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Going Green with NPL

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our craft swap. We collected donations of fabric, yarn, trim, rubber stamps, scrapbook materials, and much more. The swap was attended by 163 people looking for supplies for their next project.

We look forward to doing it again next year!

  • Approximately 50 million Christmas trees are purchased each year in the US. Consider a tree that can be planted in the yard, or an artificial one to be reused for years to come.
  • The smaller the bulbs on a light strand, the lower the wattage. Low-wattage bulbs use less energy and give off less heat.
  • Make a nature ornament from twigs, bark, pine cones, etc., or laminate a special photo for the tree.
  • Tie old buttons onto a length of string to make old-fashioned looking garland.
  • Make your own luminaries. Rinse out empty soup or coffee cans, remove the label and punch holes into the sides to make a snowflake design, then place a candle in the bottom.
  • Save some fresh evergreen needles in a dish and set it in your bathroom. Whenever the air needs a fresh scent, stir up the needles.
  • Use dried-out tree sprigs as kindling for a cozy fire.

Green Events

Weird Weather
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 7:00pm
Pollak Room AB

Warm, wet winters, severe storms, and record heat waves. Climate change has arrived in our neighborhood and is affecting our sewer system, tree survival, energy grid, and more. Joel Stauber discusses ways each of us can mitigate the effects of weather variability.