Tip: Paper recycling

Tweet Pin It When I forget my cloth bags at the supermarket, I always ask for paper. Then I have a collection of paper bags to use for recycling. Our city requires that all paper recycling be in paper bags. I try to place a paper bag conveniently to locations where I will generate recycling. […]

TIP: Compost your tea bags and coffee grounds

Tweet Pin It Instead of throwing them in the trash or down the garbage disposal, compost used tea bags and coffee grounds.  Most people start the day with some sort of coffee or tea.  Hopefully you make that at home to save both money and the environment.  Take those grounds or tea and put it […]

TIP: Take the leftovers after Events

Tweet Pin It Today at the Harvest the Wind Festival as everyone was packing up, I noticed that there was still a full party tray of vegetables that Whole Foods had donated. I asked them if anything was going to be done with it and unfortunately, since food shelters won’t take open food, they were […]

EFI.org – Energy Federation Incorporated

Tweet Pin It We love EFI. They are a nonprofit Energy Star Partner that provides lots of useful information and cares about the extra sustainability stuff like packaging and shipping to minimize impact (follow link and click on Sustainability Info on upper the left). Depending on where you live, you can get Energy Star discounts […]

How and When to Teach Children About Green Living?

Tweet Pin It How early can you teach your children about doing what’s best for the environment? The earlier the better, but it’s never too late. You’re learning, right? Ellie learning about incandescent and LED lightbulbs I walk around with my new baby and say “let’s turn out the light to save electricity.” By the […]

Installing a Low Flow Showerhead can save thousands of gallons of water per year

Tweet Pin It With a few dollars, a few minutes and pair of pliers you can save thousands of gallons of water and the energy and money to heat it by installing a low flow shower head. Here’s how Time: 5-10 minutes Parts: Low Flow Shower Head Recommended: Niagra Chrome Earth Showerhead 1.5gpm from EFI […]

Getting Started

Tweet Pin It Often people want to start “being green” but they don’t know where to start. It’s overwhelming, there are so many things to do, so they don’t start anywhere. I’d like to give you some suggestions on how to get started living a greener lifestyle. To paraphrase Confucius, every journey starts with a […]