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Want a greener Halloween this year? Here’s how to create a safe & healthy Halloween celebration with these top tips from eco-experts. Avoid toxic chemicals and cut waste with ideas from great green bloggers. #Halloweenideas #health | healthy treats | nontoxic | ecofriendly | green living tips | green holidays |
The food scraps you create in the kitchen (think carrot tops, egg shells, coffee grounds) really add up. And they’re not garbage – they can be recycled into beautiful compost which is so much better than sending them to a landfill. Anyone can compost – even if you live in an apartment or have limited space - by using small countertop compost bins!
Are you growing zucchini this season? You can get more out of your garden by growing companion plants for zucchini. Companion planting helps repel pests, attracts pollinators, adds nutrients to your soil, and boosts yields. Check out these 14 zucchini companion plants as well as 3 to avoid and have a better harvest this season! #companionplanting #gardening | vegetable gardening | companion planting | gardening tips | growing zucchini | summer squash | garden hacks |
Attracting natural pollinators to your garden can help it be healthier, and even make your vegetable beds more productive. It all starts with a bee-friendly garden design that incorporates the right pollen rich flowers in bright colors. I’ll help you determine what flowers make the best food for bees, as well as guide you on what other elements are essential in attracting them to your yard long term. Bee gardens aren’t difficult to create, and with one you can play a part in saving the bees.
If you do have access to safe biking lanes, or don’t own a car like me, it may be worth looking into e-bike conversion kits. E-bikes are bicycles equipped with an electric motor to assist you when you’re pedaling. This really comes in handy when you’re carrying a heavy load up a steep hill!
Travel greener with these eco-friendly travel tips and make your next trip a little easier on the planet. What to pack, transportation choices, and more for a vacation with less impact on the planet. #sustainability #sustainabletravel | ecofriendly travel | green living | zero waste | green travel |
Have you tried dehydrating?Dehydrating fruits, veggies, and herbs is an easy and economical way to preserve delicious summer produce for winter. Here’s what you need to know to get started with this simple way to preserve fresh food. #foodpreservation #dehydrating | preserving food | how to dehydrate fruit | preparedness | beginner food preserving |
Looking for less toxic back to school supplies? This guide to a more eco-friendly back to school will help you navigate the confusing world of school supplies and avoid harmful chemicals. Here's how to get ready for a greener school year. #nontoxic #schoolsupplies | zero waste | green living tips | eco-friendly |
Storing food, spices, and liquids in mason jars with lids will keep them fresh much longer. When sealed properly with the right lids, mason jars can be placed in the freezer to even further prolong your food's life. It's a great way to prevent food waste and to reduce single-use plastics.
Textile recycling is the process of recovering fabric, fiber or yarn and reprocessing the textile material into useful products. Textiles are sorted and processed depending on their condition, resale value, and composition. The end result of this process differs every time, but there ARE ways to consciously dispose of your old clothes!
Food preservation is a lot easier than most people think! These simple beginner preserving techniques don't require any special skills or equipment and will save you money. Find out how to get started preserving a little of your own food. #preserving #foodpreservation | dehydrating food | green living tips | reduce waste | preserving for beginners |
More and more people are going green in their homes, not just to save the environment for future generations, but also to help protect their families now. So, it’s only reasonable that we make our homes as healthy as possible for our family. Even if you are unaware of allergies now, they could creep up later on down the road. And, allergies can lead to some real health concerns. #home #parents #parenting #parentingtips #gogreen #ecofriendly
Eating seasonally means fresher, better-tasting food, as well as a lower food bill and smaller "foodprint." Here's what to know about finding the best seasonal foods and how to eat more seasonally all year round. #seasonaleating | local eating | low carbon diet | locavore | foodpring | seasonal eating |
Try No Mow May this year! During the month of May, homeowners skip mowing to leave food for pollinators early in the season. Interested in mowing less and protecting local pollinators? Here's what to know about No Mow May and how to use your yard to help the bees. #NoMowMay #pollinators #ecofriendly | pollinator friendly gardening | save the bees | ecological landscaping |