Environmentally Friendly Ideas

The Color Blue: A Non-Toxic Wasp Deterrent?

Rumor has it that wasps and hornets won’t build a nest under any structure that is blue in color.  The logic goes that the blue color mimics the color of the sky, and the insects will avoid nesting there.  Whether this is true or not, I cannot say — I have not tested this theory personally.  That is, until now.

My child’s wooden swing set in the backyard has been a hot spot for wasp and hornet nest buildinVinyl Canopy Topg for the past two years, and I’ve been reluctant to spray chemical poisons anywhere near his play area.  After much research on non-toxic wasp and hornet prevention, I found a few random references online to the use of the color blue as a deterrent.  This year, along with a few other non-toxic preventative measures, I plan to replace the green vinyl canopy top on his swing set’s club house with a blue… Continue reading

Green RVs Save Resources and Money

There’s no doubt that oversized, gas-guzzling Recreational Vehicles exist.  But the RV industry is working hard to make greener, more environmentally friendly RVs to help conserve resources and to meet the needs of more earth-conscious (and money-conscious) travelers.  For example, lighter and smaller RVs reduce the need to fill up at the gas station as often, while hybrid and electric RVs and motorhomes make gas station visits rare or non-existent.

In addition, environmentally friendly features available in RV interiors add even more value.  Energy Star appliances, LED light fixtures, and eco-friendly textiles are just a few of the green components going into newer Recreational Vehicles.

RV vacations mean freedom for many travelers — freedom to go when and where you want, and to have the comforts of home along every mile.  Taking to the road feels even better when you can drive a “green machine” that truly saves money and resources when compared to more traditional travel. … Continue reading

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