We’ve all had a food explosion in our microwave, right?  Re-heating fish, pizza, spaghetti sauce, soup, beans…and then you run out the door to work, leaving the food particles to dry and stick, making it a cleaning nightmare.  Office microwaves can be the worst, with many people using the microwave and no one taking charge Read More →

Did you know the average person in the U.S. uses some 40 lbs. of household cleaners each year (according to Rethink Waste Project).  That’s a lot of chemical exposure! Here’s their advice: “Take a look at your cleaning products.  Do they say CAUTION, WARNING or DANGER?  Typically, products labeled POISON or DANGER are the most Read More →

Lavender.  Loved for its fragrance, used in soaps, shampoos, bath soaks.  And, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, it’s also a remedy for a range of ailments from insomnia to anxiety to depression and fatigue.  What better way to clean your house! Save money and limit your exposure to chemicals with this homemade Read More →

  It’s autumn —  time to pull up and compost dead garden plants, empty  planters, and store garden decor for the winter.   Yet now is also a great time to start a new garden and let nature do the work for you! Sheet mulching is a technique where you cover the ground with overlapping pieces of biodegradable material, such as cardboard, Read More →

Looking to make an ecofriendly difference?  Consider joining The Nature Conservancy.  Their mission:  “Conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends.”  Their slogan: “Protecting Nature, Preserving Life.”  And they are doing just that, working across the world, in over 30 countries.  Here, in the U.S., they have field offices in all 50 states. Read More →