Home cooking and baking has experienced a resurgence in recent years and in general making your own food has a positive environmental impact, reducing waste used in packaging and manufacturing. But there are further steps you can take to ensure your meals are as eco-friendly as possible, starting with the ingredients you use. Whenever possible, …


Green Tip: Solar Power

Installing solar panels on your home’s rooftop or in your yard is an excellent way to save money on your utility bills, as well as reduce pollution from the coal and natural gas used to make electricity. The sun provides a source of clean, abundant energy and solar panels are more affordable than ever, with …

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Green Tip: Greener Holidays

Did you know that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day Americans throw out one million tons of trash per week, much of it holiday wrapping and packaging? It takes a little extra effort, but it’s possible to celebrate in a more environmentally-friendly way without sacrificing holiday fun! Let’s work together to reduce waste on New …

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Green Tip: Green Dry Cleaning

Go green when you dry clean! Did you know that more than 70% of dry cleaners use perchloroethylene (perc), a chemical solvent that’s been linked to cancer? Even short term exposure to perc can cause headaches, dizziness, and other neurological side effects, making it hazardous for dry cleaning workers as well as the environment. Luckily, …

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Green Tip: Reusable Lids

Rethink single use items when covering food and drinks! For storing leftovers, covering open cans of pet food, or carrying coffee on the go, reusable lids are a great alternative to the disposable kind. Single use lids and covers, whether metal, plastic or paper, are often not recycled and end up in landfills. Reusable lids, …

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