Do Your Part for Our Bay, Coastal Cleanup Day is 9/21/13

Do Your Part for Our Bay, Coastal Cleanup Day is 9/21/13

The annual Coastal Cleanup day is a worldwide event to protect our waterways and marine wildlife from pollution. Most of the litter in our waterways is lightweight plastic – caps, bottles and bags make up three of the top five most commonly found objects on past clean up days. Plastic bags and other lightweight plastic… Read more »

Statewide Bag Ban is in the Works

Statewide Bag Ban is in the Works

State Bill 405 introduced at the state legislature this last week would follow the lead of many local governments in banning single use plastic bags. A statewide ban would benefit our marine ecosystems, which all flow together into the ocean. Plastic bags contribute significantly to pollution of local waterways, and to the cost of maintaining… Read more »

Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Better Cleaners

Environmental Working Group's Guide to Better Cleaners

Our Info Desk and Store staff have been excited to have a new resource for identifying the best product choices. The Environmental Working Group, the folks who gave us the Skin Deep body care and cosmetics product rating database, has recently created a similar guide for household cleaning products. Everything from bathroom cleaners, laundry detergents,… Read more »

Create Your Raingarden, Next Saturday, 9/22/12

Create Your Raingarden, Next Saturday, 9/22/12

What does your rain garden look like? The fourth event in our “Reclaim, Rebuild, Reskill” series will provide tools and inspiration for integrating water into the landscape. This workshop and skillshare will begin with a slideshow on raingardens and innovative ways to capture and use water, will include a tour of the EcoHouse water features,… Read more »

This Saturday, EcoHouse Class and Poetry Event

This Saturday, EcoHouse Class and Poetry Event

We’ve got two events for your consideration this Saturday, June 23rd. First up, in the morning at the EcoHouse, we will have a tour and discussion of all the water saving features incorporated into the yard there. If you’re curious to learn more about rainwater catchment, greywater and rain garden features, this class will provide… Read more »