Posted by: jmully | April 11, 2014

Keep Recycling!…

Keep Recycling!!!!!

Jon Hanley of the Chestertown Green Team delivered 100 lbs of batteries, 50 CFL’s and 100 flo tubes for recycling last weekend.  Way to go Chestertown!  A great big thank you to Jon Hanley for his efforts as well!!!

Posted by: jmully | March 24, 2014

Check out the following!

http://os.care2.com/care2/#!/entry/8-ways-to-recycle-water-around-your-house,532cd9ff025312186ce7d534

Posted by: bcunningham3 | June 22, 2012

Chestertown Town Hall Gets Solar Power!

The Town received an EECBG grant of up to $28,000 for energy efficiency improvements at Town Hall, which were recommended by the Maryland Energy Administration and based on an audit that they performed in 2010.  The grant paid for a new condensing boiler with 96% efficiency that replaced a unit with 84% efficiency; for the retrofit of 97 T-12 fluorescent light fixtures with T-8 bulbs and ballasts that will save 43% in energy; and for a 3.36 kW solar PV system (see pic below) that will help offset the building’s consumption of traditional “brown” power.  The solar PV system will save the Town approximately $700 per year in electricity, while also generating SREC income of approximately $500 per year.

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Posted by: jmully | April 4, 2011

Lemon Tips!

One of my daughter’s called this weekend with a question. Her apartment smelt stuffy and the air smelled over used from this long winter . She did not want to add chemicals to her home to “clean ” the air and wondered if there was a more natural and healthier way to freshen up for spring. I do not use any chemicals in my house and referred to my list of natural products that have been the workhorse of clean homes for a long. long time . The attached link provides information of the cleaning and healing power of lemons .

http://http://www.greenlivingtips.com/articles/136/1/24-handy-lemon-tips.html

Posted by: jmully | April 1, 2011

Got Compost?

Hooray ! Spring may actually be coming soon. It is time to clear the cobwebs from our tired winter brains and embrace the coming renewal. We now have compost bins available for sale at Town Hall through Infinity Recycling.
The cost of these bins is incredibly low and so easy to use. You can stop by at Town Hall to see one in our lobby. I am attaching a list of things that can be composted and I think you will be amazed at it’s comprehension. 

file:///Users/michaelbailey/Desktop/Margo’s/75%20Things%20You%20Can%20Compost,%20But%20Thought%20You%20Couldn’t%20-%20Planet%20Green.webarchive

Posted by: jmully | February 9, 2011

HOW TO PLANT VEGGIES!

I KNOW ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT GARDENING AND RELY COMPLETELY ON CHESTERTOWN FARM MARKET AND COLCHESTER FARM. HOWEVER, I THINK THIS YEAR I AM GOING TO
TRY AND BE A LITTLE EARTHY AND START A SMALL GARDEN. LOOKING AROUND MY WINTER BEATEN BACKYARD I NOTICED A LARGE NUMBER OF UNUSED POTS FOR PLANTS. FOR ME ACQUIRING POTS IS LIKE ACQUIRING PURSES FOR OTHERS. SO I THINK , FOR ME, CONTAINER GARDENING IS THE WAY TO START. I WILL NOT HAVE TOO MUCH INVESTED EMOTIONALLY OR FINANCIALLY AND IF ALL FAILS , I STILL HAVE THE FARM MARKET. SEE THE ATTACHED LINK FOR A HOW TO ON THE MOST NUTRITIOUS VEGETABLES AND HOW TO PLANT THEM.

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/02/top_ten_most_nutritious_vegetables_how_to_grow_them_in_garden.php?campaign=daily_nl

Posted by: jmully | February 4, 2011

SAY NO TO JUNK MAIL!

I WORK REALLY HARD TO CUT BACK ON UNNECESSARY PAPER AND RELATED PRODUCTS.
FOR INSTANCE INSTEAD OF USING A PAPER NAPKIN I USE A CLOTH ONE. MUCH MORE ATTRACTIVE AND AND EASIER ON TREES. EVEN WITH ALL THE CARE I GIVE IN CUTTING BACK ON THE AMOUNT OF PAPER COMING INTO MY HOUSE , I RECEIVE NO CATALOGUES EXCEPT FOR ROGUE ONES THAT OCCASIONALLY APPEAR, I STILL RECYCLE ALOT OF PAPER EACH WEEK. NOW THANKS TO THE US POSTAL SERVICE THE AMOUNT OF JUNK COMING TO MY HOUSE IS GOING TO GREATLY INCREASE. HOWEVER, THANKS TO THE LINK BELOW THERE ARE WAYS TO OPT OUT OF THE NEW DELUGE OF PAPER. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO SAY NO TO THE UNWANTED INTRUSION OF MORE PAPER INTO YOUR HOME OR OFFICE.

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/02/how-to-stem-the-new-flood-of-mailers-as-us-postal-service-eases-junk-mail-restrictions.php?campaign=daily_nl

Posted by: jmully | February 1, 2011

Top Ten Energy Star Appliances!

 AM ABOUT READY TO PURCHASE NEW APPLIANCES FOR MY NEW KITCHEN BUT OH, THERE ARE SO MANY CHOICES . I KNOW THAT I WANT ENERY EFFICIENT APPLIANCES AND THAT ENERGY STAR IS THE WAY TO GO. MY QUESTION WHICH NO ONE COULD ANSWER IS ” IS ALL ENERGY STAR RATINGS EQUAL “. OF COURSE I FOUND OUT THEY ARE NOT ALL EQUAL BUT NOW HOW TO MAKE THE BEST DECISION. FOUND THIS LINK IN A REPUTABLE MAGAZINE THAT WAS DOING A GREEN ISSUE . MY DECISIONS FOR NEW APPLIANCE ARE NOW EASIER.http://www.toptenusa.org/

Posted by: bcunningham3 | January 31, 2011

Environmental Award for Yerkes Construction

 

 

 

At the Kent County Chamber of Commerce 2010 Awards Presentation, the Environmental Awareness Award was given to the Yerkes Construction Company.

Posted by: bcunningham3 | January 19, 2011

The Dangers of Plastic Bags

If you’re interested in what’s happening in the world with plastic bags, check out this slide show:

http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080506/MULTIMEDIA02/80505016

You’ll be amazed!

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