Purchase meat and dairy products from organic farms, which are not permitted to use any antibiotics. Many conventional livestock farms include subtherapeutic doses of antibiotics in their animals’ daily feed rations to protect the animals against disease and encourage rapid weight gain, sometimes to compensate for substandard living conditions. To view more tips, click here. Read More
Melt your loved one’s heart by lighting natural beeswax candles instead of conventional candles, which are usually made from petroleum-based wax, synthetic dyes, and fake fragrances that may produce toxins and pollute your indoor space. Let love blossom by giving certified, organically grown flowers, or better yet – a potted plant that can become a Read More
Consider organic options for your lunchtime food—organic peanut butter is just as tasty but without all the additives. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
When purchasing new clothing, try to opt for green fibers. Good choices: organic cotton (conventional cotton is the most pesticide-laden crop in the world), hemp, organic wool, and polarfleece made from recycled plastic. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Tomorrow is the 4th of July holiday. Plan on grilling? Green up your cookouts by grilling veggies—asparagus, zucchini, and peppers all grill well. If you go with meat or fish, buy varieties that are sustainable, and buy them from your local farmers market, co-op store, or fish market. Poultry is easier on the environment than Read More
Buy an illustrated guide to wild edible plants and scout your garden for lambsquarters, sheep sorrell, and other delicacies. It may be easier to tolerate the occasional weed in your organic vegetable garden when you find out that some of them are just as edible as the plants you grow on purpose. To view more Read More
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 Read More
Maine’s growing season is here! If you’re looking for specific farm-grown products, Search www.localharvest.org to find a farmer in your area growing whatever you are looking for. Maine-grown flour, anyone? To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
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. Read More