Environmental Challenge: Take Good CARE of YOUR STUFF!

One of the best environmental tips  is to take good care of the things that you own. Bikes, clothing, electronics, sports equipment, and, games,- whatever you may have, all will last longer if you take good care of them. It will also keep your items looking their best, functioning properly, and might help to increase the resale value of the item.

Take care of things by:

  •  Storing properly  
  • Using in the intended manner
  • Cleaning the items
  • Keeping the object in the appropriate temperature and humidity
  •  Attending to routine maintenance
  • Organize and keep like items together (This will prevent you from losing pieces of a game or buying something you already have but could not find.) 

All of these tips  can save you money. They also save the water, electricity, transportation, packaging costs and the disposal impact.  Using less of all of these things emits less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and that’s a great thing when it comes to global warming!

Taking good care of your stuff helps preserve polar bear habitat!

Things do wear out and when they can no longer be fixed, try to recycle as much of the materials as possible even if this means taking the item apart. Look for a more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, or  better quality product when replacing the item. These products may be a bit more expensive but if they can last longer than the cheaper ones. You will definitely get your money back and then some!



Happy Earth Day 2011!

500 Dolphins make Tampa Bay their home! Tampa Bay is one of the busiest southern seaports!


When I first started teaching back in 2000, “being green” was mainly talked about by one of our favorite frogs in reference to his skin color.   In the last 11 years our environmental consciousness has definitely grown and is continuing to do so and that means…things can only continue to get better. For this, I am so thankful.

In regards to the earth and better environmental practices, what are you thankful for today?

Category: Be GREEN

What is the cost of water where you live?

Sample of water from the water filtration facility

How much water do you or your parents pay for the water that comes into your house?

When receiving water from your town or city, you pay for every gallon that comes into your home!

The exception is this….f you have your own well, you do not pay for every gallon but you do have to pay for electricity to pump your water and you had to pay to have the well installed.

In our area of Massachusetts, we pay $3.15 for every 100 cubic feet of water.  One cubic foot is equal to 7.48 gallons.  This means that we pay approximately $0.42 per gallon!

What do you pay where you live?

Category: Be GREEN

What are your best water conservation tips?

On average each person in the United States uses between 80 to 100 gallons of water per day.

This is a lot! People living in Europe use about half of that amount.

Please tell us you best water conservation tip!

Category: Be GREEN