Posted on: December 6, 2017

Greener, Cleaner Traveling Habits for the Holidays

Terminal D ticketing gate in DFW International Airport

Traveling in and out of North Texas during the holidays? The travel industry is one the fastest growing industries in the world. It’s more important than ever for travelers to minimize their individual impact on the world’s air quality...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

Reduce Waste This Holiday Season

Reduce Waste This Holiday Season

According to the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Americans are estimated to throw away 25 percent more trash each year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.  With this in mind, the NCEH compiled tips for reducing the...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Easy Green Tips for the Holidays

Greening the Holidays is Easy

Enjoying the upcoming holiday season doesn't mean you can't continue caring for the environment. In fact, the holidays can spotlight efforts to be more environmentally conscious:

1. Have an "eco-party."

  • Turn down the heat before the guests arrive....
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Posted on: November 27, 2017

The 12 Days of Energy Savings

Green holiday decorations in white room with fireplace.

The holidays can be a perfect time to consider the impact the environment takes all year long. Consider implementing one, two or all of these tips, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE):

Day 1: Get a Home Energy Audit

This holiday, give the gift o...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Residents Reminded to Use Curbside Recycling

Blue bags and flattened cardboard placed near curb for recycling pickup.

Recycling has never been easier or more convenient than it is today. Residents have two options for disposing of their renewable materials: curbside recycling or drop-off recycling at Hunter Ferrell Municipal Solid Waste Landfill. According to Irving Soli...

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Composting Gives Landfills a Break

Woman adding material to her compost bin.

Each year, nearly four million tons of yard trimmings in the form of leaves, grass, tree limbs, weeds and other organic debris are thrown away in Texas. That amounts to almost 20 percent of all trash in municipal landfills. In addition, Texans spend more ...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Mulching Leaves Keeps Nutrients in the Soil

Leaf Mulching

Cooler weather equals falling leaves, and your lawn and gardens will benefit from proper leaf management.

Correct Leaf Management

  1. The best leaf management is to mow and mulch leaves into the turf. Using a mulching mower is best but not essential. Turf can t...
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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Dispose of Fats, Oils, Grease Responsibly

Dispose of Fats, Oils, Grease Responsibly

Thanksgiving cooking can mean leftover grease and oil. The majority of sanitary sewer overflows are due to grease buildup from homes and apartments. This holiday season, help prevent costly sewer overflows by following a few simple steps.

Do

  • Put oil and gre...
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Posted on: November 4, 2017

Get Ready for Cooler Temperatures

Digital Thermostat

Weatherizing your home helps you save money by saving energy, and it can also improve the comfort of your home. Conduct a home energy audit to start building your strategy for weatherizing your home, then learn about air sealing, insulation, moisture cont...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

City Takes Leadership Position With “Green” Initiatives

West Irving Library's large solar array helps it meet its"net-zero" designation.

Photo: West Irving Library's large solar array helps it meet its"net-zero" designation.

Irving continues to embrace environmental stewardship and promote conservation. Notable actions help it remain a leader in North Texas:

  • The West Irvin...
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