April is Earth Month, and to celebrate, I would like to share a smart and simple way for you to help our planet – composting. It seems the general public has been made aware of so many key terms concerning environmental awareness, like genetically modified organisms (GMO), Bisphenol A (BPA) and Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC). While learning about all the new research can sometimes be overwhelming, what’s important to remember is that we can all do our part. This may involve using cloth diapers, ... Continue Reading
Creating a compost bin is a simple way to reduce waste while helping the environment.
Make your own seedling starters from what would be household waste.
With spring just around the corner, many people are making plans to start their seedlings indoors. Before you plunk down the cash for a plastic seed tray or other starter system, consider making your own no dig system. There are a number of free alternatives to the commercial seed starting trays that you'll find in most seed catalogs, and it also helps in reducing your household waste. The cool thing about repurposed no dig seedling starters is you prevent these items from going to the dump ... Continue Reading
Make New Year’s resolutions that include going green – both at home and in transportation.
January was named after the Roman god Janus, the god of gates, doors, and beginnings. It seems fitting then that we celebrate January 1 as a new beginning, a fresh start, a time to change for the better in the new year. This new beginning gives us pause to reflect on choices that didn’t work in the past and gives us a chance to make a positive difference in the future. Change can be difficult, especially when you are trying to do too much all at once. Take small steps that will ensure a ... Continue Reading
Thanksgiving should be the greenest holiday of all. All you need to do is prepare, plan, and be aware.
Holidays are often filled with excess, waste, and too much focus on things over people. Yet Thanksgiving, by its very nature, could very well be the greenest holiday of them all. All it takes is a little planning and a little awareness to make your Thanksgiving a fun-filled, family oriented, environmentally friendly holiday that everyone will enjoy. Two Weeks Out: Food Planning Traditionally, a Thanksgiving meal calls for a turkey, several side dishes, and of course, dessert! To green your ... Continue Reading