Bored? Skip the movies and other energy- and budget-busting activities. Go for a walk at a nature area. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
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Unravel the yarn of an old sweater and use it to knit new hat or scarf. Or remove the arms and fashion them into colorful leggings. Tie off the body of the sweater for use as an iPad cover. Repurposing items, including clothing, can be fun, saves you money and protects natural resources. To view Read More
Maine’s freshwaters are contaminated with enough mercury that state health officials warn about eating your catch. Most of us should limit ourselves to two meals per month, depending on where and what you catch. With few exceptions, pregnant and nursing women, women who may get pregnant, and children under age 8 shouldn’t eat any freshwater fish from Maine’s inland Read More
Recycling is easier when you don’t have to pick through two-week-old trash. Build (or have built, or invest in) separate bins to hold glass, returnables, metal, cardboard boxes, recyclable plastic, paper, etc. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Maine is fortunate to have an abundance of summer camps—many families living in other states send their kids to camps here in Maine. Nature, outdoor sports, coastal exploration, primitive skills, swim and paddle camps—Maine offers a wide range of summer camps that get kids into the great outdoors. Find one that’s right for your family Read More
Buy lumber and other wood products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, or FSC, and rest assured your purchase supports sound forest practices. FSC-certified wood comes from forests managed to conserve biological diversity and wildlife habitat, which helps ensure clean air, recreation, and scenic beauty. Look for the FSC label and also ask at the Read More
Spring clean without harsh chemicals. Find out how by ordering NRCM’s Clean & Healthy Housekeeping brochure. You’ll find safe recipes for cleaning every room in your house, and tips for keeping your stuff clean and shiny – all without toxic chemicals. Get the brochure today. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Read More
Purchase meat and dairy products from organic farms, which are not permitted to use any antibiotics. Many conventional livestock farms include subtherapeutic doses of antibiotics in their animals’ daily feed rations to protect the animals against disease and encourage rapid weight gain, sometimes to compensate for substandard living conditions. To view more tips, click here. Read More
Many Maine birds use nest boxes, or “bird houses,” for raising their young—bluebirds, Tree Swallows, and chickadees, for example. Different species prefer nesting habitat, so place your bird house appropriately. Make sure the entry hole is right for the species, and secure the house to withstand strong winds. A predator guard will add protection for Read More