Green Tip: You can have your plastic grocery bags (and Styrofoamâ„¢ containers) and eat them too.

OK, they’re not really plastic, and you probably shouldn’t eat them, but it’s pretty close. There are biodegradable grocery bags (usually made from corn products) available that could be provided at store checkouts for those who didn’t bring their own bag. Plastic bags don’t biodegrade, they just break down into smaller and smaller pieces of … Read more

Green Tip: Vampire Power

Did you know that when you shut off your TV, stereo or many other appliances, they aren’t really off? Instead they simply draw much less power. Sometimes this is needed in order to retain settings or keep a timer running. Other times it’s just so that when you turn it back on, it turns on … Read more

Green Tip: Getting Rid of Food Waste

Did you know that putting food scraps down the garbage disposal is not the best way to handle them? Food scraps often contain grease, which is very bad for the sewer system, but they also add significant amounts of solid material. That requires more processing, and by the time it is processed, much of the … Read more

Green Tips: Plastic Bags

Plastic bags don’t biodegrade, they photo-degrade, breaking down into small toxic bits contaminating soil and waterways and entering the food-chain when mistaken for zooplankton or jellyfish. Many large stores have bins for used plastic bags. They aren’t actually recycled, but they are disposed of as safely as possible. You can minimize your use of disposable … Read more