Whether you love or loathe spring cleaning, for most of us, it’s part of the calendar.
It might mean having a cursory declutter and paying annual attention to neglected areas like the back of the microwave (raises hand), or a full-scale, edge-to-edge deep clean. Whichever kind of spring cleaner you are, the spring-cleaning season is upon us, so let’s go!
The Best Thing About Spring Cleaning? The Result!
What’s awesome about spring cleaning is the end result. A fresh, sparkling home that’s fragrant and a joy to dwell in. Every time you start flagging, keep that thought in mind!
But there’s a downside to all that cleaning. No, not the elbow grease – the chemicals. Think about all …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On October 28, 2020 12:00 pm
BOO! It’s almost time for Halloween, and ghouls, ghosts, and scary clowns will soon be everywhere. But spooks are not the most chilling bit of Halloween – the true terror is what the creepiest night of the year does to our planet.
It’s easy to celebrate in eco-friendly style and green your Halloween all the way! Check out our ideas:
1. Buy pumpkins close to home, that have been grown locally. Farmers markets and community growers should be your first port of call. And once you’ve carved them, try to use as much of the pumpkin flesh as possible in soups, pies and even smoothies!
2. Don’t buy a costume for you or the kids. The fabric …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On September 19, 2019 7:19 pm
We shared the story about the Ecobricks initiative recently, and we’re excited to talk about another awesome way of using some of the millions of plastic bottles that otherwise would be headed to landfill: plastic bottle greenhouses.
This is such a fantastic idea and a great time of year to be trying it out! If you have any plants that you need to water over winter when the weather gets cooler, or like to start off seedlings nice and early, you can nurture your tender plants in an Earth-friendly way!
We’re slowly getting better at reducing packaging, ditching single-use plastics, and recycling materials. But with 10.5 million tons of plastic waste produced in the USA every year and a recycling rate of just 1-2%…it’s not enough. Enter Ecobricks.
15 High Alkaline Foods You Should Include in Your Diet
Alkaline Foods Definition: Alkaline foods are various types of foods high in alkaline levels, which you can add to your diet.
1. Beet Greens
Beet greens may not be the usual green food in your diet, but they have an alkalinity score of -16.7 (based on the potential renal acid load). This veggie also has a bitter quality that can help stimulate bile production for better digestion of fats.
You can add beet greens as an ingredient to your green smoothie or stir-fries. It’s …
Well, here’s some good news! Americans are conserving water at a higher volume than ever before, according to a prominent US Geological Survey.
In 1980, we were using around 112 gallons of water per day each. This plummeted to 88 gallons per day in 2005 and 82 gallons per day in 2015, marking a 27 percent decrease, despite the population increasing by 4 percent during that time.
Winning at Domestic Water Use!
The survey also highlights how domestic water use is relatively small compared to the various ways that water is used on an industrial scale. However, the signs that we’re using significantly less of domestic water are …
So, we know that greens are good for us and why; but what makes the sunny side of the fruit bowl so nutritious?
Sunny and Scrumptious!
So much of our favorite fresh, delicious produce comes in the glorious colors of the sunrise and sunset. From the cheery, zingy looks of citrus and the warm hue of mango and peaches, to the rich autumnal glow of squash and bright buttery corn — it all looks and tastes great!
What’s in Them?
So what exactly is packed into these brilliantly-colored foods that makes them so good for us?