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Water Saving Measures around the Home

Inside The NYC Department of Environmental Protection started a leak notification program in 2011 with automated meter readers. This program alerts homeowners when their water consumption rises higher than normal, and emails consumers if their consumption triples. This is a strategy to detect leaks to save water and money. Sign up here Fill your sink Read More »

Green Tip: Keep Produce Fresh for Longer

Keeping Fruits and Vegetables Fresh as Long as Possible Storing Tips: Tomatoes: Air enters tomatoes through their stems, so blocking as much contact with the stem as possible will slow their decay. Storing them upside down reduces the surface area through which air can enter the stem. Cucumbers last longer when stored at room temperature. Read More »

Green Tip: Spring Cleaning

Cleaning Supplies Most of the common drugstore cleaning products are unhealthy for humans, pets, and the environment. They can accumulate in fabric materials or the air and act as irritants to the skin and respiratory system. You can opt in for green cleaning materials, or do it yourself from this list of homemade cleaning supplies Read More »

Green Tip: Sustainable Gardening

Incorporating sustainable practices in your garden helps its overall function and longevity. These are some tips to help ensure your garden is at its best: Appropriate Plants Some climates are just not suited for plants that evolved elsewhere- these plants will always live at a fraction of their potential. Exotic plants in a home garden Read More »

Green Tip: Green Your Wellness Routine

So many daily practices, from brushing your teeth and washing your face to driving to the gym, can be environmentally damaging. But self-care and environmentally friendly attitudes don’t have to go against one another. There are several ways to improve your health and wellness while going green! With health and wellness issues on the rise, Read More »