Snow Way

Snow Way Just as in summer when sustainable gardens reap abundance so too does winter display its eco-potential. From drinking water to ice storage, snow is an environmental gift. Most people, however, find snow a nuisance and will go to any length to remove it. Learn how to use snow to your advantage, and remove … Continue reading

Filter It: Clean Your Water Right

Filter It: Clean Your Water Right Not long ago it was normal to fill a glass of cold, clear water from the kitchen tap for a refreshing beverage. Nowadays, it is considered in some homes akin to eating off the floor. Dangers lie hidden in many tap water systems. Although it is not immediately alarming, … Continue reading

How Green Is Your Valley? Reflections on Environment 2012

How Green Is Your Valley? Reflections on Environment 2012 It’s not a question most people are comfortable asking now that Congress has a Republican majority which seems hell-bent on undoing all the environmental advances gained over the past decade. In spite of that, the above question needs answering, if only so that the minority of … Continue reading

How to Do a Home Water Audit

How to Do a Home Water Audit It’s so easy to turn on the taps that a lot of us don’t notice how much water we send down the drains every day. But when you add up all those showers, lawns, and dirty dishes, you end up with a lot of wasted water. In fact, … Continue reading

Just In Time for Christmas

Just In Time for Christmas It’s still green here in the Upper Midwest, and natives are starting to grouse about the lack of snow. After all, what is winter for if people can’t run their snowmobiles, ice fish on a mere two inches of ice, and slide around empty parking lots at top speed to … Continue reading

Beer Libations: Drink Green

Holiday Beer Libations: Drink Green If you partake in alcoholic beer beverages there is a high probability that you are unaware of the brands which actually produce less of a carbon footprint than others. This holiday season, as friends, family and business relations raise a glass to good cheer and good fortune, try something new … Continue reading

Greywater: What Is It and How Can It Make a Difference in Your Home?

Greywater: What Is It and How Can It Make a Difference in Your Home? What Is Greywater? Thousands of gallons of water go down the drains in your home every year, but not all of that wasted water is the same. Around a third of home wastewater is flushed down the toilet or run through … Continue reading

10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth

10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth Vegetarian living is continuing to gain momentum due to its many advantages both health wise and environmentally. Here 10 reasons why vegetarianism can save the planet as reported in 2010 in The Observer, a United Kingdom periodical. 1. Choking the Earth A cow produces about eighty pounds … Continue reading

Beach Clean-up, What You Can Do

Beach Clean-up, What You Can Do It’s amazing how much litter ends up on beaches in the United States. From dead marine animals like seals, whales and pelicans, to asbestos (from illegal dumping), tar (from oil spills) and most recently the remains of the Japanese tragedy at Fukushima, beach trash is not just ugly but … Continue reading

Rain Catchment: For Residential and Small Business Use

Rain Catchment: For Residential and Small Business Use Water is becoming more expensive and, in due time, more scarce. Because of this, some homes and businesses are rethinking their water output doing everything they can to conserve this precious resource. On the other hand, not many people realize that thinking about their water input is … Continue reading