Category Archives: Tips From the Expert

Tips From The Expert: How to Properly Dispose of Used Batteries from Your Holiday Gifts

By Christine Wied According to the Consumer Electronics Association, three out of four gift giving adults plan to purchase electronic products as gifts this year. These devices use batteries, rechargeable or single use.  Since February 2006 all batteries have been

Tips From The Expert: How to Properly Dispose of Used Batteries from Your Holiday Gifts

By Christine Wied According to the Consumer Electronics Association, three out of four gift giving adults plan to purchase electronic products as gifts this year. These devices use batteries, rechargeable or single use.  Since February 2006 all batteries have been

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Keep America Beautiful with Recycling and buying Recycled products!

By Christine Wied Thursday, November 15, 2012 is the fifteenth annual America Recycles Day (ARD) celebration. A program of Keep America Beautiful, this nationally recognized day is dedicated to encouraging Americas to recycle and to buy products made from recycled

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Keep America Beautiful with Recycling and buying Recycled products!

By Christine Wied Thursday, November 15, 2012 is the fifteenth annual America Recycles Day (ARD) celebration. A program of Keep America Beautiful, this nationally recognized day is dedicated to encouraging Americas to recycle and to buy products made from recycled

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Use “Safe” Beauty Products For Your Health

By Christine Wied In striving to prevent breast and other cancers through environmental causes, an area to consider is the use of cosmetics and other personal care products. It has been estimated that the average woman may put up to

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Use “Safe” Beauty Products For Your Health

By Christine Wied In striving to prevent breast and other cancers through environmental causes, an area to consider is the use of cosmetics and other personal care products. It has been estimated that the average woman may put up to

Livin’ Green: 10 Green Thanksgiving Ideas

[slideshow] By Maryann Ridini Spencer Thanksgiving marks the true beginning of the holiday eating and gift-giving season.  Here are some great tips to keep green and sustainable! • Save on postage stamps and paper.   Send a FREE email invitation.  For

Livin’ Green: 10 Green Thanksgiving Ideas

[slideshow] By Maryann Ridini Spencer Thanksgiving marks the true beginning of the holiday eating and gift-giving season.  Here are some great tips to keep green and sustainable! • Save on postage stamps and paper.   Send a FREE email invitation.  For

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Be “EEK-0-Friendly” This Halloween!

  By Christine Wied Halloween is just around the corner. Here are a few opportunities to be “EEK-O-Friendly” this year.   Trade or swap costumes with friends instead of buying new ones. It has been estimated that if half the

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Be “EEK-0-Friendly” This Halloween!

  By Christine Wied Halloween is just around the corner. Here are a few opportunities to be “EEK-O-Friendly” this year.   Trade or swap costumes with friends instead of buying new ones. It has been estimated that if half the

Tips From The Expert: FREE Compost Workshop, Saturday, October 27, 2012, 10am-Noon at Green Thumb Nursery in Ventura

By Christine Wied Autumn is a good time to start a compost bin to create rich organic material for next spring’s plantings. Fallen leaves and clippings from green plants are the ideal “browns (carbon) and greens (nitrogen)” necessary for balanced

Tips From The Expert: FREE Compost Workshop, Saturday, October 27, 2012, 10am-Noon at Green Thumb Nursery in Ventura

By Christine Wied Autumn is a good time to start a compost bin to create rich organic material for next spring’s plantings. Fallen leaves and clippings from green plants are the ideal “browns (carbon) and greens (nitrogen)” necessary for balanced

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