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The Green Scene “February”


February 8, 2013

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 is never done”. How was ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Green Living, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

Sustainable Living through Small Steps


November 9, 2012

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

Category: Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: Community, Educational, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Green Living, Shelley Swenson, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

Compact Fluorescent Lighting


July 20, 2012

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

Category: Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: CFLs, Energy Star, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Fixtures, FYCS, Green Living, Light Bulbs, Lighting, Saving, Saving Energy, Shelley Swenson, Sustainable Living, Wakulla County Extension

Keep/Start Recycling


April 25, 2012

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Work & Life
Tags: Aluminum, Educational, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family, Family & Consumer Sciences, Glass, Green Living, Plastics, Recycling, Shelley Swenson, Sustainable, Trash, Wakulla, Wakulla Extension

Green Scene: FDA Continues to Study Bisphenol A


April 3, 2012

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). ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Bisphenol A, Educational, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family, Family & Consumer Sciences, FDA, FDA Concerns, Green Living, Nutrition, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla Extension

SAVE THE DATE FOR “GREEN” EVENTS


January 27, 2012

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Work & Life
Tags: Cleaning Products, Energy, Energy Saving, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Event, Extension, Families & Consumers, Family And Consumer Sciences, Green Living, Green Living Expo, Recycle, Sustainable, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Cleaning Solutions, Sustainable Living, Wakulla, Watts

The Green Scene “November”


November 9, 2011

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 great booth ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Disasters, Energy Conservation, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Green Living, Saving Energy, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

The Green Scene “October”


October 10, 2011

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 office gardens that ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Green Living, Recycling, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

The Green Scene “September”


September 7, 2011

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 wanted to take this ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Green Living, Recycling, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

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