Greentivities: Like Jacktivities Without The Carbon Footprint

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(Photo: Johannes Simon/Getty Images

(Photo: Johannes Simon/Getty Images

This week’s fun facts to know and tell about saving Planet Earth:

Did you know that 75 percent of plastic water bottles are not recyclable and end up in landfills? The Cedar River Watershed makes great tap water and its cheap!

It’s Lawn Time – but steer away from pesticides and herbicides to make it prettier – they run off into Puget sound and make the fish sick!  Check out a natural lawn care program.

Consider the environmental costs of major purchases like new cars and appliances. How’s the gas mileage? Does it make my meter spin faster? Is a second freezer in the garage really necessary?  Check out greener cars here at FuelEconomy.gov.

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