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Spring Yard Clean Up Fundraiser to Benefit the South Portland High School Boys Lacrosse Teams

On Saturday April 30th the South Portland High School Boys Lacrosse teams will be holding their annual “Spring Yard Clean Up” fundraiser.  We’ll have your yard ready for summer as our teams rake your yard, pick up and dispose of the leaves. The cost for an average size yard is $75.00. 

This is a Great Mother's Day Gift Idea and you can save yourself from blisters and a day’s back breaking work while supporting a great cause all at the same time. Slots are limited so please call Dennis at 650-0252 to reserve your space.

We thank you for your support.   

Propane Vehicle Workshop

Propane Vehicle Workshop – Thursday, March 24, 8:30–11:00 a.m.
Southern Maine Community College, Automotive Technology Center, South Portland
 
REGISTER NOW (no charge)
 
Propane is a clean, domestic and affordable fuel. Learn more about propane’s benefits and how you and/or your fleet can make the transition.  Presenters include a variety of propane users, including a municipality and school district; propane distributors; and companies that provide propane vehicle conversions. 
 
Additional details and agenda will be posted at http://mainecleancommunities.gpcog.info/2011/02/propane-workshop-32411/
Register at http://mc2propaneworkshop.eventbrite.com/

Recycling Records Broken Every Month

ecomaine has broken its own recycling record every month for the past 12 months. From December 2009 through November 2010, its recycling facility has averaged 5,404,660 pounds per month and the organization expects that average to continue increasing well into 2011. Chairman of the Board of Directors Michael Bobinsky, who is Portland’s Director of Public Services, said, “Our educational outreach about the importance of recycling – both environmentally and fiscally – has been a major factor in convincing more people to make recycling a part of their daily routine.”

The fiscal impact, according to Bobinsky, from increased recycling for municipalities, universities, and businesses is significant because the cost of trash disposal is far greater than the cost of recycling.

Third Annual Eco Options Christmas Light trade In

WHAT: The third annual Eco Options Christmas Light Trade In event allows consumers to bring in their old, non-working Christmas light strings to be recycled and receive a $3 off coupon towards the purchase of energy efficient seasonal light-emitting diodes (LED) string lights.  Customers must purchase their new LED lights between November 4 and November 14 and are limited to five redemptions. 

LED lights are shown to use 80 percent less electricity than standard mini lights and last up to 10 times longer.  This holiday season, The Home Depot will carry traditional white and multi-colored ENERGY STAR® qualified LED lights that offer superior connectivity-allowing consumers to link up to 87 strands (or one-quarter mile) of lights without fear of overloading a circuit.  There are even more great choices in LED holiday lights with the introduction of Martha Stewart Living and EcoSmart LED light strands, both available exclusively at The Home Depot.