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Composting is an important part of organic gardening. It’s also an environmentally friendly approach to reducing waste and improving soil conditions. These eco-centric points are what drive Beedy Parker into her garden in Maine to compost three different systems all-year long, though her methods change slightly with the seasons. Parker has been composting the last 35-plus years. “It just made sense,” says the avid gardener, now 76. “With compost you’re creating life out of death. The material feeds plants and animals eat plants.” Beedy is so into composting she shares her enthusiasm and know-how with adults and children alike in community classes that teach household composting. It’s a practice she encourages everyone to integrate into their daily... Continue Reading →
Retailer Spotlight: Community Eco Store Stephen Beebee worked hard all of his life to make a $1 salary. Let us explain: Beebee’s background is in marketing and logistics. He also owned a software marketing company. He was financially set but felt he had a bigger mission in life. Five years ago he retired from a demanding career to pursue his passion for green living. Today he and his wife, Deborah, own Community Eco Store in historic Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, located west of Valley Forge. Their business focuses on resource saving and sustainable living products for the home, office, garden and beyond. The store sells locally made—brooms, clothes drying racks, environmentally friendly laundry soap; solar—panels, attic... Continue Reading →
Plants can transform a landscape into a tropical oasis or a desert sanctuary. They also help out the environment by producing oxygen, storing carbon, purifying water and building topsoil. Gardens, too, have a greater good as they provide food to people, animals and organisms. The need for plants is so immense that the government approved the USDA People’s Garden Initiative (peoplesgarden.usda.gov), encouraging people to start their own community gardens. In addition to tips for achieving this goal, the website addresses the importance of pollinators—honeybees, butterflies and other animals instrumental in growing healthy crops. That got me thinking: What plants are healthy for my family and the environment? Turns out there are quite a few. Here are some suggestions to... Continue Reading →
An hour of effort can lead to a better world. Check out 5 things you can do to take care of the earth. We are all called to do our share to help the environment. Some eat organic. Others participate in community clean ups. Most of us recycle. There are so many wonderful ways to care for our planet. Here are a few that take little effort—and even better—very little time, yet make a (better) world of difference. Get the Hang of ItThe dry cleaning industry goes through about 3.5 billion wire hangers a year. That’s about 200 million pounds of steel dumped in landfills. Rather than toss them, return wire hangers to your local dry cleaner. More businesses are recycling hangers... Continue Reading →
Retailer Spotlight: Green Eileen For 30 years, Eileen Fisher has been making great clothing. She’s also donated millions of dollars to non-profits, environmental causes and organizations that support women and girls empowerment and education locally, nationally and internationally. Fisher has furthered what she calls her “social enterprise” by launching a second Green Eileen recycled clothing store in Seattle (the first opened in Yonkers, New York in 2011). There she resells gently worn Eileen Fisher clothing contributed by customers and employees. If it can’t be resold, the company finds its next best life. The clothing is made to last so if a donated sweater has a hole, for example, it may be remade into a child-size garment. It’s an... Continue Reading →