Don’t dump sour milk down the drain. Instead, spray it on outdoor plants like tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, and peppers to help defend against specific viruses and powdery mildew disease. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
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Drop leftover soap shards into a clean, dry sock and hang it in your fruit trees or shrubbery to deter deer from nibbling on them. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Birds need clean, fresh water for drinking and bathing. Provide it with a bird bath. The best ones are shallow that make drinking and bathing easy for them. Put sand at the bottom and place a few stones for birds to stand on. Change the water when it gets stale, and clean the bath regularly… Continue Reading
If your lawnmower was made before 1999, trade it in for a newer, cleaner model. Before 1999, lawnmower engines were unregulated by the EPA, so running one for one hour generated as much air pollution as running a car for two days. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the… Continue Reading
Lisa Pohlmann, CEO of Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) announced today, “It is with great sadness that I report NRCM has lost one of our very good friends. The Honorable Nathaniel P. Reed passed away yesterday after an accident while fishing in Canada. Nat was a 20-year member of NRCM and a generous supporter,… Continue Reading
Parking out of the sun and in the shade will help keep the car cool and slow fuel evaporation. It may also keep you from having to turn on the air condition quite so soon—or at all—once you’re back on the road. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the… Continue Reading
Looking for a toxic-free way to get rid of the garden snails that are spoiling your garden? Try laying boards or clay flower pots between rows of veggies for snails to attach themselves to, then collect them. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here…. Continue Reading
People everywhere are talking about plastic pollution more than ever. Researchers all over the world are studying the unnerving prevalence of plastic in the environment and documenting its devastating impacts on our ecosystems—and their findings are startling. You may have heard the terrifying estimate that plastic will outweigh fish in the ocean by 2050; or… Continue Reading
Rather than toss out those itty bitty pieces of soap, make a soap sock by dropping them into a clean, dry sock you don’t use anymore—it also doubles as a soft, comfy body scrubber. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.