National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

The cooler winter weather gives many of us a much-appreciated break from the summer heat, but this is not the case for your HVAC system. Cold weather means our heaters are running –  sometimes constantly –  to give us relief from the coldest winter days. You might have noticed that […]

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Keep Arkansas Beautiful sees growth in volunteers and litter removal in 2019

Arkansans remove over 120,000 pounds more litter over previous year In 2019, sixty-nine counties’ livability was improved by the removal of more than 330,000 pounds of litter by 14,000 Keep Arkansas Beautiful (KAB) volunteers over KAB’s two cleanup seasons. Last year, KAB promoted Keep America Beautiful’s annual spring campaign, the […]

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Straw or No Straw

How does plastic impact the environment? Plastic can be used to save wildlife, but it can also be extremely dangerous, especially when we over-produce, over-use, and over-consume and then fail to reuse, recycle, and/or dispose of it properly. Most plastics are not biodegradable and cannot be broken down naturally by […]

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Otto Visits Stewart Elementary in Forrest City

Otto the Otter and the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission are proud to announce the winners of the Great Arkansas Cleanup Youth Poster Contest out of Stewart Elementary. Congratulations Jadyn Echols, Katelyn Hendrix and Brandi Mathis! Their posters artfully captured the spirit of Keep Arkansas Beautiful. Otto and his crew had […]

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Here’s how to reuse and recycle your Christmas tree after the holidays

The timeless Christmas carol “O Christmas tree” is an ode to the cherished tannenbaum whose boughs “stay bravely green in wintertime.” But Christmas trees don’t last forever unlike the joyful memories they help create. As much as we may love them, the time comes sooner or later to say goodbye. Whether your […]

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National Re-Gifting Day

National Re-Gifting Day comes around each year on the Thursday before Christmas. Though the idea of re-gifting may not be a very popular idea amongst most, it is actually beneficial to the environment. By opting to re-gift an item you no longer use or do not want, the re-gifted item […]

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11 Ways to Reduce your Holiday Carbon Footprint

The winter season is sprinkled with holidays, celebrations, gifts and delicious foods. It can also be wasteful. According to the EPA, household waste in the U.S. increases 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, External link  totaling about 1 million extra tons of waste. What can people concerned about their environmental footprint […]

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3 DIY Tips for a Litter Free Holiday

Instead of running to the store to buy new holiday decorations, use ones you already have or make your own. Here are three DIY projects to get you into the holiday spirit and to reduce your carbon footprint this season. 1. Make your own ornaments There are many recyclable items […]

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