How often do you wonder “is this recyclable” before throwing something out? Probably many times, and that is because recycling is confusing, and staying on top of what is recyclable is difficult.
Archive for category: Green Tip of the Week
Green Tip: Gardens as watersheds
The recent storms in the Santa Barbara area led to devastating floods and resulted in an important amount of debris and pollution on local beaches that washed off in the ocean.
Green Tip: Decarbonization and Home Electrification
As a part of our mission to help our community transition to a more sustainable lifestyle, we are opening the conversation on home electrification.
Green Tip: Eco-friendly gift wrapping
Only 58 days until Christmas, can you believe it? Now that we have shared with you a list of thoughtful and environmentally-friendly gift ideas, we would like to share some tips on how to sustainably wrap them.
Green Tip: Choosing a heating and cooling system
If, like us and many Santa Barbarians, you thought that Santa Barbara’s mild and always temperate climate was making air conditioning systems superfluous...
Green Tip: Laundry Detergent Sheets
Each year, over 700 million plastic laundry jugs are dumped into landfills across North America. Did you know that about 90% of your detergent is actually water?
Green Tip: Electronic Waste Management
Electronics, such as our smartphones, laptops, smartwatches, or TVs are so integrated into our daily life that most of us rarely think about the waste they produce...
How to use products from the Earth and give back to the Earth?
Compost is the result of nature’s natural process of breaking down plant materials, such as yard waste...
Green Tip: Face Masks
As wearing face masks has become a requirement (at least indoors) and has proved to be an efficient way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, more litter has been found in our environment. Like many...
Green Tip: Textile Recycling
Textile waste in the U.S. has increased over 800% since 1960 – most of which ends up in landfills across the country. More than 15 million tons of textile waste is generated...