If every U.S. household replaced one 28-ounce petroleum-based bottle of dishwashing liquid with one that’s veggie-based, we could save 82,000 barrels of oil a year. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
When you’re trying to eat local in Maine but need a little inspiration, visit www.allrecipes.com to search for recipes by ingredient. And SaveTheFood.com can help you use up any leftover ingredients! To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Got the sniffles? If you can’t use a handkerchief, buy tissue made with high recycled content. Seventh Generation, Green Forest, and Marcal are soft, widely available, and were made with forest protections in mind. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Reduce the strain on the land, water, fuel, and other resources by reducing the amount of food you throw out. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans toss out more than 96 billion pounds of food annually. To reduce the amount of food you buy—and end up tossing when it goes bad—make a shopping Read More
We are all familiar with the challenges of using plastic cutlery. These utensils notoriously fail at the only task they are made for: cutting and picking up food. In addition, they create a lot of single-use trash, are not recyclable, and there are reusable options. In recent years, schools have brought plastic cutlery into lunchrooms. Read More
Steps include reducing waste, learning what is accepted locally and redeeming beverage containers. by Sarah Lakeman, Special to the Press Herald Portland Press Herald op-ed AUGUSTA — Global recycling markets are changing, and cities and towns across Maine are responding – some by abandoning their recycling programs. This is a big wake-up call that will Read More
The Portland and South Portland officials write that the provision in a House farm bill tramples on their right to protect their cities. by Randy Billings, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story The mayors of Portland and South Portland are urging Congress to reject a provision in a wide-ranging farm bill that would nullify Read More
Fifth Annual Portland GreenFest Saturday, September 8th in Portland’s Monument Square Thanks to all who stopped by to speak with Natural Resources Council of Maine staff at Portland Greenfest on Saturday, September 8th in Portland’s Monument Square! GreenFest is southern Maine’s premiere annual eco-fair featuring music, art, eco-fashion, local food, kids’ activities, exhibits, workshops, films, and Read More
“The air is crowded with birds — beautiful, tender, intelligent birds — to whom life is a song.” — George Henry Lewes I woke this morning to the musical magic of birdsong—is there anything better? Despite the chilly weather, and the freezing rain earlier this week, songbirds are singing, and IT IS SPRING. In an Read More