Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
Christmas Card Day, honors Sir Henry Cole (1818 - 1874) of England. Cole created the first commercial Christmas Card in 1843.
Sending Christmas cards through the mail was a holiday "must". Sending cards through the mail continues to be very popular. The cost and time for writing and sending cards has caused many people to stop sending them.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Choose a Gas Grill
- They produce less pollutants and waste, burn cleaner, and are more energy efficient.
- Take it up a notch with a grill that uses natural gas, by far the cleanest fossil fuel
- Use reusable or biodegradable plates and utensils. If you can't find those, at least go for products made from 100 percent recycled materials. Remember that your biodegradable plates will need to be cleaned before going in the compost bin — ketchup, hamburger grease and other-non-veggie food matter doesn't compost.
- Fill up pitchers of water, homemade lemonade and iced tea instead of buying huge quantities of personal-sized beverage containers.
- Grill locally grown vegetables.
- Don't forget the little things. Choosing organic condiments, reusable napkins, e-vites, homemade decorations, etc.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
101 Things To Do This Summer
Post about Where You Go, What You See, What You Do, What You Eat, What You Wear, What You Make, What You Read, ETC…….
Having fun and doing something eco-friendly all at the same time. Try it and let us know how it goes....
Become a photographer
Make a scrapbook of everything you do this summer
Make dinner for your family
Compare a book to a movie
Go to camp
Keep a journal
Visit a National Park
Go to the Beach
Build an amusement park in your backyard
Write a story
Make a movie
Look at the stars
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Learn About Composting Day May 29th
Composting is easy. It makes you feel good, knowing you are doing your part to keep our environment a little bit cleaner.
What to compost- It is common knowledge, that you can compost garden and yard vegetation, as well as kitchen (vegetable) scraps. But, you can also recycle many other things, including papers, untreated wood, and cardboard. Cardboard paper towel and toilet paper holders are great items to compost.
You can use compost around your plants, to feed them, keep the weeds down, and to help retain soil moisture. If you don't have a yard, you can give it away to family and friends that do. Your reward will be flowers, vegetables or herbs from thankful gardeners.
For More Information Check Out http://www.compostjunkie.com/how-to-compost.html
Monday, May 26, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
As the School Year Comes to A Close Remember to Recycle what you can!!!!!!!!!
Paper in your locker
Supplies that you can Use Next Year
Supplies the School Can Use Next Year
Remember Many Items Can Be Used For Lower Grade Students Crafts, Supplies, Etc.....
Remeber to Reduce, Reuse & Recycle
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The average American household uses 400 gallons of water daily (source: Care2)! Time to fix leaking faucets, install a more efficient washer, and replace your old shower head with a lower-flow model. Taking your car to a car-wash that recycles its water will also cut down on water use.
Don’t Trash it, Recycle:
Why toss out something that’s perfectly good? TryFreecycle or donate your used items that have plenty of life left. Many municipalities have recycling programs for old appliances, building materials, electronics, tires and more. And never pour oils or antifreeze down the drain or outside, where it can make its way into your water supply.
Composting is an easy ways to keep yard waste out of landfills, while getting nutrient-rich soil for use in home gardening projects. Like cars, compost bins range from fancy, pricier models to more bare-bones styles costing only a few dollars.
Turn off the lights
As you exit a room, turn off the lights. This can reduce your energy consumption tremendously. Don’t just stop at your home, but take it to your office or child’s school. Many times companies keep lights on during the day, although an office may not be in use. Using energy-saving bulbs also conserves energy when you do need to use light.
Donate old clothing and appliances
This is the season for spring cleaning. I usually have bags of clothes that my children have outgrown, toys they no longer play with and clothes that I no longer wear. Instead of tossing the items, donate them to a local church or organization for those less fortunate. Toy swaps are also a great way to avoid discarding older toys.
Use reusable bags
When going to the supermarket try to always bring your own bags for your items. If you can carry your items in your hand, even better! Reusable bags can be used for just about anything. The summer is coming up and they are great to toss wet swim clothes into, library books and toys when going to the park or a play date with the kids. Allowing your kids to decorate and personalize the bag, will help to reinforce the green habit and create ownership.
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