Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Do Your Part for Planet Earth! Not only since it’s Earth Day, but every day you should do your part to protect Earth’s environment by practicing these 5 simple things: 1)     Brew a USDA certified organic coffee, grown using sustainable standards; 2)     At the office, configure your printer or copier ...
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Be a Junior Zookeeper! Your local zoo may offer a junior zookeeper program where your child can learn about caring for the animals while learning about natural habitats and threats the animals may be facing.
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Butterflies and the Environment Like many winged insects, what butterflies do for the environment that is perhaps most important is pollinating plants.  The diet of an adult butterfly consists mostly of nectar from flowers.  While gathering nectar, butterflies pick up pollen on their feet and wings, then transfer it to ...
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Eco-Friendly Jewelry Whether socially or just working at home, people do wear jewelry every day (female, male, adult or child).  However, the baubles we wear come from places which, more often than not, do not employ fair trade practices.  Precious stones and jewels have even led to battles and wars!  ...
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Consider a Rain Garden Consider honoring spring by building a rain garden.  Things to consider are the size, depth and soil type (clay soil gardens will require more surface area than sandy soil).  Other factors to avoid are:  It must be at least 10 feet from the house foundation, cannot ...
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Best Bets for Eco-Seafood! There are no standardized rules for labeling seafood in a grocery store or restaurant, so reading up on which seafood is eco-friendly and healthy will benefit you as a consumer.  Start by asking where the fish in your local grocery or restaurant comes from.  Some examples ...
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Finding a Green Retirement Home After you cross sixty, running a marathon or tending to a vegetable garden becomes almost impossible.  At this stage of life, you can find different ways of contributing to the environment.  New age retirement communities offer a host of different facilities.  If you are keen ...
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Celebrate a Genuinely “Green” Easter When creating an Easter basket this season, use natural and organic items.  Wicker baskets make for a pretty presentation, but aren’t very good for the environment.  Try using handmade wooden baskets or give old baskets a new coat of non-toxic paint.  You could even use ...
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Eco-Friendly Nail Polish? The “toxic trio” of chemicals is found in many popular nail polish brands.  The “trio” consists of the carcinogen formaldehyde, a hardening agent, toluene, which helps distribute even color, and dibutyl phthalate to prevent chipping.  Inhaling these chemicals can lead to development defects, cause nervous system damage ...
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Turn Your Bicycle into an E-Bike! Would you like to bike your way to the office, but find the route too long or too many steep hills make it cumbersome?  Smart and responsive wheels are soon coming which will transform an ordinary bicycle into an electric hybrid bike.  These smart ...
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