Category Archives: Family

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Tip of the Week – Avoid Convenience Packaged Goods

Avoid things like individual juices, lunches in plastic trays, individual snack or veggie servings. Instead buy larger containers of juice and pack in a reusable thermos or bottle, separate snacks, veggies and treats into reusable airtight containers and pack in a lunch box or lunch tote. This may seem like extra work, but you will… Read More »

Home Depot Recycles Holiday Lights

Home Depot begins its 2nd annual Eco Options Christmas Light Trade In event starting November 5th through the 15th. Customers can bring in their old working or non-working holiday lights to be recycled. They will receive a $3 off coupon towards the purchase of energy efficient seasonal light-emitting diodes (LED) string lights. Customers must purchase… Read More »

Tip of the Week – Natural Halloween Decorations

Think green before you buy a bunch of orange & black disposable decorations this Halloween. I recommend buying natural items like pumpkins, gourds, straw bales and corn husks, which are all inexpensive, very festive and can be tossed in the compost pile after the holiday to minimize waste. Reusable decorations that can be used from… Read More »

Tip of the Week – Make Your Halloween Costume This Year, Don’t Buy It

Store bought costumes are often full of synthetic materials that are totally NOT eco-friendly, and most store-bought costumes are in general a wear-once-then-throw away affair adding to our overflowing landfills. So, I suggest that you make your own Halloween costume this October from stuff you already have around the house. Not only will your costume… Read More »