Monday, May 13, 2013
Want to make a real difference in the world? Consider one of these seven "green" careers that help protect and improve our planet --- provided by Jobs at AOL.
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com By Debra Auerbach for CareerBuilder Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we've compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life – from the buildings they work and live in, to the energy that fuels their homes, to the air they breathe. 1. Conservation scientist: Conservation scientists are hired to help preserve and protect natural habitats. They usually work with landowners and federal, state and local governments to find the best ways to use and improve the land while conserving the environment.* If you’re looking for a green job in Smyrna-Vinings, click here to check …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Share your best tips and tricks for living the green life here in Smyrna-Vinings.
- GOING GREEN
Thursday, March 14
We're looking for all the great ways Smyrna-Vinings residents are working to preserve and protect the Earth. From composting to creative recycling, we want to hear what you do to minimize your carbon footprint, reduce waste, and just live a greener lifestyle. Please tell us in the comments below or upload a picture!
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Here are 20 ways to live a greener lifestyle, plus some resources to help you go green right here in Smyrna and Vinings.
If you aren’t ready to throw some solar panels on the roof and ditch your power company, but would like to save some money by living a greener life, here are 20 tips to help you get started. Around the house: 1. Buy food, including spices and flour, in bulk. You’ll save money and reduce the amount of packaging that goes in the trash. COSTCO located by the Cumberland Mall offers bulk food options. 2. Make sure your thermostat is set properly. Lowering the default settings during the summer and at night could save you almost $200 a year, according to Energy Star. More tips at energystar.gov. 3. Insulate your hot water heater. To see if you need to insulate, touch your heater. If it is warm to the touch, it needs additional insulation. You …
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Happy Earth Day! Smyrna-Vinings Patch compiled some handy tips and tricks so you can go green on Earth Day. Share your own tips and photos with Patch.
How are you going green for Earth Day? Upload photos and share your tips in the comment section.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Have you made your 2012 resolutions? What will you do to achieve them?
Happy New Year Smyrna-Vinings and here's wishing you all the best in 2012! As you can see from the accompanying video and photos, today’s Noon Year's Eve celebration hosted by the City of Smyrna and Radio Disney at the Smyrna Community Center was big fun for all. That party is done, but there’s still time to set personal resolutions before the New Year’s Eve celebration sets in. Your resolutions may be in the form of grandiose gestures—a vow to be a better spouse, for example—or be tied to a specific act, such losing weight, getting out of debt or quitting smoking. What are some of your New Year’s resolutions for 2012? What will you do to achieve them? Tell us in the comments. At first I thought I wouldn’t make any because I'm not going to…