Thinking Green

Thinking Green

Watch my video tips on green living to find out how to make your home more eco-friendly.


Pouring melted crayon wax into plastic mold

How to Recycle Old Broken Crayons

Don’t throw out those old, broken crayons. Instead, remove the paper, melt them in the microwave, and pour the melted wax into molds to form fun new shapes and colors. Watch this video to find out more.

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Praying mantis on branch

Use Natural Insect Predators to Control Garden Pests

Rather than using toxic chemicals to keep insect pests out of your garden, consider adding natural predator insects – like ladybugs, praying mantis, tiger beetles, and lacewings – to reduce pest insects that damage plants. Watch this video to find out more.

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Danny Lipford standing in front of potted plants

Go Green by Planting a Vegetable or Herb Garden

Planting a vegetable or herb garden in your yard is a great way to make your life more eco-friendly. You don’t have to have a lot of space to grow a small herb or vegetable garden, and the food it produces will be fresher and reduce the greenhouse gases needed to truck produce to the market.

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Bamboo countertop, cutting board, and bowl

Are Bamboo Products Really Eco-Friendly?

Bamboo is considered a sustainable resource, since it grows rapidly and is easily replenished. But when considering bamboo products, check to see if the manufacturing process and other materials – like adhesives and finishes – are eco-friendly as well. Watch this video to find out more.

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Spraying cardboard with hose

Eco-Friendly Cardboard Weed Barrier for Your Garden

Rather than using herbicides, landscape fabric, or plastic sheeting to control weeds in your garden or planting beds, try putting down cardboard instead as a green alternative. Watch this video to find out more.

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Computer printer with ink cartridges

Recycle Ink Cartridges to Reduce Waste and Save Money

Over 300 million toner and ink cartridges thrown away each year, adding thousands of tons of waste to landfills.Recycling or refilling ink and toner cartridges reduces waste, helps the environment, and saves 75% over the cost of new ink cartridges. Watch this video to find out more.

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Cotton growing in field

Importance of Buying Organic Cotton Products

While all cotton is made from natural plant fibers, organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic pesticides. Since cotton farming uses more insecticides than any other major crop, growing cotton organically is important for the environment. Watch this video to find out more.

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Danny Lipford standing by a power meter

How to Buy Green Power for Your Home

Over half of the electricity in the U.S. is produced by burning coal, which releases carbon dioxide and other pollutants into the atmosphere. To reduce your carbon footprint, consider purchasing green power for your home instead. Watch this video to find out more.

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