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Green Tip: Rain Barrels!

A hot and dry summer in New England means we’re more likely to hit drought status and have water bans implemented in our towns. A water ban means that excessive water use, like utilizing a sprinkler for your lawn or garden, is banned or limited. It’s necessary to ensure that households have access to running …

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Green Tip: Refill Stores

The way we purchase and consume food plays a huge role in climate change. Not just food waste, which ends up in landfills and generates methane, a potent greenhouse gas, but also our food packaging. The creation of food packaging, like plastic containers and bags, plays a big role as well. We all work to …

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Green Tip: Line Dry Your Clothes

According to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, there are more than 90 million clothes dryers in the United States. On average, clothes dryers are the 3rd most energy-hungry appliance in your home (after the refrigerator and the washing machine). Air-drying your clothes can reduce the average household’s carbon footprint by an astounding 2,400 pounds …

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Why You Should Use Organic Cleaning Products, and How To Find Them

In the past, it was thought a chemical-based cleaning product was necessary to fight germs and dirt in our homes. Today, we know these products are compromising our health, the health of animals, and our environment. Understanding the contents of most standard cleaning products will go a long way in helping you understand why you …

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A Real Green Tip: Include Native Plants In Your Landscaping

When choosing plants and trees for your yard, look for plants native to your area. Native trees and plants provide habitat for and attract birds, butterflies, and other beneficial local wildlife. Local plants thrive in the temperature, rainfall and environment of your area! Once established, native plants require very little maintenance because they are naturally …

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Eco-Friendly Spot cleaner

Whether it’s from kids, pets or from just being clumsy, spills on carpets are inevitable but thanks to this week’s Green Tip; stains don’t have to be!  Instead of reaching for a chemical laden carpet cleaner, try out this all-natural spot cleaner the next time your drink decided to land on the floor. You probably …

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