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Watershed Improvements–Financial Assistance Available for Septic

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By: Lindsie Nicholas, Watershed Coordinator, Bluegrass Greensource Did you know that a failing septic system can require expensive repairs, pose a serious health risk to your family and neighbors, and have negative impacts on water quality? Leaking/failing systems deliver raw sewage into our watersheds, endangering people and livestock in the area with increased bacteria (E. […]

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Minglewood – Plastic Sucks

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  By Noel Osborn, Outreach Specialist, Bluegrass Greensource  Five hundred million plastic drinking straws are used each day in the United States. That’s 182.5 billion straws each year. Because plastic straws are not recyclable, they eventually end up in our landfills, as litter on our streets, or clogging our streams and waterways. One block of Lexington restaurants and bars […]

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Thank You for Your Support

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Thank YOU! Each year, Greensource asks you to show your support of environmental education and outreach by making gifts to our fall fundraising campaign, and this year, you came through in a major way! Thank you for helping to make our fall campaign such a huge success. Because of your support and that of our […]

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DIY Beeswax Lip Balm

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DIY Beeswax Lip Balm Anna Ackerman, Contributor Bluegrass Greensource Blog When my family harvested our honey, we saved the wax caps. After squeezing as much honey as we could from the wax caps, we put them in a tiny crock pot we use to melt beeswax. It didn’t take long for the wax to liquefy. […]