7 Ways to Go Green in Spring

By- Lauren Rosier

7 Ways to Go Green in Spring Spring is officially here! There isn’t anything better than an abundance of sunshine, warm temperatures and smiling faces. This is the season to not just go green, but to $ave $ome green too!  Here are a few simple changes you can make to reduce your environmental footprint and save money this spring. 1. Declutter Your Life Get rid of all of your things you own that you don’t want or haven’t used in

2020 Guide to Holiday Gifting

By- Lauren Rosier

While your holiday will probably be different this year, we’re still asking the same question: do the gift wrap, tissue paper, and gift boxes go in the trash? Regardless of if it’s the holiday season or any other time of year, sustainability starts at the beginning of the cart. Consider these tips: Encourage minimal gift exchanges such as a Secret Santa or white elephant gift experience. Reduce waste by giving someone an e-gift card or reloading an existing gift card.

Recycling Keeps America Beautiful

By- Lauren Rosier

America Recycles Day is on November 15 each year and is the only nationally-recognized day “dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.” This year, the EPA recognizes our nation’s progress with recycling, and how it affects American prosperity. The recycling rate has “more than tripled over the last 30 years to the current rate of 35 percent.” This growth helps to create an abundance of jobs and wages for Americans and support community development. The most recent

Holiday Celebrations and COVID-19

By- Lauren Rosier

The holidays are approaching us quickly and the COVID-19 pandemic is something that may alter our holiday gatherings this year. Holiday gatherings can be an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends. However, this year, consider ways to modify your gatherings to reduce the spread of COVID-19 amongst your loved ones. Celebrating virtually or with only members of your household pose the lowest risk of spread. However, we realize that some will continue holding holiday gatherings. Here are a few

Use Each Sani-Cloth Hand Wipe Multiple Times Until Dry

By- Lauren Rosier

When using Sani-Cloth hand wipes, remember to use each sheet until it’s dry, and make sure to keep the canister lid closed until the next use. You may also want to take advantage of multi-use, reusable cloth wipes instead of paper towels. They are great because they are: Reusable, durable, dry cleaning cloths Superabsorbent and multi-purpose uses Machine washable, for multiple uses Rinse and reuse up to 20 times An alternative to paper towels, rags, and sponges A blog post

What Important Records and Financial Documents to Save

By- Antoinette LaPann

When it comes to important paperwork, sometimes it can be difficult to know what documents to save and why. From financial documents, insurance policies, to invoices and receipts, what do you need to hold onto and what can you toss? INSURANCE POLICIES Most insurance policies are different, but there are some that should be saved past their expiration date. Those may include auto, homeowners, and umbrella policies.  If you’ve picked up a lawsuit following an auto accident, a lawsuit that

Are You Disposing of Your Single-Use Mask Properly?

By- Christine Hughes

Single-use masks could be a coronavirus hazard if we don’t dispose of them properly. Many people have already been wearing masks for some time in a bid to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. Evidence has shown masks likely do reduce the spread of COVID-19, so wearing them is a good and ethical thing to do, but one conversation we’re not having enough is around how to safely dispose of single-use masks. Disposing of used masks or gloves incorrectly could risk

Masks: What’s the Deal and Why Should I Wear One?

By- Christine Hughes

Whether it’s the annual flu season or a pandemic like COVID-19, St. Anne’s understands the value of wearing masks and the impact they have on the health of our Residents and staff. Our campus has been closed to outside visitors since March, and since that time, masks have been required within our community. The importance of masks in reducing SARS-CoV2 infections in our communities is explained in the article below. What’s the Deal with Masks? Adapted from the article published

COVID-19 Risks: Know Them and Avoid Them

By- Christine Hughes

As counties in Pennsylvania and other states begin a phased reopening plan, many people are concerned about the continued spread of COVID-19 or another spike in cases. While health officials stress the importance of handwashing and wearing masks, we want to share highlights of an article that can guide you away from situations of high risk. COVID-19: The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them Published on May 6, 2020 by Erin S. Bromage, Ph.D. Where are people getting sick?

How to be Environmentally-Friendly During a Pandemic

By- Christine Hughes

As we exercise our individual and collective responsibility to reduce viral transmissions to preserve human health, we can still exercise our responsibility to act for environmental health. We can use this solitary time to reassess our current habits and develop new ones that are better for the planet. Here are ways to take action for the planet while social distancing — we hope they’ll stick, even after our global health crisis subsides. Go plant-based and compost: When you’re stuck in