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TELL US: How Do You Go Green?

Share your best tips and tricks for living the green life here in New Port Richey. .

Earth Day 2013 has come and gone, but the need to protect the planet never goes away.

That's why we're looking to hear about all the great ways New Port Richey residents are working to preserve and protect the Earth. 

From composting to creative recycling, we want to hear what you do to minimize your carbon footprint, reduce waste, and just live a greener lifestyle.

Please tell us in the comments below or upload a picture to show us how you're doing your part! 

Kit S April 28, 2013 at 04:30 AM
We compost our kitchen waste in a tumbler composter outback, and every few weeks pack up a huge trunkful of paper to drop off for recycling, mostly from junk mail. Having recently moved to Pasco county, we're very disappointed in the recycling options here - having to purchase blue bags, remember which week is pick up week, and no curbside paper recycling. Every trash day we pass huge bags of paper and cardboard trash in front of houses because the recycling barrier here is so high.
Eric Stewart May 03, 2013 at 01:16 PM
The Earth Charter US awarded the Suncoast Co-op with the "2013 Sustainable Business Award" for the co-op's business practices that take care of people, the planet, and equitably build community wealth. The co-op works with a diverse group of growers who are making jobs for themselves growing food on their land, creating cottage goods out of their homes, or otherwise providing goods or services for the online co-op market. All the food provided through the co-op is grown using organic methods and is free of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. The co-op has contributed to the local food movement which is thriving in New Port Richey where many residents have converted lawns into edible landscaping. In addition to the on-line market, the co-op participates in the New Port Richey Fresh Fridays market Friday 5pm-9pm at Railroad Square and Tasty Tuesdays market 10am-1pm Tuesdays at the downtown NPR Library and operates its own weekly pick up and Farmers market on Saturdays at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity 4131 Madison street, New Port Richey, FL. 11am-2pm . The co-op is a worker-owned business, owned by the people who provide and use the services of the co-op. For $25 anyone can become a member/owner of the co-op and get involved by purchasing, growing, volunteering and attending the many social and educational events sponsored by the co-op. For information about Suncoast Co-op go to www..suncoastco-op.com or visit them on facebook at www.facebook.com/SuncoastCoop.
barbara sullo May 03, 2013 at 03:25 PM
Suncoast co op is transforming our community into a local economy based edible city. Our backyard growers use no chemicals, no pesticides, no GMO seeds. Our motto is grow here, eat here, spend here. Join us , together we can transform our city into a healthy, prosperous community one garden at a time.

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