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Utah Living With Fire Workshops

Living With Fire (ULWF) will be hosting regional "Make Your Space" workshop providing the knowledge and resources to prevent and prepare for disaster from wildfire. The seminar is designed for homeowners, fire officials, government agency employees, planners, contractors and builders, landscape designers, emergency planners and business owners. Among topics covered will be firewise landscaping, building materials and community evacuation planning. An open forum will follow. The Aug. 11 workshop will be held at the Guesthouse at the University of Utah, 110 s Fort Douglas Blvd., Building #365, Salt Lake City. Food will be provided.

Businesses and organizations specializing in any product or service related to fire prevention or preparation should register as a vendor to showcase their products. Registration is limited. Register online at http://www.utahfireinfo.gov

Green birthday parties

– Take the work out of your child’s birthday party and teach environmental conservation at the same time with Recycle Utah’s Birthday in a Box (a recycle bin, that is). With Recycle Utah’s new educational program for children, youngsters have fun painting "karma" stones, the garden pavers made from recycled plastic and take them home as party favors, along with a Recycle Utah water bottle for each child.The brand new 18-gallon recycling bin also contains water-based paints, brushes and a painting tarp to protect floors. As children paint, they listen to the "recycling song" by Jack Johnson, recorded on his CD "Curious George," which is a gift for the birthday child. The birthday child also receives "The Lorax," a book by Dr. Seuss about the fate of trees in the manufacture of "Thneeds." This jam-packed "Birthday in a Box" is available at the Recycle Utah anytime and at the Recycle Utah booth at the Park Silly Sunday Market. A tax donation letter is included with your purchase. For more information contact Recycle Utah at 649-9698.