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
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.
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
by George Smith Bangor Daily News column “God does not come back and rebuild these mountains.” That was the testimony of a Maine tribal leader, in a 6-hour public hearing by the legislature’s Environment and Natural Resources Committee on mining bills. Many strong statements were delivered yesterday afternoon at the hearing. One of the strongest… Continue Reading
Freshen the air in your home with a few house plants. Living plants create and can remove some toxic chemicals. They also add charm and have been shown to improve moods. Look for a spot to put a plant or two in your living room, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. To view more tips, click here…. Continue Reading
The president wants to end the funding that covers 70% of the operating costs for the wildlife sites used by the public, researchers and educators. by Colin Woodard, staff writer Portland Press Herald news story The Wells Reserve at Laudholm could become a casualty of a Trump administration plan to slash the budget of the… Continue Reading
Typical American washing machines that load from the top can use as much as 45 gallons of water. A front-loading washing machine can use as little as 15 gallons of water per load. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.