Shades of Green


Perils of Plastics, Pollution and Polls

Plastics! Plastic items are everywhere: bottles, bags, PVC pipe, medical stints, carpet, clothing. During the holidays, hordes of Americans will cruise crowded aisles at big-box stores to purchase bright-colored plastic toys.

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Celebrating and Protecting Our Scenic Greenways

With leaves turning and cooling temperatures, it’s the perfect time to take a walk or bike ride. What good fortune to have an ever-growing number of greenways in Chattanooga for your pleasure and soul rejuvenation! more »

Sep 30, 2015 1:37 PM Shades of Green 1 Comments

Go Green For Fall Fix-Up Projects

New energy is afoot as cooler weather approaches! With kids in school and summer adventures over, the do-it-yourselfer’s thoughts turn to fixing up the home. Get the yard winter ready: Seed, compost, mulch, fertilize. more »

Sep 9, 2015 11:37 AM Shades of Green

The Environment: What’s War Got to Do With It?

Residents of greater Chattanooga have been through a trying, tragic, dismaying and sad time as we cope with the events of July 16. Five unsuspecting military men showed up for work on that day and never went home. more »

Aug 12, 2015 12:58 PM Shades of Green

2015's Cool Green Summer Surprises

Who knew that the summer of 2015 would bring so many breakthroughs recognizing global warming as reality, and accompanied by actions that will result in cleaner, healthier, and efficient energy use? more »

Jul 8, 2015 5:03 PM Shades of Green 1 Comments

Walking And Talking Turkey

Whenever you go to a foreign country, you inevitably make comparisons. After all, the U.S. is exceptional, right? Superiority verification is needed. For this column, searching for how others measure up on environmental ... more »

Jun 10, 2015 1:50 PM Shades of Green

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