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Simple ways to save water, money and your landscaping this summer

Simple ways to save water, money and your landscaping this summer

With many states facing drought this summer, homeowners across the country will be looking for ways to save their landscaping while conserving water at the same time. Even if you’re…

Green gardening tools and techniques that really work

Green gardening tools and techniques that really work

Americans have embraced recycling and are enthusiastic about cleaner energy sources. Yet when it comes to caring for their outdoor environment, many people still use less earth-friendly tools and techniques.…

Down on the College Farm

Down on the College Farm

Reading, writing … and raspberries?  A transformation occurs every Wednesday in the Scoskie Hall parking lot at Bergen Community College in Paramus, turning the asphalt car corral into the “Farm…

Flat Rock Programs Funded

Flat Rock Programs Funded

  Flat Rock Brook Nature Association has received a $4,000 grant from the Community Chest serving Englewood, Tenafly and Englewood Cliffs to fund the nature association’s on-site educational programs and…

Greener decorating for your deck and patio

Greener decorating for your deck and patio

Outdoor living spaces cry out for an eco-friendly touch. Whether you’re adding a patio, updating a deck or livening up your landscaping, the last thing you want to do is…

Five tips for spring home decorating ‘eco-style’

Five tips for spring home decorating ‘eco-style’

As spring blossoms, so does our desire to lighten up – in life and at home. Simple eco-friendly changes to home decor can set the tone for a much fresher…

Simple tips to save water, money and the environment

Simple tips to save water, money and the environment

There are a number of ways to save water and they all start with you.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American uses about 50 gallons of…

Paramus Tree Request Granted

Paramus Tree Request Granted

        Jerad McElroy, a first grader in Christine Chiaramonte’s class at Ridge Ranch School of Paramus, recently wrote a persuasive letter to Mayor Richard LaBarbiera asking him to plant…

Four ways to drought-proof your yard

Four ways to drought-proof your yard

The past few years have not been kind to lawns and gardens across the country. The summer of 2012 brought severe drought to much of the Midwest and a good…

Think outside the fuse box: Unique energy-saving home improvements

Think outside the fuse box: Unique energy-saving home improvements

You’ve replaced your home’s 20-year-old windows with new, Energy Star-rated models, upgraded to electricity-sipping appliances and there’s not a single incandescent light bulb to be found anywhere in your house.…