In this Issue:
  • Remember the 3 R’s! – Earth Day April 22, 2017
  • Gifts from the Kitchen Make the Holidays Special
  • Smart Holiday Packaging
  • Celebrate Earth Day, Then Make Earth Day Every Day!
  • A “Green” Holiday
  • Thankful for Jane
  • Let’s Donate and Recycle Our Electronics
  • Think About It!
  • 2014 Green Living Expo to be held in Crawfordville
  • What the Buzz About Bees? An Update from the Beekeeping Trade Show
  • Sustainability

    Remember the 3 R’s! – Earth Day April 22, 2017

     

    Do you remember the 3 R’s?  If you are over the age of forty you are probably thinking of a classroom, a teacher, and learning about Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic.  These are the basic standards for learning, of course.  However, it is now 2017and the 3 R’s have a new meaning to …

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    Gifts from the Kitchen Make the Holidays Special

    It is that time of year when we think about giving special gifts to the people in our lives that mean the most to us. Your list might include teachers, neighbors, friends and co-workers. Gifts don’t have to be expensive, it is the thought behind the gesture that means the most to your friends …

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    Smart Holiday Packaging

    During the holiday season nothing carries good cheer and holiday spirit across the miles like receiving a package full of homemade treats.

    If you go to the effort of preparing food gifts, you want to be sure the contents arrive in the condition they were sent in. The first step is to pack it …

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    Celebrate Earth Day, Then Make Earth Day Every Day!

    Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22, with many festivals, activities and events being held in in the weeks prior. April 22 marks Earth Day. Help build a better future and preserve Mother Earth by committing to protect our environment year-round.

    The origin of Earth Day is linked …

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    A “Green” Holiday

    The holiday season will soon be upon us. A “Green“ Holiday focuses on finding ways to reduce consumption by using renewable resources and reusing or repurposing objects. Practicing these principles can fit in line with holiday celebrations, making it a time of sustaining traditions as well as helping the environment. Here are some fun ideas …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/11/25/a-green-holiday/

    Thankful for Jane

    November in the Panhandle of Florida. Time for pumpkins, cooler weather, hay rides, football games, harvesting cotton and peanuts, and of course, Thanksgiving.  It’s also time for the annual Peanut Butter Challenge!  We gather peanut butter to give to those who could use a little help feeding their families.  Why peanut butter?  It is the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/10/28/thankful-for-jane/

    Let’s Donate and Recycle Our Electronics

    Did you know that Floridians throw away 8 pounds of garbage per day? That is double the national average. This is not something to be proud of but it leaves a lot of room for improvement!

    Many times when I frequent my housing facility’s dumpster, a computer will be sitting by the side. Does …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/10/02/lets-donate-and-recycle-our-electronics/

    Think About It!

    According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the term “sustainability” has emerged as a result of significant concerns about the unintended social, environmental, and economic consequences of rapid growth.  Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Therefore, sustainability …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2014/04/25/think-about-it/

    2014 Green Living Expo to be held in Crawfordville

     

     

    Come one, come all to the Green Living Expo offered to all citizens of the Big Bend area.  I love the adopted tagline… Experience a simpler, more sustainable life.  Learn ways to save money and reduce your impact on the Earth.

    Those of you who have attended a previous Expo will remember …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2014/04/07/2014-green-living-expo-to-be-held-in-crawfordville/

    What the Buzz About Bees? An Update from the Beekeeping Trade Show

    On November 1-2, 2013, the Northwest District Agriculture and Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Agents Program Implementation Teams collaborated to offer classes during the annual Beekeeping Field Day and Tradeshow held in Chipley, FL.

    This third-annual event was part of the Florida State Beekeepers Association yearly conference and had a total of 196 attendees for …

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