Category Archives: Conservation Corner

Greenhouse Gases and Where They Come From

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, carbon dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activities. Carbon dioxide is naturally present in the Earth’s atmosphere as part of its carbon cycle, but human activity is altering that cycle by adding more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. In addition to adding more carbon […]

Staying Cool in the Summertime Heat

Reducing energy consumption during the dog days of summer does not mean you have to turn off your air conditioner on sultry summer nights. Closing the shades during the daytime hours can keep sun from coming in and heating up your home, making it easier for your air conditioner to maintain a cooler temperature. Routinely […]

Stormwater Causes Pollution In Our Cities

Though urban areas may not be in close proximity to beaches, lakes or streams, stormwater from such areas is one of the primary ways that pollutants are delivered to major bodies of water. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, high stormwater flow can send untreated sewage into our waters, including our oceans. Stormwater […]

You can make a difference for our world!

Many environmental problems can be traced to a number of factors. Chemicals can contaminate soil and water, and farmers’ use of pesticides and chemical herbicides to produce more crops is a source of considerable chemical pollution. But according to, homeowners use 10 times more chemicals per acre than the average farmer. These […]

Ahhhhhh, Fresh Air!

Whether it is the weather keeping you indoors or a busy schedule, fresh air is important to staying healthy. Plants do a great job of scrubbing the air and keeping the indoors fresh. Did you know…

• When you breathe, you take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide. Plants take in carbon dioxide and […]

Tips for staying toasty warm this winter!

During the cold weather months, staying warm is important. Here are some tips on how to save money and stay comfortable, too.

• Turn down the thermostat. If it feels a little chilly, put on a sweater. Staying active also helps keep the body warm — a few jumping jacks or a trip up […]

Make a Difference

It is easy to have fun during the holidays without being wasteful. Waste costs money and resources.Doing things like turning down the thermostat and turning off lights and appliances still make sense.

Here are a few more tips to help make a difference this holiday season:
• If you decorate for the holidays, consider […]

Make a difference

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this is a great time to think about the many resources we have and how to help those who may not be so fortunate. Here are some ways to help others while still being kind to the environment. Be sure to get your parents involved, too!

• Donate warm […]

It’s National Bullying Prevention Month

As the kids came into class, Ms. Gilmour greeted each with a high-five and she said, “Stop Bullying!” They were all surprised at first, but then they all started high fiving each other and repeating, “Stop Bullying!” Ms. Gilmour then asked them, “What is important about this month?”

Everyone shouted, “Halloween!”

Ms. Gilmour laughed, […]

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