10 Ways to Celebrate National Great Outdoors Month

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Nature is calling and you must go! June is designated as national Great Outdoors Month® which encourages us to connect with the essence of the natural world. Escape the indoors and experience first-hand the educational, economic, and health benefits of being outside. Why is it important to get outside? Just a generation ago, kids spent […]

10 Ways to Reduce Waste in Your Home

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How much trash do you accumulate in a day? Surprisingly, Americans individually produce over four pounds of trash per day. If that seems like a lot, it is. Now, multiply that by the American population and that’s about 728,000 tons of household waste heading to landfills every day. Mind boggling, isn’t it? According to data […]

What Does Zero Waste Mean?

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Zero waste is a philosophy and mindset to reduce what we need, reuse what we can, recycle the obvious, and compost the rest. Here are some terms you should know.

3 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day!

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Blue Moon Rising

A grassroots movement in 1970, Earth Day began as a collective US effort proposed by Wisconsin Governor, Gaylord Nelson.  The campaign drew enough support to result in the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the passing of important environmental acts written to protect and sustain the environment for generations to come.  As earth […]

Eco-Friendly Holidays

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We’re Dreaming of a Green Holiday! Dreaming of a “white Christmas”? Well, we’re dreaming of a “green holiday”. As the holiday season is upon us, give the planet a gift and think sustainably. Allow the spirit of the holiday to envelop the warmth and joy synonymous with the season, like the smell of baking or the […]

Cost of Tiny Homes

Cost of Tiny Homes

Are you planning to downsize or maybe add a guest house to your existing property? Well, a tiny house may be just the answer to your dilemma and your budget. Depending on your need, tiny structures are used for primary homes, yoga & fitness studios, vacation cabins, art galleries, or even a guest house in […]

Tiny House Tours

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You’ve probably heard about the new craze in affordable living, the tiny house. Well, it’s making a huge impact on sustainable living by bringing together a simplified lifestyle with responsible construction and most importantly, the environmental impact it makes on the land. Have you seen a tiny home up close and personal? It’s time you […]

What is Sustainable Tourism?

what is sustainable tourism

Sustainability, defined by Websters, is the ability to use something without depleting it completely or use methods that do not completely use up or destroy natural resources.  To many, “sustainable” is synonymous with “eco-friendly.”  Environmental awareness is an important factor to being sustainable.  A tourist attraction or location can be “green” but not necessarily sustainable.  Learn […]

The Why and How of Recycling

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), approximately 75% of American trash is recyclable, but as a nation we only recycle about 30% of it. The most effective way to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place. Whether you are already recycling or plan to start, you can truly make a […]

Tips for Eco Friendly Vacations

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Are you becoming more consciously aware of the environment and your impact on it? You are among many around the world taking a responsible approach to travel and vacations. Ecotourism is a brand of responsible traveler who finds the best choices for social sustainability, conservation of the environment and continued education on ways to reduce our […]