Earth Sense

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  Earth Sense is a one minute program that offers tips on how listeners can go green and save money. From ways to boost fuel economy while driving, to improving the efficiency of an HVAC system, to where and how to recycle many items in the home.

Earth Sense Archive (January 2011- August 2014)

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Safe Food Handling

Jun 23, 2017

You know that keeping a clean kitchen is the first step in deterring unwanted pests, but safe and proper food handling is the key to keeping your family healthy.  Follow these simple rules in the kitchen to ensure your family is protected from bacteria.  First make sure you wash your hands and kitchen surfaces often.  Rinse all fruits and vegetables and clean cutting boards between food items. 

We live in a disposable society and all too often, we throw away food items that have simply gone bad while sitting in the refrigerator.  But an organized food storage scheme can help save money and time.  Keep a permanent marker nearby so that you can date items as they go into the refrigerator.  This works well for take-out boxes and left-over’s. 

Plastic sandwich bags are a handy way to send lunch to school with the kids, or bring lunch items to work with you. But have you ever considered re-usable alternatives to those baggies?  Using a lunch box instead of a disposable brown bag is great, but the items inside your lunch box can be re-usable too! 

Landscaping and yard decorating, whether you hire someone to do the work or garden yourself, can be costly.  So, before you purchase lawn features, consider items that you may already have.  For example, an old bed frame can be set up in the yard as a “flower bed.” 

Scrap Paper Ideas

Jun 19, 2017

In an office or school, scrap paper can really pile up.  Rather than throwing it away and before your recycle it, try these ideas to give scrap paper a longer shelf life.  Instead of using fresh paper, print any first drafts of school essays on the reverse side of scrap paper.  This idea can also apply to work memos and emails.