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CPL Green Board Goes Electronic

In celebration of Earth Week we would like to encourage you to share your green tips with others by simply commenting on this blog post. We hope that this electronic form of the CPL Green Board will provide you with a helpful list of what others are doing in the community to green up their lives. Some ideas that came from last year's board include: use energy efficient light bulbs, teach your children to live green, use eco-friendly organic fertilizer (slow-release nitrogen, no-phosphorous), wash your clothes in cold water and hang to dry, and use your library instead of buying books! Also be sure to check out Canton Green Resources for local recycling and environmental resources.


Tue, 2010-04-13 16:12
Last spring, we bought a compost bin and have been filling it ever since with both yard waste (e.g., leaves and some grass) and kitchen food scraps--just about anything EXCEPT meat and dairy products like milk or cheese, which tend to attract rodents or other unwanted animals. You can add fruit and vegetable scraps, moldy bread, leftover rice, spoiled food, even coffee grounds and egg shells. My guess is we've cut our weekly curbside trash volume by 25 to 30%, plus we're already starting to get rich compost material we can work into our soil (bedding plants, etc.)!
Tue, 2010-04-13 18:43
DTE Energy partners with businesses that deliver clean, renewable energy like wind and solar power. By doing so, for the average Michigan residential customer, renewable energy is estimated to avoid $3.90 per month of new coal-fired generation costs.