No matter how you're celebrating Labor Day weekend, use these tips from Keep America Beautiful to have a sustainable holiday.
Believe it or not, Labor Day is around the corner. It’s the unofficial end of the summer and a great time to kick off some new eco-friendly routines. Check out our favorite tips for enjoying the long holiday weekend with the environment in mind.
Key responsibilities: Viramontes begins making the rounds of Yorba Linda streets at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday, driving a 30-foot truck that weighs 27 tons when loaded and operating a special arm that extends from his vehicle to grab and dump the curbside containers. His shifts can last until 6 p.m.
Parks across the country will see a surge in visitors during holiday weekend
CAMDEN, NJ, August 30, 2018/3BL Media/– Last year, more than 330 million people visited the national parks and with Labor Day weekend around the corner, parks across the country are likely to see a surge of visitor traffic. While everyone is encouraged to visit a national park in their area, with more visitors comes more waste that the National Park Service (NPS) must manage. Each year, NPS manages nearly 100 million pounds of visitor waste nationally, much of which is brought in from outside the parks.
The Labor Day holiday has come to represent many things beyond the original vision put forth by union leaders in the nineteenth century. For some, it represents one final dash to the beach for an end-of-summer celebration. Maybe it’s a small town parade with marching Cub Scouts and glad-handing politicians. For others it’s the perfect opportunity to replace an aging washing machine thanks to a “Biggest Labor Day Sale EVER!” None of these things are bad, in fact they have become part of the rituals we’ve come to enjoy each September.
We just celebrated Labor Day, when we take the day off to relax and honor the hard work we do all year ‘round. But you shouldn’t have to take a day off work to enjoy yourself. Making work your happy place can go a long way towards improving your health and well-being. In fact, happiness in the workplace has been proven to increase employee engagement, which boosts productivity.
For many people, Labor Day weekend is a time for sharing moments with families and friends, enjoying some extra time away from work, planning outdoor activities and celebrating another end of summer. It's a holiday most people take for granted, but for the men and women who serve and protect our local communities, Labor Day is just another day at the office, when they remain on the clock, ready and willing to help those in need.