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5 Tips To A Greener Lifestyle

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Here are 5 really quick and easy tips to start you on your way to self sufficiency and sustainability. Of course these are just a starting point so go for it. You can definitely do these.

 1.    Start out small – No matter where you live or what you do we suggest you start out small. Make a plan and then stick to it. Leave the “Go big or go home” mentality by the wayside. Biting off more than you can chew could be the beginning of the end of your plan. Baby steps are easier to take and easier to correct if you find it’s not working as planned.

2.     Begin to recycle – It takes 2 or 3 containers to start. These could be garbage cans, recycling containers that your city or town provides, or even cardboard boxes. Label them metal, plastic, and glass (possibly even paper). This is an indispensable tool to becoming Check Out The Rest of “5 Tips To A Greener Lifestyle” →

Homesteaders Spring Time Holidays

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Hello everyone, Valentines Day and the spring holiday season is closing in fast, and the pace is picking up. In case you missed it, the US (and the rest of the world for that matter)is in a little bit of economic recession right now so this holiday season could be a lean one for most people.

Here at NY Homesteaders homestead we will be making many of our own gifts as we do every year, (I have given my mom a home made gift almost every year since kindergarten) to offset the cost of the holidays.

OK OK, I know what your thinking,

“I’m not the crafty type” or “I don’t know how”
Let me say Check Out The Rest of “Homesteaders Spring Time Holidays” →

Recycled plastic proves effective in killing drug-resistant fungi

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New uses for recycled plastic — PET in this case — are beginning to emerge. See the following press announcement. Researchers at Singapore’s Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and California’s IBM Research – Almaden (IBM)… […]

Marine Corps Base Ramps Up Recycling Efforts

By: by Christina Caldwell Photo Credit: Cpl. Jessica Gonzalez, 2nd Marine Logistics Group

They do their part to protect the country. Now they’re doing their part to protect the environment.

Marines and sailors at the 2nd Marine Logistics Group in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina have begun new recycling program, which includes individual service […]

Repurposed Home Decor Using Stained Canning Jars

We don’t do too many home decor posts , but this is super easy, eco friendly, can save tons of money, and they look great. We recommend that you use a jar that can’t be used for canning any more. We gave it a try, and they look better with a small amount […]

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