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