Live Green in Plano

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This month marks the third annual TrashDash for Keep America Beautiful! Join this nationwide effort to get out and exerc...
09/25/2021

This month marks the third annual TrashDash for Keep America Beautiful! Join this nationwide effort to get out and exercise while also cleaning up your community by plogging. Register your own TrashDash cleanup at kab.org/trashdash and contact [email protected] if you need supplies!

This month marks the third annual TrashDash for Keep America Beautiful! Join this nationwide effort to get out and exercise while also cleaning up your community by plogging. Register your own TrashDash cleanup at kab.org/trashdash and contact [email protected] if you need supplies!

Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at noon for our Eco-friendly Shopping webinar! πŸ›’βœ… Find out about how to improve your eco-fr...
09/24/2021

Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at noon for our Eco-friendly Shopping webinar! πŸ›’βœ… Find out about how to improve your eco-friendly shopping habits, drastically reduce your carbon footprint and food waste, and decrease your grocery bill. By making small changes to your grocery shopping routine you can make a big difference. Register: share.plano.gov/LGIP

Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at noon for our Eco-friendly Shopping webinar! πŸ›’βœ… Find out about how to improve your eco-friendly shopping habits, drastically reduce your carbon footprint and food waste, and decrease your grocery bill. By making small changes to your grocery shopping routine you can make a big difference. Register: share.plano.gov/LGIP

Today is #NorthTexasGivingDay - an 18-hour online fundraising event for nonprofits in the metroplex. Support your favori...
09/23/2021

Today is #NorthTexasGivingDay - an 18-hour online fundraising event for nonprofits in the metroplex. Support your favorite registered Environment & Conservation organization to thank them for their commitment to environmental stewardship. northtexasgivingday.org

Today is #NorthTexasGivingDay - an 18-hour online fundraising event for nonprofits in the metroplex. Support your favorite registered Environment & Conservation organization to thank them for their commitment to environmental stewardship. northtexasgivingday.org

Technology is changing the transportation industry and we want to know your thoughts on the matter! πŸ€”πŸš—πŸšŒ Please take a mo...
09/21/2021

Technology is changing the transportation industry and we want to know your thoughts on the matter! πŸ€”πŸš—πŸšŒ Please take a moment to share your thoughts on automated and connected vehicles in this short online survey: connectntxfutures.org

Technology is changing the transportation industry and we want to know your thoughts on the matter! πŸ€”πŸš—πŸšŒ Please take a moment to share your thoughts on automated and connected vehicles in this short online survey: connectntxfutures.org

Join us Wednesdays, Sept. 29-Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. for our virtual Landscape for Life classes! 🌱 Register: share.plano.gov/L...
09/20/2021
City of Plano Reservations - Upcoming Programs and Events

Join us Wednesdays, Sept. 29-Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. for our virtual Landscape for Life classes! 🌱 Register: share.plano.gov/LGIP

This free 10-hour, five-class series covers the role of successful soil practices, water capture and conservation, as well as plant material selection. Over the series, use the opportunity to design a sustainable garden that supports our local pollinators. By working with nature, you'll save time, energy, money and most important for Texans - water!

Scroll down to view all the upcoming programs. Check back often for newly listed classes and programs to inspire you towards a greener lifestyle.

In honor of #HungerActionDay, consider donating to the North Texas Food Bank Peanut Butter Drive! πŸ₯œ Spread the hope and ...
09/17/2021

In honor of #HungerActionDay, consider donating to the North Texas Food Bank Peanut Butter Drive! πŸ₯œ Spread the hope and be a part of ending hunger in our community.

A challenge as large as hunger requires the whole community get involved in finding the solution, and the NTFB Peanut Butter Drive is a great way to do this. Learn more about the drive and how to help us raise jars of this healthy, kid-friendly food in our latest blog. https://ntfb.org/blog-peanut-butter-drive/

πŸ‘ Our infrastructure is amazing! But, it needs our help to operate efficiently and to meet the needs of our community's ...
09/16/2021
Importance of Properly Maintained Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

πŸ‘ Our infrastructure is amazing! But, it needs our help to operate efficiently and to meet the needs of our community's future.

πŸŽ₯ Click below to watch this brief video. Learn how you can support our infrastructure in your daily life.

⭐ Remember: wipes block pipes!

Dive deeper into sustainability through our online learning modules. πŸ“±πŸ’» Explore our newly updated modules for help on en...
09/15/2021

Dive deeper into sustainability through our online learning modules. πŸ“±πŸ’» Explore our newly updated modules for help on energy conservation, maintaining a sprinkler system and composting at home: https://plano.gov/568/Online-Learning-Modules

Dive deeper into sustainability through our online learning modules. πŸ“±πŸ’» Explore our newly updated modules for help on energy conservation, maintaining a sprinkler system and composting at home: https://plano.gov/568/Online-Learning-Modules

πŸ“¦ Keep cardboard boxes out of the landfill and give them new life by: β–ͺ️Removing all packing materials and trashing them...
09/12/2021

πŸ“¦ Keep cardboard boxes out of the landfill and give them new life by:
β–ͺ️Removing all packing materials and trashing them.
β–ͺ️Small boxes ➑️ Flatten and place in your curbside recycling cart.
β–ͺ️Large boxes ➑️ Break down, flatten and place with yard trimmings outside of your cart.

♻️ Learn more about residential recycling: https://plano.gov/688/Residential-Recycling

πŸ“¦ Keep cardboard boxes out of the landfill and give them new life by:
β–ͺ️Removing all packing materials and trashing them.
β–ͺ️Small boxes ➑️ Flatten and place in your curbside recycling cart.
β–ͺ️Large boxes ➑️ Break down, flatten and place with yard trimmings outside of your cart.

♻️ Learn more about residential recycling: https://plano.gov/688/Residential-Recycling

Today we remember and honor those who were lost 20 years ago today on September 11th.
09/11/2021

Today we remember and honor those who were lost 20 years ago today on September 11th.

Today we remember and honor those who were lost 20 years ago today on September 11th.

Stop foodborne illness before it happens by following these meal prep food safety tips! πŸ΄βœ…βŒ #FoodSafetyEducationMonth
09/10/2021

Stop foodborne illness before it happens by following these meal prep food safety tips! πŸ΄βœ…βŒ #FoodSafetyEducationMonth

Stop foodborne illness before it happens by following these meal prep food safety tips! πŸ΄βœ…βŒ #FoodSafetyEducationMonth

Want to attract more feathered-friends to your yard? 🐦🎢 If your yard isn’t filled with a daily chorus of tweets and chir...
09/10/2021
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Want to attract more feathered-friends to your yard? 🐦🎢 If your yard isn’t filled with a daily chorus of tweets and chirps, we have tips on making your landscape a must-visit destination for local birds! Join us for our free All About Birds webinar on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m.!
➑️ Register: https://share.plano.gov/AllAboutBirds

Got shade? We got you covered! Join our Shade Gardening class on Tuesday, Sept. 14 online via webinar at noon or in-pers...
09/09/2021
City of Plano Reservations - Upcoming Programs and Events

Got shade? We got you covered! Join our Shade Gardening class on Tuesday, Sept. 14 online via webinar at noon or in-person at the Environmental Education Center at 7 p.m. Learn how to turn that shady spot into a gorgeous oasis! 🌳🌼🌿 Sign up: share.plano.gov/LGIP

Scroll down to view all the upcoming programs. Check back often for newly listed classes and programs to inspire you towards a greener lifestyle.

Looking for a fun, new outdoor activity for you and your family or friends? Join the Parks for Pollinators Bioblitz this...
09/07/2021

Looking for a fun, new outdoor activity for you and your family or friends? Join the Parks for Pollinators Bioblitz this month! πŸ‘‡

The Plano Parks for Pollinators Bioblitz is officially underway! Download the iNaturalist app, join the project, and let's learn about the pollinators thriving in our parks and nature preserves. 🐝 πŸŒΈπŸ¦‹ Participants use the iNaturalist app to find, observe and share images and info submitted to the project, which are also shared to the national project page led by the National Recreation & Park Association. Data gained from the bioblitz will be shared with the public and used in biodiversity and conservation research on local and national levels.

What we're looking for 🐦

Ants, Bees, Stinging Wasps
Bats
Beetles
Flies
Butterflies and Moths
Plants

Learn more about the project at www.plano.gov/2019/Parks-for-Pollinators @NationalRecreationandParkAssociation @livegreeninplano

For many people, Labor Day signals a three-day weekend and the end of summer. It is also a celebration of the contributi...
09/06/2021

For many people, Labor Day signals a three-day weekend and the end of summer. It is also a celebration of the contributions of the American worker. Our hardworking Environmental Waste Services team will be taking a well-deserved break too, so trash and recycling collections will slide forward a day. Happy Labor Day!

For many people, Labor Day signals a three-day weekend and the end of summer. It is also a celebration of the contributions of the American worker. Our hardworking Environmental Waste Services team will be taking a well-deserved break too, so trash and recycling collections will slide forward a day. Happy Labor Day!

Happy #InternationalDayofCharity! Do you have gently used clothing that is collecting dust in your closet? Support your ...
09/05/2021

Happy #InternationalDayofCharity! Do you have gently used clothing that is collecting dust in your closet? Support your favorite charity by cleaning out your closet to give new life to old possessions.

Happy #InternationalDayofCharity! Do you have gently used clothing that is collecting dust in your closet? Support your favorite charity by cleaning out your closet to give new life to old possessions.

Today we're celebrating #NationalWildlifeDay! 🦝🐦🐸 Plano is a great place to both observe native Texas wildlife and take ...
09/04/2021

Today we're celebrating #NationalWildlifeDay! 🦝🐦🐸 Plano is a great place to both observe native Texas wildlife and take part in conservation efforts. This year, our litter volunteers have picked up over 1,200 bags of trash, making Plano a cleaner and greener space for the entire community - particularly the animals that call our city home!

Today we're celebrating #NationalWildlifeDay! 🦝🐦🐸 Plano is a great place to both observe native Texas wildlife and take part in conservation efforts. This year, our litter volunteers have picked up over 1,200 bags of trash, making Plano a cleaner and greener space for the entire community - particularly the animals that call our city home!

Have a fun and safe dining out experience with your family and friends by following these food safety tips! #FoodSafetyE...
09/03/2021

Have a fun and safe dining out experience with your family and friends by following these food safety tips! #FoodSafetyEducationMonth

Have a fun and safe dining out experience with your family and friends by following these food safety tips! #FoodSafetyEducationMonth

Due to public health concerns regarding COVID-19, the Sustainability Showcase has been postponed until Spring 2022.
09/02/2021

Due to public health concerns regarding COVID-19, the Sustainability Showcase has been postponed until Spring 2022.

Due to public health concerns regarding COVID-19, the Sustainability Showcase has been postponed until Spring 2022.

Are you able to sustain yourself if disaster strikes? It's #NationalPreparednessMonth, so take time to build a supply ki...
09/02/2021

Are you able to sustain yourself if disaster strikes? It's #NationalPreparednessMonth, so take time to build a supply kit for you and your family. Visit ready.gov/september to learn more.

It is that time of year again - National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The 2021 theme is β€œPrepare to Protect.” Be on the lookout for more preparedness tips! #Plano #PrepareToProtect

How to save money on your next water bill
09/01/2021
How to save money on your next water bill

How to save money on your next water bill

Dealing with high water bills? Live Green in Plano shares helpful tips on how you can save money on your next water bill. Learn more about water conservation...

Do not put your used batteries in your recycling cart. They can cause fires in the recycling trucks and at the sorting f...
09/01/2021

Do not put your used batteries in your recycling cart. They can cause fires in the recycling trucks and at the sorting facility.

Instead, take your used batteries to our Saturday electronic collection events! United Electronic Recycling, LLC collects laptop batteries, cell phone batteries, Li-ion, Ni-NM, sealed, lead acid and more. Full event details: plano.gov/1002/Community-Recycling-Events

Do not put your used batteries in your recycling cart. They can cause fires in the recycling trucks and at the sorting facility.

Instead, take your used batteries to our Saturday electronic collection events! United Electronic Recycling, LLC collects laptop batteries, cell phone batteries, Li-ion, Ni-NM, sealed, lead acid and more. Full event details: plano.gov/1002/Community-Recycling-Events

Sustainability in the Kitchen Tip #4: Looking for ways to save money and cut down on waste at home? One simple way to sa...
08/31/2021

Sustainability in the Kitchen Tip #4: Looking for ways to save money and cut down on waste at home? One simple way to save money and cut down on waste is to use cloth napkins.

Super Sustainability Tip: When your cloth napkins get too stained or start to fray, transition them to use as rags.

Sustainability in the Kitchen Tip #4: Looking for ways to save money and cut down on waste at home? One simple way to save money and cut down on waste is to use cloth napkins.

Super Sustainability Tip: When your cloth napkins get too stained or start to fray, transition them to use as rags.

Want to learn how to grow veggies in the comfort of your own home? Tune into our free, 1-hour Vegetable Gardening for No...
08/30/2021

Want to learn how to grow veggies in the comfort of your own home? Tune into our free, 1-hour Vegetable Gardening for North Texas webinar! πŸ₯•πŸ…πŸ₯¬ Join us Wednesday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. to noon. ➑ Register: share.plano.gov/LGIP

Want to learn how to grow veggies in the comfort of your own home? Tune into our free, 1-hour Vegetable Gardening for North Texas webinar! πŸ₯•πŸ…πŸ₯¬ Join us Wednesday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. to noon. ➑ Register: share.plano.gov/LGIP

Corporate green teams! πŸ’š Did you know that we offer virtual and in-person lunch-and-learn classes? We'd love to help you...
08/27/2021

Corporate green teams! πŸ’š Did you know that we offer virtual and in-person lunch-and-learn classes? We'd love to help you engage your employees in sustainable practices. Options include:
⭐ Various gardening topics
⭐ Water efficiency
⭐ Rainwater harvesting
⭐ Waste reduction
⭐ and more!

➑️ Check out our offerings and submit your program request here: https://livegreeninplano.obsres.com/Info.aspx?EventID=9

Corporate green teams! πŸ’š Did you know that we offer virtual and in-person lunch-and-learn classes? We'd love to help you engage your employees in sustainable practices. Options include:
⭐ Various gardening topics
⭐ Water efficiency
⭐ Rainwater harvesting
⭐ Waste reduction
⭐ and more!

➑️ Check out our offerings and submit your program request here: https://livegreeninplano.obsres.com/Info.aspx?EventID=9

Happy #NationalDogDay! 🐢 πŸŽ‰Here are some of our favorite dog-friendly Plano places:⭐️ Dog Park at Jack Carter Park⭐️ Dog ...
08/26/2021

Happy #NationalDogDay! 🐢 πŸŽ‰

Here are some of our favorite dog-friendly Plano places:
⭐️ Dog Park at Jack Carter Park
⭐️ Dog Park at Windhaven Meadows Park
⭐️ Dog Park at Bob Woodruff Park

What's your favorite? 🧐

Thank you, Plano Parks & Recreation, for offering these wonderful facilities for our furry friends. ❀

Today and every day: love your pup and scoop the p**p! πŸ’©

Consider second hand options when looking for something new. From buying textbooks to party decorations, buying secondha...
08/25/2021

Consider second hand options when looking for something new. From buying textbooks to party decorations, buying secondhand helps to reduce the amount of waste created.

Consider second hand options when looking for something new. From buying textbooks to party decorations, buying secondhand helps to reduce the amount of waste created.

Sustainability in the Kitchen Tip #3: Shop smarter by buying produce free of shrink wrap and other plastic wrapping. 🦸 S...
08/24/2021

Sustainability in the Kitchen Tip #3: Shop smarter by buying produce free of shrink wrap and other plastic wrapping.

🦸 Super Sustainability Tip: Bring reusable produce bags to the grocery store so you can refuse the single-use fruit and veggie bags.

Sustainability in the Kitchen Tip #3: Shop smarter by buying produce free of shrink wrap and other plastic wrapping.

🦸 Super Sustainability Tip: Bring reusable produce bags to the grocery store so you can refuse the single-use fruit and veggie bags.

Join us for our annual Sustainability Showcase on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at the Courtyard Theater (1509 H Ave.)!  🌟 The eve...
08/23/2021
City of Plano Reservations - Upcoming Programs and Events

Join us for our annual Sustainability Showcase on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at the Courtyard Theater (1509 H Ave.)! 🌟 The event features inspirational speeches from local leaders, including Mayor John Muns and Minnie's Food Pantry founder Dr. Cheryl Jackson. Learn about the City of Plano's sustainability efforts and have the opportunity to interact with City staff from different departments. ➑️ Register today: share.plano.gov/LGIP ⬅️

Scroll down to view all the upcoming programs. Check back often for newly listed classes and programs to inspire you towards a greener lifestyle.

Stay up to date with our Live Green in Plano monthly online newsletter! Each month you will be the first to know about u...
08/22/2021

Stay up to date with our Live Green in Plano monthly online newsletter! Each month you will be the first to know about upcoming events and get tips on how to lead a more sustainable life. ➑ Sign up: https://share.plano.gov/LGIP-eNews

Stay up to date with our Live Green in Plano monthly online newsletter! Each month you will be the first to know about upcoming events and get tips on how to lead a more sustainable life. ➑ Sign up: https://share.plano.gov/LGIP-eNews

Happy #WorldHoneyBeeDay! 🐝 Where would we "bee" without them? πŸ₯ What is your favorite pollinator-friendly plant in your ...
08/21/2021

Happy #WorldHoneyBeeDay! 🐝 Where would we "bee" without them? πŸ₯ What is your favorite pollinator-friendly plant in your garden?

Happy #WorldHoneyBeeDay! 🐝 Where would we "bee" without them? πŸ₯ What is your favorite pollinator-friendly plant in your garden?

Did you know there is a World Wear Bin in the parking lot by our Household Chemical Reuse Center (4110 W. Plano Pkwy.)? ...
08/20/2021

Did you know there is a World Wear Bin in the parking lot by our Household Chemical Reuse Center (4110 W. Plano Pkwy.)? Donate your gently worn clothing and shoes by dropping them in the bin. Make sure your items go inside the bin to get collected. Do not leave items sitting out front of the bin as the weather can damage your items so they can't be collected.

Did you know there is a World Wear Bin in the parking lot by our Household Chemical Reuse Center (4110 W. Plano Pkwy.)? Donate your gently worn clothing and shoes by dropping them in the bin. Make sure your items go inside the bin to get collected. Do not leave items sitting out front of the bin as the weather can damage your items so they can't be collected.

Tune in today at 1 p.m. for our Zoom class, Plan and Plant for Pollinators! πŸπŸ¦‹ Register here: https://bit.ly/3803yfi
08/20/2021

Tune in today at 1 p.m. for our Zoom class, Plan and Plant for Pollinators! πŸπŸ¦‹ Register here: https://bit.ly/3803yfi

Bees and butterflies and birds, oh my! We’re all a-flutter about pollinators on our patios., and you can be too after attending the upcoming Plan and Plant for Pollinators workshop with SEED. Meeting via Zoom on Friday, August 20 at 1p.m., you'll learn how to get your yard ready for the winged wonders that bring life and color to every garden.

Check out our recommended reading, and get the registration link on Plano Library Learns: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2021/08/11/plano-learns-pollinators/

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2021 we did it!!!!
One of your volunteers, I am assuming, dumped the trash they picked up for you on our dock in the middle of the night. I have photos and a video. Please ask your volunteers to properly dispose of their trash and not leave it for a business to dispose of. you should be ashamed. https://www.dropbox.com/s/iliu2i9b2pusfza/Jan26%20-%20dumpingWolverine.webm?dl=0
NTREG Jan 9, 2021 Zoom Meeting: Recycling Electronics and More: UER Virtual Field Trip Jan Field Trip: Live on-line tour of United Electronics Recycling facilities in Coppell, TX with UER account manager Terry Shultz. About this Event Presenter: Terry Shultz, Account Manager, United Electronics Recycling About Our Presentation: As has been customary for many years, our January NTREG meeting is a Field Trip. Under present circumstances, this year's excursion will be a live on-line tour of United Electronics Recycling facilities in Coppell, Texas. Terry Shultz will be our tour guide. Seeing is to appreciate all that goes into processing electronics and all the operational paths involved. It's generally more than most of us would imagine. During Terry's presentation, she will take us on a virtual tour of all the steps and departments involved. From collecting the electronics during events and pickups, to receiving the equipment on their docks. The triage process: Will it go to teardown, a specialty commodity stream, end of life contract, testing for resale, data security, wholesale or local retail level, etc.? The Administrative aspects: From scheduling to final reports. It takes an entire team of people and considerable floor space to get the job done! About Our Presenter: Terry Shultz has been working in the environmental and sustainability fields for over 22 years, and has spent the last 15 years focusing on electronic recycling. During those years she has worked with a wide range of industry types, sizes and project scopes. A favorite personal quote: "One of the great benefits of working in the E-Waste Business is knowing that most of the equipment and materials can go back in the manufacturing stream or will go into the reuse cycle". Terry has been an Account Manager with United Electronic Recycling ("UER") since 2018. Previously, she founded Verde Tech and E-Waste Collections, electronic recycling and data security companies. Terry has a passion for protecting the planet for future generations, and helping people along the way. Have your questions ready! Questions from meeting attendees are welcome, and will be answered. How to attend (open to the public & free either way): Subscribe to NTREG groups.io or register with Eventbrite to get the Zoom access information: https://ntreg.groups.io/g/main https://www.eventbrite.com/e/recycling-electronics-and-more-uer-virtual-field-trip-registration-135703796709 Follow Up: Follow event on Facebook for updates & discussion: https://www.facebook.com/events/235155701387751 Recordings and presentation are posted on the NTREG website when available, on the Past Presentations page under Resources -> Information Files & FAQ -> Past Presentations: https://www.ntreg.org/pastmeetings.html Website: https://www.ntreg.org/ .
Do you have a suggestion for a recycling video for ages PreK-1st grade? The recycling video that has been suggested by my son's school is incorrect and I would like to suggest to them a better video. This is the one PISD suggests:
what is the best/proper way to dispose of the mesh bags we get with oranges etc.?
Electronics Recycling: According to EPA the United States is estimated to have generated nearly 50 million tons of electronics waste in 2018 compared to 41.8 million tons worldwide in 2014. Currently the US produces about 14% of the world's electronic waste. Join us for the July meeting of the North Texas Renewable Energy Group in Dallas to learn what one North Texas company is doing to address this growing problem. https://www.facebook.com/events/410088412922862 Check back later on our website where we post presentations: https://ntreg.org/downloads.shtml
Consider an EV for your next auto purchase and help reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions!
How should we recycle these air pillows used in packing? Massachusetts says to return them to bag returns at the store, but it has a recycle #2 on it and our single stream is supposed to be 1-7.
Hi, do you have any more info on the Tree Giveaway? I had a link but it's either not working properly or I'm just missing how it is supposed to work.
International Compost Awareness Week!
I'm unhappy to have received a phone book last week. I called the company to pick them up but they will not. There are other people in our neighborhood who want to give them back also. Such a waste of resources! Any suggestions?