1. Reduce use of pesticides and fertilizers in lawn care. These often run off of lawns into
adjacent lakes and streams with adverse effects for the plants and animals living there.
See these links for lawn care advice.
Composting both reduces the overall waste stream and thereby the need for landfill space,
and it provides natural slow-release fertilizer for your flower or vegetable garden. As we
say when cleaning out our fridge of all those moldy leftovers, “Eat it next year!”.
5. Use environmentally friendly products for cleaning. This reduces chemical
contamination of habitats both during manufacturing and when those chemicals go down
the drain. One link of many