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Green Resources

Select an item from the list below to get more information about living a sustainable lifestyle!


 

Composting

Ever thought about composting?

Whether you have a garden or not, you can put your food scraps and vegetable peels to good use (while reducing the size of landfills and cutting down on your use of plastic garbage bags). The nitrogen and carbon rich compost you will create can then be used for enriching your plant soil. Depending on your space, budget, and dedication, you have several options.

What can be composted?

  • Fruit and Vegetable peels and scraps
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Egg Shells
  • Paper or cardboard--drench it in your used cooking oil first
  • Yard waste--clippings, leaves, grass, weeds, etc.

What cannot be composted?

  • Meat
  • Metal
  • Plastic

Start with nitrogen rich soil and keep it moist by frequently adding water. Stir your compost with a pitchfork once a week. In the summer, when your compost is getting humid and juicy, stir it more often to spread the nutrients around. In about three to six months, you will notice a very earthy smell and your compost will be ready!

Check out the links below for additional composting resources!

Home Energy and Sustainability

The way the United States produces and uses energy will profoundly affect our way of life--and our future.

 Sustainable energy includes:

  • Renewable resources, such as plant matter, solar power, wind power, wave power, geothermal power
  • Strategies and technologies that improve energy efficiency or otherwise reduce environmental impact

For home energy and sustainability tips for your home, check out the links below:

 

 

 



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