The Green Project en The Green Minute: Reduce, Reuse, Repair <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Reduce, reuse and recycle — or the three Rs — are well known as the pathway to green. But there is an R that has been routinely left out. The R for REPAIR.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Unlike our grandparents, we regularly replace items rather than opting to fix things. While their motto was, “use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”, we’ve relegated our broken stuff to the trash pile.</span></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:56:33 +0000 Christal White 52684 at The Green Minute: Vampire Power <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With Fall finally in the air and the calendar page turned to October, it&rsquo;s time for ghosts, goblins, witches and mummies.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But keeping the real vampires away will take more than garlic and crosses.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are vampires hiding in plain sight right this very moment, and they even live with you.</span></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:02:36 +0000 Christal White 46145 at Don't Fall For Greenwashing! <p>As the drive toward more environmental sustainability in our daily lives increases, businesses have responded by offering more eco-friendly products, services and policies — or at least, they say they have. <em>Greenwashing</em> is a term used for companies that claim to be acting in an environmentally responsible way, but in reality are not. Sat, 31 Aug 2013 18:52:57 +0000 Christal White 42998 at Green Tips On 'Hypermiling' <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Y</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ou know the old saying: "If you give him an inch, he’ll take a mile." There couldn’t be more perfect of a way to describe </span>hypermiling<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Not familiar with the term? It’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the science and craft behind squeezing every possible drop out of your car's gas mileage.</span></p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:13:02 +0000 Christal White 40332 at Summer Energy Saving Tips... You Know You Want 'Em <p>It’s summertime and the livin’s easy, but in the South, we know that it’s down right hot. To save money on energy bills, try these tips.</p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:10:04 +0000 Christal White 38781 at Buying In Bulk? There's An App For That <p>With the cost of makin’ groceries steadily increasing every day, maybe it’s time for us to revisit buying in bulk.</p><p>I’m not suggesting that we all run out to the big box warehouse store for 20 dozen eggs and some snow tires, but rather hit up your local farmer’s markets, food co-ops and grocery stores for beans, rice, pastas, olive oil, maple syrup, honey, flours, soaps, nuts, granolas and even tofu. To find the best local selection, there’s a free app simply called <a href="" target="_blank">Bulk</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:55:28 +0000 Christal White 37491 at Styrofoam: Everyone's Enemy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">People who say that nothing lasts forever are dead wrong when it comes to Styrofoam.</span></p> Sun, 09 Jun 2013 19:44:39 +0000 Christal White 37101 at Junk Food Is Bad For You, And Junk Mail Is Bad For The Environment <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Got too much junk in your trunk? Don't think pants size, think all that unsolicited bulk mail that clogs your box each day. And if you think a little junk can’t hurt, we seriously have a </span>badonkadunk<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;of a problem. Here’s junk mail by the numbers:</span></p><p> Sun, 02 Jun 2013 22:41:22 +0000 Christal White 36648 at Tips On DIY Cosmetics For Easy, Healthy Beauty <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You’ve likely heard the expression “beauty is only skin deep”, but with the estimated 11,000 unique chemical ingredients we are exposed to through our personal care products every single day, the results go way deeper than that.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 17:29:57 +0000 Christal White 36275 at Deet-Free Ways To Ward Off Bugs <p>The thunderstorms are rolling through, the humidity’s rising, and we all know what’s next… bugs. Ones that bite, ones that sting, ones that just gross you out. Nonetheless, they all have one thing in common: they will do whatever they can to get up in your home and all over you and&nbsp;your precious skin. But, as <a href="" target="_blank">The Green Project </a>reminded us this week, the simple solution isn't&nbsp;always the best solution. Thu, 02 May 2013 23:25:36 +0000 Christal White 34535 at