Don't beat yourself up because you think your carbon-footprint is bigger than your next door neighbor. Maybe you've been "green" and Eco-living" for years and didn't even know it.
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From the article Tips for Eco-Living
- Conserve water by using water-reducing fixtures, limit shower time and fix leaks promptly.
- Landscape with native plants and trees and avoid species that require watering. Mulching around trees and shrubs helps retain moisture.
- Reduce rainwater runoff through landscaping and porous pavements.
- Composting organic kitchen and yard waste is a free and healthy alternative to chemical fertilizers.
- Hand-weeding and removal of insects and eggs is an effective alternative to chemical pesticides for minor pest problems. Try natural pesticides like tobacco water or hot pepper for more serious infestations.
- Encouraging natural predators, planting a variety of species together (versus clusters of one species), planting pest resistant plant and companion plants that have insect-repelling properties all are great options for pest control.
To be continued -
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