Pumpkin For Your Health!

With October well underway, you’re likely seeing pumpkins everywhere: outside your local grocery store, on porches and maybe even in your garden. Pumpkins, a variety of squash, play a central role in fall festivities, from filling tasty pies to adorning porches and welcoming trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Indigenous to North America, these bright orange veggies were… Continue reading »

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds- Yum!

Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray, for spraying the parchment 1/2 cup lightly packed light brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Pinch of cayenne pepper 1 large egg white 2 cups salted pumpkin seeds Directions Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment… Continue reading »

Don’t Scare the Planet This Halloween

Between adding cobwebs and scary spiders to your home, stocking up on treats for the kids and deciding how to dress a Dracula, you’ve got a lot to do before Halloween.Though tradition is wonderful, there are some Halloween rituals that could do with a green makeover. But don’t be scared, adding green to this orange… Continue reading »

Eat Seasonally! Here’s Your Fall List

Fall is our favorite time of the year. There is a such a wide variety of  fruits and veggies in season. Not only do these fruits and veggies taste great, they are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, such as Vitamin K and carotenoids, which have been linked to protect against certain cancers. For your… Continue reading »

Are Your Clothes Bad For The Environment?

The Fall season is fast approaching, but let’s not take those summer clothes and toss them in the trash! Before discarding those lived-in shorts and tank tops, think about recycling them. Every year, millions of pounds of textiles are tossed into US landfills. Instead, donate your duds to USAgain. Now, don’t get the wrong idea. We’re… Continue reading »

Poached Pears- A Fall Favorite

Pears are one of our favorite fall fruits. They can be used in sandwiches, sides, desserts and more. Pears, like apples, come in a multitude of sizes and types. There are two main varieties, bell shaped European varieties and round apple-crisp Asian pears. Pears are best in late summer and fall. Ripe pears will have… Continue reading »

Time To Tailgate! Green It Up!

Alright everyone! Time to gear up and get ready to support your favorite football team .  The season is right around the corner.   Fans can grab their hats and jerseys and prepare for the ever popular tailgate parties. While you’re busy cheering your team on with fellow party goers add some of these green ideas… Continue reading »

DIY Cloth Wipes

Cloth wipes are a great substitution to expensive and harsh paper wipes, plus they are a bonus for our already suffering planet. When you choose cloth wipes over paper wipes, you can easily save hundreds of dollars a year. To find out more, take a look below for a comprehensive overview on how to make… Continue reading »

Say Goodbye To Chemicals In Your Shampoo

The kitchen is not the only place in your house where you can reduce unnecessary chemicals and eliminate wasteful packaging. One place that often gets overlooked is the bathroom. There are all sorts of organic bath products available now that don’t test on animals, don’t use harmful chemicals, and use recycled packaging.  However, the best… Continue reading »

How To Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

Fact: Commercial hand sanitizers are chemically-scented and made with toxic ingredients. While, yes, they do kill certain bacteria and viruses, the unfortunate byproduct is that these chemicals also seep into the pores of the skin and are absorbed into the bloodstream. The primary active ingredients in commercial sanitizers are Ethyl alcohol and Isopropyl alcohol. [1] Isopropyl alcohol… Continue reading »

Why Recycling Garden Water Responsibly Is Vital

Runoff water from irrigation accounts for roughly one-third of water usage in the United States. That’s why recycling garden water doesn’t only benefit your water bill; it can cut down on the costs of water treatment plants and the rate at which humans are using up our fresh water in general. Recycling garden water can… Continue reading »

Tips & Tricks To Green Up Back To School

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 »

Easy Peach Cobbler

It’s just isn’t summer without a Peach Cobbler! Enjoy this easy recipe this weekend.  We even have a few tips to pick just the right peaches! How To Choose the Perfect Peach Peaches do not get sweeter once they are picked. They do get softer and juicer but never sweeter. That is why it is… Continue reading »

Green Living: Saving The Planet And Making You Money

The money saving benefits of going green are exemplified by the cash that can be saved on water bottles. A Penn State study found that the average American family spends $24,600 a year on bottled water. Replacing cheap bottles with a sturdier item, even a (relatively short) lifespan of 5 years would save over $120,000 for… Continue reading »

Does Water Usage and Conservation Really Matter? Yes. Here’s Why

PART 1- This is a two part article Water is everywhere, right? You use water when you turn on the faucet to wash your hands, to use the restroom, wash your clothes, and of course, you drink it. Water seems like an abundant, never-ending supply, right? Unfortunately, that’s not true. In fact, is pretty far… Continue reading »

Water Conservation Matters

Guest Blog- Part 2 Water is everywhere, right? You use water when you turn on the faucet to wash your hands, to use the restroom, wash your clothes, and of course, you drink it. Water seems like an abundant, never-ending supply, right? Unfortunately, that’s not true. In fact, is pretty far from the truth. Water… Continue reading »

Repel Pests, Keep Friends

Even the best-planned healthiest garden will attract pests. Bugs, slugs, and other creepy – crawlies like the tasty lettuce leaf or tomato just as much as humans do. But if you are gardening to provide food for your table, you won’t want to use toxic chemicals to deter invaders. There are lots of nontoxic and… Continue reading »

It’s Summer & That Means A Party!

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 »

10 Easy Tips To Save Water This Summer

Did you know that as much as 40 percent of our water use in the spring and summer goes toward our lawns and gardens. That’s a lot of water wasted. Your impact: The UN predicts that 3.4 billion people will be living in countries defined as water-scarce by 2025. When water is scarce, people are… Continue reading »

3 Home Improvements to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

While US environmental policy remains under close scrutiny, an eco-friendly approach to everyday life is becoming increasingly popular with Americans. More than 56% of US consumers state that they are willing to pay more for eco-friendly products while making the necessary lifestyle changes to reducing energy usage. On average, an American household spends approximately $1,300 on energy… Continue reading »

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