Wyman’s Supports Honey Bee Habitats

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The plight of honey bees is a front and center issue in the green world. Honey bees are responsible for a third of the nation’s crops, and the numbers of colonies is quickly dwindling, but there’s a way for the average person to help make a difference for bees. To help protect honey bees, Wyman’s… Continue reading »

5 Simple Citrus Beauty Tricks

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Citrus is a rich natural source of vitamin C, which is essential for healthy bodies, skin and hair. Citrus fruits also contain B vitamins and inositol—both necessary for healthy skin and hair. These bright-colored fruits are easy to find year-round at your local market, and in warmer climates a citrus tree is a welcome addition… Continue reading »

Tips & Tricks To Fall Asleep Naturally

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You know you should be getting your shuteye every night, but if you’re like most of us, you’re either not sleeping enough, waking up a lot when you do, or lying there wondering if it’s too late (or, ugh, too early) to get up and turn on the TV. In fact, 60% of Americans experience… Continue reading »

7 Back-To School Energy Tips & Resources

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Guest Blog Courtesy of Tucson Electric Power In the spirit of children and young adults returning to school, we’ve gathered several tips and resources to help you reduce energy usage and save money. • 1. Turn up the thermostat. With your children back in school, consider raising your thermostat a few degrees during the day…. Continue reading »

19 Foods You Can Regrow From Scraps

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Want to take your commitment to local foods to the next level? Look no further than your own trashcan or compost bin. While many people think of food scraps—such as carrot tops, onion bottoms, and the tips of romaine hearts or pineapples—as waste (or future fertilizer), these items can be enjoyed all over again. Reduce… Continue reading »

Tips & Tricks For A Healthy School Lunch

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Starting your kids off right by packing school lunches with nutritious foods that taste good will help them establish healthy eating habits for life. Instead of a sandwich on white bread, bag of chips, and cookies, try some of the following healthy (and more interesting) items for your child’s lunch box: What to Pack Carrots… Continue reading »

Eco-System Savers = Pollinators!

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Summer is in full swing, the days are longer, the temperatures are rising, and the bugs are out!  But not all bugs are bad, pollinators are necessary for the survival of many crops, native forbs, grasses, and trees.  There is a unique relationship between pollinating insects and many native plant species which drives ecosystem function. … Continue reading »

Natural Solutions For Bad Breath

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There are few things more unpleasant and uncomfortable in social situations than talking to someone with bad breath. For many people, grabbing a mint or a piece of gum is their go-to solution, as it quickly masks the problem. But this approach often fails to address the root causes of bad breath, which for many… Continue reading »

Tips & Tricks To Green Up Back To School

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Here we go again-it’s back to school time!  That means shopping for new supplies, setting new schedules, and (probably the kids’ favorite) buying new school clothes.  Here are a few ideas on how you can “green-up” your back to school routine this year. Supplies: First, take inventory at your home, find leftovers from last year,… Continue reading »

Our Favorite DIY Beauty Treatments

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Did you know there are secret chemicals lurking in your cosmetics? Making your own beauty products helps to keep harmful chemicals off of your skin. Homemade creams, soaps and other products can be just as luxurious and fragrant as their commercial counterparts but you can avoid artificial chemicals – and the headache of dealing with… Continue reading »

Yikes! Mosquitos! Keep Them Away Naturally

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Mosquitos, they’re definitely one of summer’s biggest pests. They seem to be everywhere this time of year, and most repellents out there leave skin coated with a film of icky chemicals that not only seem questionably safe, but are smelly too. Though most of us have heard of using citronella to ward off bugs, turns… Continue reading »

Linguine Frittata With Greens

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Happy Meatless Monday! We love this recipe! Ingredients Cooking spray • 2 teaspoons butter, divided • 1 cup thinly sliced leek • 3 large eggs, or equivalent egg substitute • 5 large egg whites • 1/3 cup 1% low-fat milk • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano • 1/2 teaspoon kosher… Continue reading »

Stay Water Smart—Even With a Pool!

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What better on a hot summer day than diving into a cool and sparkling pool? However your pool is a big source of water use, and there are many ways to practice water conservation and avoid the guilt associated with your investment and the beautiful amenity. Pool covers can reduce evaporation of the water in… Continue reading »

Natural vs. Organic

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Are Natural and Organic foods the same? No. The term “natural” is not regulated except for meat and poultry. It applies broadly to foods that are minimally processed and free of synthetic preservatives; artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors and other artificial additives; hydrogenated oils; stabilizers; and emulsifiers. Most foods labeled natural are not subject to government… Continue reading »

Small Space Gardening Tricks

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Living in the city, in an apartment, or in a small space? You may not have a yard to work with, but you can still grow lots of tasty vegetables. City living has its ecobenefits: easy travel by foot and public transit, smaller homes that use less energy, and less living space in which to… Continue reading »

Nice Ice, Baby

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With all sorts of shapes, sizes and add-ins, ice has gone designer. Here’s some inspiration to bring the trend home. Add -Ins- Place ingredients in an ice tray. * Thyme * Tarragon * Basil * Mint * Bluberries * Rasberries * Strawberry slices *  Edible flowers or petals. Fill & Freeze- Add liquid to cover… Continue reading »

Air Conditioning: What You Should Know

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Blog Courtesy of Tucson Electric Power Air conditioning is a necessity in the desert, where temperatures can routinely top 100 degrees during the summer. Many homeowners and renters, though, know little about the AC units that cool their homes. While it can be easy to take air conditioning for granted, maintenance, repair and sometimes replacement… Continue reading »

Eat Seasonally! Here’s Your Summertime List!

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There’s something so good about eating food when it’s just been picked. It tastes better, it’s better value and it’s a better deal for the planet, so dig in and celebrate what’s fresh in fruits and vegetables. Here’s your Summer list! Apricots are harvested starting in late spring in warmer areas and through early summer…. Continue reading »

It’s Summer & That Means A Party!

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What’s the best way to avoid the “Summertime Blues”? Throw a party of course! Celebrate summer’s sweet inception by hosting the best (and greenest) shindig on the block. So put on your party hat and dancing shoes and follow our green party tips. Say No To Paper Invites We know, there’s nothing quite like a… Continue reading »

Central Arizona Project- Celebrating 30 Years Of Serving Arizona

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Thirty years ago, the first deliveries of Colorado River water began to central Arizona. Today, CAP is the state’s single largest source of renewable water—delivering more than one and a half million acre-feet of water (500 billion gallons) to central and southern Arizona each year. CAP celebrated this milestone at its June 4 board meeting… Continue reading »

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