Suburban Acres Green

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Published monthly in The Suburban, newsletter of the Suburban Acres Civic League, Suburban Acres Green is a column that focuses on sustainable living, conservation, and protecting our environment.  Authored by Karen Mayne, Suburban Acres’ environmental guru, the column also ventures into health and wellness, gardening, and other neighborhood topics.  Of all the contributions to The Suburban, “Green” results in the most requests for reprints, and overall questions and feedback about the topics.

“Green” is a valuable resource to us in the neighborhood when we have questions about recycling, sustainable gardening and landscaping, and protecting the nearby Lafayette River.

The “Green” archives are listed below, first by topic; click here to search by publication month.  While we have sometimes reformatted the original column for single-page viewing and downloading here, we have not edited the original content, so be aware that some information such as phone numbers and web site links in older columns may have changed since original publication.

Suburban Acres Green Columns by TOPIC

COMPOSTING

Fall Chores, November 2010

Composting, July 2012

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, SAFETY

National Home Safety Month, June 2011

Flooding and Storm Season, August 2012

Rabies and Animal Bites, March 2012

ENERGY CONSERVATION

Fossil Fuels and Reducing Energy Use, July 2010

Fall Chores, November 2010

Keeping the House Cool in the Summer, August 2011

Winter Energy Tips, November 2012

Shining Light on New Bulb Rules, January 2012

HEALTH AND LIVING

Children and Nature, February 2010

“Heart” Yourself-and Your Kids-For Valentine’s Day, February 2012

Giving Thanks, December 2012

Organize Your Paperwork, February 2013

INSECTS

Honey Bees and Pollination, May 2010

Mosquitos and Other Bad Bugs, June 2010

Yellow Jackets, Wasps, and Hornets, September 2010

Help Our Pollinators, June 2012

Termites, Mold, and Moisture-A Bad Trio, May 2012

“Bee” Good to Pollinators, June 2013

LAFAYETTE RIVER

The Lafayette River and Your Lawn, November 2009

The Lafayette River and Storm Drains, December 2009

The Lafayette River Watershed, March 2010

Canada Geese and Scooping Pet Poop, April 2010

Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens, August 2010

Inaugural Riverfest-Celebrate the Lafayette River on April 30, 2011

Restoring the Health of the Lafayette, May 2011

Lafayette River-Friendly Lawn Care, September 2011

You Can Help the Lafayette River, April 2013

LAWN & LANDSCAPING

Celebrate Trees, December 2010

Fall Chores, November 2010

The Lafayette River and Your Lawn, November 2009

Restoring the Health of the Lafayette, May 2011

Lafayette River-Friendly Lawn Care, September 2011

Fall Planting, October 2011

Putting Your Lawn Away for Winter, November 2011

Composting, July 2012

LIVING GREEN & SUSTAINABILITY, GENERAL

Being Green in the New Year, January 2011

Spring House Cleaning-Natural Cleaning Products, March 2011

Locally Grown Food, July 2011

Restoring the Health of the Lafayette, May 2011

Earth Day, Earth Month, and a Greener Planet, April 2012

Odds and Ends, March 2013

RAIN BARRELS

Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens, August 2010

RAIN GARDENS

Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens, August 2010

RECYLING

Recycling, New Year’s Resolutions, January 2010

Trash Talk, October 2012

A Green New Year’s Resolution, January 2014

RIVER STAR HOMES

Inaugural Riverfest-Celebrate the Lafayette River on April 30, 2011

You Can Help the Lafayette River, April 2013

SAFETY, EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

National Home Safety Month, June 2011

Flooding and Storm Season, August 2012

Rabies and Animal Bites, March 2012

SCOOP THE POOP

Canada Geese and Scooping Pet Poop, April 2010

The Real Scoop on Pet Waste, May 2013

SEA LEVEL RISE

Sea Level Rise, February 2011

Flooding and Storm Season, August 2012

STORM DRAINS

The Lafayette River and Storm Drains, December 2009

Fall Chores, November 2010

Sewers-What Lies Beneath? September 2012

Flooding and Storm Season, August 2012

TREES

Celebrate Trees, December 2010

WASTE MANAGEMENT / GARBAGE COLLECTION

Trash Talk, October 2012

WATER CONSERVATION

Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens, August 2010

The Water Year and Water Cycles, October 2010

WILDLIFE

Canada Geese and Scooping Pet Poop, April 2010

Taking Care of our Local Birds during Winter, December 2011

Rabies and Animal Bites, March 2012

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