Fall Energy Saving and Safety Tips

by Kimberly Hays September 22nd, 2016
Summer is winding down, though there are still some warm sunny days ahead. With football season getting ready to start and the kids heading back to school soon, thoughts of a fluffy blanket and a warm fire with a good book come to mind. With the cooler weather coming
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Grow a Veggie Garden

by Valerie Mae Diola September 15th, 2016

Every time I see a pumpkin, I remember not Halloween but my grandmother. She used to grow her own veggie garden with lots of pumpkins in her backyard. She used to make pumpkin soup. Now that I’m living far from her, I wonder if I can grow my own veggie garden, too. Here’s what my granny told me:

  1. Place your vegetable garden near a water source and with access to
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Is Ethanol the Answer?

by Lisa Stauber September 8th, 2016

Ethanol has been touted as an alternative, renewable energy source. It is created from plant matter, and there is no drilling required. If the United States could convert from imported oil to an ethanol-based biofuel, energy independence would be assured. Or would it?

Ethanol in America is derived from corn kernels and has been used to fuel cars in the past. In fact, Henry Ford’s Model T was designed to run on 100% ethanol. The Clean Air Act

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  • Top Green Tips to Start the Year

    by Jaclyn Abergas September 1st, 2016
    Let's start the year the green way. Here are some green tips for different parts of your life.

    Spring Cleaning

    Remove all the clutter. Go through drawers, cabinets, inside the closets, the garage, attic and everywhere you can think of. Start going through all your things one by one. It will take some time to get through all this, so be
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  • Organic Eating Without Busting the Budget

    by Lisa Stauber August 25th, 2016
    Organic foods are hot and trendy. They are the cream of the crop, pampered and babied from the grower to the table. Studies have indicated that organic produce is more nutritious, and this niche market has exploded as consumers try to avoid commercial pesticides and other chemical contaminants in their food.

    There is a down side, however. Organic food is pricey.
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  • Family Planning and Fish Pollution

    by Lisa Stauber August 18th, 2016

    Caring about the environment means caring about our local waterways. Polluted waterways damage ecosystems, harm animals, and are an early sign of impending ecological disaster.

    Unfortunately, many people don’t think about how the choices they make in everyday life affect our water

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