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Neighborhood Invited to “” Pitch-A-Pumpkin”” for a Great Cause Nov. 4 at Silverton Hotel & & Gambling establishment


Not exactly sure what to do with those pumpkins and jack-o’- lanterns as soon as Halloween’s over? Before you toss them in the garbage, think about pitching them for a good cause.

UNLV and the Southern Nevada Christmas Tree Recycling Committee will hold their yearly “Pitch-A-Pumpkin” event Nov. 4 at the Silverton Hotel & & Casino to drive awareness on recycling and composting, and to divert holiday waste to a helpful use.


Sunday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Silverton Hotel & & Gambling establishment
3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139
South parking lot near the main entrance


Participants will release pumpkins from one of two large trebuchets into a compost collection dumpster. The first individual to introduce a pumpkin into the dumpster will get a $100 money benefit from the Silverton.

Residents are encouraged to bring their jack-o’-lanterns and pumpkins to the event so they can be composted into soil. Participants will receive a raffle ticket for every pumpkin, with rewards from Flippin’ Out Xtreme, the Neon Museum Las Vegas, and the Las Vegas History Museum.

The catapults were constructed by Rancho High School trainees and by Rachel Lewison, Southern Nevada recycling organizer with the Nevada Division of Environmental Management. For additional information on the event or the Christmas Tree Recycling Program, contact Tara Pike-Nordstom with UNLV Rebel Recycling at (702) 810-1393 or read about Tree Recycling at springspreserve.org. UNLV is an establishing

member of the Southern Nevada Christmas Tree Recycling Committee. Established in 1995, the program is operated by volunteers and uses 30 post-holiday Christmas Tree drop off locations for locals throughout Southern Nevada. Considering that 2001, Las Vegas Valley citizens assisted recycle 211,585 trees into nutrient-rich mulch for landscaping. In 2016, the committee began its pumpkin recycling program and has actually considering that diverted 37 tons of pumpkin waste from the garbage dump by composting.

Keep in mind, your Pumpkin Spice Latte is more pumpkin-y now

The official Pumpkin Spice Latte launch day is finally right here, although you’ve been able to get your hands on the drink for a week now if you asked perfectly enough. Here’s a friendly pointer that Starbucks is changing the recipe of its incredibly popular Pumpkin Spice Latte and … get this … it’s including genuine pumpkin.

The swap remains in response, at least in part, to client demand, the business said Monday in an article.

“We have actually been aiming to keep a lid on some huge news for the cherished Pumpkin Spice Latte, but with dishes and components starting to ship to our shops, the buzz is developing,” Starbucks executive Peter Dukes composed in a blog post.

There’s still no word yet on when the latte will certainly be available. The beverage– referred to as the “PSL” by the business and fans– is a seasonal offering. In 2014, it was available beginning September 2.

Starbucks is likewise getting rid of caramel coloring and “artificial flavors.”

For color, the brand-new beverage will add fruit and vegetable juices and continue to consist of annatto, a food coloring derived from seeds.

The nutrition realities will certainly stay largely the very same. The new dish will include one gram of sugar to a little– or “Tall”– beverage, but it will certainly still have 300 calories.

The PSL has been around considering that 2003, and a pumpkin-flavored craze has actually followed. Pumpkin sales have actually risen 34 % in the last few years. “Starbucks produced a huge fad based on their pumpkin spiced latte,” Danelle Kosmal, vice president of research for alcoholic beverages at Nielsen, told CNNMoney last October.