the go green movement has gained a strong foothold in certain sectors of society. But 2018 is shaping up to be the year where green building really takes off, especially in New Mexico luxury homes through Net-zero and zero-energy homes. In the past, the green building and sustainability movement has primarily focused on conservation in the transportation sector. Hybrid vehicles are more popular than ever before, and many city mass transportation systems are already running on cleaner, abundantly available natural gas.
There have been some confusing reports in the news recently concerning global warming. Several reports have called into question the severity of climate change and its causes. Personally, I am going to leave it up to the scientists to determine the full extent of global warming. In the meantime, these reports may have left you asking whether you should go green and whether green building in New Mexico would still be worth it, even if there wasn’t a climate change problem. After reflecting on this issue, I have personally come to the conclusion that green building is the right choice regardless of the debate about global climate change. [Read more…]
Curbside recycling service is just one of the many ways that Picacho Mountain Master Planned Community in Las Cruces, New Mexico has demonstrated leadership in sustainability, green development, green building, and green living.
Now, residents at Picacho Mountain can Go Green by taking advantage of improved curb side recycling service!
While New Mexico is becoming a leader in all things green, curbside recycling service has been slow to become available to Las Cruces residents. Picacho Mountain has been on the leading edge of Las Cruces communities to offer residents curbside recycling service.
Picacho Mountain is pleased to announce that Mesilla Valley Disposal is now offering our residents 50 gallon mixed-container recycle bins. Previously recycling had to be separated out into separate bins. However, now all acceptable recycling items can be combine into one single bin, like many other communities around the country. Additionally, Mesilla Valley Disposal has expanded there recycling service pick-up from once a month, to twice a month for Picacho Mountain residents.
We’ve known for sometime that mixed-container recycling service is essential to encouraging residents to take part in a recycling program. We are excited to provide this great service and make our community just a little bit greener.
Items ACCEPTED for the new mixed-container recycling service include:
- Newspaper (no glossy inserts)
- Corrugated cardboard only
- Plastics that have the recycle symbol on them
- Office/Copy paper
Items the CANNOT be accepted at this time are:
- Magazines or glossy paper/inserts
- Yard Waste
- No biodegradable items
- No electronic devices/appliances