Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Sisters of Providence Recycle Christmas Trees

Nuns never fail to amaze me when it comes to thinking outside the box. Here's the latest:

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - A religious order wants to give old Christmas trees a new use.

The Sisters of Providence, which operates St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, is looking for donations of Christmas trees that it can recycle into wood chips for mulch and fuel for the school's new biomass boiler.

The college's new biomass boiler runs on alternative energy sources instead of fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas. The recycled trees will fuel the boiler, producing the steam that heats the college campus a few miles west of Terre Haute.

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Isn't that cool? They not only recycle the trees. They actually generate energy. You may guess it. This process will save the college money with gas prices going up these days.

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