The Truth About Food Waste

The Truth About Food Waste

  “Waste Not… Want Not” Benjamin Franklin When one in six Americans struggles with food-insecurity, can it be true that food makes up the single largest type of waste going into the nation’s landfills and incinerators? True it is. In fact, more than 34 million tons of food is discarded every year. And, in landfills food waste produces methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. It’s difficult to believe, but Read more »
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May 06, 2015
Create your own haven for butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.

Create your own haven for butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.

With plants that attract nature’s best pollinators to your garden. What do butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees have in common? And why would we want to attract them to our gardens? A large group of species known as “pollinators,” which includes various insects, birds and other wildlife, is unrelated except through their important ecological role of pollinating most flowering plants and trees. This role is critical to human life because an estimated Read more »
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March 10, 2015
How green is your hearth?

How green is your hearth?

Nothing is cozier than curling up in front of a roaring fire on a cold winter night. But unfortunately, the traditional wood-burning fireplace is not the most efficient or environmentally sensitive method of heating your home. Know the facts about your options so you can choose one that best meets your family’s needs and has the smallest negative impact on the environment. The wood-burning fireplace: First ask yourself if your fireplace Read more »
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January 09, 2015
Recycle your unused jewelry and create new Family Heirlooms

Recycle your unused jewelry and create new Family Heirlooms

These earrings were crafted for a bride from her late father’s cufflinks and given to her by her mother on the eve of her wedding. They were created at B Fine Art Jewelry in Ridgeland. Do you have a drawer or old jewelry box filled with discarded pieces that you no longer wear? Have you ever thought about recycling your old bracelets, pins, earrings or chains to new glory as more Read more »
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November 18, 2014
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