Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Greening Your Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and there is more to thanksgiving than just the food.  It's a time for decorating as well, and it kicks off the holiday season.  So start off your holiday season by making a few eco-friendly changes.  Wanting to green your thanksgiving?  I have listed 4 of the top great websites with tips and ideas on how to green your Thanksgiving.

Treehugger - How To Go Green:  Thanksgiving Day
Earth911.com - 8 Easy Green Thanksgiving Tips
Cool Foods Campaign - Greening Your Thanksgiving
Planet Green:  How To Go Green:  Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Want to Green Your Halloween?

Want to green your halloween?  Here are the top three googled websites for going green this year.  Easy tips for going green and saving money.

  1. The Daily Green
  2. Tree Hugger
  3. Divine Caroline

Sunday, May 08, 2011

5 Simple Steps to an Indoor Vegetable Garden

It's that time again and maybe your wanting to start a small indoor vegetable garden.  An indoor vegetable garden can be a great hobby and very productive.  Imagine how much you could save with your own vegetable garden.  Here are five easy steps to get you started.

  1. Find the best spot in your house, preferably near a window that get's the most sunlight.  
  2. Buy artificial lighting.  LED or halogen lamps will work great. 
  3. Be sure to arrange your vegetable plants in rows according to how much sunlight they need.  And be sure to have enough spacing in between them.
  4. Purchase the seeds and appropriate containers.  A vegetable garden can be high maintenance, so choose your vegetables wisely.  And be sure to choose the right size pots.
  5. Watering and caring for your new plants.  A vegetable garden takes a lot of TLC, so make sure you give them the proper care, water and fertilizing.  Make sure they get plenty of sunlight.
Now you have everything you need to start your very own indoor vegetable garden.  If your a little weary, to begin with start off with just a few plants, so as to not be overwhelmed.  Good luck to you and enjoy your new vegetable garden!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Summer Energy Efficient Tips

Summer is almost here.  But even Spring has it's hot days.  With that being said, you may be in need of some summer energy saving efficiency tips?  Then follow the below tips.

Use energy saving light bulbs.
Turn off all appliances in the house and unplug when not in use.
Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible.
Weatherize.  Have proper caulking and weather stripping.
Close window shades and curtains to deflect sunlight away from the inside of your home.
Use a fan with your window air conditioner to spread cool air effectively through your home.
Don't place lamps or tvs near window air condition thermostats.  The heat from these will cause your air conditioner to run longer. 
Don't cool rooms that are not occupied.
Use fans as much as possible.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Find a Local Recycling Center

Do you want to start recycling, but don't know where to find a local recycling center.  Here are a couple of links to help provide assistance to you in your search.


*Not sure you want to recycle and maybe wondering why you should recycle?   Then Read here...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

5 Tips to Green Your Valentines Day

Need ideas to green your Valentines Day this year?  I have a few that will help you to have a green Valentines Day.

  1. Send an eCard instead of a regular Valentines card.
  2. Give a recycled card.
  3. Use the Fair Trade Online Store for Organic Chocolates or Flowers
  4. Give recycled jewelry.
  5. Take them out to a green restaurant or to have a green meal.
You can use one, two or all of these ideas.  Have a Happy Green Valentines Day!

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