Don’t take the ATM receipt when given the option at the machine. ATM receipts are one of the top sources of litter on the planet. If everyone in the U.S. did not take a receipt from the ATM, it would save a roll of paper more than 2 billion feet long, or enough to circle… Read More »
Some commercial air fresheners use chemicals that can be harmful to a baby’s development. Instead, lightly spritz the place with vinegar. Your room will smell fresh as a daisy in no time.
During the cooler months, keep your window draperies & shades open during the day. This will allow the sunlight to warm your living space and in turn will use less energy to heat.
Second-hand smoke is a major indoor air pollutant and health hazard. When you quit, both you and your family will live longer and healthier lives.
If your are looking for ways to green up your Thanksgiving celebration this year, look no further. Here are the top 10 green tips to make your Thanksgiving as eco-friendly as possible. 1- Go organic: An organic Thanksgiving feast is not only healthy and tasty, but can also help the environment. Free-range turkey, fresh vegetables… Read More »
Instead of sending your clothes off to the dry cleaners to remove smoky odors. Try steaming the smells out yourself by filling the bathtub up with very hot water and 1 cup white distilled vinegar. Hang the garments above the steaming water and shut the door so the steam can penetrate the fibers and remove… Read More »
Forgo the plastic pumpkin or novelty bag for carrying treats this year. Instead, use something you already have on hand, like a pillowcase or a canvas tote. If the kids resist, point out the obvious: Way more candy fits in there!
Buying your pumpkins locally will support your local pumpkin patch or farmers market. Doing this means your pumpkin travels less distance, using less gas, and in turn produces less carbon dioxide emissions. Plus, buying direct cuts out the middleman, increasing profits for local farms. To help find local farmer’s markets in your area, check out… Read More »
What is a Flextarian? A Flextarian is a Vegetarian that eats meat on rare occasions. Why should I become a Flextarian? Because raising produce is “cheaper,” in terms of energy, than raising animals. How can I become a Flextarian? Swap out one meat dish a week for a veggie plate.
Use vinegar on those pesky weeds instead of a chemical weed killer. It will do the same job without poisoning the ground and getting toxic chemicals into our water systems.