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Showing posts with label Center. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Create A Home Recycling Center

Create A Home Recycling Center

Just as we cannot blame others for destroying the environment, so we cannot look to others to protect the environment. Responsibility for both begins at home. ~Paul Griss, The Daily Planet

Step 1: Find out what is recycled in your area. Most places will recycle glass, aluminum, paper, cardboard, and plastic. Contact your local City Hall to find out what is available or at least be pointed in the right direction. Your city may also have a website with all the information you need.

Step 2: Decide how many containers you will need. This is directly related to the information you find in Step 1 and what will be easiest for you. For example, will you need/want to separate the #1 and #2 plastics?


Step 3: Find containers. You may already have containers that will work. If you have been clearing the clutter, you may find extra storage bins ready for a new purpose!: Your city may also provide bins specifically for their recycling program. Baskets also work nicely in the kitchen and office. So, just take a look around and see what you find.


Step 4: Make labels. Take all the guess work out of what can and can't be recycled by placing labels on each bin. The easiest way to make labels is to use a 8 1/2 X 11 piece of paper. Write the needed info and insert into a page protector. Tape the page protector to the bin with packing tape. This protects the label from weather if you leave it outside and it keeps the label from falling off.


Step 5: Create the space. The best place is typically the garage, but be open to see where that place is for you and your family. Make it as easy as possible to sort, take to the drop-off center, or haul to your curb. You will also want a space in the kitchen and office to initially collect items. This prevents recycling from taking over your kitchen counter as well as multiple trips to the main containers.


If this step seems overwhelming or intimidating, I suggest a couple of things. You can start with one or two recycle bins based on what you acquire most. You can also create more space by listing things on www.Freecycle.org. (You will read more about this in Step 8.)


Step 6: Establish a routine. As with everything, your routine has to be SIMPLE or it may not stick!


Here is my routine: I have a bin in my kitchen that catches 95% of all the recycling materials. I don't sort them here--they just get dumped in after they are rinsed and flattened. When it gets full, I take it to the garage and sort each item into the appropriate bins. (This is where the labels come in handy!) I do the same with my office basket which is typically paper, so it can normally be dumped into the Paper and Cardboard bin.


I also suggest writing the recycling pick-up or drop-off days in your calendar. Maybe you can designate each Friday as recycling day and take the items from the house to the garage. Or, you can make it the day before recycling is picked up. Once you get into a rhythm, it will naturally become part of your life.


Step 7: Be mindful when making future purchases.


You have heard of the 3 R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Notice Recycle is the last one mentioned. With mindful purchases you can focus on reducing the items needing recycled. So, on your future shopping trips, consider what products you are buying and how they are packaged. Go for bulk items you use on a regular basis. Another idea is to create a plan to take your own canvas bags to the store to reduce the need for paper and plastic bags.


Most of us are familiar with recycling and reusing, but how often do we think of the third R - REDUCE? 'Reduce' is probably the most important of the three Rs because, if we reduced, it would limit the need to recycle and reuse.(~Catherine Pulsifer, from The "Reduce" of Recycle and Reuse

Step 8: Use Freecycle.org. I love Freecycle! So far I have been able to find new homes for a broken guitar, wireless computer card, 2 toilets, a HUGE wall cabinet, blue tiles from our shower, and a cracked Pampered Chef baking stone. (Even with the crack someone wanted it!) If you haven't checked out www.Freecycle.org, you are missing out. This is fabulous for creating more space in your life and less waste in our landfills!


Happy Recycling!



Marlo Nikkila is a life coach who works with anyone who wants to slow down, connect more deeply with their inner and outer world, and live a simple and meaningful life.

If you are drawn to slowing down and want to stay connected, visit her blog at http://www.marlonikkila.com.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Visit the Consol Energy Center the New Home of the Pittsburgh Penguins

Visit the Consol Energy Center the New Home of the Pittsburgh Penguins

At the start of the 2010-2011 hockey season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have moved into their new home, the Consol Energy Center. The brand new arena is located across the street from the Penguins old stomping grounds, the Mellon Arena.

A Long Time Coming

When Mario Lemieux and his group of investors acquired the Penguins in 1999, they were promised a new arena to keep the Penguins in Pittsburgh. The promise was kept, and ground was broken for the building on August 14, 2008. With main entrance gates located on Centre Avenue and Fifth Avenue, the structure cost an estimated $ 321 million to build.

The Consol Energy Center seats 18,087 hockey fans, 19,100 basketball fans, and 20,000 fans for a center stage performance. All seats in the center provide unobstructed views of the ice, something the old Mellon Arena could never claim. The center offers 1,950 Club Seats and 263 Loge Box Seats. There is also an impressive executive club level that accommodates four over-sized party suites for unsurpassed luxury.

Featuring an open concourse, it is impossible to miss one moment of action on the ice. Each level is ADA Accessible, and housed with family restrooms. The enormous HD center-ice scoreboard is magnificent for viewing the game and replay action. Located throughout the center are over 800 HD Televisions.

To accommodate hockey paraphernalia shoppers, located on the main concourse is a 4,000 square foot Pittsburgh Penguins store. There are also several other stores located throughout the center.

When bringing the entire family to a hockey game, take advantage of one of the hotels near the Consol Energy Center. At the game, be sure to take the kids to check out the Highmark Kid's Zone and Highmark Wall of Champions. Located in the main concourse, the Highmark Kid's Zone contains a play area with interactive activities that will be sure to please even the youngest of hockey fans. Adjacent to the Highmark Kid's Zone is the Highmark Wall of Champions. This two-story display of Western Pennsylvania hockey is certainly a sight to behold.

The Lap of Luxury

The home and visitor locker rooms are also the epitome of luxury. The new locker rooms are spacious and provide the latest advances in technology. The players' fitness rooms now provide more training equipment and hot and cold spas for the players. There also is a carpeted 25-yard sprinting track for the players to use to warm-up before games. Finally, the Penguins have their own luxury players lounge complete with several HD televisions and a bubble hockey game. When you come for a game, spend the night and take advantage of the luxurious downtown Pittsburgh lodging available to out of town guests.



When it comes to hotels near the Consol Energy Center there are many specialties to list. The author of this article is in close association with the best downtown Pittsburgh lodging as well.




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Visit the Consol Energy Center the New Home of the Pittsburgh Penguins

Visit the Consol Energy Center the New Home of the Pittsburgh Penguins

At the start of the 2010-2011 hockey season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have moved into their new home, the Consol Energy Center. The brand new arena is located across the street from the Penguins old stomping grounds, the Mellon Arena.


A Long Time Coming


When Mario Lemieux and his group of investors acquired the Penguins in 1999, they were promised a new arena to keep the Penguins in Pittsburgh. The promise was kept, and ground was broken for the building on August 14, 2008. With main entrance gates located on Centre Avenue and Fifth Avenue, the structure cost an estimated $ 321 million to build.


The Consol Energy Center seats 18,087 hockey fans, 19,100 basketball fans, and 20,000 fans for a center stage performance. All seats in the center provide unobstructed views of the ice, something the old Mellon Arena could never claim. The center offers 1,950 Club Seats and 263 Loge Box Seats. There is also an impressive executive club level that accommodates four over-sized party suites for unsurpassed luxury.


Featuring an open concourse, it is impossible to miss one moment of action on the ice. Each level is ADA Accessible, and housed with family restrooms. The enormous HD center-ice scoreboard is magnificent for viewing the game and replay action. Located throughout the center are over 800 HD Televisions.


To accommodate hockey paraphernalia shoppers, located on the main concourse is a 4,000 square foot Pittsburgh Penguins store. There are also several other stores located throughout the center.


When bringing the entire family to a hockey game, take advantage of one of the hotels near the Consol Energy Center. At the game, be sure to take the kids to check out the Highmark Kid’s Zone and Highmark Wall of Champions. Located in the main concourse, the Highmark Kid’s Zone contains a play area with interactive activities that will be sure to please even the youngest of hockey fans. Adjacent to the Highmark Kid’s Zone is the Highmark Wall of Champions. This two-story display of Western Pennsylvania hockey is certainly a sight to behold.


The Lap of Luxury


The home and visitor locker rooms are also the epitome of luxury. The new locker rooms are spacious and provide the latest advances in technology. The players’ fitness rooms now provide more training equipment and hot and cold spas for the players. There also is a carpeted 25-yard sprinting track for the players to use to warm-up before games. Finally, the Penguins have their own luxury players lounge complete with several HD televisions and a bubble hockey game. When you come for a game, spend the night and take advantage of the luxurious downtown Pittsburgh lodging available to out of town guests.


When it comes to hotels near the Consol Energy Center there are many specialties to list. The author of this article is in close association with the best downtown Pittsburgh lodging as well.






More Penguins Articles

Visit The Consol Energy Center The New Home Of The Pittsburgh Penguins

Visit The Consol Energy Center The New Home Of The Pittsburgh Penguins
At the start of the 2010-2011 hockey season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have moved into their new home, the Consol Energy Center. The brand new arena is located across the street from the Penguins old stomping grounds, the Mellon Arena.

A Long Time Coming

When Mario Lemieux and his group of investors acquired the Penguins in 1999, they were promised a new arena to keep the Penguins in Pittsburgh. The promise was kept, and ground was broken for the building on August 14, 2008. With main entrance gates located on Centre Avenue and Fifth Avenue, the structure cost an estimated $ 321 million to build.

The Consol Energy Center seats 18,087 hockey fans, 19,100 basketball fans, and 20,000 fans for a center stage performance. All seats in the center provide unobstructed views of the ice, something the old Mellon Arena could never claim. The center offers 1,950 Club Seats and 263 Loge Box Seats. There is also an impressive executive club level that accommodates four over-sized party suites for unsurpassed luxury.

Featuring an open concourse, it is impossible to miss one moment of action on the ice. Each level is ADA Accessible, and housed with family restrooms. The enormous HD center-ice scoreboard is magnificent for viewing the game and replay action. Located throughout the center are over 800 HD Televisions.

To accommodate hockey paraphernalia shoppers, located on the main concourse is a 4,000 square foot Pittsburgh Penguins store. There are also several other stores located throughout the center.

When bringing the entire family to a hockey game, take advantage of one of the hotels near the Consol Energy Center. At the game, be sure to take the kids to check out the Highmark Kids Zone and Highmark Wall of Champions. Located in the main concourse, the Highmark Kids Zone contains a play area with interactive activities that will be sure to please even the youngest of hockey fans. Adjacent to the Highmark Kids Zone is the Highmark Wall of Champions. This two-story display of Western Pennsylvania hockey is certainly a sight to behold.

The Lap of Luxury

The home and visitor locker rooms are also the epitome of luxury. The new locker rooms are spacious and provide the latest advances in technology. The players fitness rooms now provide more training equipment and hot and cold spas for the players. There also is a carpeted 25-yard sprinting track for the players to use to warm-up before games. Finally, the Penguins have their own luxury players lounge complete with several HD televisions and a bubble hockey game. When you come for a game, spend the night and take advantage of the luxurious downtown Pittsburgh lodging available to out of town guests.


When it comes to hotels near the Consol Energy Center there are many specialties to list. The author of this article is in close association with the best downtown Pittsburgh lodging as well.