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Where to recycle electronics?

By Martha Swanson I recently found myself in the possession of a television that refuses to stay on longer than 10 minutes, which is pretty obnoxious when trying to watch my favorite shows. So the Bartleby-like television moved from its home on the entertainment center to under my dining room table, where it has been [...]

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ReStore Redux

By Stephen Salvitti Working with Lancaster’s local Habitat For Humanity ReStore has been a great experience. Tim Hellberg, the store manager, has been helpful, not only in providing me with the information I need on sustainability, but in opening my eyes to see how much people consume on a daily basis and the adverse effects [...]

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Doing Good at Horn Farm Center

By Sam Reese I have been doing a great amount of research into agriculture and farming in Pennsylvania. It was amazing to learn some of the things I have been discovering. Agriculture is the biggest industry in our state. Many people might take farming for granted, myself included, and might have little appreciation for where [...]

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News from Lemon Street

By Shanna Muscavage Lemon Street Market held their grand opening this fall and is now a thriving part of Western Lancaster City.   I stopped by on a recent Saturday morning to do some grocery shopping. The selection of fresh, local fruits and vegetables is awesome. I decided to make my Grandfather’s salsa and picked [...]

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Keep Lancaster County a fun and educational place to visit~

By Emily Manwiller Green Infrastructure is defined as natural areas within a community that provide many ecological benefits for the surrounding area. Lancaster County believes that sustaining these elements of green infrastructure (land, air, water, and animal and plants species) is vital to the healthy living of Lancaster County residents. There are many different ways [...]

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Children’s Discovery Meadows

By Kim Landis I sat down with Marylou Barton and Lydia Martin, two of the masterminds behind Habitat Manheim Township (MT) this past Friday to discuss one of their recently completed projects, the Children’s Discovery Meadow.   The meadow is located behind the Manheim Township Public Library and serves as a replica of the natural meadows [...]

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Your favorite pretzel is going green!

By Megan Kelley I had the pleasure of speaking with folks at the corporate Auntie Anne’s about their green initiative. It is an incredible accomplishment to see what they have become considering they started as a stand in a local farmers market a little over 20 years ago. They now have over 1,000 stores in [...]

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A great resource for Lancaster

By Don Houck Phoenixlink Inc. is a sustainable company that provides professional home inspections and energy audits. They offer a great source of renewable energy solutions to the Lancaster community. Phoenixlink’s President, James L. Cramer along with their Project Management Professional, Brian O. Remmey, combine for more than 40 years of service to our country’s [...]

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Thursday Night Throwdowns~

By Johnna Hershey Green Footprints is an exhilarating journey around Lancaster City to bring attention to sustainable and green initiatives. One highlight to add to your walking tour is the Thursday Night Throwdowns (TNT). This event takes place on the second Thursday of each month and is hosted by one of the local coffee houses [...]

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Considering Revitalization

By Ryan Hagen In older cities like Lancaster there tends to be an excess of old buildings through out the city and surrounding areas. Not all businesses succeed and it’s the buildings that suffer. Often times when the buildings aren’t inhabited by people or businesses the structure begins to suffer. Buildings like these and buildings [...]

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