Learn how to recycle holiday items correctly! And get a tutorial for a cute ornament made out of leftover holiday wrapping paper.
Once you have mastered clean recycling take the next step. Recycle those things like stretchy film plastics and textiles that are easy to recycle, but not appropriate for your blue bin. Take a little extra time and make the effort to take these items to the appropriate donation spot. You don’t even have to go out of your way to do this! Spending the time to recycle right will benefit everyone in our community and help protect the environment.
It is easy to be overwhelmed and feel like these things are out of our control and we can’t make a difference and change the world. But while we can’t change things on a global level there are simple actions we can take that will have a positive effect on our homes and our communities. Recycling is one of those things, when you know the facts about recycling and do it correctly.
Here are some inspirational quotes for Earth Day, which we are celebrating this week!
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringingInnovation #CollectiveBias Recycling is important to the environment and to our kids’ future, so it is important to make it a family priority! Â Here are 5 easy tips that can my recycling more fun and easy, and that […]
I want to thank Repreve for sponsoring this post and inspiring me to #TurnitGreen. Recycling is important, but sometimes it is easy to let it go, because you are in a hurry.Â Here are some tips that have helped my family get better at recycling and make it a part of our lives. Tip #1 […]
This article is sponsored by REPREVE. Recycling and thinking about sustainability are important to my family. My oldest daughter is studying conservation biology in college, and she makes sure we are all aware of environmental issues and do our part to recycle. Have you ever wondered what happens when you drop a bottle into a […]
Iâ€™d love to be able to buy more organic food, but it is so expensive!Â Here are some simple ways to save money on organic food shopping, so you can afford to buy more.
Do you have bunch of old electronic devices laying around the house?Â I know I do, including old cell phones, the camera I dropped in the ocean last summer, and an old VCR that hasnâ€™t worked in years.Â In the past getting rid of these things has been difficult.Â Many of them are not supposed […]
When it comes to keeping the house clean it is hard to avoid toxic cleaners. Many cleaning products contain powerful synthetic cleaning products that are not good for the environment or for people. Carpet cleaners are no exception, and when you think of how often you, your children and your pets are on the carpet […]
This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Sometimes it seems that there just isnâ€™t enough time during the holiday season to worry about saving energy, because there is just so much else to do. During the holidays, we spend an enormous amount of energy decorating our homes, yards, and […]
Do you know what fracking is? Fracking is a method of extracting natural gas from deep shale deposits from within the earth.Â You can learn all about the process here, What is Fracking?Â Now I am sure we can all agree that more energy is needed, but the process of extracting natural gas by fracking […]
Sustainable energy, conserving energy and green living are something on many minds right now.Â There are many things we can do, but sometimes it is overwhelming and hard to decide what to focus on.Â To help, IEEE recently launched the Green Your World Challenge app on Facebook.Â The IEEE stands for Institute of Electrical and […]
Last month I set out to save money and energy by replacing my incandescent light bulbs with new energy efficient ones from GE.Â I ended up with a shopping cart full of energy efficient lighting, mostly compact fluorescent bulbs.
Saving energy is important to me and my family, both so we can save money and so we can use resources wisely.Â It can be tough to know what to do to save energy, but here are some things that work for us. Turn off the Lights â€“ it is obvious I know, but the […]
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Whitney Farms for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. It is almost time to start planting my garden here in Upstate NY.Â We are still having frost occassionally, but by the end of the month it should be safe to plant my vegetables outside.Â […]
Disneynature’s New True Life Adventure Chimpanzee had a huge opening last week, one of the largest ever for a non-concert documentary! To celebrate for every moviegoer who sees Chimpanzee through May 3, 2012, Disneynature will make a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to protect chimpanzees today and […]
My kids are supposed to be responsible for taking out the kitchen garbage when it gets full.Â This means that they try to stuff as much garbage into it as possible, and put off taking it out. The result is that when it finally does get taken out the garbage is bursting, and heavy. That […]