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Celebrate Arbor Day – Plant a Tree

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A visit to Nebraska today wouldn’t disclose that the state was once a treeless plain. Yet it was the lack of trees there that led to the founding of Arbor Day in the 1800s. Among pioneers moving into the Nebraska Territory in 1854 was J. Sterling Morton. He and his wife were lovers of nature, and the home they established in Nebraska was quickly planted with trees, shrubs and flowers. Morton was a journalist and soon became editor of Nebraska’s first newspaper – through which he spread agricultural information and his enthusiasm for trees to an equally enthusiastic audience. His fellow pioneers missed their trees. But more importantly, trees were needed as windbreaks to keep soil from blowing and for fuel and building materials, as well as shade from the hot sun. In 1872, Morton first proposed a tree planting holiday to be called “Arbor Day” at a meeting of the State Board of Agriculture. It was estimated that more than one million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day.

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Earth Day

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Earth Day 2015 takes place April 22nd.

Cities across the world host different events in observance of Earth Day. To find out more, visit your local cities website for celebration events.

In observance of Earth Day, below are 12 budget-friendly ways to make your home more eco-friendly:
1. Turn off the water when brushing your teeth.
2. Replace your incandescent light bulbs with LEDs or CLFs.
3. Install a low flow toilet or a dual flush toilet. The dual flush toilets allow you to select which flush option (big or small) is needed. This can help significantly reduce the amount of fresh water we ‘flush down the drain’.
4. Only use the dishwasher when there is a full load. Alternatively, hand-wash dishes if you don’t have full loads. If hand-washing, remember to turn off the water while you’re scrubbing to prevent waste.
5. Take showers more often, instead of baths. Showers usually require 3 times less water than baths.
6. Use natural light more often. It’s daylight savings time; make use of the longer days by opening your blinds and curtains to enjoy the natural light instead of turning on lights.
7. Grow plants!
8. Buy recycled toilet paper and napkins.
9. Buy organic bedding. Organic bedding uses fewer chemicals for production.
10. Recycle or unsubscribe to junk mail. In addition, sign up for online bill pay to avoid paper bills.
11. ‘Repurpose’ furniture instead of buying something new. Salvaging/’repurposing’ old furniture can be both a cost-saving and fun activity.
12. Use cloth diapers instead of traditional disposable diapers.

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Featured Property – 530 Pointing Rock

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530 Pointing Rock, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 (MLS # 150007898)

(all data current as of 5/25/2015)
Price $389,000
Beds 3
Baths 4 full
Home size 2,847 sq ft
Lot Size 17,424 sqft
Days on Market 104
Lovely Spanish Style home on the golf course at DeAnza Country Club. The redwood and stucco construction with solid core foam insulation make this beauty energy efficient. The first thing you notice when you walk into the living room is the exposed beam and tongue and grove ceilings. There is also a corner fireplace, Italian tile flooring and sliders that open to the backyard. Granite counter tops and newer appliances in the kitchen.

Property Type(s): RESIDENTIAL, Detached

Last Updated 4/15/2015 Tract DAGE
Year Built 1966 Community BORREGO SPRINGS
Garage Spaces 2.0 County San Diego
Total Parking 4 Walk Score ® 0

Additional Details

Status ACTIVE Parking Garage Attached
Parking Non-Garage Driveway Sales Restrictions N/K
Master Bedroom Dimensions 15x14 Bedroom 2 Dimensions 15x12
Bedroom 3 Dimensions 11x15 Dining Room Dimensions 17x24
Family Room Dimensions na Kitchen Dimensions 9x15
Living Room Dimensions 17x24 Age Restrictions N/K
Home Owner Fees 0 CFD/Mello-Roos Fee 0
Optional Bedrooms 0 Parking Garage Spaces 2
Parking Spaces Total 4


Age Restrictions N/K
Complex Features N/K
Cooling Central Forced Air
Equipment Dishwasher, Disposal, Garage Door Opener, Range/Oven
Exterior Stucco
Fencing Partial
Frontage N/K
Guest House Attached
Heat Equipment Fireplace, Forced Air Unit
Heat Source Electric, Wood
Internet Address Field Full Address
LA1Agent Phone1 CountryId United States (+1)
LA1Agent Phone3 CountryId United States (+1)
LA1Agent Phone4 CountryId United States (+1)
Laundry Location Laundry Room
Laundry Utilities Electric
Market Area North County
Ownership Fee Simple
Pool N/K
Prop Restrictions Known CC&R''s
Residential Styles Detached
Roof Rock/Gravel
Sale/Rent For Sale
Sales Restrictions N/K
Searchable Rooms Bedroom Entry Level, Dining Area, Exercise Room, Great Room, Optional Bedrooms
Sewer/Septic Septic Installed
Stories 1 Story
Topography Level
Water Meter on Property


Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listed with Coldwell Banker Borrego

(view all details for MLS #150007898)

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