LIVING GREEN – Save water by setting up a self-irrigation system in your container plants

Tip # 54 Make a simple self-irrigating water system Are you like me and keep forgetting to water your container vegetables, herbs and flowers?   I also hate when the water runs over the top and out the bottom...what a waste of water!  Well, I found this simple solution online at Earth911.com.  It's a simple to set up, self irrigation system that will save you time and water. … [Read more...]

Make some popsicle stick garden markers {LIVING GREEN -Tips}

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Tip # 53 Make some popsicle stick garden markers! The hot, humid days of summer mean we're all eating icy treats to help stay cool.   You could definitely compost those wooden sticks, but better still, why not save those sticks for reuse in your garden and then compost them down the road.  … [Read more...]

Toilet Tissue rolls for your garden? {LIVING GREEN – Tips}

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#52 Toilet Tissue rolls for your garden? … [Read more...]

LIVING GREEN – Tip # 50: David Suzuki Father’s Day E-cards!

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Tip # 50 Father's Day E-card Send your Dad or father figure an e-card from the David Suzuki Foundation to show you care about him and the planet. So much better than a tie or golf balls. This is just one of several cards available, have a look and find one that is perfect for you and your family! … [Read more...]

LIVING GREEN – Tip # 49 ~ When life gives you lemons, make “furniture polish”?? ~

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Photo credit - flourishmag.com I found a great article at Green Living Tips, outlining 24 Uses for Lemons.  I've included a few of them below;  be sure to read the complete article for even more great uses for lemons! … [Read more...]

LIVING GREEN – World Environment Day is June 5th {Green Economy: Does it include YOU?}

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Green Economy: Does it include YOU? The 2012 theme for World Environment Day is Green Economy: Does it include you?There are two parts to this theme and the first tackles the subject of the Green Economy. … [Read more...]

LIVING GREEN – One Tip at a Time { #47 Saving water in the garden}

It's wonderful to have a garden and add a splash of green in an urban environment; but our gardens tend to consume massive amounts of water; something that's becoming an increasingly scarce resource in many parts of the world. Here are some tips for reducing your garden watering footprint - … [Read more...]

Living Green – One Tip at a Time

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Living Green, One Tip at a Time

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Why should we care about a little thing like plastic bags? … [Read more...]

Living Green – One tip at a time

Tip # 44 Lights out!   It’s obvious, but turning off lights at night can save you, and the environment, big. A computer left on to run 24 hours a day can increase the electricity bill by $75 to $120 yearly. By putting the computer into standby mode, this amount is reduced to only $15 per year.       … [Read more...]

Living Green – One tip at a time

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Tip # 43  Maintain your vehicle   Keeping your vehicle in top shape will save fuel and help the environment. … [Read more...]

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Tip # 42 Caulking … [Read more...]

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

Tip # 40 Get Back to the Basics Let's all try to be a little greener in 2012 and get back to the basics by remembering the three "R's":  Reduce  Reuse  Recycle  We all need to remember that we are stewards of this planet, if we don't protect it for future generations, who will? Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and green 2012! Monica … [Read more...]