End of the Line For Christmas Trees

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Tweet Pin It As the holiday season wraps up it’s time to dispose of Christmas Trees.  If you’re one of the 30 million households that got a cut live Christmas Tree, you’re probably thinking about disposing of it now.  Where I live we have curbside pickup of Christmas Trees as part of our Waste Management […]

Cigarette Butts are NOT Biodegradable! Keep Them Out Of Our Parks!

Tweet Pin It There are many things to not like about smoking. Today I don’t like the butts.  Recently I was participating in a community park cleanup and I just couldn’t get over how many cigarette butts there were to pick up!  In the sand by the slide, around the benches, scattered around and of […]

Extra Hurricane Tips for "Greenies"

Tweet Pin It As I was working through the list of things that the government recommends you do before a large storm, http://www.fema.gov/hazard/hurricane/index.shtm a few extra things occurred to me that I thought I should share with my fellow “greenies“. Take Out Window FansWe have several wonderful window fans that help circulate air through our […]

Teaching Your Children to Compost Video

Compost is rich organic matter

Tweet Pin It We have found that teaching our kids environmentally friendly practices while they are young has lifelong positive repercussions.  Things that you do when you are young become part of your habits and your way of living, while changing behaviors as an adult can be difficult and challenging.  By having them do green […]

When Living Green Isn’t What’s Best For Your Family

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Tweet Pin It Wow, that sounds like an odd thing for our blog “When living green isn’t what’s best for your family.”  I think it’s important for people to realize that sometimes you have to make choices, and if certain things and certain situations aren’t the right things for your family, that’s OK. For each […]

TIP: Reducing the ICK factor in composting with a countertop compost bin

Table Top Composter

Tweet Pin It Composting is a great way to avoid sending vegetable scraps to the landfill while at the same time making nutrient rich compost for your garden.  With a few tips you can avoid the ICK factor altogether and make composting easier.  One simple step is to use a table or countertop compost bin […]

TIP: Compost your tea bags and coffee grounds

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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 […]