Category Archives: Green Ideas

Sustainable Home Improvements

In today’s world “go green” encompasses a more impactful meaning than it did even a few short years ago. As society moves toward a more eco-friendly mindset, you might think about how a more sustainable home can help your pocketbook and decrease your carbon footprint. Creating an energy efficient home is an investment. It involves a lot of initial planning and upfront costs. In the long run it should decrease overall energy consumption, improve your home’s comfort, and increase value and desirability at resale. Another benefit, some energy efficient upgrades also qualify for tax credits and reimbursement programs. Read More >>

Natural Wood Stains blogger Mick Telkamp shares some interesting ‘recipes’ for natural wood stains. Most of the ingredients are items you probably already have in your garage, kitchen, or garden. These non-toxic alternatives are creative and safe for you and your family. If anyone gives this a try, we would love to know how it worked for you!

Pesticide Free Yards & Parks

Help bring awareness to the use, or lack of, pesticides in our yards and parks. Visit Washington Toxics Coalition to request your free yard sign, letting your neighbors know your yard and garden is pesticide free while bringing awareness to this important topic.  You will also find a list of pesticide free parks where you and your family can relax and enjoy nature without worry of harmful chemicals. Read More >>