Raising an Eco-cat: Green tips and Earth-friendly products for kitties

We spend a lot of time focusing on how to make our families, our homes and our lifestyle more “green.” But, what about our pets? Even small animals can leave a heavy environmental footprint if, as pet owners, we don’t take the initiative to make green choices. While some eco-friendly options for pet ownership will cost money, there are many ways to raise a greener pet without spending extra money. In fact, some of these tips may even save your money!

Just as there are many small decisions we make in our human lives that impact the environment, the decisions we make for our pets also add up.  Check out these “Green Pet Tips” for raising an eco-cat and if you have more ideas, leave a comment and let us know about your favorite ideas for greener pets. [Continue reading]

Green Tips: Fan Out For Maximum Heat

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Radiators and wall heaters are often inefficient at heating large spaces. This can be a real drain on your heating bill. Go green! Make your old heater more eco-friendly by using an oscillating fan to spread heat evenly through the room. Oscillating … [Continue reading]

Why Choose Natural Wool for Your Next Carpet

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Natural wool carpeting is becoming more popular as consumers are looking toward a more natural, chemical-free lifestyle. Natural wool carpeting is expensive, but it's most likely the best choice for homeowners who like the look or feel of … [Continue reading]

Cork Benefits Wine And The Environment

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The next time you pop a wine cork, drink a toast to the environment. That's because your choice of wine closures has a real impact on the health of the planet. Cork is still the hands-down favorite closure for wines sold in the U.S. because it … [Continue reading]

Green Tips for Cars: Spend Green to be Green

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Sometimes if you want to make your vehicle more environmentally friendly you've got to "Spend Green to be Green." Proper care and maintenance will not only prolong the life your vehicle, it can increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse … [Continue reading]

Green Tips for Cars: Slow Down, Lead Foot

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Looking for an easy way to make your commute a little more eco-friendly? If you want to green up your daily drive then slow down, lead foot. Faster isn't always better, especially when it comes to saving gas. The national speed limit was set to 55 … [Continue reading]

Make Your Own Seed Tray Starter from Recycled Materials

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Starting seeds is a fun way to get a head start on the growing season. If you start sowing seed in February, March or April, you should have all kinds of leftover containers from recent holidays that could be used to make seed starters. Let's take a … [Continue reading]

Various Uses of Recycled Rubber In and Around Your Home

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Recycled rubber is an eco-friendly, durable option for all kinds of applications around the home. Here are some uses for recycled rubber around your home or business. … [Continue reading]

Eating Locally — What’s your Radius?

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Many of us are doing our part to lead healthier lives with minimal impact on our environment. Some time ago I learned of Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon, who in 2005 began a one-year experiment of completely eating locally. As with many ideas, they … [Continue reading]

Paper or Plastic? The Definitive Answer to The Bag Question

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Paper versus plastic? Choosing the most environmentally-friendly bag is the eternal dilemma at the end of every shopping trip. Do you know the answer? What is the best bag, paper or plastic? Both paper bags and plastic bags effect the environment. … [Continue reading]