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Date Archive for November, 2012

Holiday decorating safety tips

‘Tis the season to deck the halls and the exterior of your home. According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, about 2,500 people are injured every year hanging holiday lights.   To stay safe while decorating outside this season, follow a few common-sense tips. 1. Know your limits. If you have a [...]

November is “Adopt a Senior Dog” Month

Have you considered adopting a senior dog? If so, there is no better time than the present since November is “Adopt a Senior Dog Month” According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), there are many reasons to consider adopting an older dog. They are easier to train. Older dogs [...]

TurfMutt Announces 2nd Annual Spruce Up Your School Sweepstakes

Could your child’s school use an eco-friendly outdoor makeover? If so, you should encourage your kid’s teacher to enter TurfMutt’s Spruce Up Your School Sweepstakes. The winning school will receive a $5,000 grant to help make the grounds around the school more eco-friendly by adding trees, shrubbery and more. Two runners up will also receive [...]

TurfMutt Program Expands to Reach Families

Check out our redesigned website (TurfMutt.com), allowing TurfMutt to reach both educators and families through an expanded digital experience, including:  A new “Families” Page shares the importance of backyards, parks, school yards and other community outdoor spaces, and presents ideas on how to foster healthy growth. The page includes family-focused activity guides, such as creating an [...]

Storm clean-up safety tips

Millions of people affected by Hurricane Sandy last week will be cleaning up for months. Whether you were impacted by Sandy, find yourself in the path of another hurricane before the season ends on Nov. 30, or are affected by a different type of disaster altogether, here are a few tips to keep in mind [...]