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.
America Recycles Day is November 15th. When we hear the word recycle, we typically think of things like paper, plastic, aluminum and glass. But did you know that motor oil, electronics, batteries and tires can be recycled, too?
Clermont County agricultural agencies are inviting local landowners and farmers to an informational breakfast meeting on Thursday, November 14th from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at the Clermont Agricultural Service Center located at 1000 Locust Street (Clermont Co. Fairgrounds) in Owensville.
The average household in the United States spends over $2,000 per year on energy for heating and cooling, lighting, running appliances and other activities. Swapping traditional light bulbs for energy-efficient bulbs is one of the easiest ways to start saving energy at home and at work, especially during fall and winter, when fewer daylight hours and cooler temperatures keep people inside.
A recent report from The Container Recycling Institute on container recycling rates and trends in the United States, shows that based on more than two dozen data sources, from the beverage market to U.S. census tables, sales of disposable beverage containers have grown dramatically. Yet even as beverage sales increased, the rate at which we recycled the empty containers declined.
The U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency have just released a new label specifically designed to show the original EPA numbers and pollution stats of later-model used cars and trucks. Although fully optional, these new window stickers will allow both private sellers and dealers to provide potential buyers with this pertinent information for any vehicle back to the 1984 model year.