Tag: green living

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Howe Farm

Howe Farm Park Community Event Focused on Stewardship

Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) is partnering with REI and Kitsap County Parks Department to connect people to the outdoors through a community stewardship event at Howe Farm Park in Port Orchard on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28. Volunteers will work together … read more

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5 Tips for Living More Sustainably

From littering here and there to tossing bottles in the trash instead of the proper recycling bin, everyone has moments of weakness when it comes to the environment. If you’re looking to shake the guilt you may feel from the weight of your … read more

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Get Ready to Bring Your Own Bags for Shopping in Kitsap

It’s time to stock up on those reusable bags. Starting Jan. 1, most of Kitsap County stores will go plastic-free for their carryout bags, and will start charging for paper bags. New laws restricting use of plastic carryout bags will go into effect … read more

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Miller Bay Preserve (Photo courtesy Jonathan Decker)

Two Local Groups Partner to Preserve Scenic Shoreline and Forest

Great Peninsula Conservancy has partnered with Friends of Miller Bay to save 13 acres of critical forest and shoreline habitat on Miller Bay in north Kitsap County. The preserve connects conserved lands in the Grovers Creek Watershed. Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) — a … read more

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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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Kitsap County forester Arno Bergstrom shares forest management practices with trainees at Port Gamble Heritage Park.

Become a Stream Steward to be Part of Local Eco Projects

Did you know that beavers act as engineers in our local Kitsap ecosystems to alter entire habitats? Or that simple barrels filled with the right materials can help keep our local salmon populations healthier? Join WSU Kitsap Extension’s annual Stream Stewards course this … read more

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Recycled fishing-net carpeting at Heron's Key

Life-Care Communities are Going Green

As senior living communities aim to provide healthier environments for residents, more environmentally friendly design initiatives are launched throughout the country. New life-care communities that emphasize sustainability establish the foundation for quality care, while also being aesthetically pleasing, healthy and cost-sensitive. These communities … read more

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