Here Comes Spring, and the Kick-off of the 2019 Master Recycler Program!

Spring is naturally an exciting time of the year. As much as I love the winter season—watching snow fall, drinking copious amounts of hot beverages and donning my most colorful scarves—like most people I am ready for a new season. For me, this new season also brings the start of the year’s Master Recycler program.

”We’re listening to the quiet’*

By Sarah Bateman, URA board president

My focus for 2018 was simple: Go outside.  It seems like the simplest of statements. Two words. And seemingly unnecessary. My grandparents would have been puzzled by a “goal” to “go outside.”  It was Florence Williams’ recent book that inspired my focus. “The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More…

Buying gifts? Rethink the outcome

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and with it comes a lot of stuff. Stuff for your parents, friends, children, coworkers, neighbors, and beyond.