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Green Thanksgiving

Sharing and preparing for Thanksgiving

One of the most important things to keep in mind when shopping for your Green Thanksgiving is to go local. Local not only will help support your local farms but the use of local products does not have to be driven across the country to get to you. Check for farmers’ markets, family farms, community-supported agriculture programs and U-Pick options in your area for the freshest produce, eggs, dairy and grass-fed meat. When shopping use reusable shopping bags to cut down on the waste polluting the oceans. Portion control can be a huge key to a successful Green Thanksgiving. Over… read more

Conserving Water at Home

Tips for saving water

Water conservation helps prevent water pollution in nearby lakes and rivers.  It will also save you money on the next utility bill.  Here are 10 tips for saving water at home: Check your faucets and pipes for leaks.  A small leak can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day and larger leaks can waste hundreds of gallons! Install water-saving shower heads.  Inexpensive water-saving, low-flow shower heads are easy to install.  Also try to limit shower time; get in, get clean, get out.  You can also install a shower head converter, which pauses a running shower once it gets… read more