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Holiday Shopping The Local Way

For those of you doing it now, do it locally – we’re talking about Holiday shopping!   Go for locally made chocolates, scarves, and, make sure you get your music from your local record store. […]

11/06/2013

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Winterize Your Home: Save Bucks And The Environment

Seal it up and get caulking around the house. Simple leaks can sap your home energy efficiency by 5% to 30% a year. That means it pays to seal up gaps with caulking and weatherstripping. […]

11/06/2013

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A Green Daily Checklist

Just a few things to ask yourself to do, that will help reduce our environmental impact and save us a few bucks. 1. Do I compost my food scraps? (If taken to the dump they […]

11/06/2013

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Support Your Local Farmer

All you have to do is shop at your local farmers markets.  And, most of them stay open all year long to sell honey, meats, veggies and some sensational baked goods. Eating locally grown stuff […]

10/29/2013

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Tissues V. Hankies (The Great Debate)

Got a cold? A runny nose? Go green by sporting an old fashioned cotton handkerchief. Did you know that it takes 20 cups of water to make one nose tissue? In addition to this water […]

10/29/2013

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Green Movies, Green Cleaning, And Green Laundry

LAUNDRY! We use so much water, energy and money just keeping our clothes clean.  Try these easy tips for saving the planet (and a hunk of change.) GREEN CLEANING RECIPES! You can make a mean […]

10/08/2013

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Greentivities: Local Food, Planting Trees And Tight Fridges

Jack believes in eating locally because food loses its nutritional value when it’s shipped from miles away, while at the same time burning up fuel to get shipped here. Added bonus – Buying locally supports […]

09/27/2013

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Greentivities: Like Jacktivities Without The Carbon Footprint

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 […]

09/19/2013

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Marination Makai: Our ‘You Dirty Beach’ Party Place!

Jack FM invites you to join us for our annual ‘You Dirty Beach’ event on International Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 21st.  After a very mellow morning of picking up cigarette butts and plastic bottles […]

09/16/2013

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