by Heather Rothbauer Wanish
We all have them. If you’re a woman, chances are that you have many more of them than your male counterparts. We have them for different reasons—some are for comfort, others for running and exercise, and some just for their sheer visual appeal. Shoes. They can be the final accessory to any [...]
Did you know that the average American household uses 260 gallons of water per day? With only 1% of water on Earth being fit for consumption, this is a startling revelation. By being more informed about your own water use and tweaking some personal habits, you can cut down on your usage and save money [...]
by Jim Flowers
Thinking about green gifts for Christmas might bring up a lot of unfashionable images of thick wool sweaters and Wellington boots, but the fact is there’s a huge choice of interesting, inventive and fun green Christmas gifts if you give it a bit of thought.
Actually, I like a nice thick sweater to keep [...]
by Heather Rothbauer Wanish
Recycling, eating healthy, and carrying on a tradition…While you grow your garden and plan to harvest the results, you can combine all three of these ‘going green’ ideas. Seed saving offers opportunities for everyone to actively participate in, growing healthy food and helping the environment at the same time.
Chippewa Valley residents are [...]
by Erin LaFaive, UW Extension
Lasagna gardening is a method of gardening somewhere in-between creating a raised bed and composting. This type of gardening is also known as sheet composting, sheet mulching, and no-dig.
There are many benefits to this type of gardening:
• Use up existing materials.
• Less weeding and watering requirements.
• No tilling necessary.
• Great garden [...]
It’s Friday night. What are you eating? Huge Burrito? Steaming Pizza? Are you going out or eating in? If taking it to go, consider the environment when ordering.
While packaging is part of the deal with to-go orders, various restaurateurs and patrons are devising fresh approaches to make take-out more lean and green. Happily, some environmentally [...]
Recycling is a huge part of our household’s garbage routine. My husband thinks I go overboard sometimes, but we recycle all cans, #1 and #2 plastic, all the paper, junk mail, and newspapers that come into the house. But what about those things that seem like they could be recycled but don’t have the little [...]
When I was taking a short course in calculus during my college days, my professor presented us with a problem. He gave us the rate of growth for the U.S. total population and the rate of growth for the U.S. prison population. He challenged us to find the year in which every person in the [...]
by Melissa Ida
Spring has sprung and summer will soon be upon us. As we approach the growing season, many of us know only too well that with the abundance of vegetable gardens, lush lawns, and fecund fields there is bound to be a never-ending source of stealthy, sun-hogging weeds. The common methods for dealing with these [...]
It’s the lawn care question many people are now asking: how can you make your lawn greener without using those dreaded pesticides? A non-toxic, yet green lawn may be easier and less labor-intensive than you think. This top ten list compiled from www.saferlawns.org and www.organiclawncaretips.com can give you a head-start on an eco-friendly lawn.
1. Conduct [...]