Green Living

11
Feb

Egg-Citing News About Chickens

  Backyard chickens boast benefits beyond the barnyard. With concerns about our food sources, fresh eggs may be higher quality, better tasting, and more nutritious. Some other benefits of chicken ownership:   Pest control. Chickens eat small bugs and worms. They hunt and peck for little critters and insects.   Compost. The waste from your coop can be used in

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4
Feb

Breathe Easy and Feel Better—with House Plants

Houseplants accent your home, decorating with beautiful pops of color and texture, but they can also make us feel better. One reason plants are a healthy addition to your home is that they clean the air. Greenery around the house removes over 85% of pollutants from the air within a 24-hour period.   Plants around the home also reduce stress

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28
Jan

Community Cleanup, Keep Your Block Clean

For 20 years, the Great American Cleanup has conducted grassroots projects that engage volunteers to clean up and remove litter from parks, streets, and other public spaces. In fact, in 2017, 186 million pounds of litter were collected by volunteers across the country. You can take action on your own with some simple tips to set an example and help

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22
Jan

Saving and Preserving the Ocean

  The earth’s oceans need our care. Pollution, over-fishing, climate change, and the depletion of species and natural environments are the direct result of human actions and consumption. Preservation of our oceans is imperative for the health of the earth. Here are steps we can all take to do our part:   Learn More About the Ocean Knowledge is power.

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14
Jan

Eco Travel, Traveling Green

  For your next trip, think green. Green and sustainable, that is. From the hotel to your meals, modes of travel and activities, your trip can center around your concern for the environment. Check out these tips:   Save jet fuel. Try to plan as few layovers as possible. Also, pack light since heavier planes use more fuel.   Green

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7
Jan

Energy Saving Tips in the Kitchen

Appliances and hot water account for a big part of energy use in your home. So, the kitchen is a great place to start saving energy. Here are a few kitchen energy saving tips:   Leave the faucet on the cold side when using small amounts of water. When the lever is in the “hot” position, it still draws hot

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31
Dec

What’s the Big Deal About Farmers Markets?

  Why go to farmers markets when you can just head to the big-box stores to do all your grocery shopping? Besides the freshness of organic, nutrition-packed produce and other items you get at farmers markets, the benefits are big deals. Shopping at farmers markets nearly guarantees you are buying produce the way nature intended it. Here are three big

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24
Dec

The Facts about Flooding

  Flooding may not be a common seasonal occurrence in your community. But it is the most common natural disaster in America, killing the most people and damaging the most property by comparison. Here are the facts about flooding: Floods are the United States’ most common natural hazard. Floodplains provide nearly a quarter of the land-based ecosystem service benefits but

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17
Dec

Turning Your Holidays Green

‘Tis the season to be merry. And green. With the holiday season underway, we can still be environmentally friendly. Here are some ways to make your celebrations more joyous, for you and the planet. Travel green. The end-of-year holidays are typically some of most frequently travelled days of the year. Planning your trips carefully can keep you safe and contribute

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10
Dec

What’s So Wonderful About Wetlands?

The United States has degraded or destroyed half of the nation’s wetlands. In California, that amount is 90%. So, what’s the big deal about wetlands? Why are they important? Here are ten benefits of wetlands. They: Protect one-third of the country’s threatened or endangered species. Protect communities from floods. Filter pollution. Block storm surges. Reduce potential wind and swell wave

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