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Five Ways to Conserve Water This Winter

Five Ways to Conserve Water This Winter

Posted by Maureen Wise, guest blogger You may think more about conserving water in the summer while watering your veggie garden, filling kiddie pools, and making gallons of lemonade. Although we don’t use nearly as much water outside during winter months, however, this is just as important of a season to assess your usage and consider […]

How to Approach Food Preservation for Your Fall Harvest

How to Approach Food Preservation for Your Fall Harvest

Posted by Maureen Wise, guest blogger The transition from summer to crisp air, fiery colored trees, and roving orange school buses brings a bounty of fall produce. And although you pick them every year, it’s always seemed to me that these fall fruits and veggies are meant to be savored just a little more than those […]

Water Quality: A Big Problem with Five Small Solutions

Water Quality: A Big Problem with Five Small Solutions

Posted by Maureen Wise, guest blogger Did you know August was National Water Quality Month? It’s a broad topic, one that we may not always consider in a country where clean drinking water is abundant. But the United Nations has dubbed 2005–2015 the decade of Water for Life, and cities like Cleveland considers 2015 the Year […]

Homemade Ice Cream without an Ice Cream Maker

Homemade Ice Cream without an Ice Cream Maker

Posted by Maureen Wise, guest blogger Ready to make your summer? Allow me to introduce you to some healthy, vegan, homemade ice cream that doesn’t require an ice cream maker to craft (it’s real, I promise). Ice cream may be the perfect sweet treat to cool down on a hot day, but it’s hard to […]

Making the Most of Berry Season

Making the Most of Berry Season

Posted by Maureen Wise, guest blogger There’s something wonderful about being a participant in berry season. I love picking berries in warm fields with my friends and family. Who can resist eating a few fresh ones right from the plant? To discover berry farms that offer a pick-your-own option near you, visit Pick Your Own, which […]

Why the Monarch Butterfly Needs Your Help

Why the Monarch Butterfly Needs Your Help

Posted by Maureen Wise, guest blogger Butterflies may be common, but I’ve always found myself stopping for a better view when one flutters by. And despite how many species there are, you know a monarch butterfly when you see one. These well-known butterflies are declining by alarming rates: populations are down between 50 percent and an […]

Six Ways to Improve the Environment in Your Neighborhood

Six Ways to Improve the Environment in Your Neighborhood

Posted by Maureen Wise, guest blogger Everyone tries to keep their lifestyle in check with more environmentally friendly habits at home, but it may be time to widen your reach. Look beyond your own domicile and help those in your community green up their lives too. You don’t have to be an “activist” to do […]