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October 2nd, 2012, 12:29 PM
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Now that Autumn has officially arrived, here are some tips for staying green in Fall!

Green Living Tips for Fall

10 easy tips for turning your fall green

This one is a bit harder to read, but has a bunch of great tips!
39 Tips For Fall | Green Living

What do you do in Fall to stay green in the coming months? Do you have any tips other than what was mentioned in these links?
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October 3rd, 2012, 04:46 AM
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They have farmer's markets at the local garden centre each month - I must start going again once I can drive - we also have several farms fairly locally who sell their own produce. We already compost, we already did some foraging and baking (blackberries and apples), I need to have a sort-out of clothes and certainly will send them to charity. I don't plan to buy any new clothes since I fit back in my old ones (yay!) but I do plan to buy second-hand more frequently. I did not know that now was the time for bulb planting and may act on that one - didn't know about the windows either - great tip.

My green tip for heating in the fall is try LAYERS and DUVET DAYS before you start cranking up the heating! Save cranking up the heating for the dead dead of winter when you REALLY need it. Not only does this go towards saving the planet, think of your post-Christmas energy bills.

Another tip for eco-living in the fall is USE EVERY BIT OF EVERYTHING. When you carve your Hallowe'en pumpkin, look out a pumpkin recipe so you can use the innards. There are also interesting spells and rituals you can do with the seeds to bring luck (if anyone is interested I can share). And you can always throw the seeds around the garden and see if they grow - if not, at the very least they'll rot down and nourish the soil. We also clear out our dried goods cupboard at this time of year and donate anything unwanted but still in date at the school harvest festival. Plan meals BEFORE you shop, and use the spare money towards Christmas, your heating bill, or stocking in a bit extra of tinned and dried food JUST IN CASE of terrible snow/ice preventing you getting to the stores in the winter. And I know we're getting into winter now, but keep unwanted Christmas presents and re-gift, or keep for a yard/boot sale, just attach a post-it to each one saying who gave it to you then you don't make a re-gifting faux pas.

Hope others have more tips to share - this could be an excellent thread we could revive and add to each fall. Going to sticky it until we replace with a winter or spring one.
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