Everyday Green Tips
The Pine Bush is one of many extraordinary and rare places around the world. You can learn about, enjoy and protect plants, animals and their habitats wherever you live. There are simple things that each one of us can do to minimize our impact on the environment and make it healthier.
What's for lunch?
Giving your child a square meal to take to school with them is important, literally! Packing their lunch in a reusable lunchbox instead of a brown paper bag will save many trees each year. If you use plastic baggies to separate their snacks you can switch over to reusable plastic containers to be even more sustainable.
Start a compost heap with your family. It’s fun and easy. Just start the pile by gathering grass clippings and dry leaves from your lawn. Then you can add scraps from the kitchen that you would normally just throw away, like banana peels. In 6 – 12 months you’ll have the perfect fertilizer to either start, or add to an existing organic garden or flower bed.
Shop eco-friendly! Try to avoid buying cleaners that contain harsh chemicals that can harm the environment. When possible, look for products that are made of, or come in packaging made from recycled materials. Purchasing in an environmentally responsible manner will urge producers to offer even more products that help save resources and the environment.
It’s possible to be environmentally friendly and still get your jolt of caffeine in the morning. Buying coffee grown with a Fair Trade certification helps ensure that coffee farmers in developing countries are paid fairly for their work and hopefully won't have to resort to unscrupulous growing practices detrimental to the environment. You can also look into purchasing reusable coffee filters.