The Bee’s Knees

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For this edition of Dear Mabel, Mabel is joined by Chelsea Sherbut from the Lethbridge Bee Enthusiasts. Dear Mabel:  I purchased a bee house to hang this year, but currently our yard does not have any bee attracting plants. My … Continued

To Tree or Not to Tree?

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Dear Mabel, I’m struggling to decide between a real and an artificial Christmas tree. Can you tell me which choice is better for the environment?   A. Artificial trees will save you money in the long run, they do have … Continued

It Shouldn’t Cost the Earth

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Dear Mabel, Saving the environment seems really expensive. Big ticket items like solar panels or home improvements are well out of my budget and even smaller changes aren’t easy. What can I do that literally won’t cost me any money? … Continued

Keeping the Heat In

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A reader asks: How do I make the best choices when it comes to home improvements and renovations for energy efficiency? A: There are many ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency. So many, in fact, that we will break … Continued

What Not to Wear

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A reader asks: There have been numerous articles in the news about how much water is required to grow and produce cotton cloth. I am wondering which clothing materials use the least resources and would be considered ‘green’ in terms … Continued

Who doesn’t love to party?

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A reader asks: What are some options for eco-friendly party decor for kids and adults? So much of those supplies just end up in the garbage.   A. Sometimes one-time events like parties or weddings or Christmas tend to fly … Continued

Clothing Conundrum

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Q. Clothing Conundrum. I’m never sure what to do with ripped or stained clothing. I use some for household rags, but I don’t need all of them. Is there somewhere to donate clothing which is no longer fit for wearing? … Continued

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