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Michele Pesula Kuegler is the founder of PeKu Publications and chief foodie at Think Tasty. She runs this one-woman show focusing on creating new recipes to delight her family, friends, and herself.

Spring = Eco-Consciousness?

by Michele Pesula Kuegler on May 18th, 2011

With a break in the seemingly nonstop presence of rain, I was able to spend some time outdoors working on flower beds without getting drenched this past Saturday.  Relocating and adding new plants always feels good.  It makes the yard look nicer and gives me pause to consider the environment.  How can we care for our yard in the most beneficial way? We recycle the water from our dehumidifier in our basement and have compost bins in the backyard.  Even the weeds that we pull from our flower and garden beds are recycled as snacks for our chickens.

As I thought about what else we could do as a family to care for the planet, it occurred to me that I tend to think more of the environment in spring.  Although we continue to recycle items, minimize electricity usage, and partake in other eco-friendly activities throughout all seasons, it does seem that spring is when I spend more time considering other options.  Maybe it is the new growth (and elimination of snow), but this time of year seems to be most inspiring.

If you’re like me and are considering new ways to care for Earth, there are some excellent ideas at our eco-friendly publication, Be Green Info.  Some recent ideas of note are ways to make your community more eco-conscious and cleaning ideas that are less harmful.  Both of these articles offer suggestions that are not only beneficial but quite simple to try.

As you enjoy the new colors and growth of spring, don’t forget to care for the planet that provides this beauty.



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