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Want to Grow an Organic Garden? Here's How to Get Started

Gardening is awesome. It's therapeutic, it's productive, and it brings people back to a connection with their food that is missing in most modern humans. If you're going to develop a green thumb, develop it organically. 

Follow these tips to growing your first organic garden.


Gardening is a useful, spiritual hobby.

Compost

Composting is the height of going green. Taking what would have been food waste and converting it into new soil out of which new food will grow is not only the organic concept epitomized, but it's great for your garden. When composted, biological waste becomes what gardeners refer to as "black gold," a fertile, nutrient-dense soil, out of which anything can grow.

It's easy and cheap to get started. With a ready supply of compost, you'll never need chemical fertilizers.... read more

6 Pointers for Helping Your Wedding Day Be as Green as Possible

The problem with white weddings is that they aren't green. Some wedding traditions tend to be bad for the environment without even meaning to be. 

Not only don't you have to make sacrifices to have an eco-friendly wedding, but your wedding can be made better and more memorable. Follow these tips for an awesomely green wedding.


Your wedding can be awesome and ethical at the same time.

Plant Power

Decorate your venue and tables with plants, not flowers. Flowers have been the go-to for weddings - as well as birthdays, anniversaries, funerals, graduations, and every other event known to humankind - since forever. But they're dying as soon as they're cut, which means new ones then have to be grown and watered.

Plants gobble up carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, and there is no better symbol of green than that.... read more

5 Ways We Can Reduce The Amount Of Plastic We Use In The Future

If you spend an hour looking around your home there is a big chance you will find a huge amount of products made from plastic. We actually need to be thankful to plastic because it's helped us out immensely over the years. Some things we take for granted now wouldn't be available without it.

That obviously doesn't mean plastic is the greatest invention in the world because it's still harmful to the environment. We need to find some replacements we can use instead of standard plastic so we don't end up relying on it too much. I'm going to talk about a few of the options we have available now and in the future.... read more

Homemade Green Cleaning Tips

Green cleaningHomes need regular cleaning, maintenance and attention to look good, however the tasks involved can sometimes be too much. Despite that however we are too much conditioned to use commercial cleaning products which indeed get the job done, but often contain hazardous chemicals. The following article aims to give you some insight into possible solutions and alternatives to these with some easy to make at home cleaning products. We start with the subject of:

 

  • Cleaning Glass Surfaces

The first thing you have to keep in mind are the window cleaners using ammonia. You really don't want to have those around your home so you can do better than that by getting two simple ingredients in combination. Just get some lemon juice and mix it up with about a liter (half a galon) of water and use that mix to wipe your windows clean. You can also use some good rags or even a cotton t-shirt to dry them off so you won't have to throw away newspapers and other disposable cleaning materials.... read more

5 Household Products Made from Recycled Materials

 For such a long time, recycling has been a major subject in almost every sector. Both government and private sectors have promoted recycling in an effort protect our natural resources. Instead of throwing away garbage which can accumulate and turn into a big disaster, many people have shown support by practicing recycling.                                       

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Recycling is the process of turning garbage into reusable products. This form of green initiative can help lessen the amount of trashes thrown in landfills. Fact is there are notable benefits we all can get from recycling. One good example of these benefits is getting hold of new household products without the need to shell out certain amount of cash. Wonder what household items you can get from your garbage? ... read more

Simple Green Practices Children Can Do at Home

 

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As we all know, going green is widely promoted today in an effort to save the planet. That is why a lot of people exert notable effort to show their support on this initiative. In different places, such as schools, workplaces, private establishments, public areas and at home, green awareness is a critical issue being discussed. 

 

 

But green campaign is not just for adults. Even little children can take part in this campaign. In their own little ways, their small efforts can make a big difference in the environment. All it takes is proper guidance and lots of patience to impart the true meaning of this advocacy. There is no better place to learn green campaign than at home. Thus, it is wise to teach simple green practices right in your own dwelling - which children consider as safe haven.... read more

Eco-friendly Items For Every Room in the House

Aside from recycling and reducing your food waste, you can also help the environment by installing the right appliances around your home. Not only do they save mother Earth, they actually save you real money! Here are some ideas for every room inside your house.... read more

Upcycled Halloween Crafts

We love Halloween in my household and we love crafts.  The best types of crafts are ones where we can upcycle things from our own home.  I've been compiling different ideas from around the internet and I wanted to share them here on Keen For Green.

Seasonal Sustainability: Start Planning your Planting!

autumn sustainabilityWith the arrival of fall, many people think all hope is lost for having a garden this year because it's far too late to get started.

Fortunately for all of the late bloomers out there, that couldn't be further from the truth! In fact, if you don't start now, you'll likely miss out on gardening next year.

In actuality, autumn is the perfect time to begin making plans for next year's planting. And why wouldn't you ponder planting your own garden when you consider all of the benefits?

For example, growing your own food allows you to save money because you are literally cutting out every middleman along the way: there's no extra green standing between you and your greens!... read more

House Clearance Tips – Go Green

house cleaning tipsWhen it comes to clearing your home out before a big move, many of us simply do not know where to begin. There are huge piles of items everywhere, not to mention furniture, white goods and other electronics. There are those drawers and cupboards we haven’t looked at in years and garages that are piled high with long forgotten things. Making a start is hard enough as we look to box up items that we think we will not need for a while. Our list will hopefully give you a little head start in your house clearance.

Donate to Charity

We all have lots of old clothes, videos, kitchen utensils amongst other things that we no longer use or need. But there are lots of charities around the country who are crying out for generous donations like these. When you are organising your belongings ahead of the big move, make a pile for charity donation and in this way you will not have to take a lot of items you no longer need with you. Not only that but you will get a great sense of satisfaction by helping those less fortunate than yourself by donating.... read more

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