Tag: eco-friendly

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Plant Yard

Friends of the Manchester Library Plant Sale Motto: “Green is Good!”

The Friends of the Manchester Library Annual Plant Sale has always tried to make good use of our resource of community-donated plants, or what we call recycling them out into the larger community. We want to be stewards for this lovely place we … read more

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Asbestos House

Being Conscious of Asbestos in and Around the Home

Today we know it as a carcinogenic material, but for most of the 20th century, asbestos was praised as a “miracle mineral” that was used in a wide variety of industries and materials. It was an important addition in ships, boilers, insulation and … read more

Illahee Preserve

Illahee Preserve — A Natural Forest in an Urban Setting

In the middle of Kitsap County between East Bremerton and Silverdale is located one of the most outstanding urban natural-park spaces in the United States. It is a 570-acre site known as the Illahee Preserve. Owned by Kitsap County, the Illahee Preserve is … read more

Bremerton City Nursery

Bremerton City Nursery — A Destination for Urban, Organic Gardening

The Bremerton City Nursery has been part of Bremerton for more than six decades, thanks to two local families. Today, it brands itself as an urban city nursery, and it sells almost exclusively organic products. The Berger family founded the nursery in the … read more

Solar Energy Enhances Northwest Gardening
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Solar Energy Enhances Northwest Gardening

Did you know that in Washington state, owners of solar panels get paid extra for the electricity their systems generate? To make the deal even sweeter, they can save by not needing electricity from the power company in the first place. The Northwest … read more

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Camp Hahobas view (Photo courtesy Richard Corff)

Public-Private Partnership Will Protect 430 Acres on Hood Canal

A recently formed public-private partnership will protect Camp Hahobas on the shores of Hood Canal near Belfair. Working in collaboration, The Trust for Public Land, Great Peninsula Conservancy, Washington State Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Navy have protected important lands in the … read more

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kitchen cleaning

Five Simple Steps to Keeping Your House Clean Without Harming Your Family

We all know that healthy living means things like eating healthy food, getting enough sleep and exercise, shedding stress and living in a clean, healthy home. However, even in seemingly clean, well-kept homes, “indoor air can be deadlier than outside air.” The culprit? … read more

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Battery Recycling

Recycle Old Batteries to Help Protect Your Home and the Environment

Is it time to finally declutter your junk drawers, closets, attic and basement? If these areas of your home contain used batteries, you’re in good company. One in five consumers store some or all of their used batteries from the past year, according … read more

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