Ozarks Tonight: Going Green for Earth Day

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — “There’s no such thing as throwing away.” That’s what Laurie Duncan with Springfield Environmental Services told Jenifer Abreu in this Ozarks Tonight.

Duncan says everything that goes into the trash, ends up in the landfills. To help minimize waste, the Environmental Services Department has several tips and programs for you to “Go Green This Spring,” just in time for Earth Day on Monday, April 22.
Carrie Lamb talked about a new program called Yard Ethics. It encourages homeowners to implement practices in their yard that are beneficial for the environment and the community and can help save water, reduce stormwater pollution, and create habitat for pollinators by planting native plants.   

Another program by the Springfield Environmental Services Department is a composting training, which is already full for the Spring, but Duncan shared some tips to start that process at home. 
For a list of recycling centers, click here. 


 

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