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Category Archives: Environment

How to Make Your Own Flower Design with Backyard Flowers

Posted on June 28th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Flower arrangements brighten up any room. Creating your own flower design with backyard blooms is easy and inexpensive, and a lot greener than store-bought creations. Here are some flower arrangement ideas to help you create the prettiest bouquet around. Option 1: Asters, Zinnias, and More If you have lots [...]

An Underground Source of Sparkling Inspiration

Posted on June 12th, 2014

Posted by Peter Duquette, Manufacturing Facility Operations Manager We work with water every day. It plays an important role in the way we make our products, everything from soaps to toothpaste. The water in each of our products comes from a Maine aquifer, an underground reservoir that collects rainwater and filters it naturally. It’s a [...]

Plugging into the Power of Positive Change

Posted on June 10th, 2014

Posted by John Maravich, Manufacturing Facility Engineering Manager You hear a lot about green power these days: solar, wind, hydroelectricity, etc. That’s because the potential benefit for all of us, and the planet we share, is meaningful. In terms of wind alone, more than 80 countries are now plugging into this plentiful resource as an [...]

Composting for Kids: Teach Your Kids to Handle the Trash

Posted on June 9th, 2014

Posted by Kerrie Snowdon, guest blogger A bit of composting for kids can be as educational as it is enjoyable. They’ll love setting up the bin and finding the necessary ingredients from the kitchen to feed the pile. Composting is an ideal, fun way to teach kids about recycling, and shows them that even the [...]

Three Family Weekend Getaways the Kids will Love

Posted on June 4th, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Who says learning stops when the last bell rings? With the school year winding down, it’s time to plan family weekend getaways. And venturing just a few hours away to the areas neighboring your town is often all you need to unwind. From proper farming to clean water, here [...]

How to Throw the Best Kids’ Summer Solstice Party

Posted on June 3rd, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger The summer solstice is quickly approaching! Each year on June 21, the earth’s northern hemisphere tilts closet to the sun, making it the longest day of the year and the official start of summer. This event provides plenty of learning experiences for little ones and offers up the perfect [...]