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It’s EASY to be green….
 
You can make a world of difference to our beloved mother earth, never underestimate the power of the “little things” that you do. When you make being “green” part of your every day routine, you heal mother earth, create better health for your family, and you save money, time , energy and resources.

I can remember back in the 1980’s “Energy Crisis” households around the country became more collective and mindful of their global village by conserving energy, turning off lights when not in use, not putting a up million Christmas lights, washing only full loads of laundry, and car pooling to save gasoline. If everyone makes small changes….together we make HUGE changes

Mother Earth Harvest Fair, Saturday, October 1st, 10am-6pm Sproutwood Farm Center 4255 Pierceville Rd., Glen Rock, PA. 17327(home of the Fairy Festival, a non-profit educational farm)

Combining the charm of an old-fashioned country fair, timeless traditional arts and crafts, music and cutting-edge advances in green building and renewable energy, the Mother Earth Harvest Fair is a celebration and showcase of healthy, sustainable, and balanced living in the Chesapeake bioregion. Enjoy the beauty of Sproutwood Farm and being in nature, also, please come by the LandSpirits table and say hello.

 

Being green not only makes Mother Nature feel good, it makes you feel good. Here are some more tips for easy ways to be green. Do you have any tips? Email me and I will put them on the site!

*Give it away-From washing machines to shoes freesharing.org  &  freecycle.org
 
*Ditch the paper towels-40% of trash in the US landfills consists of paper products. Paper towels, which comprise the largest portion of paper waste in landfills, can't be reused or recycled like other paper products. If everyone used paper towels made from 100% recycled paper, one million tons of used paper would be kept out of the waste cycle every year. Better yet, use cloth towels

*Buy local-get your produce and meats from a farmers market or grocer that carries local and you'll cut food emissions by 90% foodroutes.org
 
*Ride your bike-Cut your carbon output drastically by riding your bike to work one day a week. bikeleague.org
 
*Catch the wind-Renewable energy. eere.energy.gov
 
*Re think greeting cards- use ecards on the web or recycle your cards by sending used greeting cards-Send fronts of cards to St. Jude's Ranch for Children, 100 St. Jude's, Bolder City, NV, 89005
 
*Change your home cleaning products to Shaklee products. They are made from Natural sustainable sourced ingredients, biodegradable, recyclable packaging, no dyes, and safe for septic systems. shaklee.net/pattyc
 
*Next time you replace a light bulb, switch to energy saver this will result in less heat emission, and a huge savings in your electric bill  asimpleswich.com
 
*Compost! Its fun its easy….and worms are the most low-maintainence pet you will ever own! or girlistic.com/diy/compost.htm
 
*LOAD em up. Wait till the dishwasher or washing machine is full, it takes an enormous amount of water to get your dishes and cloths clean-

*Go Vegan! Over HALF of all all the drinking water in the US goes to raise feed for ANIMALS…..not humans, but to feed the animals that we eat. Cattle consume huge amouts of water and food. The main source of depletion of the Ozone is from cows NOT cars! Factory farms for animals are huge producers of waste not to mention how hard it is on the animals. If you are a die hard meat eater- try to eat less…Most American eat way to much from meat. If you have a Whole Foods or other heath food store in area try to buy your meat there the have much higher standards for how the animals are raised and slaughtered.