How to Repurpose, Reclaim, and Reuse Everyday Items

We can always do more to consume less. Re-using everyday items in your home can save you money, waste, and time. As more cities begin to adopt bans on plastic shopping bags and bottles, consumers are making an effort to be aware of their own ecological footprint. With a clever and innovative approach, identify things […]

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.

Cut Energy Costs Day

Cut energy costs

As a national movement, January 10 is #CutYourEnergyCostsDay, a way to bring awareness to the benefits of energy conservation, not only for you, but for the environment too. Reduction of your energy use can lower your utility needs and costs, and therefore, effectively reduce your carbon footprint. Your energy actions impact your home, community, and […]

Eco-Friendly Gifts We Love

As world citizens, we are all responsible for the well-being of our planet and it can start with one simple step: responsible shopping. As consumers, every purchase we make impacts our footprint.  Be thoughtful of your footprint as you choose eco-friendly gifts for the upcoming holiday season. Speaking of gifts, choose Blue Moon Rising this […]

DIY Halloween Costumes

DIY Halloween Costumes

October is full of surprises from the change of seasons to the final holiday of the month, Halloween. Incidentally, the spooky holiday leaves everyone asking, “What are you going to be for Halloween?”  If you haven’t decided on a costume yet, we have suggestions that encourage repurposed or recycled materials for the perfect DIY halloween […]

7 ways to Recycle, Reuse, and Repurpose

7 Ideas to recycle, reuse, and repurpose

What we throw out matters.  Before you toss out broken items or things past their prime, consider a few things: can it be recycled, is it something someone else can use, or can it be given new life?  Check out these 7 ingenious ways we found to recycle, reuse, and repurpose:   Do you have […]

The Why and How of Recycling

why to recycle

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 […]

10 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

We’ve been hearing more and more about our carbon footprint; what exactly is your carbon footprint, you ask? It’s basically how much carbon is released in the air by human activity, like burning fossil fuels. As the carbon dioxide is released into the air it creates a greenhouse gas which in return contributes to pollution […]

Adopt a Highway Clean Up

If you have been following us, then you know that we have a responsibility to participate in the Adopt A Highway program. On our first cleanup we had 4 members of the Blue Moon Rising Team tackle our designated strip of 219 at Deep Creek Lake, which includes the Deep Creek Lake Bridge. We picked […]