One of the bigger lifestyle changes we can make to reduce our personal environmental impact is to work from home. If you live in Arizona, you are lucky - Arizona has an award-winning telecommuting incentive program that’s garnered ubiquitous buy-in from private employers around the state.
The world of composting can be an intimidating one at first – in fact, I’m brand new to it myself and am still at the stage of finding the right equipment. In researching the best ways to compost, I was surprised to learn that many municipal governments are giving away free or highly subsidized backyard composters for your home. Apparently it’s easier to get started than I thought!
I know this will come as a rudely premature warning to those up North, but to my fellow Arizonans: summer is officially on the way! With temperatures climbing into the 80s lately, many of us have found ourselves traipsing outside to do the annual weeding of the garden and yard. If you’ve been dismayed to find that the insects have taken up residence and you’re looking for a natural way to discourage these pests, essential oils are a great solution.