Lighten the load when dish washing
Whether you've installed a dishwasher at the cottage, or are still doing them by hand, there are ways to conserve energy when using either of these methods to clean up. From choosing Energy Star-qualified appliances to scraping your dishes rather than rinsing them, we have tons of tips on how to lighten the load on your well, septic, and even your bank account!
Generate your own energy
Do you have a stream running through your property? If it's within two kilometres of your cottage or home, it may be the perfect source for generating clean, renewable energy. Find out if you can do it by reading our article: Setting up your own microhydro.
Give your shoreline a boost
Whether it's leaving falling trees and aquatic vegetation or opting for a low-impact dock, there are lots of easy ways to improve the health of your shoreline. In fact, many of the tips in our article, 4 steps to a healthier shoreline, involve doing nothing at all!
Repell bugs naturally
While we all know it's not environmentally friendly to use chemicals, it's not practical to just put up with the bugs when you're at the cottage. See 4 ways to repel bugs naturally for more eco-friendly solutions to avoiding these cottage-country pests.
Use lake-fiendly fishing tactics
Try biodegradable fishing line and lures, follow fishing regulations, and learn how to properly release a fish. For more details on each of these steps, see our article on friendly fishing.
Learn what to dump and where
Fuel, paint, weed killer, and construction waste—for the environment's sake, learn how to properly dispose of items like these.
Turn up the grill without warming the environment
When it comes to firing up the grill, there are options that are more environmentally friendly than others. However, it's not as easy as choosing gas, propane, or electric, which tend to burn cleaner. Check out our article on clean barbecuing to find out what matters.