Thursday, April 24 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:36:25 GMT
The Bossier Parish School Board voted Thursday afternoon to save the district $2 million, which will speed up their school building plan. The board voted to sell $25 million worth of bonds this afternoon,More >>
The Bossier Parish School Board voted Thursday afternoon to save the district $2 million, which will speed up their school building plan.More >>
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
Nashville has introduced a number of green initiatives in recent years, including the environmentally friendly Music City Center.
But a new study shows that Nashville is not doing as well as other major cities when it comes to recycling. In fact, compared to 20 other large cities, Nashville came in dead last.
The Earth Day study by Nashville-based Bridgestone Americas found that only a third of the city's residents recycle.
Many major cities already have curbside recycling at every single house, and in some places, if you don't recycle, you will be fined.
"Nashville has a voluntary recycling program. We kind of take the carrot versus the stick approach here in Nashville, where we try to look at ways to incentivize Nashvillians to recycle," said Metro Public Works spokeswoman Jenna Smith.
Right now, more than half the city's residents do not have curbside recycling, but that will change July 1 when all trash haulers in Davidson County will be required to offer curbside recycling.
Plus, there is one more change that should make a difference.
"We're going to have a cardboard ban," Smith said. "All cardboard coming out of Davidson County will be banned from the landfill."
While Nashville may still have a way to go, it's not an issue the city is ignoring.
"One of the great things about this study is that it generates more conversation about recycling," Smith said.
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Thursday, April 24 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:50:03 GMT
A Marion County waste-to-power plant was reportedly converting medical waste, including human tissue and possibly aborted fetuses, into power.That report prompted Marion County commissioners to scheduleMore >>
A Marion County waste-to-power plant was reportedly converting medical waste, including human tissue and possibly aborted fetuses, into power.More >>
A pedestrian explains to KSLA News 12 the temptation to avoid a busy Shreveport crosswalk and instead use a popular shortcut, used dozens of times a day. But, that's exactly the spot that turned into a tragic accident on Thursday.More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:28:26 GMT
Pranks can be mean-spirited and cruel. Not this one. Parents of this youngster have decided to make his childhood just a little more magical. Take a look. Please feel free to try and trick your childrenMore >>
Click here to watch the adorable trick parents played on their little one, and to hear his jocular response.More >>
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