Tag: green living

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Using correct soil mixes and mulches is critical to a thriving, functional rain garden. (Photo by Zsofia Pasztor)

Why Does the Northwest Need Rain Gardens?

An Excerpt from 'Rain Gardens for the Pacific...

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we all love looking at the mountains and ocean, lakes and creeks, our huge evergreen trees and silvery sagebrush, and the vast fields and endless horizons stretching out both east and west of the mountains. That is why … read more

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Peat Free Gardening

Your Potting Soil may be Harming the Environment

Today, home gardeners are taking a second look at the way they garden, aiming to upgrade to more sustainable practices and bring their passion for gardening in line with their environmental principles. Leaving peat moss out of our gardens is one meaningful step … read more

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Microbead Product Ban

Facing the Plastic — Why the Federal Government is Banning Microbeads

If you have ever used an exfoliating body wash or facial scrub from a major manufacturer, chances are you’ve used a product containing microbeads. While these tiny particles may be good for removing dead skin, they are bad news for the environment. Beginning … read more

Greening Your Kitchen

Greening Your Kitchen

Kitchens have evolved from being the backwater to the epicenter of the home. Therefore, it is more important than ever to ensure the environmental health of this multitasking room for the comfort and safety of all occupants. From the simple to the complex, … read more

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Litter

How to Help Keep Our Streets Litter-Free

About half the litter along Kitsap County roadsides is “intentional” litter, meaning that it was the intent of the litterer to litter. The other half of the remaining litter is the result of passive or “unintentional” littering. Unsecured/undersecured vehicle loads, windblown debris from … read more

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Cooking Oil Recycling

Green Living: Recycle Your Cooking Oil

Fats, oils and grease from kitchens can impact sewer systems in a big way. When poured down a drain inside the house, these items can quickly damage or clog sewage pipes. Whether your house is on a septic system or connected to a … read more

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Recycling

Green living: Recycling Options Exist Outside the Blue Bin

With the changing of seasons, often comes some cleanup around the house. Perhaps you have a large amount of yard debris, a lawnmower that has “kicked the bucket,” some leftover lawn fertilizer that you don’t want to keep through the winter, or — … read more

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House Cleaning

Are Your Spring Cleaning Products Safe?

Do you know what ingredients are in the cleaning products you buy? Probably not, as there are no federal governmental regulations requiring companies to disclose their contents. But harsh chemicals can take their toll on the indoor air quality of your home, are … read more

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Green Party

How to Make Your Summer Party More Environmentally Friendly

Summer is in full swing, and with it come backyard cookouts, camping trips and picnics. Unfortunately, these outings and get-togethers also include the generation of copious amounts of waste. Disposable plates, cutlery, cups and paper towels are just a few of the common … read more

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