An “old-fashioned” push mower saves even more pollution than the cleanest power mower—and helps get your lawn and your body in shape! The EPA estimates that lawn mowers and other yard equipment produce about 5 percent of the nation’s air pollution. Bonus: A push mower also means no noise pollution. To view more tips, click… Continue Reading
This photo of a 12-spotted skimmer was taken by NRCM member Leda Beth Gray of Blue Hill, Maine. Leda Beth captured this beautiful image at the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge. According to the Moosehorn NWR website, the “National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and… Continue Reading
Don’t dump sour milk down the drain. Instead, spray it on outdoor plants like tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, and peppers to help defend against specific viruses and powdery mildew disease. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Drop leftover soap shards into a clean, dry sock and hang it in your fruit trees or shrubbery to deter deer from nibbling on them. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Birds need clean, fresh water for drinking and bathing. Provide it with a bird bath. The best ones are shallow that make drinking and bathing easy for them. Put sand at the bottom and place a few stones for birds to stand on. Change the water when it gets stale, and clean the bath regularly… Continue Reading
If your lawnmower was made before 1999, trade it in for a newer, cleaner model. Before 1999, lawnmower engines were unregulated by the EPA, so running one for one hour generated as much air pollution as running a car for two days. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the… Continue Reading
Lisa Pohlmann, CEO of Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) announced today, “It is with great sadness that I report NRCM has lost one of our very good friends. The Honorable Nathaniel P. Reed passed away yesterday after an accident while fishing in Canada. Nat was a 20-year member of NRCM and a generous supporter,… Continue Reading
Parking out of the sun and in the shade will help keep the car cool and slow fuel evaporation. It may also keep you from having to turn on the air condition quite so soon—or at all—once you’re back on the road. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the… Continue Reading
Scott Pruitt’s resignation from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week is unquestionably a win for our health and environment. Ethical pitfalls aside, Pruitt pursued an agenda that explicitly favored polluting industries over environmental protections, undermining the core mission of the EPA. However, even with Pruitt’s departure, there are no halcyon days to come. Let’s… Continue Reading