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.
I’ve been thinking a lot about art lately since we’re getting ready to host the ‘Art of Garden Tour’ here at Picacho Mountain on September 18th, 2011. I’ll give you the details about the event in a bit.
First, have you ever wanted to restore an old piece of furniture or artwork?
When my wife and I were younger, one our favorite hobbies was traveling to junk shops and art sales around New Mexico in search of hidden treasures. Some of our favorite pieces of art and furniture are discarded pieces we discovered in the most unlikely places. There is such a great feeling that comes from discovering a forgotten treasure that can be rescued, restored and preserved, to be enjoyed for years to come.
One of the only things that’s more rewarding than restoring the beauty of something old, is having the opportunity to preserve something beautiful before it’s destroyed.
That is why I made Preservation of Nature one of our core principals at Picacho Mountain. It’s a privilege to build homes in an area as beautiful as Picacho Mountain. No matter how much I enjoy restoring beauty, being able to preserve it is even better. [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