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Adventures in composting

Larraine Roulston writes children’s books and once volunteered with a puppet show. But make no mistake, she is quite serious about the topic of composting. It’s just that Roulston uses children’s literature to promote what she said she believes is an important aspect of waste management. The Havelock, Ontario, resident is currently working on her…

Clean Up Your Holidays

Get out the packing boxes and old newspaper – it’s time to clean up your holidays! What a whirlwind season it’s been. With everything that happened in 2009, 2010 is sure to be another monumental year for all things green.

7 Resolutions, With a Green Twist

With the start of a new year comes hope and change and most importantly, opportunity. In reaction to such inspiring settings, most of us turn to the old pad and pen to set up our course for the next year. So, what is on your list?

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

As you get ready to undeck the halls, here are a few helpful tips to guarantee your Christmas tree doesn’t end up in a landfill. Considering the EPA estimates 20 percent of our municipal solid waste is already organic, it’s worth the time to properly dispose of your tree.

Clean Up Your Cooking

Regardless of what you put in your oven or your mouth, cooking is usually a holiday staple. But along with cooking, waste isn’t usually far behind. From leftover food to left-open refrigerators, waste is all around us as we prepare the treats that make your holiday dinner party a hit.

Tissue company offers free lesson plans on recycling

Marcal Manufacturing LLC, which makes 100% recycled tissue products, is offering free lesson plans to help teach students about recycling. The lesson plans are available at www.marcalsmallsteps.com/recycling-lesson-plans.html.

Re-ally great holidays include Re-ducing, Re-using and Re-cycling

We wouldn’t be doing our jobs if we didn’t share some handy tips for reducing, reusing and recycling over the holiday season. Here are some of our favorites: When you are looking for gifts, look for recycled content items and/or items with minimal packaging. Consider buying re-usable grocery bags as gifts & “wrapping” them in…

2009 Holiday Gift Guide

Still haven’t found the perfect present for those hard-to-shop-for recipients? We have compiled 10 must-have gifts for every person on your list. From recycled materials to fair trade practices, you can be sure that your gifts will bring smiles without compromising your earth-friendly aspirations for a green holiday season.

Winterize Your Home

The average, unweatherized U.S. home leaks air at a rate equivalent to a 4-square-foot hole in the wall, according to the ” Solar Living Sourcebook” by John Schaeffer. And with the residential sector consuming 35 percent of available energy to consumers, reducing our use of this costly resource can result in big savings. So what…

8 Easy Green Thanksgiving Tips

The holiday season is officially in full-swing, and Thanksgiving marks the beginning of big family dinners, extensive gift shopping and elaborate decorations. But the season isn’t all turkey, stuffing and pie. According to RecycleWorks, from Thanksgiving to New Years Day, household waste increases by more than 25 percent.