Host an Eco-Friendly Super Bowl Sunday Party

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner! If you are planning to host your friends, here are a couple of eco-friendly tips: Make your own decorations - Do-it-yourself paper decorations are more meaningful and eco-friendlier than mass-produced plastic decorations. You can easily make these decorations with items found at home. For example, carve out your team’s name from extra cardboard boxes around the house, or use newspapers and magazines as a substitute for tablecloths. You can even make confetti…Read more →

Eco-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

2022 is all about living our best eco-friendly lives. We want to leave our loved ones a planet on which they are happy and proud to live. This is why we put together a list of our favorite New Year’s resolutions to keep the planet clean and healthy: Reusable Water Bottles – Not only do they keep you hydrated on the go, but they are much better than their single use plastic alternatives. Stay hydrated and save the environment one…Read more →

Box Springs Mountain Reserve

Trying to figure out your next nature getaway? Here is our choice: The Box Springs Mountain Reserve! The reserve oversees the cities of Riverside and Moreno Valley. It has 3,400 acres of land and several miles of trails that vary in difficulty and use. The Reserve is open to public from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.; entry charges are $5 per vehicle and $2 per dog. Views of the Reserve’s Mountain are breathtaking, which are due to the park’s elevation…Read more →

How to Recycle Household Hazardous Waste Properly

Do you have products laden with chemicals, such as paints, thinners, cleaners and/or batteries at home? Do you know how to dispose of them? California law prohibits throwing away such products or chemicals. Instead, chemicals must be taken to a certified collection facility. There are three permanent collection centers with free drop-off service and safe disposal located in Riverside County. Keep reading for helpful tips.  Household Hazardous Waste Tips: Transport limit: A maximum of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of household…Read more →

Give the Gift of a Clean Neighborhood by Picking Up After Your Pup

The holiday season is a time to come together and be grateful for many things including our friends, family, and the planet we live on. While we are coming together to celebrate this season, it is important to keep the health of our planet in mind. One simple way you can do your part is to make sure you are picking up your dog’s waste. Leaving behind your friendly pup’s waste is harmful to our environment and your local watershed!…Read more →

Take a Holiday Hike through the Santa Rosa Plateau

If you are looking for an adventure filled with extraordinary species, look no further than the Santa Rosa Plateau. The reserve is located within the Santa Margarita Watershed, at the end of the Santa Ana Mountains in Southwest Riverside County. Not only does the reserve have a fascinating ecosystem, but it is filled with Riverside County history. This makes it the perfect outdoor activity and educational outing for the whole family to enjoy. The area consists of 9,000 acres and…Read more →

Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

Whether you are attending a white elephant party with friends or your family’s annual holiday celebrations, these are the perfect eco-friendly gifts for your loved ones. While the holidays are a time to enjoy with loved ones and cherish their presence, the bonus of receiving a gift is too sweet to deny. Here are some of our favorite sustainable gift ideas! Plantable Colored Pencils – This is the perfect gift for the artist or kid in your life! The best…Read more →

Hidden Valley Wildlife Area

Fall is the perfect time to get outdoors and explore areas along the Santa Ana River. One such spot is the Hidden Valley Wildlife Area in Riverside. As part of the Santa Ana River Watershed - which connects the mountains of San Bernardino to the Pacific Ocean - the sprawling park is brimming with wonderful things to see and do. This gem is set on 1,500 beautiful acres and has access to 25 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails.…Read more →

America Recycles Day

We all know the importance of recycling and how it makes a positive impact on our environment including our watersheds. November 15th has been deemed America Recycles Day which promotes the importance of recycling. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the recycling rate has increased from less than 7 percent in 1960 to the current rate of 32 percent. A study conducted by the EPA found that recycling and reuse activities in the United States accounted for 681,000 jobs and…Read more →

Go Green on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a day we get together with our loved ones to give thanks for our blessings and maybe eat a little too much turkey. While most people probably don’t think about the environmental impacts of a Thanksgiving feast, we want to share a few helpful tips on going green this Thanksgiving. End wasteful practices – Use reusable dinnerware, glasses, and napkins.Purchase local and organic foods when possible – Buying organic and local items can be costly but purchasing one…Read more →
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