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Start planting now with ‘winter sowing’

Even in the bitter cold months of winter, you can start planting your spring garden outside using these ideas for homemade, mini greenhouses made from recycled containers.

Winter sowing is a popular method of starting seeds early in tiny greenhouses made from empty milk jugs. The process is inexpensive, uses recycled materials, requires no electricity, produces […]

Save energy & water doing the dishes

When you’re trying to reduce household water and energy use, what are the best ways to tackle the daily task of doing the dishes?

Studies show that it is actually best to use an energy-efficient dishwasher. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates a typical household washes 215 loads annually. However, even though 80 percent of households […]

January 23rd, 2023|Energy Efficiency, Green Homes, Green Tip, Water|0 Comments

Find easy holiday recycling near you

The holidays have ended, and if you haven’t done so already, the decorations will come down soon. It’s the perfect time to recycle holiday lights, trees, greenery, and even batteries and glass. These items are not accepted in curbside recycling bins. So to keep them out of the landfill, look for these easy recycling solutions […]

January 4th, 2023|Electronic recycling, Green Tip, Recycling, Zero Waste|0 Comments

What’s the most eco-friendly Christmas tree?

Before the Thanksgiving turkey heads into the oven, many of you will be thinking about putting up a Christmas tree. To be eco-friendly — should it be real, artificial or something else?

Most experts agree a real Christmas tree is more eco-friendly than artificial, but both come with environmental impacts.

Choose zero-waste

For a truly zero-waste option, […]

Try these zero-waste ideas for all those pumpkins

If your Halloween pumpkins are rotting on the porch, here are some zero-waste options and composting events to give them a second life and keep food waste out of the landfill.

Pumpkins make up a large part seasonal food waste between Halloween and Thanksgiving. According to the US Department of Energy, most of the 1.3-billion pounds of pumpkins […]