Sunday, May 12, 2013
Want to make a real difference in the world? Consider one of these seven "green" careers that help protect -- and improve -- our planet from sister-brand Jobs at AOL.
The following article was provided by sister-brand AOLJobs.com By Debra Auerbach for CareerBuilder Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we've compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life – from the buildings they work and live in, to the energy that fuels their homes, to the air they breathe. 1. Conservation scientist: Conservation scientists are hired to help preserve and protect natural habitats. They usually work with landowners and federal, state and local governments to find the best ways to use and improve the land while conserving the environment.* If you’re looking for a green job in Hazelwood, check out …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Here are some family activities you can do to foster environmentalism. Sponsored by Sony.
Very few events are celebrated around the globe, but Earth Day is. This year, it’s come and gone. But we’re here to ask: What can we do to show our love of the earth on that day, and every day? On May 31, Sony will release After Earth, an action-packed movie that takes place 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity to leave. It’s the kind of scenario that makes you want to immediately donate to Greenpeace, recycle everything, and start biking everywhere. So, in honor of Earth Day, Patch has teamed up with Sony to present these ideas for making every day Earth Day. How can we make every day Earth Day? Begin with little things. Easy things. Obvious things. Things we take for granted each day, and use and/or abuse because of our …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer your questions.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week we're talking about "going green." How can you make your home, business or just life in general more eco-friendly? We want to help you find the answers to all your questions, but we need can't do it alone. Patch wants to help you get your questions answered, but we needed some help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts:
Monday, April 29, 2013
Patch is looking for experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice about being eco-friendly this week.
How can you make your home, business or just life in general more eco-friendly? We want to help you find the answers to all your questions, but we need can't do it alone. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice about "going green." If you consider yourself an expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post along with your email. Two: You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We need experts to answer questions on Thursday, May 2. Curious as to what we are looking for? Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts: So what do you say, who wants to be our expert?
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Does Hazelwood make it easy for you to live an earth-friendly lifestyle? What do you wish was different?
Towns across the country are getting new recycling centers, giving away rain barrels and installing parking meters with solar panels. Here at Patch, we want to know: What makes Hazelwood green? The city of Hazelwood helps go green by promoting recycling. The city of Hazelwood encourages all residents to put their recyclables in the 65-gallon cart and take them out to the curb for pick-up on a regular basis. TELL US: What does Hazelwood do to help you go green? Do you use any resources from the town to stay green? Share in the comments below.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
All the tools you need to start composting in Hazelwood, plus where to get free or low-cost compost for your garden.
If composting is an activity on your list of ways to live greener, here's a how to get started in Hazelwood. Emily Bishton, a designer of sustainable landscapes and an environmental educator for children and adults, says, "Home composting is a fun and easy way to make fabulous and free soil amendments to make all the plants in your garden healthier," Bishton says. "It also eliminates the carbon emissions that are needed to truck your food and yard waste to composting facilities, truck the finished compost back to a retail outlet, and then to your home.” Collecting Kitchen Compost Composting starts in the kitchen. First, you'll want to set up a system for catching compostable materials during your meal and snack clean up process. These …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Eating organic is good for your health and it's good for the planet. But sometimes, it can be hard to find. Here's where to get the best organic foods in and around Hazelwood.
Did you know that eating conventional produce increases your risk of pesticide contamination by 30%? And chowing down on non-organic chicken and pork increases your risk of exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria by 33%? This is all according to a 2012 Annals of Internal Medicine report. If you're not already sold on the benefits of eating organic, consider this: organic foods may have more nutrients than their conventionally produced counterparts. Organic broccoli, for example, has higher levels of antioxidants and vitamin C than the traditionally produced variety, found a 2012 Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture study. There’s also evidence of more heart-healthy omega-3s in organic poultry and dairy. So eating organic is…
Sunday, April 22, 2012
It's Earth Day! We've got a few tips for living a life that's good for you AND the planet.
Happy Earth Day City of Hazelwood! To celebrate a day dedicated to going green, we’ve got a few tips for Patch users on how to live a life that’s good for you and the environment. Here’s what to do if you’re… …a bride or groom-to-be! When deciding where to get married, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources says, “Think local. A trip to an island might sound like fun, but taking a wedding party and family members to exotic locations will consume a lot of energy and dollars. Missouri offers many beautiful indoor and outdoor locations for weddings, including state parks and historic sites.” …a kid! There are plenty of school supplies that are better for the planet. Check out soy crayons, biodegradable pens or non-toxic, acid free …
Monday, December 26, 2011
Find out where and how you can recycle your tree.
Do you prefer a real Christmas tree or an artificial one? If it doesn't feel like Christmas to you without the scent of a real one you're not alone. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that about 33 million real Christmas trees are sold each year. About 93 percent of those are recycled through more than 4000 tree-recycling programs throughout the United States. Keeping it real Advocates of using real Christmas trees, including Earth911, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the environment, point out that most trees sold at seasonal Christmas-tree lots are grown on farms, so forests aren’t being damaged when you purchase them. "Real trees top our charts for holiday adornment," writes Earth911's Lori Brown. "Even …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Partnered with Allied Waste, a Republic Services Company, the Hazelwood School District has expanded its recycling program to include every district building.
You may have seen the green and yellow AbitibiBowater dumpster on-site to collect newspaper and other paper products, when you drop a student off at school, but until now, there had been no dedicated, Hazelwood School District effort to recycle other items. Until now, that is. The Hazelwood School District (HSD) can now say it has 'Gone Green' and is recycling glass, cardboard, plastic and steel, along with other items. Blue dumpsters have been added at all campuses and additional blue containers have been deployed in all schools and in the Hazelwood School District Learning Center to collect these other resources on-site, according to an HSD statement. The dumpsters are also open to the general public. “We recognize that we want to reduce…