Got egg cartons? Then donate your extras to a local egg farmer. The farmers will reuse your egg cartons giving them a second life, thus helping out the local farmers as well as the planet. Also, check with the store that sold you the eggs because you can sometimes make your donation directly through them.
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children has an awesome greeting card recycling program that is a great way to reuse & recycle while helping the amazing kids at the Ranch campuses. All you have to do is mail your used thank you notes, greeting & holiday cards to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. When St. Jude’s… Read More »
Save gas by avoiding drive through lines at restaurants & coffee shops. Instead park your vehicle, go inside, and to order your food & drink. In many cases, this is the fastest way anyway. Think about how many times you have gone inside and came back out only to see people were still waiting in… Read More »
Wrapping paper from holiday gifts is largely to blame for a 25% spike in curbside trash volume between Thanksgiving & New Year’s Day, according to the EPA. What is the eco-minded gift-giver to do? The best thing to do if you are giving physical gifts this season is to wrap them in an eco-friendly way.… Read More »
Jessica Aldred put together a great list of A-Z tips for a Green Holiday, so this holiday doesn’t have to be time consuming, expensive, and cost the earth. Here is a sample of the list… A is for artificial trees These are not necessarily the greener tree – although they last for longer, they are… Read More »
Keep the Holiday expenses to a minimum this year & make your Christmas ornaments from scratch. Just make, bake, & decorate. These ornaments are super eco-friendly, fun craft project for the kids, and can be reused year after year. INGREDIENTS 1 cup salt 2 cups flour 1 cup water 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Water-based paints… Read More »
Move over bucket & sponge and make room for Ecolo Green Car Wash. With only the equivalent of a glass of water, Ecolo products will clean, shine & protect your car, boat or bike from the elements and keep it cleaner for longer periods of time. How Does Ecolo Work? Ecolo products are sprayed directly… Read More »
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 »