8 Easy Tips For Successful Water Harvesting

With the monsoon season upon us, we like to remind everyone to think about harvesting rain water.  Here is your simple guide to start saving our most sacred resource: water! The Eight Principles of Successful Water Harvesting Courtesy of Brad Lancaster- harvestingrainwater.com 1. Begin with long and thoughtful observation.Use all your senses to see where… Continue reading »

Organize Your Fridge For Energy Efficiency

Guest Blog Courtesy of Tucson Electric Power Using refrigerator and freezer properly and keeping them well-organized can help you use less energy and reduce food waste. Make sure both of them are set at the proper temperature. Keeping them too cold will require more energy to maintain the lower-than-necessary temperatures. The U.S. Food and Drug… Continue reading »

Ring In The New Year With Changes To Help Mother Earth!

A new year, a new beginning. Now is the time of year we begin thinking of our new year’s resolutions. Will you lose weight? Stop smoking? You may be surprised that making these changes in your lifestyle can not only help you, but mother earth too. Here are some of the familiar New Year’s resolutions… Continue reading »

Green Winter Remedies

Winter is here! With it comes the cold and flu season and uncomfortable dry skin.  We can’t guarantee that you won’t be hit with a cold or the flu, but we do think  you can increase your odds of staying well with these natural strategies. Drink Plenty of Fluids~ Water flushes your system, washing out… 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 »

Do You Know How To Store Fresh Produce?

Did you know that fruits and vegetables give off the natural gas called ethylene? Ethylene can affect the other fruits and veggies that they are stored next to. You don’t need to buy special bags, but you do need to know which produce doesn’t play nicely with others. Here are some tips! Apples – Do not… Continue reading »

Tis The Season To Give Back!

This holiday make the season a little brighter for others. Giving back is a great thing to do all year round, but the holidays tend to bring out the charitable side in most people. Try some of these ideas with your family and make a difference this holiday season. •    Donate to a charitable organization… Continue reading »

For The Love Of Repurposing & Recycling

re·pur·pose: to change (something) so that it can be used for a different purpose re·cy·cle: to make something new from (something that has been used before) Recycling and repurposing seem to go hand-in-hand and there are so many great ideas to transform old or unwanted items that may be stashed around your home or headed… Continue reading »

Seasonal Eats! Butternut Squash Soup with Fontina Crostini

Fall means winter squash: butternut, delicata, acorn, pumpkin, buttercup (to name a few of my favorites). These squash are very high in vitamins A and C, and are good sources of fiber. Their richly colored flesh tells you they’re a great source of antioxidants and carotenoids. This nourishing butternut squash soup is super easy to… Continue reading »

Tips & Tricks For A Healthy School Lunch

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 »

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