Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Tip # 27Install a clotheslineYes, it's been used for thousands of years, the good old solar powered clothes dryer!!  Not only does it save us money,  it cuts down on CO2 use as well!!Monica … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Tip # 25I feel I've reached a bit of a "green tips" milestone, with this being week number 25.  So, in honour of this, I'm offering a green tip in a little different format and presenting a short (1 min. 48sec.) video I found while on You Tube.  It's titled,  How To Go Green and Save Some Green At the Same Time... hope you enjoy!Monica … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Tip # 24To save on energy, keep your refrigerator and freezer well stocked.The cold and frozen foods help maintain the internal temperature of the appliance.Monica … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Tip # 23Education is the key!!Teach your children about environmental responsibility.Monica … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Tip #22 Save water!!Check out your bathroom and consider using low-flow faucets, showerheads and toilets.Do you currently use low flow fixtures?Monica … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Tip # 19Save a tree... ... instead of paper statements,  request e-statements for your bills.Monica … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Living Green, One tip at a Time -  Tip # 17Think before you print!! Think before you print your emails and attachments, we can save trees by only printing out necessary documents.  If you do print, whenever possible, recycle the paper !!Monica … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Living Green, One tip at a Time -  Tip # 15When you stop for coffee in the morning, bring a reusable mug from home.  Refills are cheaper and there is no trash* to throw away!*(Most of the cups used by the major coffee chains have a combination of paper and plastic and are, therefore,  not compostable or recyclable)Monica … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Living Green, One tip at a Time - Tip # 13(Honestly, this picture was not taken at my house!!) Whenever possible run a full dishwasher load - it uses half (or less) of the water and energy of washing the same dishes by hand.  And don't waste water by rinsing before loading the dishwasher...today's machines are designed to power off the mess.Read more: Green Your Home - Ways to Go Green - Good Housekeeping Monica … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – Recycle

Living Green, One Tip at a Time - # 7-  Recycle  (part 1) Recycle Bins: Create designated holding "bins" for each type of recycled product and place in convenient locations in your home/garage Recycling Fact Sheet: Create a local recycling fact sheet for yourself and interested neighbors. The local Yellow Pages, Internet Consumer Recycling Guide and Recycling Resources are great resources. Find out where you can recycle: glass paper products plastic grocery bags (better … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time

# 4 Reduce-Reuse-Recycle Part 1 - Reduce The critical first step of waste prevention has been overshadowed by a focus on recycling. Please help to promote a greater awareness of the importance of the "Reduce" part of the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle mantra. Simplify: Simplify your life as much as possible. Only keep belongings that you use/enjoy on a regular basis.  By making the effort to reduce what you own, you will naturally purchase less/create less waste in the future. Reduce … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time ~ Tip #3

Living Green, One tip at a Time -   Tip #3 -  Plant a Tree or Two or Three Tip #3 - Plant a Tree or Two or Three ~ Most of us know that planting trees can help the environment. Trees trap CO2 emissions, minimizing the effects of global warming. Did you know they also have many other beneficial effects such as:  cooling your home capturing dust particles from the air reducing noise pollution imparting beauty and serenity stabilizing soil and preventing … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time {Tip # 2}

Living Green, One Tip at a Time -   Tip # 2 - Wear it or use it more than once -     Photo credit: StockMonkeys.com via Visual Hunt / CC BY OK...I'm not talking about your underwear and socks, but there are many items of clothing we just automatically remove and toss in the laundry.  (Personally, I wish I could wear my jeans for a couple weeks before I had to wash them!!)  And what about those big fluffy bath towels....hang them on a hook...they don't need to be … [Read more...]