Home Green Tips
To polish your wood floors, apply a bit of jojoba or tung oil straight onto your floor by rubbing it in with a cloth. Dab off any excess. You can find jojoba oil at most natural food stores, and tung oil (which comes from the Chinese tung tree, in case you, like us, had never heard of it) can be found at natural paint stores or antique dealers.
To hide wood scratches, we’ve heard you should rub them with the meat of a walnut.
To clean windows, use a half-cup vinegar in one gallon of warm water or use lemon juice and dry with a soft cloth. For both: Use newspaper to dry the glass.
To shine your wallpaper (no joke!) rub marks with a piece of white bread until they disappear.
For a much more Earth-friendly alternative to store-bought toilet bowl cleaner, put 1/4 cup borax in the toilet bowl and let sit for a few hours or overnight. The next day, scrub – or scrub with a solution of 1/2 cup borax to one gallon of water. A few drops of pine oil can be added for increased disinfecting. Or, scrub with baking soda and/or liquid soap. To remove stains, pour 1/4 cup borax and let sit for at least 30 minutes, scrub and flush.
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By NHDES | October 05, 2010
A Green Halloween
While planning your Halloween celebration with friends and relatives this year, consider your environmental impact, too. By choosing your costume, treats and decorations carefully, you can reduce environmental impacts from manufacturing, transportation, use and disposal. Establishing new traditions and bringing back some very simple practices from the past can save money as well as help the environment.
By NHDES | July 15, 2010
Summer has arrived, meaning swimming, boating, barbeques, sunshine and summer heat. The summer weather can also bring increased energy use for keeping cool. No one wants their energy bills to rise with the temperature, and finding ways to stay cool without cranking up the air conditioner saves money – and is better for the environment.
By editor | June 01, 2010
If you need to know something about energy-efficient lighting and the thought of logging on to a search engine and trolling through copious amounts of websites and articles elicits an involuntary groan, the UNH Cooperative Extension may have what you're looking for - and Energy Answers hotline, 877-398-4769. The hotline expands the capacity of the program's toll-free Info Line in Manchester by staffing the existing lines with volunteers trained to answer energy-related questions or refer callers to experts and other outside resources who can.