Recycle as many items as possible including plastic, paper, metal,
and glass. If you live in the Texoma area and do not have curbside recycling,
the Choctaw Nation offers a huge center specifically for recycling that accepts
everything except glass. You can find
them at: Choctaw Nation Recycling Center, 3408 Wes Watkins Blvd., Durant, OK
Protect our drinking
water by eliminating the use of chemicals, oils, and pesticides whenever
possible – in the yard, for cleaning, maintaining equipment, etc.
Conserve water -
use low-flow faucets and toilets and water outside areas very sparingly. Turn
off the water while brushing your teeth. Outdoors, collect rainwater to use when
watering plants. Consider installing
rain barrels to catch rain-runoff from house gutters.
Manage your home thermostat
by setting the heat to come on at 68 degrees or lower during winter and have
the air conditioner set to 78 or higher during summer months. Using less
electricity is good for the environment and for your wallet!
Consider installing solar
panels to power items such as hot water heaters or lighting.
For more information visit the EPA here.
To help the National Wildlife Refuge System:
Purchase a Federal Duck Stamp
Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps, commonly known as “Duck
Stamps,” are pictorial stamps produced by the U.S. Postal Service for the U.S.
Fish & Wildlife Service. They were originally created in 1934 as the
federal licenses required for hunting migratory waterfowl. Today, Federal Duck Stamps are a vital tool
for wetland conservation. Ninety-eight cents out of every dollar generated by
the sales of Duck Stamps goes directly to purchase or lease wetland habitat for
protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Get a Pass!
The America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands
Pass covers recreation opportunities on public lands managed by four Department
of the Interior agencies – the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife
Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the Bureau of Reclamation, and by the
Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service. One hundred percent of the
revenue derived from passes sold at federal recreation sites will directly
benefit the selling agency and no less than 80 percent of the revenue will
remain at the site where the pass was sold.
The pass applies to those locations that currently have entrance or
standard amenity fees. http://www.doi.gov/tourists/get-a-pass.cfm
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