While many cities have programs that turn leftover Christmas Trees into mulch and wood chips, (in NYC they call it Mulchfest, and you can go home with a bag of mulch). But in recent years, other uses such as structural aquatic
After all the presents have been unwrapped, and those Yuletide carols have all been sung, millions of folks around the world suddenly find themselves with a withering young pine tree in their living-room whose time has come. Sadly, most of these old
Most everyone has heard the phrase "yule log," and many have enjoyed the various versions of a log-shaped cake that grace the celebration of the winter holidays, whether Christmas or the solstice. But in the age of central
Christmas bird count volunteer braving the cold Photo: Gabriel Willow
This holiday season marks the 111th year of the Christmas Bird Count (CBC). The 111th CBC runs from December 14, 2010 through January 5, 2011. It is the longest running citizen
As anyone who's seen It's a Wonderful Life or read A Christmas Carol knows, sometimes a new perspective on things is all it takes to truly appreciate what we have -- and there's no better time for this than around the holidays. For the six person crew
Devastating forest fires in the area haven't kept Haifa, Israel, from being able to put up a massive Christmas tree in the center of town. It helps, of course, that the tree is made entirely of recycled plastic bottles -- 5,480 of them.
I have to admit I'm a bit the green grinch of the family: I really can't stand all the mindless consumption over the holidays, and I'm always pushing the buy nothing concept. I don't even have a Christmas tree.
Real Christmas trees - the ones you go out and cut down yourself, are a growth industry, says SF Gate. That's because young adults are flocking to u-cut tree lots, out for the experience and the family time that Christmas-tree
It's a Brit thing: every Christmas there is a race to see which group will have the top single of the Yuletide season. In past years, SImon Cowell has pushed his X-Factor winner to the top. Last year musicians got fed up with the
Environmental Working Group's (EWG) Skin Deep Cosmetic Database is my go-to source when researching and reviewing beauty products. They brought us the Toxic Dirty Dozen, the truth about shocking chemicals in popular perfumes, and much, much
In this age of consumerism, particularly around the holiday season, sometimes its easy to forget that the things we've used the longest often have the most value to us -- but the virtues of reuse just seem come naturally to some
We have heard time and time again about the importance of shopping locally but with the holiday season just around the corner it becomes more important than ever. But dollar for dollar what does choosing a local retailer mean for your