“My father, gathering oysters off Winslow Park in Freeport during a minus tide in December.” Photo by Phoebe Walsh of Freeport, Maine
Cut up ripped or worn-out clothing to use as rags in the kitchen or garage, or use them to dress and stuff a scarecrow for your yard or garden. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Planning meals in advance will help you stick to what’s on your list and not over buy – and be more likely to contribute to food waste. Before you head out to the market, take a look in the fridge to see what you’ve already got that would make a perfectly delicious meal. To view… Continue Reading
Avoid perfumes and scented shampoo and soaps. Personal care products are largely unregulated and may contain phthalates that can affect reproductive health. A government study found that one of these chemicals, called dibutyl, was present in every person tested for industrial pollutants. Choosing unscented products reduces your risk. To view more tips, click here. To… Continue Reading
We will continue to update this list as more towns and municipalities pass new ordinances. If you have information about a Maine town not on this list, please email us at email@example.com. List of U.S. municipalities with bag ordinances, compiled by Portland’s Green Packaging Task Force List of all municipal bag ordinances, from the… Continue Reading
This Sunday is Maine Maple Sunday! Celebrate by finding recipes in which you can swap in locally made maple syrup instead of using imported cane sugar. To find a list of participating sugar houses, click here. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
What is Aquaponics? Aquaponics is a form of farming in which plants receive nutrients from fish waste in a symbiotic relationship, decontaminating the water. The fish produce waste, and plants use that waste for nutrients to grow. This creates a cycle, with the fish eating, the plants purifying the water, and us, the farmers, harvesting… Continue Reading
Imagine if we could keep in-state the $6 billion we spend annually on energy? By George Smith Central Maine newspapers column Maine has lots of energy, or the potential for it. As I sat through the interesting E2Tech conference on “Aligning Energy Challenges with Compatible Policies,” I kept staring at the beautiful wood fireplace in… Continue Reading
Combine one quart of warm water and three tablespoons baking soda. Put the solution on a cloth and rub, then rinse. Learn other ways to clean your home using nontoxic ingredients by downloading our Clean Housekeeping brochure. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here…. Continue Reading