Flowers are such a traditional gift – for Mother’s Day, graduation, anniversaries, birthdays, etc. They often come attractively arranged in a pretty vase; eventually, the cut flowers die and you’re left with a very pretty, but very empty vase. What to do with it? Why not repurpose it? Continue reading
The U.S. transportation system is the largest in the world, and it accounts for one-third of America’s greenhouse gas emissions – more than 515 million tons of carbon dioxide each year. That’s nearly 70 percent of the oil consumed in the U.S. and more than we as a nation produce.
Spring has more than sprung, and summer is rapidly approaching. Which means it’s time to grab your cloth bag and market basket and head to the farmer’s market. Don’t know where one is? Head over to Local Harvest to find markets and CSAs in your area.
Shopping a farmer’s market is a completely unique experience that gets even better if you think seasonally. Early markets will be full of tender greens and asparagus, followed by strawberries and then all the other berries. Tomatoes and peaches will be hot on their heels when the weather turns sultry, and then come the late greens. As summer winds down, it will be time for gourds and pumpkins and… Read on for some great tips to make the most of your trip to the market! Continue reading
Composting is becoming more and more popular and home owners associations across the nation are loosening their rules on compost bins. And it makes sense. Composting is good for the environment – it reduces landfill waste and puts nutrients back into the soil.
With all that popularity comes the question: what can I compost? Continue reading
Despite the incredible temptation to have some fun with the old Paul Simon song, we decided to play it straight and go for a simple list. So, without further ado, here it is! Fifty simple ways to get a little green in your life. Continue reading