Holiday Highlights from Greenopolis

Holiday Highlights from Greenopolis

The Holidays with friends and family
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Holiday Highlights from Greenopolis

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Monday, December 28, 2009 - 2:30pm


Melissa McGinnis shows us true holiday spirit in this collection of Holiday Highlights from GreenopolisTV. Melissa shares her creative ways to "use less and mean more." Celebrate and conserve our planet's precious resources this year as you enjoy the holidays with your friends and family. Christmas was declared a national holiday in 1870. Since the 1970’s, the Kennedy Space Center has made their shuttle landing facility available for emergency landing by Santa Claus should problems develop during his annual visit to children around the world! Hanukkah is celebrated every year between the end of November and the end of December. It begins on the 25th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev, which varies from year to year on the Western calendar. The eight day celebration commemorates the rededication of the Jerusalem temple, and the miracle of the sacred lamp that burned for eight days on a single day’s oil. Kwanzaa is a seven day celebration of African culture begun by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor at California State University. Celebrated from December 26th to January 1st, Kwanzaa (which means “first fruits of the harvest”) is meant to honor African heritage and present day life in America. The holiday ends with a large feast on the final evening called Karamu. Whatever holiday you celebrate this season, do it with joy in your heart and the Earth in your mind. is dedicated to our users. We focus our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. We reward our users for their sustainable behaviors on our website, through our Greenopolis Tracking Stations and with curbside recycling programs.