School Fundraisers Go Green to Raise Money

green fundraisers for schoolsDoes your school need to make some money? What if we told you that your PTA or school club could earn money by being green? Think about it: you would not only be helping your school community by fundraising, but also our planet by recycling!

“Green fundraisers” are becoming very popular and as a result there are many interesting ways for your school to start going green… and get a reward for it! Traditional fundraisers include projects like collecting and recycling papers, cardboard or cans, but groups can also recycle less traditional “garbage” such as electronics and candy wrappers. These kind of fundraisers benefit the students, their parents and teachers, as well as the entire community, not only by raising money but also by instilling children with environmental values.

Check out these school fundraisers and create a greener community. [Continue reading]

Is Your Garden Smart? Conserve Water with a Drip Irrigation System

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In this economy, everyone is looking for ways to stretch their budget without compromising their environmental ideals. Gardens not only provide a break from the pressures everyday stress, but they can also be a great way to save money by growing … [Continue reading]

Winter Garden: How to Prepare for the First Frost

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The crisp afternoon air of fall has arrived and  the sun is just starting to set a little bit earlier each day. Before we know it, winter will be here and with it the first frost. This means that it's time to get to the business of preparing for the … [Continue reading]

First Home Certified Emerald Under Green Building Standard

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RGB Custom Builders of East Stroudsburg, Pa., has built the first home to be certified to the Emerald level of the National Green Building Standard rating system. Builder Bob Brown’s home scored a total of 724 points in the six categories of the … [Continue reading]

Do You Know Your Water Footprint?

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—Most people have heard of their carbon footprint but have you heard of your water footprint? On one hand, the United States has an abundance of water, almost 8 percent of the world’s freshwater resources, but only 4.5 percent of the world’s … [Continue reading]

A Gerbera Today May Keep The Doctor Away

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Our homes contain many irritants both seen and unseen, which contribute to poor indoor, air quality. Invaders such as molds, bacteria, pollen, dust, and pet dander seem to be the most prevalent culprits. Often contributing to the development of … [Continue reading]

Greenwashing

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Public awareness of humanity's impact on the global environment is at an all time high.  Organizations like Greenpeace and the Sierra Club are no longer fringe organizations run by 'hippies'.  The Natural Resources Defense Council has an $87 million … [Continue reading]

How to Make Your Own Napkins Using Old Fabric

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Cloth napkins are being recognized as the eco-friendly, less wasteful choice for our tables. And they are not hard to make from old material you may have around your house. Here are some ideas on how to make your own cloth napkins. Start with … [Continue reading]

Green Tips for Cars: Don’t Let Your Car Idle

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Do you ever stop to think about how much waiting we do while "running" around town. If you're ready to make your errands more environmentally friendly, then don't be idle. Idle engines are the Devil’s playthings. An idle engine gets zero miles per … [Continue reading]

Sustainable Types of Home Flooring: Environmentally-Friendly from the Ground Up

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You shouldn't let a bunch of tree-hugging environmentalists just walk all over you unless, of course, you are environmentally friendly flooring. Sustainable flooring is rising in popularity among the different types of flooring on the contemporary … [Continue reading]