Kids grow so fast, it makes no sense for your wallet or the environment to constantly buy them new clothes. Share with friends who have children older and younger than yours, and hit up the yard sales and thrift stores. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS… Continue Reading
If you’re buying a new refrigerator, question whether you really need such a big one. The fridge is a real energy gobbler. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
If your compost pile is attracting unwanted critters, don’t give up. Build a barrier out of chicken wire around your composter. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Attract Maine’s tiniest bird, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, by purchasing a feeder at your local hardware store or garden shop. Wash it with warm soapy water and rinse it well, then fill with a combo of one part sugar and four parts boiling water (red food dye unnecessary). Let cool before filling feeder. Refrigerate extra nectar… Continue Reading
Not ready to give up that cheeseburger? Choose grass-fed beef, which has a lower impact on the environment. Most U.S. beef cows are fed grains that require a lot energy to produce and are not natural feed for cows. Grass-fed cattle eat grass, and do so in tune with the seasons, giving biodiversity a better… Continue Reading
By Harry Sanborn, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News op-ed Tens of thousands of tons of municipal solid waste from all over eastern Maine are now heading directly to landfills. This is a monumental tragedy for Maine’s environment, and it is sad that state officials charged with protecting Maine’s environment seem to be looking… Continue Reading
Replace your old mercury-containing thermostat and bring it to a hardware store for a $5 coupon. Mercury that ends up in the environment threatens wildlife and people. This recycling program has been in place since 2006 and has kept more than 300 pounds of toxic mercury out of Maine’s environment. To view more tips, click… Continue Reading
“I love this time of year when the Spring Peepers are calling. It’s actually quite difficult to spot one at night with a flashlight, and it was challenging to get this shot. When you get close to them, they stop calling, so I had to turn off my light and wait. After many failed attempts,… Continue Reading
When eating out, ask questions about where the food comes, from where and how it is grown to whether it’s organic. Restaurant owners and managers need to know that their customers care about eating local, organic food. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here…. Continue Reading