Don’t wash that mountain of Thanksgiving dishes under continuously running hot water. Instead, fill a dishpan with hot water and leave a batch of dishes to soak while you continue to enjoy your family and friends. Wash, rinse with cold water, and then you’re ready for the next load to soak.
Use cloth napkins and washable dishes to reduce waste. Also, consider making your own centerpieces from pinecones and berries that you can find near your home. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Prevent food waste this Thanksgiving by planning your menu by portion size: The average person will eat about a pound of turkey, a quarter pound of green beans, and an eighth of a nine-inch pumpkin pie. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here. … Continue Reading
In preparation for your Thanksgiving feast buy your produce and your turkey from local farmers and farmer’s markets. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Hosting Thanksgiving? Skip disposable utensils and show off your special china. Cloth napkins add warmth and cut down on waste. Compost food scraps, and fill your dishwasher to capacity—on average, they use between seven and 15 gallons of heated water per wash. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the… Continue Reading
Here come the holidays, and all I want for Christmas is…less waste and more sustainability. OK, that’s not all I want, but it’s definitely part of my holiday planning. You can probably easily imagine that the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is the most wasteful, but did you know Americans produce a million… Continue Reading
Did you that know Wild Turkeys have good eyesight, strong hearing, and are very good runners?
Giving Thanks I am not sure how November arrived so quickly this year, but here it is. I will admit, November is not my favorite month. November, to me, is darkness when I head to work and when I get home; drab (seems repetitive) trees, especially after this year’s spectacular fall foliage colors; and cold,… Continue Reading
My family has a hundred-year-old cottage on Orr’s Island. It sits on a slight rise surrounded by woods and looks out at Ragged Island and the open ocean. Every day on Orr’s Island is a gift. It begins with sunrise on the ocean lighting up the sky and clouds with ever-changing colors. I love to… Continue Reading