The simple task of changing or cleaning your furnace filter can really improve the efficiency of your furnace, as well as improve your indoor air quality.
Traveling this holiday season? Consider these top 5 easy, eco-effective travel tips: 1- Pack Lightly. The more weight you carry on, the more fuel the train, plane, automobile, or boat will use. So don’t pack unnecessarily stuff. If you are traveling with companions only bring one of something that can be shared, like toothpaste &… Read More »
When you start a fire in your hearth, at campground, or in your back yard pit – only burn dry wood. That’s becasue wet wood doesn’t burn as completely as dry wood, meaning it releases more pollutants into the air. The biggest concern with this is particulate pollution, or solid particles smaller than a red… Read More »
Save your “not so fresh” stale bread and recycle it by feeding it to the birds in your backyard this winter.
This winter when it comes time to clear the driveway of the latest snow dusting, use a shovel instead of a snowblower. This is not only quieter but it is also more eco-friendly, plus cost less money in fuel. And not to mention it gives you a good work out, so you can skip the… Read More »
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 »
Got an old comforter or blanket that needs a second life, consider these top 5 ways to reuse an old comforter: 1- Duvet Cover – Instead of replacing the entire comforter, stitch shut any holes and slide it into a new duvet cover for a fresh look. 2- Donate – Local homeless, battered women’s, or… Read More »
Moths are nasty pests & mothballs are just as nasty. Mothballs often contain a compound called para-dichlorobenzene. This is harmful to moths but also harmful to you as it is a carcinogen. A much safer alternative is to choose lavender or cedarwood. The scent of these items will help keep moths away.
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 »