1Thing

Planting a Tree

Planting a Tree

By: Maya Perry “Sustainable forestry involves a renewable cycle of harvesting what we plant,” says Mark Doumit, Washington Forest Protection Association. Working forests are now an important part of our landscape, because they support the economy and protect clean water while trees grow. It means...
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Summer activities

Eco-friendly Summer Activities

By: Maya Perry School is out and kids are struck with boredom. To help keep your child’s Summer free from videogames and television programming, Summer break is the perfect time of year to explore creative new activities. It’s up to parents to introduce earth-friendly values in children, in hopes...
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4th of July

Three Ways to Have an Eco-Friendly Fourth of July

By Maya Perry As the Fourth of July holiday approaches we all enjoy the celebration of independence with cookouts and family gatherings to watch fireworks. I have a few ways to turn your cookout into an eco-friendly holiday tradition. 1. Eco-Friendly Fireworks - bright explosives may be beautiful,...
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Pest Control

Don’t Be a Bug-a-Boo: Eco-Friendly Pest Control

By: Maya Perry Summer introduces not only the heat, but pest and termites. Most chemicals to rid these critters are toxic for our environment. I have some remedies to help preserve what we inhale when fighting off bugs. 1. Use red chili powder, paprika, cinnamon or dried peppermint at the point of...
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Summer Pool

Tips for an Eco-friendly Summer

By: Maya Perry Summer is all about enjoying the hot weather and vacations. We can also have a major impact on our environment. I have a listed some tips to enjoy the summer and care for our Earth. 1. Biking - eco-friendliest, releasing no gas or toxic pollutants and a great way to travel during...
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Clothes washer

The Future is Eco-Friendly

By Maya Perry What if I said you could work out and wash clothes at the SAME time?! The Bike Washing Machine better known as BiWa combines two activities into one and it is eco-friendly. Riding a bike is a common exercise, while laundry is something that you might do on a regular basis or at least...
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Cleaning supplies

Natural & Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

By: Maya Perry If you are a cleaning freak like me, this blog is just for you. Many cleaning products have chemicals that we inhale while scrubbing our homes and office spaces. These chemicals are not good for our health or our environment. I have a few natural products to replace your current...
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sunscreen

1Thing Sunscreen for the Summer

By: Maya Perry Summer is approaching, and all around the world families, youth groups, friends and everyone in between like to have fun in the sun. From beaches to outdoor events, we love to enjoy the fresh air, but in the midst of enjoyment we are damaging our precious skin follicles. Don’t let...
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Shampoo

1Thing: Shampoo Edition

By: Maya Perry Women take pride in what they look like when they leave home. Hair and skin care are significant in our daily routines. Holistic, self-care involves treating our bodies, people and the Earth well. We think it’s important to dodge harmful chemicals and support sustainable brands. I...
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Earth Day

Earth Day 2019

By: Maya Perry Earth Day is a yearly event celebrated on April 22. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries, which are coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection...
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