay/neuter, first vaccines, license/cat registration, obedience classes (for dogs), adoption kit, and optional testing. For more information, you are welcome to call (937) 898-4457 or contact the shelter at the website. The staff at the ARC invite you to come find your next "furever" friend and give a deserving animal a loving home just in time for the holidays.
Chilly temperatures keep many of us inside during the winter months more than other times of the year. Just as the air we breathe outside can affect our health, so can the air we breathe inside homes, schools and offices. Poor ventilation, high temperatures and humidity indoors can increase indoor pollutant levels and people who may be exposed to indoor air pollutants for long periods of time-the elderly, children and people with chronic illnesses-are often the most susceptible to health effects.