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Living Green on a Tight Budget

Living Green on a Tight Budget

One of my goals this year was to live a little greener.  You know, be a bit more conservation-minded so future generations can also enjoy our planet.  Here are 8 easy (and cheap) tips to jumpstart your own green efforts.

Are you hearing the Cicadas?

Are you hearing the Cicadas?

Many viewers are telling us that they're hearing the cicadas.

Have you seen any of these noise-making culprits? Some viewers are telling us they are louder this week than they were when they first emerged.

Send us your photos or video to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com.

Save a Cup for Earth Day, Get Free Coffee

Conserve. Get free coffee.

In honor of Earth Day today, you can bring your travel mug to Starbuck's and get a free cup of coffee.

On any day though, you can bring your travel mug or tumbler to Starbuck's and receive 10 cents off your purchase, or you can order your drink "for here" and drink out of a non-paper cup.

Starbuck's Earth Day article says that 1.2 million people participated last year. That's a lot of saved paper cups! And that's just one day.

What if we used our travel mugs every day?

E-Cycling Day in Warner Robins on April 30th

E-Cycling Day in Warner Robins on April 30th

Are you buried in old computers, printers, VCRs or phones? And what about that drawer filled with cords, wires, circuit boards, plugs and chargers that you’ve been saving?

KWRB, Flint Energies and Happy Hour Service Center & Recycling have joined forces to provide a simple solution for you to discard of your old electronics. Hang on to them until Saturday, April 30, 2011 and dispose of them during E-Cycling Day (sorry, no televisions). Just bring them to the Happy Hour parking area, located in Warner Robins on North Young Avenue, for a one-day electronics recycling event 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

At the site, representatives of Atlanta Recycling Solutions, will be available to accept your electronics (with the exception of televisions) and answer any recycling questions you may have.

Meetup for Earth Day!

Earth Day is this Friday.

Are you doing anything to commemorate the day? 

When you Google Earth Day, this comes up. The Natural Conservancy tells you what five things you can do for the Earth right now. [You don't even need a shovel!]

This year, you can have a "picnic for the planet" by meeting up withpeople in your community.

Organic… What does it really mean?

Organic… What does it really mean?

The term “Organic” has been used loosely in recent years, so I thought I would discuss what it really means and who can use it in the cosmetics, body and bath products..  First, the term organic cannot be used the same way as “All Natural” or “Natural.”

Organic is a term which is certified by the USDA National Organic Program.

The USDA-accredited organic certifying agent must certify the company before they can use the term “organic” and use of their symbol.

Mossy Creek Festival is This Weekend!

Mossy Creek Festival

When: 10-5, both Saturday and Sunday, April 15 & 16

Where: 315M Lake Joy Road, Perry, GA 31069

What: You'll find arts and crafts from 26 states as well as nationally-acclaimed artists and of course, live music.

Oh yes, and the other festival necessity: Food!

How and Why? Well, You'll have to find out by going! (Or just contact the festival at 478-922-8265 for more information.)

And then send us your festival photos showing us EXACTLY what this festival is all about. We might even feature them on our newscasts or online... :)