Don’t cry over spilled milk—and don’t reach for a paper towel, either! Switch to cloth, to save money and help the environment. Keep clean cloths in a designated place—and paper towels out of sight. Americans use an estimated 15 billion pounds of paper towels each year—that’s a lot of money and a lot of trees…. Continue Reading
Install an ultra-low-flush toilet. About 40 percent of the water you use in your home gets flushed. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Fix leaks and use water-efficient showerheads, toilets, and faucets. A leaky faucet can waste 2,700 gallons of water per year, and low-flow showerheads can cut water use by 50 to 70 percent.
Catching a cold is no fun. Help reduce the number of trees that are cut down by opting for a cloth handkerchief instead of tissue paper. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Augusta, ME – The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM), the state’s leading nonprofit membership organization working to protect Maine’s environment, has named its 2017 Conservation Leadership Award winners. The award is given each year to individuals or groups who have made an extraordinary contribution to the protection of Maine’s land, air, waters, or wildlife…. Continue Reading
Single-serving coffee may be convenient, but they generate a lot of waste. Brew a large pot of coffee the old-fashioned way and store the extra in a thermos for later. Good for your wallet and the environment. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here…. Continue Reading
The president wants to dismantle Obama-era regulations that protected streams and wetlands that feed larger bodies of water. by Kevin Miller, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story AUGUSTA — A Trump administration proposal to roll back controversial environmental regulations on smaller streams is eliciting cheers from some Maine farmers but jeers from conservation groups… Continue Reading
When washing dishes, use a dishpan full of hot soapy water to soak and clean the dishes instead of constantly running the hot water. You can cut your water usage by two-thirds. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
To really turn off your electronics while you’re away so they aren’t using any energy, install a power strip and turn it off before you leave. TVs and computers use “standby power” even when they’re off, so they can come on quickly when you want to use them. Use power strips. To view more tips,… Continue Reading