The Department of Energy designates every October as National Energy Awareness Month, to show the importance of responsible energy consumption. While technologies have changed and evolved since the early 1990s, energy efficiency has remained ... READ MORE
Food waste is a huge issue, here and around the globe. As a country, we throw away 40 percent of all the food produced, or up to 160 billion pounds each year. The price tag for that waste approaches $218 billion. And, with production losses ... READ MORE
Do you have a spring planting habit? If you are interested in growing food crops in your Florida garden it is very important to keep your seasons in mind when selecting what you will plant. I may break your heart when I tell you that now is ... READ MORE
The Green Living Toolkit show the most effective solutions, curated especially for Sarasota and Manatee County residents. The toolkit connects you with local events and experts on energy, food, waste, water, and nature. It is also designed ... READ MORE
Whether you rent or own your home, we all have bills to pay. Lots of bills, it seems.
We can help.
Our "Ways to Save" project provides a range of cost-saving tips on many of the common expenses you face every day, like utility bills and ... READ MORE
Nice weather for golfing, tennis, and boating likely means clear skies - great for you but not so much for your veggie plants. Likely your plants are hoping you remember to give them a drink of water. In many places- there is a phrase- April ... READ MORE
Ever heard of a rain gauge? No? Maybe you have an idea, but you aren't quite sure. Well, you've come to the right place. Read on to learn what a rain gauge is, how it works, and how easy it is to use one in your home landscape.
What ... READ MORE
In our last post in the "Grocery Shopping for Your Health" series, we looked at food safety, starting at the store. Today, in our final (planned) post in the series, we discuss shopping "green."
For our purposes, shopping "green" carries dual ... READ MORE
In our last post in the "Grocery Shopping for Your Health" series, we focused on fish and seafood. Today, we're talking about food safety, starting at the store.
Grocery stores are diligent with following food safety protocol. We expect this ... READ MORE
In our last post in the "Grocery Shopping for Your Health" series, we zeroed in on meats and deli products. This time, we're off to the fish case/counter.
Fish is a good source of protein. and most seafood is low in fat. Even fish with a higher ... READ MORE