Sunday, April 28, 2013
Here are some eco-friendly ways to celebrate Earth Day any day!
Earth Day took place on Monday, April 22 this year. But even though the annual celebration of the earth is past, that doesn't mean you can't still work on your green thumb. Founded in 1970 in the U.S. as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday. More than one billion people in 192 countries will observe the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, according to the Earth Day Network. Although Earth Day is a great reminder to be environmentally conscious, there are plenty of simple ways you can celebrate the earth all year long. Here are just 10 ways you can be eco-friendly long after Earth Day is over: 1. Plant a tree. Planting a tree is perhaps the most common Earth Day activity, but you can plant…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Encourage children to love the earth and all will bloom naturally. Here are some family activities you can do to foster environmentalism in Norwood.
April 22 was Earth Day, which is celebrated across the entire world. What can we do to show our love for the earth on a daily basis? Love begins in the home and so does the love for our earth. If you teach your children to respect the earth on every level, they will continue to realize the global impact of environmentalism when they become adults. This is important for the sustainability of life as we know it. Perhaps we can set off that spark in a child, making them want to learn more about the process and do more to help. If we've done our part, they might strive to become an environmentalist—professionally or at heart. Inspire children, plant the seeds early on, and they will flourish. We all strive to do "acts of kindness" for …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Sealing windows and adding insulation to your home can take as much as 30 percent off your heating bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Time is money, the old adage goes, but so is a well-winterized house. Stopping air leakages can take as much as 30 percent off your heating bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. After you check with them, check out these three tips for closing up air leaks around your home:
Monday, February 25, 2013
From simple everyday changes to purchasing water efficient appliances, here's how homeowners and families can save water and protect our local environment.
Did you know only 1% of the total water resources on earth are available for human use? It's a fact, according the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). Water Saving Technology Mike Brent is the Water Resource Manager for the Cascade Water Alliance, a Puget Sound based agency that provides water to almost 400,000 residences and 22,000 businesses. Brent says families can conserve water by changing habits and taking advantage of water saving technology. “Water efficiency can be categorized by behavioral measures and hardware measures. Behavioral measures are the steps we take to minimize wasting water, such as turning off the tap while brushing your teeth, taking shorter showers, making sure to run full loads in the dishwasher and…