Green Birdhouses

With 25% of the US birds rare or declining, the GreenBird House lets you help birds and help your local ecosystem.

Things are changing for all creatures on our planet.  The effects of global warming and misuse of our natural resources are becoming more apparent. Our birds have experienced the loss of natural habitat due to urban sprawl and intense farming practices. The GreenBird House replaces lost habitat with a totally "green" product. Most importantly it carries a message about the things we can do to help.

While designed to last only one nesting season, it will help create good stewards of our earth and its impact will last forever.  Good for birds, for the earth, for you!

Think Green

It's good to think green. Thinking green leads to living green and we will all live longer, happier lives on our big blue planet if we live green. One of our hopes is that the GreenBird House will help people think about the little things they can do to help the planet. As people go through the process of  putting together a GreenBird House, they will pick up some information about birds and how the birds are affected by the way humans are using natural resources.

The paper the house is made of is recycled. Maybe they’ll wonder if they’ve used some of the paper that went into making this house. Or, hopefully, it will make them think about recycling more of the paper they use everyday to help save trees and create more paper birdhouses or other useful objects.

There are other things we can do to help, too. Encourage birds to live in your backyard by planting flowers that provide seeds that birds like. For example finches love to dine on the seeds of coreopsis. And many birds spend their days hunting insects to eat and to feed their young. Unfortunately many of the pesticides and insecticides that kill insects also kill birds or, obviously, kill the insects the birds need for food.  Using organic fertilizers and organic pest controls will help solve this problem. In return, the birds will help control the insects!

These GreenBird Houses are sized for House and Bewick Wrens, Nuthatches and Titmice. They are made of recycled paper, totally biodegradable and water resistant and have a 100% cotton hanging strap  which can be used several ways to secure the house.  There are no glues, wires, tapes or contaminates used to make them and they are quick and easy to put together with simple folds and a tab and slot system. They are fun to decorate and can be kept bio-degradable by using GreenBird Real Milk Paint.

This birdhouse can be used for one nesting season, then it may be composted or decomposed in trash. There is no cleaning needed - lice, mites or other insects will be disposed of safely.

Filed under Blog, Green Living, Organic by  #