Category Archives: Environmentally Friendly Ideas

Embrace mindful consumption: Buy less, choose durable and sustainable products, and support local businesses that prioritize responsible practices. Give pre-loved items a second chance through thrifting or upcycling.

The Color Blue: A Non-Toxic Wasp Deterrent?

Rumor has it that wasps and hornets won’t build a nest under any structure that is blue in color.  The logic goes that the blue color mimics the color of the sky, and the insects will avoid nesting there.  

Whether this is true or not, I cannot say — I have not tested this theory personally.  That is, until now. My child’s wooden swing set in the backyard has been a hot spot for wasp and hornet nest building for the past two years, and I’ve been reluctant to spray chemical poisons anywhere near his play area.

New Custom Swing Set Canopy Installed for a Child's Swingset

After much research on non-toxic wasp and hornet prevention, I found a few random references online to the use of the color blue as a deterrent.

This year, along with a few other non-toxic preventative measures, I plan to replace the green vinyl canopy top on his swing set’s club house with a blue one.  Who knows, maybe it will do the trick. 

Do you have any non-toxic wasp and hornet prevention tricks that have worked well for your home?  Please share your success story by posting a comment.

Green RVs Save Resources and Money

There’s no doubt that oversized, gas-guzzling Recreational Vehicles exist.  But the RV industry is working hard to make greener, more environmentally friendly RVs to help conserve resources and to meet the needs of more earth-conscious (and money-conscious) travelers.  For example, lighter and smaller RVs reduce the need to fill up at the gas station as often, while hybrid and electric RVs and motor-homes make gas station visits rare or non-existent. In addition, environmentally friendly features available in RV interiors add even more value.  Energy Star appliances, LED light fixtures, and eco-friendly textiles are just a few of the green components going into newer Recreational Vehicles. RV vacations mean freedom for many travelers — freedom to go when and where you want, and to have the comforts of home along every mile.  Taking to the road feels even better when you can drive a “green machine” that truly saves money and resources when compared to more traditional travel.  Truck Camper RV Covers Saving money and resources is also important when you’re not out on the road.  Cover your RV with protective RV covers when the vehicle is not in use.  RV covers extend the life of your RV or motor-home by protecting it from exposure to harsh weather and other damaging elements. The Recreational Vehicle has been around for a hundred years, and it will surely be around for another hundred thanks to new innovations that allow travelers to go lightly and make less of an impact on the environment.