Typical American washing machines that load from the top can use as much as 45 gallons of water. A front-loading washing machine can use as little as 15 gallons of water per load. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
By methodically downsizing your life, you’ll be less likely to purchase nonessential items in the future, cutting down on waste and saving you money. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
In a wood stove or fireplace, nitrogen and sulfur burn off during wood burning, but plant elements of remain that make ash good for neutralizing acidic soils—and non-acid-loving garden plants. Spread some around the base of shrubs such forsythia and lilacs and rake it into the soil, carefully so you don’t damage the roots. To… Continue Reading
Whether you’re Irish or not, don’t just wear green, go green. Drive less. Switch your light bulbs to CFLs or LEDs. Buy locally. Make your own toxic-free cleaners. Keep your tires adequately pumped, for better gas mileage. It’s easy being green! To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day… Continue Reading
Rather than bump up the thermostat, layer up – with style. A scarf or shoulder wrap add a nice touch to your outfit while keeping you cozy. Add a hat for more warmth and flare. A cardigan or jacket top are great for home or office. Warm leggings over tights keep the chill off when… Continue Reading
Keep a set of cloth napkins or towels on hand for spills instead of using paper towels. Store used ones in a special container. Wash and reuse as needed. Be sure everyone in your household knows where to find clean ones and understands your paper-free wipe-up system. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe… Continue Reading
Join NRCM Climate and Clean Energy Director Dylan Voorhees and Maine State Representative Seth Berry on Friday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Brunswick’s Curtis Memorial Library for Solar Energy for ME, the sixth presentation of Friends of Merrymeeting Bay’s annual winter speaker series. Central Maine Power (CMP) and the Maine Public Utility Commission (PUC) have… Continue Reading
Purchase expensive items such as ladders and tools with neighbors, family, and friends. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
When you need to run errands, avoid rush hour traffic whenever possible. Idling in a long line of cars burns lots of fuel and gets you nowhere. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.