Eco-Friendly

Eco-Friendly

In today's world most everyone is concerned with going green and making the smallest carbon footprint possible. We want to help you go green while still being frugal, helping you save money and the environment.

Recent Blog Posts


In many parts of the country, Mother's Day marks opening day for home gardeners. The threat of frost is fading while warmer weather is just around the corner. In planting your garden this year, consider the financial return you'll receive on each plant, based on monetary investment.

 


Social responsibility is more than just a trend; in some states, it's the law. A new form of legislation is creating "benefit corporations," which can legally place good deeds before shareholder profits.


Growing food in your garden may sound silly, but it's actually possible if you have a sufficient amount of sun and a heated environment, of course. You can grow everything from broccoli to radishes, with a little luck.


If your water meter reflects your lawn and garden are sucking up the majority of H2O, it's time to re-examine your outdoor landscaping and how much you're spending on it.


Recycling old computers used to be a real problem. Nobody wanted them so they sat in our basements gathering dust. Today's e-waste industry, however, has changed things for the better. Here are eight tips on where you can recycle your old electronics. 


Chemical dyes are harsh, can ruin a fabric, and aren't so hot for the environment. Did you know it's still possible to dye fabrics naturally? You'll need some plants, a pot, rubber gloves and a few other supplies, but it's not as difficult as you may think.

 


Computers suck energy like vampires suck blood, just with less pleasure. These powers vampires lead to painful electric bills whether in the home or at work, and few of us pay the least attention. 


Drying vegetables doesn't mean your extra produce will necessary taste like dust. With a bit of know-how and the right tools, everything from beans to tomatoes can be home dried and still maintain much of their nutritional content and flavor.


Portable air conditioners are gaining in popularity as the cost of running a whole-house system continues to climb. A portable unit directs the cool air exactly where you need it, particularly if you care for it properly.


The Farmers' Almanac has long been the bible of farmers wanting to know the weather for upcoming seasons. But backyard gardeners might want to check out this annual calendar before planting each year.