Neighborhood Greening

Dedicated to Community Environmental Education and Stewardship

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Harnessing the spirit of residents, schools, places of worship, organizations, and businesses to create a greener community.

Featured Articles from The Butterfly Effect Journal

Want to Clean the Air You Breathe?

Overall, one tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year. (more…)

Getting off the Sidelines

“My wife Julie and I feel strongly about taking care of our environment. We believe climate change
will be a significant issue for future generations. We decided we couldn’t sit on the sidelines any
longer. We recycle more than we discard, we compost, we drive a plug-in electric hybrid car, and we
have photovoltaic solar panels that produce close to 100 percent of our annual electrical use.


Reflections on a Lake

“Six years ago I decided to do my part to help ensure the health of the small lake I live on. I removed all the roses, daylilies, hydrangeas, and the rest of the plants I had been managing with TLC for years. I had been reading about native plants—about their deep roots and their ability to survive in periods of drought. And as a bonus, they didn’t need fertilizer or deadheading.


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