By John Holyoke, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story One by one, interested parties walked to to the microphone Wednesday afternoon, introduced themselves to the members of the Land Use Planning Commission, and told those commissioners why scrapping their one-mile “adjacency” principle was the wrong thing to do. One by one by one. After… Continue Reading
Organic-ize your bedroom, where you probably spend one-third of your life! Look for mattresses, bedding, and towels made with organic cotton (and natural rubber in the mattresses) to encourage green manufacturing and reduce your exposure to toxic off-gassing. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click… Continue Reading
Use a cotton handkerchief, which can be washed and reused, instead of tissues, even those made from recycled paper. Reusable is still best. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Use water from the dishpan, the dehumidifier, and cooking pots (once cooled below 100 degrees) to water your houseplants or the flowerbed next to your front door. The food particles are actually good for your plants. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here. … Continue Reading
Polystyrene is a petroleum-based substance commonly known as styrofoam. It can’t be recycled so avoid it when possible—keep a toxic-free travel mug in your car for take-out beverages and bring your own reusable “doggy bag” container for your restaurant leftovers. Find out how to help your town ban foam food containers. To view more tips,… Continue Reading
Instead of throwing out worn items, use them for less-demanding purposes. Use shabby bath towels to dry the dog, or chipped plates to collect water under houseplants. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
by Melissa Gates, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News op-ed New England’s beaches flavor our way of life, bring visitors to our communities, and fuel our coastal economy. From Maine to Connecticut, these treasures attract an endless stream of visitors who contribute over $11 billion to our region’s annual GDP. However, our thriving coast… Continue Reading
The company negotiates a deal with Western Mountains & Rivers Corp. as part of its plan to bring power from Canada to Massachusetts via a 145-mile transmission line through western Maine. by Dennis Hoey, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story Central Maine Power Co. and a Somerset County nonprofit have reached an agreement on a… Continue Reading
We have continued our work on local trails and are educating as many other students as we can about the local trail environments. April 26 was a day of showers, learning, and fun for our sixth-grade science group. We went into Milliken Mills Woods South and taught a group of about 50 third graders about… Continue Reading