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Tip of the Month~June

Top 10 Essentials for your Wilderness Adventure:

1. Water and Water Purification.

2. Extra Food.

3. Matches & Fire starter.

4. First-Aid Kit.

5. Sun protection (sun screen, hats, glasses etc.)

6. Pocket knife or Multi-Tool.

7. Rain Gear & Extra Clothes.

8. Compass & Map.

9. Whistle.

10. Flashlight.

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Tip of the Month~February

February  2010

Wear the Earth ~Tip of the Month

Be label-conscious.  When you are shopping, take a minute to read the small print.

An increasing number of labels not only list ingredients but also provide indicators about environmental performance.  Look for products that are approved by Independent certification boards, such as Energy Star, FSC, USDA Organic, Fair Trade,etc.

These labels guarantee that a product has a lower environmental impact than other comparable ones.

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Earn CASH for recycling..

Check out our June tip of the month.

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Clean energy bill needs our support

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Fun in the Sun Garden Project.

Miss Leighann’s hang-it anywhere tomato plant!  It makes a GREAT gift.

Here is what you need:

Reusable shopping tote–Leighann used one from Whole Foods.  Your best bet is a Recycled PET (water bottles) bag.  Stay away from the canvas bags.  Whole Foods has these bags available in lots of sizes and fun patterns from $.79.

Young tomato plant.  Not seeds, you will want a starter that has a nice amount of growth maybe 2-3″ tall.

Scissors,  Organic Soil or composted soil and bark.

First cut a small hole in the bottom of the bag just large enough for the plant to fit through and the stem to grow.

Next, use the plastic container the plant comes in or similar to line the bottom of the bag just surrounding the hole you have cut.  This is to provide support for the plant you do not have to cover the entire base of the bag.

Then add the plant~~slip the top of the plant through the hole in the bottom of the bag,  the plant will be upside down~~THIS IS CORRECT.   Now fill the bag about 3/4 full with the soil and add about 1-2″ of bark to top it off.

Hang it anywhere you want add H2O and love!  Watch the tomatoes grow.  You can grow them all year long!

Have Fun!

Miss Leighann's Tomato Plant
Miss Leighann’s Tomato Plant

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Did you know……

….. The following items can all be recycled or composted instead of thrown away!

The following timeline shows how long it would take to decompose in a landfill (Averages based on climate and environmental conditions)

Banana peel 3 to 4 weeks

Orange Peel 5 months

Leather shoes/belt 25-40 years

Plastic containers 50 to 80 years

Aluminum Can 200 to 500 years

Styrofoam cup I million years Glass bottle 1 million year

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7 Fixes from the Green Economy

Bold solutions from the green economy are the antidote to the broken economy—and can repair the damage and create a world that works for all.   From Green America:

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