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TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Create a Healthy Home Environment to reduce Cancer Risk

By Christine Wied The Breast Cancer Fund is promoting research and strategies to reduce the risk of breast cancer as well as other cancers by environmental causes.  Here are some of their suggestions for creating a healthy home environment that

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Create a Healthy Home Environment to reduce Cancer Risk

By Christine Wied The Breast Cancer Fund is promoting research and strategies to reduce the risk of breast cancer as well as other cancers by environmental causes.  Here are some of their suggestions for creating a healthy home environment that

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Environmental Causes of Breast Cancer and Other Cancers – REDUCE YOUR RISK!

By Christine Wied As most of us are aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Although we are all hoping for a cure, a new Breast Cancer Fund has been started that is focusing on prevention. Scientific evidence is growing

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Environmental Causes of Breast Cancer and Other Cancers – REDUCE YOUR RISK!

By Christine Wied As most of us are aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Although we are all hoping for a cure, a new Breast Cancer Fund has been started that is focusing on prevention. Scientific evidence is growing

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Be Sustainable – Buy Local Produce!

By Christine Wied Fall is the traditional harvest season. To be sustainable when it comes to produce, the best strategy is to buy local and buy seasonal. Studies show that when we buy from local businesses, more of our money

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Be Sustainable – Buy Local Produce!

By Christine Wied Fall is the traditional harvest season. To be sustainable when it comes to produce, the best strategy is to buy local and buy seasonal. Studies show that when we buy from local businesses, more of our money

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Coffee Anyone? Ways to Keep Green while sipping on “a cup of joe”

By Christine Wied Many of us enjoy that tasty cup of coffee on our way to work or sometimes as a pick me up in the afternoon. If we are buying it at our favorite coffee shop, we often are

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Coffee Anyone? Ways to Keep Green while sipping on “a cup of joe”

By Christine Wied Many of us enjoy that tasty cup of coffee on our way to work or sometimes as a pick me up in the afternoon. If we are buying it at our favorite coffee shop, we often are

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: No Drugs Down the Drain: DEA Drug Collection Event, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 10:00am-2:00pm

By Christine Wied Got Drugs?  Don’t put them down the drain! In the past when we had medication that expired or was no longer needed we were told to flush it down the toilet, pour it in the sink or

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: No Drugs Down the Drain: DEA Drug Collection Event, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 10:00am-2:00pm

By Christine Wied Got Drugs?  Don’t put them down the drain! In the past when we had medication that expired or was no longer needed we were told to flush it down the toilet, pour it in the sink or

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TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Help Reduce Landfill Waste the next time you have a cold drink

  [slideshow] By Christine Wied With all the nice warm weather, many of us are consuming more cold beverages. When out and ordering a beverage or even with a glass of water, very often a disposable plastic straw is automatically

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TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Help Reduce Landfill Waste the next time you have a cold drink

  [slideshow] By Christine Wied With all the nice warm weather, many of us are consuming more cold beverages. When out and ordering a beverage or even with a glass of water, very often a disposable plastic straw is automatically

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Green Ideas for washing your car at home

By Christine Wied When it is time to wash your car or recreational vehicle, the “greenest” or sustainable choice is a self or full-service car wash where the wastewater is collected and treated. If you employ a mobile car washing

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Green Ideas for washing your car at home

By Christine Wied When it is time to wash your car or recreational vehicle, the “greenest” or sustainable choice is a self or full-service car wash where the wastewater is collected and treated. If you employ a mobile car washing

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Great ways to avoid insect bites this summer

By Christine Wied Avoiding Insect Bites With the beautiful summer weather, many of us are spending more time outdoors. Although we have to share the space with mosquitoes, ticks and other insects, it is important to take actions to protect

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Great ways to avoid insect bites this summer

By Christine Wied Avoiding Insect Bites With the beautiful summer weather, many of us are spending more time outdoors. Although we have to share the space with mosquitoes, ticks and other insects, it is important to take actions to protect

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Add a little GREEN to your Red, White & Blue this July 4th!

  by Christine Wied This year add a little “green” to your red, white and blue celebration for Independence Day, July 4. Parties and celebrations don’t have to generate lots of trash.  Here are a few strategies to have fun

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Add a little GREEN to your Red, White & Blue this July 4th!

  by Christine Wied This year add a little “green” to your red, white and blue celebration for Independence Day, July 4. Parties and celebrations don’t have to generate lots of trash.  Here are a few strategies to have fun

Tips From the Expert: Commercial Recycling – It’s the LAW as of July 1, 2012

By Christine Wied According to Assembly Bill 341, as of July 1, 2012, recycling is mandated at all commercial businesses that generate four or more cubic yards of trash per week and all multi-family residential properties with five units or

Tips From the Expert: Commercial Recycling – It’s the LAW as of July 1, 2012

By Christine Wied According to Assembly Bill 341, as of July 1, 2012, recycling is mandated at all commercial businesses that generate four or more cubic yards of trash per week and all multi-family residential properties with five units or