I've recently started hanging all of my laundry outside on a clothes line to dry. It's a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly way of doing the family wash. My cottons are crisp and fresh-smelling, my whites are whiter, and I know my clothes will last longer. But that's not all. Here are the top ten advantages I've found to using a clothes line: Save money on your energy bill. Using the dryer adds approximately $1500 to your energy bill over its lifetime. It is one of the biggest ... Continue Reading
Using a clothes line provides crisper cottons and whiter whites, while allowing you to save money and help the environment.
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
Bring in Autumn with nature walks, leaf collections, apple picking, and more.
Autumn is one of my favorite times of year, the smells, the changing of the weather are truly glorious! In the busyness of a new season of school activities and sports and prep for the holidays, sometimes it is hard to remember what Autumn really brings. Here are our top ten ways to bring the new season. Go on a nature walk Even if you don't live somewhere with mountains or regular hiking trails, Autumn itself brings in nature with cooler weather and the changing colors of the ... Continue Reading