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Choose a real Christmas tree over a fake one—a better choice for the environment. Try to buy a tree from a local tree farm that does not use pesticides or other chemicals. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
If you receive something you really don’t need, “regift” it by passing it on to someone who can use it. Be careful not to offend, but keep in mind keeping a gift you don’t need is wasteful. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here. Read More
Here come the holidays, and all I want for Christmas is…less waste and more sustainability. OK, that’s not all I want, but it’s definitely part of my holiday planning. You can probably easily imagine that the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is the most wasteful, but did you know Americans produce a million Read More
“Making the most of the spring-like weather we had around Christmas Day this year, my husband, Chris, my friend, Steve, (home visiting from San Diego for the holiday), and I spent some time enjoying the Maine coast on Saturday, December 26. I took this photo while we visited Portland Head Light and didn’t notice until Read More
On a recent blustery winter day, I found myself skulking and slinking around Portland’s Monument Square dressed as Dr. Seuss’ the Grinch. Sporting a three-piece, pinstriped suit and hauling bags of dirty coal over my shoulder, I spread holiday fear wherever I went. But why, you ask? I have never considered myself a Grinch by Read More
My family has a lot of holiday traditions: decorating the tree while listening to carols, making gingerbread cookies, going to visit my great aunt and uncle – bringing them some of Mom’s homemade Christmas bread and my aunt giving us her delicious homemade Chex mix. But, my favorite tradition started several years ago (before there Read More
I am a talker. Ask anyone who knows me, and they will tell you that I like to talk. My mom told me a story recently that I had never heard. She said when I would come home from school in the first grade, I would talk to her about every single thing that I Read More
We hope you enjoy this fun holiday video celebrating NRCM’s 50th anniversary. From all of us at the Natural Resources Council of Maine, happy holidays and thanks for a great year!