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The Green Scene “February”

The Conservation Balancing Act “In the Laundry” How many of you remember using a wringer washer or a scrub board to wash clothes?  Do you remember the saying “Man may work from sun to sun, but woman’s work… Read More

Sustainable Living through Small Steps

Sustainable Living through Small Steps Wow, how my life has changed since I moved to Wakulla County. Surrounding myself with so many environmentally-conscious people and having sustainable living as one of the key issues being addressed by UF/IFAS,… Read More

Compact Fluorescent Lighting

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FYCS/EFNEP Agent II  According to the EPA, in 2007, Americans saved $1.5 billion by switching to ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs.  The energy saved could light all the households in a city… Read More

Keep/Start Recycling

Get Your Family Involved With Your Recycling Shelley Swenson Family and Consumer Sciences/ Expanded Food and Nutrition Program UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension On my evening walks, I notice the trash and recycling containers curbside.  My informal analysis is… Read More

Green Scene: FDA Continues to Study Bisphenol A

By Shelley  Swenson Family and Consumer Sciences/Expanded Food and Nutrition Program UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Several months ago I wrote an article about some of the safety concerns expressed by many on the use of Bisphenol A (BPA).  It… Read More

Cleaning Solutions

By Shelley Swenson, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent, Wakulla County Extension 850-926-3931 Interested in Green Cleaning products. UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension and Sustainable Big Bend will offer a workshop entitled “Going Green: Sustainable Cleaning Solutions, to include caring… Read More

SAVE THE DATE FOR “GREEN” EVENTS

By Shelley Swenson, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent, Wakulla County Extension 850-926-3931 Plan to attend two important Green Events: Interested in Green Cleaning products.  UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension and Sustainable Big Bend will offer a workshop entitled “Going… Read More

The Green Scene “November”

Being Green:  The Conservation House At the recent Mighty Mullet Festival, Sustainable Big Bend volunteers and I provided an educational booth featuring simple changes that can be easily made in your home to save energy.  It was a… Read More

The Green Scene “October”

Recycling in the Garden Extension Agents often share ideas with each other which can be utilized both on the job and personally.  I remember an Escambia Family and Consumer Sciences Agent telling me about a border in their… Read More

The Green Scene “September”

Recycling:  Because it is the Right Thing to Do? I can’t think of many issues that have been more controversial in our county this year than county-wide trash and recycling.  I certainly don’t have many answers but I… Read More