Tag: green living

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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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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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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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Oil-Recycling Station Added in South Kitsap

Kitsap residents can now recycle their used cooking oil for free at the South Kitsap Recycling and Garbage Facility in Olalla. This is the fourth cooking oil recycling station in the county. Why is it important to recycle used cooking oil? Cooking oil … read more

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Styrofoam Roundup

7 Reasons You Need to Recycle Your “Styrofoam” at STYRORoundup July 7

Expanded, or foamed, polystyrene (EPS), which people usually call Styrofoam, has long been on the radar of the environmentally conscious. Not only does this material take up a lot of space in the landfill, it’s also not biodegradable. And if you’re like many … read more

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Staying Cool

Easy and Breezy: 6 tips for Controlling Summer Cooling Costs

As we gear up for sun, surf, barbecues and all the other fun activities that represent summer, many of us are also concerned with how to keep ourselves and our homes comfortably cool this season. Of course, there are also concerns about controlling … read more

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