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.
The 2013 Kenton County Farm Harvest Tour will take place on Saturday, September 21st ~ rain or shine ~ from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. This self-guided tour features some of Kenton County’s finest farms, exciting interactive activities and the chance to discover the roots of food grown in our region.
On Saturday September 14th, from noon until 11:00 pm, the Cincinnati Observatory will celebrate the telescope with an all-day (and all night) open house called ScopeOut, an opportunity for people of all ages to look at the latest and greatest astronomical equipment offered by local and national vendors.
The 3rd Annual Strut Your Mutts Paws By The River will be held September 14th in the Village of New Richmond, Ohio. Events will start at noon and last until 6:00 p.m. There will be music, contests, games for the kids, exhibits, presentations, pet adoptions, photo opportunities with your pets, food, and a parade at 2:00 p.m.
The Great Outdoor Weekend is a sampling of the best outdoor recreation and nature education activities offered in the region around greater Cincinnati. For the last 10 years countless families have been introduced to their local "natural resources," and this year will be the biggest yet!
Accompany a naturalist into the dark and discover a rarely-encountered world of wonders. Cincinnati Nature Center’s annual nighttime celebration "Preparing for Night" welcomes the community to explore nature’s wonders - at night! The festivities take place on Saturday, September 14th from 5:00 pm – 10:00 p.m. at Cincinnati Nature Center’s Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road in Milford, OH.
A typical household in the Midwest spends nearly $2,000. per year on energy. While up to half of the energy used goes toward heating and cooling, other home features like water heaters, appliances and lighting contribute to energy bills. Swapping traditional light bulbs for CFLs 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.
On Saturday, August 31st, the Goshen Park District and the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation Districtare hosting a free rain garden workshop at Stagge-Marr Park, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 1:30 p.m. The park is located at 6662 Goshen Road in Goshen Township. Experts from the Rain garden Alliance of Greater Cincinnati will be on hand to talk about everything participants need to know about building their own rain garden.