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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
To fill a container of water from the tap and place it in your fridge is such a simple thing to do that provides many energy & water savings, plus benefits for your health. Save Energy – A pitcher full of water will help your refrigerator keep your food cool more efficiently, much like how… Read More »
Buy a shower curtain that will far outlast the cheap disposable plastic ones. A shower curtain made from hemp will naturally resist mildew & bacteria, is machine washable and will look so much more stylish. Plus this will help keep unnatural plastics out of our landfills.