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Stephanie Evans

Hurricane Recovery and Safety Tips

After so many days preparing for a hurricane, once the winds have died down and the water has receded, we often don’t know how to start the cleanup process. The aftermath of a hurricane can be just as dangerous as the storm itself. While tree branches and debris are no longer projectiles, they may now…

Stephanie Evans

Flood Safety Tips

Floods are one of the most costly and destructive natural disasters. A tremendous threat to both human life and property, floods occur in nearly every part of the world. Fast-moving flood waters are dangerous and unpredictable. Floods don’t have to be as severe as those in Mumbai or Houston to damage property and threaten lives.…

Stephanie Evans

Your Green Labor Day Soiree

For many, Labor Day (whether you spell it with a “u” or not) marks the unofficial end of summer, the start of school days and busier schedules.  Labor Day also serves as a day of recognition of workers and all those who contribute to the nation’s strength, prosperity and well being. If you’re planning a…

Stephanie Evans

Green Lunchbox and Snack Ideas

  Last week on the Eco-Centric blog, we doled out a few of our favorite tips for sending your kids back to school sustainably, setting them up for their greenest year yet. One of our suggestions was to pack their lunch in a reusable bag, utilizing reusable sandwich bags, jars and containers for their meal.…

Stephanie Evans

Eco-Friendly Back to School

Summer is drawing to a close and it’s about that time…to head back to school! Whether you’re bummed out about the end of summer, or thrilled that your kids will be out of your hair – er, embarking on their next academic journey – make sure you’re sending them back to the classroom with plenty…

Stephanie Evans

Get Your Grill On – Grilling the Eco-Friendly Way

Only a few precious weeks left of summer. Cherish these last, lazy, sun-filled days by inviting friends and family for a fun, outdoor BBQ. By skipping yet another meal cooked in the oven or on the stove, you’ll trim some fat off your electric bill and with our tips below, you’ll also shrink your carbon…

Stephanie Evans

Beat the Heat and Conserve Energy this Summer

Feeling sticky? It’s the dead of summer and it’s HOT HOT HOT out there. When the mercury seems to be climbing out of the thermometer, you basically have two choices: crank the air conditioner (and deal with your energy bill later) or find alternative ways to cool down without expanding your carbon footprint. To give…

Stephanie Evans

Fun Summer Activities to Keep Kids Learning

When the last day of school arrives, it’s safe to say both kids and parents breathe a sigh of relief. For a few months, there’s a break from early wake-up calls, struggling through carpool and staying up late to finish homework and projects.  Everyone enjoys a little more time to relax and a much-deserved respite…