As we move forward from the dark, dank days of winter into breezy spring and warm, sunny summer, here are some reminders for all ecologically-minded Earth Care Forest Hillians:

  • Turn down the thermostat and turn off the air conditioner as much as possible!
  • You don’t need a long, hot shower anymore to get warm!
  • Time for keeping clean water in your birdbaths
  • Be judicious in outdoor water sprinkling usage
  • Minimize use of pesticides/insecticides, fertilizers
  • Plant pollinator-friendly plants and flowers
  • Avoid soil erosion and water run-off.
  • Make dams/canals in garden areas
  • Compost your discarded organic food scraps and when decomposed, reuse
  • Combine errands to minimize auto trips
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle!
  • Return plastic bags, wrappers to a collection bin
  • Check your community for hazardous/solvent/paint central collection days
  • Refill your Yeti or other water container from a tap
  • Use reusable bags when shopping for groceries and other retail items
  • If you need a new appliance, make sure it is Energy Star rated
  • Support local food farmers’ markets
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