Paddle for the Environment: River City Eco Fest in Jacksonville, Florida

Many of us are committed to reducing our personal daily impact on the environment, but it takes the efforts of an entire neighborhood–or an entire city–to build a better, cleaner future. Community-scale projects that promote environmental awareness are a winning proposition. Why not educate the public while giving them a good time? Jacksonville, Florida is […]

Ecofriendly Disposal of Coffee Grounds in the Garden

Topics: Composting, Recycling and Nitrogen What do used coffee grounds and environmental conservation have to do with each other? A lot, considering the ubiquity of coffee. This beverage has become a part of many Americans’ daily routine, and not just as a caffeinated breakfast. Dwelling Process states, “For some, it is not only a tasty […]

Say No to Salt: 5 Eco-Friendly Ice-Melting Alternatives

$13 on Etsy; $9 will be donated the Rainforest Action Network’s Protect-an-Acre program. Photo by David Robert Crews. How ’bout that polar vortex, huh? Much of the United States is currently covered in ice and snow, which means that clearing driveways, sidewalks, and roads has been a big activity for many families and cities during […]

The Eco-Friendly Christmas Tree

Christmas is just around the corner. Many people are thinking about what they’re going to purchase for this holiday season. So much has been written about conservation in gift giving: homemade presents, recycled gift wrap, etc. With that same spirit in mind, consider a few simple steps that you can take to protect the environment […]

Plants and Erosion Control Go Together

Todays’ Topic: Plants and erosion control Today erosion control is a real concern for people who are planning any type of landscaping.  Without the proper plants in place mudslides have been known to come down a hill and swallow anything in its path.  Erosion can cause rocks to fall onto busy highways and more.  Plants […]