The Pacific Northwest is home to a wide variety of local food that is available year round. Purchasing food produced close to home is a great way to support local farmers, eat what is in season, reduce packaging waste and minimize the fuel needed to transport food long distances.
If you have used books that are not suitable for donation or resale, there are unique reuse and recycling options.
Old or damaged books can be turned into upcycled objects d’art, fashion accessories and unique home décor. Online tutorials give step-by-step instructions for turning old books into paper vases, wreathes, purses, wallets, table legs, wallpaper and lamps. Go on, get crafty!
It’s easy to save money and reduce your holiday ‘waste-line’ this year by going green!
Looking for an alternative to wrapping paper for gifts?
John and Anita in Shoreline recently shared a great waste reduction idea: homemade fabric gift sacks. This creative idea has helped their family save money and reduce their holiday paper waste year after year!
If your New Year’s resolutions include getting in shape and living a more eco-friendly lifestyle, read on for tips to help get your moving and trim your "waste-line"