Create A Greener Garden Using Gray Water

July 6th, 2013

Gray water is so called because of its appearance, and is the water that’s left over from washing your hands, taking a bath, or doing your laundry. Usually it just gets treated like other water that goes down the drain, but if you know how, you can actually use it to water your garden.

If the water’s still warm, and you decide not to treat it, then keep it stored until it cools to a reasonable temperature, and then use it on your plants. Any longer than 24 hours in storage and high amounts of bacteria will develop, rendering it (more…)

Set Up A Recycling Program In Your Community

May 15th, 2013

Ever since we were little, we’ve always heard about how important it is to recycle. Recycling helps keep our garbage production lower and helps save valuable resources for future generations. However, it is surprising how many communities still don’t have a recycling program available to them. If this is the case for your community, starting a program of your own can be easy and fun.

First, you will need to know the services already available to the community. The garbage disposal company (more…)

Riding Your Bike: Saving Fuel While Exercising

March 22nd, 2013

Many people in the United States only use bicycles for recreational purposes, but they can be an excellent transportation option for those who need to get to work or school on a daily basis. Many cities are becoming bike-friendly and building bike paths and trails specifically for those who want to commute by bike. Because the cost of fuel is continuing to increase, those who ride bikes can achieve substantial savings. Many cities and towns that charge for parking of vehicles offer free parking for bicycles.

Riding a bike on a regular basis (more…)

Green Garden Solutions

February 4th, 2012

From the electricity rates in texas to the abundance of smart cars, it’s evident there’s a green evolution going on. If you’re interested in giving back to the earth directly we’ve got some green gardening ideas – you can’t miss with these environmentally friendly suggestions:
Start Composting: Coffee grounds, fruit refuse and even newspaper make great additions to a world of composting. Get a bucket with a lid and find some garage space – this stuff is the best fertilizer you can buy.
Plant a Garden: An actual vegetable garden! Hyper local is here to stay and think of the great fresh tastes and health benefits that will come from growing your own plants. Peppers, tomatoes and even herbs make great first-time solutions and they’ll keep the yard fragrant, too.
Think Community Garden: If you’re looking to get everyone else involved in your green effort, think about heading up a community garden. Get going with some hearty soil and a few wooden boxes and ask people to volunteer their time on weekends. IT’s a great way to get everyone behind the cause.

How What You Eat Affects The Environment

July 25th, 2011

Eating patterns can drastically alter the environment, but consumers may not be aware of how their meal planning has an impact.

Beef, chicken, and pork farms can take up hundreds of acres of land. Fish farms are often located on the shore of a lake or ocean. Although responsible owners may recycle waste and other byproducts, many factory farms choose simple disposal because of the cost. This leads to contaminated soil and water. Organic farms may claim to raise (more…)

Improve The Planet With Your Food Choices

July 24th, 2011

It is my responsibility to make our planet a better place, as I realize my children will inherit this world from me. One of the most important things I can do for our planet is to buy locally grown food whenever it is an option.

Yes, you can make the world a better place based on your food choices! If a person makes it a goal to buy local, there are numerous benefits. The food you eat is healthier. It is going to contain fewer additives. It will taste better, and the price is much more (more…)

Learn To Reuse And Re-purpose Items Around The House

July 22nd, 2011

One of the best ways you can be green and limit the impact you have on the earth is to learn how to reuse and re-purpose items all around your house.

One thing that you can do is to re-purpose your organic trash to create a compost pile. You can then use this compost pile to fertilize your flower beds and gardens. Items which you can add to your compost pile include: fruit waste, vegetable waste, egg shells, shredded paper, coffee grounds and grass clippings among many others. By creating (more…)

Gardening Brings More Green To Your Dinner Plate

July 19th, 2011

We live in a world today that is infested with artificial additives. We see this in our everyday lives, whether it is the clothes we wear, or the food we eat. In fact, all sorts of toxins are even contained in the air we breathe. In short, it is very difficult to escape all of this. However, there are a few things that can be done to lessen the invasion of toxic materials into our bodies, and one big way in (more…)