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Category: Home Management

Encouraging Landscape Water Conservation Behaviors Series Overview #7: Personal and Social Norms of Florida Residents Who Use Irrigation in the Home Landscape

This 4-page fact sheet is the seventh publication in a series focusing on encouraging water conservation among Florida residents who use irrigation in their home landscapes. Extension educators create programs to encourage good irrigation practices and water conservation… Read More

Halloween Safety Tips

From costumes to candy, keep this holiday safe and fun with our Halloween safety tips. Costumes Choose Safer Materials Fabric can easily catch fire if it brushes too close to a candle-lit jack-o’-lantern or luminary, so choose flame-resistant… Read More

Keep It Clean: Kitchen Sponges

Sponges are versatile for cleaning throughout the house. One of the most common places to use a sponge is the kitchen. Kitchen sponges may be used to wash dishes and clean counters, but they can also collect bacteria and… Read More

Youth and Video Games

From instant messaging classmates to researching on the Internet, today’s youth are increasingly using electronic media for many different purposes. Youth also use electronics recreationally through activities such as downloading music and playing video games (the latter being… Read More

Enviroshopping

enviroshopping

Did you know that Floridians throw away about eight pounds of garbage per person every day? That’s double the national average. Unfortunately, our trash wastes energy and materials. Waste also releases pollutants into the environment. While trash can… Read More

Sustainable Elementary School Tips

Credit: Dave & Les Jacobs

As children return to school, parents may scramble to buy last-minute supplies, coordinate rides for their children, and manage grocery lists. While all of these tasks are important, parents should also consider ways their children can make this… Read More