All things are new again
I have a little love affair with springtime. With everything in bloom, the air is sweet and fragrant, and many Yuma neighborhoods are a sea of spring colors.
It's an annual reminder to me to step back and appreciate what's around me, to slow down, breathe deeply, and take it all in.
And at the same time, it gets me thinking about ways to be kinder to our planet. Is there more I can do to make less of an impact on the environment?â€¨Fortunately, the answer is yes. So in this issue of Raising Yuma, we take a look ways to be more green – and oftentimes, save some green at the same time.
For example, think about the chemicals used to clean your house. Not only are they bad for the planet, they aren't too healthy for kids, either. Learn more about earth-friendly cleansers on page ___, which can be made for a fraction of the cost of store-made cleaners, with just a few ingredients.
And, on page ___, we offer easy, simple tips that can save you money, like turning the water off while you brush your teeth. It's the little things, but they all add up.
Also, we take a look at composting, which cuts down on the amount of trash in the landfill while at the same time helping out your garden or yard. Learn more on page ___.
And readers, last issue, we asked you to tell us about your favorite family-friendly apps. We're pleased to announce we have a winner! Congrats to Aaron Barragan! He will receive a movie bucket from Main Street Cinemas.
But readers, don't despair! We have another contest on deck! It's the 2012 Summer Vacation Photo Contest. To enter to win, submit your favorite photo from your 2012 summer vacation or staycation. The first place winner will receive a gift card to the Lotus Day Spa, while second place will receive a movie bucket from Main Street Cinemas! Photos need to be submitted to www.ContestsinYuma.com by July 31. Good luck, readers! We look forward to seeing your photos.
As always, happy reading! And if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please let me know at email@example.com, or 539-6862.