Category: Green Living

Make Back to School a Little Greener

Posted on: August 24, 2023

As the summer winds down, thoughts inevitably turn to back-to-school shopping. And while it’s exciting for kids to get some cool new stuff which takes a little of the sting out of having to head back to the classroom, the whole process can get downright environmentally unfriendly. Here are a few tips for keeping back... Continue reading

Make a Difference on Earth Day and Beyond

Posted on: April 12, 2023

Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22. There are numerous events around the country that you can participate in to show your love for the earth, and that’s a great way to spend the day. However, you don’t have to attend a huge event to make a difference. Instead, use Earth Day this... Continue reading

Earth-Friendly Barbecuing

Posted on: August 4, 2022

If there’s anything that screams summer, it’s a barbecue with family or friends. There’s just something about cooking in the great outdoors. But the traditional grill out can be more wasteful than it needs to be. Here are some tips for a successful barbecue that’s a little more earth-friendly. Eat local. Whenever possible, choose menu... Continue reading

A Camper’s Guide to Being Greener

Posted on: July 6, 2022

One activity many of us enjoy in the summer months (or spring, fall or even winter) is camping. Whether you’re tenting it or glamping, chances are you’ll be making meals and generating some waste. You might be tempted to just chuck everything in the trash, but you can be environmentally responsible while camping. It just... Continue reading

Eight Tips for a Less Wasteful Kitchen

Posted on: November 24, 2021

A kitchen is a great place for cooking, eating and spending time with friends and family. It can also be a place with a lot of waste. But there are ways to eliminate some of that. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for reducing waste in the kitchen: Growing your own herbs, fruits... Continue reading

5 Ways to Celebrate America Recycles Day

Posted on: November 15, 2021

Recruit your kids, parents, friends and neighbors to recycle with you. Make sure you’re recycling right by reviewing the guidelines for your curbside service or recycling drop-off. Recycle a new material you’ve never recycled before, but be sure to refer to #2. Buy an item made with recycled materials. Learn more about recycling by reading... Continue reading

5 Easy Things You Can Do to Generate Less Waste

Posted on: March 18, 2021

You’re probably busier than ever these days, trying to fit work or school, family time and chores into days that seem much too short. But you still care about the environment and want to do what you can to help. So, all you overburdened folks, this post is for you. Check out this list of... Continue reading

6 Ways to Up Your Recycling Game

Posted on: January 15, 2021

Want to be a better recycler? Consider these tips. Think before you buy. The time to think about recycling is while you’re shopping. If you don’t want to end up with a bunch of packaging you can’t recycle, don’t buy it in the first place. If you’re deciding between comparable products, choose the one with... Continue reading

Top 5 Plastics to Recycle and Not Recycle

Posted on: September 11, 2020

Updated: 5/25/21 The recycling guidelines list plastic as an accepted material, so that must mean any plastic, right? Well, as it turns out, all plastic is not created equal and some of it is not recyclable with your household recycling collection or at your local recycling drop-off. Here’s a rundown on what’s ok to toss... Continue reading

What’s the Deal with Zero Waste?

Posted on: January 25, 2019

One of the terms you may have heard recently is “zero waste.” Many corporations, including General Motors, Google and Procter & Gamble, have adopted varying stages of the zero waste philosophy in an effort to be more environmentally responsible. Even smaller, local businesses are getting in on the act. Some individuals and families strive to... Continue reading

Three Tips for Making Every Day Earth Day

Posted on: April 20, 2018

Saving the environment and protecting the earth can be a big job. If you think too much about it, it can be really daunting. The good news is, there are small actions you can turn into habits that will have a lasting impact. Here are top tips for easy changes you can make in your... Continue reading

Happy Sustainable Valentine’s Day!

Posted on: February 1, 2018

Every February 14, couples around the country show each other the love. While all this love is great, the traditional Valentine’s Day trappings aren’t all that environmentally friendly. So, what’s a green guy or gal to do? Check out some alternatives to the Valentine’s Day big four:   Cards Not to sound cynical when speaking... Continue reading

How to Make Your Super Bowl Party Greener

Posted on: January 24, 2018

No matter what your team colors are, it’s a good thing to be green when you’re having a Super Bowl Party (or really any kind of get together with friends and family). Here are some tips for making your get togethers more environmentally friendly. Choose homemade over prepackaged. You know those greasy, cheesy pizza boxes can’t... Continue reading

Help! What Should I Do with This Unwanted Bag?

Posted on: November 30, 2017

Bags are everywhere. Most of us probably use them in one form or another almost every day. But what do we do with them when we’re done? Now there’s a complicated question. Some bags can be recycled in your regular recycling collection, some can be recycled, but not in your curbside cart, some bags can’t... Continue reading

Step Up Your Green Game at Your Next Tailgate

Posted on: October 27, 2016

The leaves are changing color and starting to fall and there’s a chill in the air. That can only mean one thing—football season is in full swing. And let’s face it, only half the fun of football is watching the game. Hanging out with friends and family, sharing good food and beverages at tailgate can... Continue reading