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Some Portland Restaurants Join The Last Plastic Straw Movement
According to the Portland Press Herald, restaurants all over Maine are joining an online movement called, "The Last Plastic Straw". The movement encourages the end to single-use plastic straws. In the U.S. alone, over 500 million straws are thrown away creating a huge amount of plastic was…
Is Snow Safe to Eat?
When I was a kid I ate a LOT of fresh snow. It's just frozen water right? Well, no, not really. When snow is falling through the sky it's picking up pollutants along the way, such as soot and dirt. Also found in snow, depending on where it comes from: mercury, formaldehyde, nitrates, pesti…
Candy Wrapper Crafting! [VIDEOS]
Our house is cluttered with colorful candy wrappers, and I wondered what could be done with them. I turned to the crafty YouTubers for inspiration. I was not disappointed!
How about a wallet to go with that purse...
This is a great craft for our next slumber party...
A Better Way to Get Rid of Fall Leaves! [VIDEO]
Yesterday I spent an hour leaf blowing and barely made a dent. We have so many leaves! The forecast is for heavy rains over the next couple days, so I really wanted to get them up and out. I've made the mistake of leaving our leaves until the spring, but there are so many that my grass is …
Mainer’s Go Green at the Grocery Store! Tips!
Many cities and towns in Maine are encouraging people to bring reusable grocery bags when they shop, by charging them for paper and plastic.
We can take it to the next level with a few more changes:

Skip the plastic produce bags for your sturdy fruits and vegetables
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Blimpville’s Green Spring Yard Clean Up Tips!
With what I honestly believe to have been our last snowfall for the winter behind us, we can now get down to spring yard clean up. Let's keep it environmentally friendly and organize our to-do list:

Clean up all of the debris caused by wind, rain and snow
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South Portland May Ban Pesticides – Any Organic Alternatives?
Our grass is greening up! If you are a resident of So.Po., and if you're thinking of using any pesticides to treat your lawn, you might want to look into an organic alternative. South Portland is on track to join 26 other Maine communities that have pesticide-control ordinances...

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