By Brenna Goggin, Environmental Advocate:
Like most people, I have been trying to find ways to save money and cut back on my consumption each month. While researching topics for the Delaware Nature Society’s Green Living Series, I came across several tips, websites, and news articles that all provided advice on how to become more “Green.” Green is “in.” Everywhere you look, there is a billboard, TV commercial, a politician, or an ad emphasizing the importance of going “green.” Magazines, websites, TV ads are bombarding you with ideas on how you can save money and the environments at the same time. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was one place to find all the information at once without having to spend hours researching which product is more efficient or how solar panels really work? If you answered yes, then the DNS’s Green Living Series might have just what you are looking for!
Throughout the winter and spring of 2009, you can join us through four exciting programs. These include a tour of the GE Solar Panel Facility on January 26, a Green Cleaning and Home Energy Audit Workshop on February 9, a Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop on March 10, and a Green Roof Tour on April 24.
All four segments will give you strategies for “saving green by being green,” including methods to reduce monthly heating, cooling, water, and electricity bills; furthermore, you will leave with an arsenal of information to help you make smart choices when it comes to reducing your personal impact on the environment.
In the meantime, if you would like to learn how you could further reduce your environmental impact, visit www.goodguide.com. Good Guide makes it easy to identify environmentally friendly products with the straightforward rating system based on the product’s health and environmental performance, and the company’s overall environmental and social performance.
If you would like to sign up for any or all of the Green Living Series programs, please visit our website, www.delawarenaturesociety.org or call the registrar at (302) 239-2334 ext. 134