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Margaret Hartley's Greenpoint
by Margaret Hartley

Greenpoint

A Daily Gazette community blog
Ideas on greener living
 
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Losing the battle against plastic

Recycling’s great, but isn’t it better to reduce from the source? If we don’t pick up plastic bags in the first place, we don’t have to recycle them, or throw them in the garbage or — and someone’s doing this — out our car windows.
 
Friday, June 12, 2015

Farmhouse chic: Boots, chicks and feed bags

Is 'farmhouse messy' considered a style?
 
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Even after rain, conserving water's important

Here in the Northeast, we have dry summers and wet summers, and we tend to think it will all even out.
 
Friday, May 22, 2015

A fine hiking partner

Getting outside for long walks with my favorite son.
 
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Lots of flowers, fewer bees

How planting from seed can help the bees
 
Monday, May 11, 2015

Light bulb blues

I know CFL bulbs are a lot better than incandescents. But they just aren't as good as they said they'd be.
 
Monday, May 4, 2015

Spring finally showing its colors

In greens and yellows, reds and pinks: Spring is getting serious.
 
Friday, April 24, 2015

The water bottle dilemma: What's really safe?

There we were on a beautiful, sunny day, looking out over the lake and the surrounding mountains, taking in the breezes and the clouds and the shapes of the rocks, and discussing toxicity of plastic water bottles.
 
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Bats are in big trouble

Earlier this month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species, meaning it could become endangered.
 
Friday, April 10, 2015

Trendy maples offer sap, syrup and food for bees

Maple syrup, the slow way.
 

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