10 Ways to Use Bubble Wrap by Making Green Bubble Wrap

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Make your bubble wrap go green! When recycling is not an option, here are 10 great ways to use bubble wrap.

Some time ago, I challenged myself to find uses for bubble wrap, and came up with so many, I now think of the material as “green bubble wrap.” Wrap with it, stuff with it, pad with it, heat with it—the only limits on the uses for bubble wrap are levied by your imagination and ingenuity.

I admit upfront, though, that when I recycle bubble wrap in my own home, rather than put it out for the municipal recycling plant, I do feel a twinge of sadness. You see, I’m one of those who just can’t resist the traditional way to use bubble wrap. I confess: I love to pop the bubbles. So does one of my Himalayan cats.

I’ll admit that I cheat every now and then but, for the most part, it’s now green bubble wrap for me. I hope you are inspired by some of the ways I use bubble wrap. [Continue reading]

Winter Garden: How to Prepare for the First Frost

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The crisp afternoon air of fall has arrived and  the sun is just starting to set a little bit earlier each day. Before we know it, winter will be here and with it the first frost. This means that it's time to get to the business of preparing for the … [Continue reading]

Green Tips: Water Heater Tips for All Year Long

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This green tip is not just a way to be environmentally friendly with the way you winterize your home, it’s a way to save energy and money all year long. Insulate your water heater and consider turning it town a few notches. Many people never … [Continue reading]

Winterize Your Home for Maximum Energy Savings

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Home winterization is an important topic this time of year. Of course, we’re concerned not just with effective, but also eco-friendly ways to stay warm and combat the elements. Greener, environmentally friendly methods of home winterization are more … [Continue reading]

Discussing the Pros and Cons of Using Vegetable Oil as Fuel

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A few weeks ago we talked about biodiesel, a promising energy source that is often cleaner burning and more efficient to create. One of the most popular uses for biodiesel fuel is as an alternative to gasoline for use in combustible engines like … [Continue reading]

Save Energy by Making your Old Water Heater more Efficient

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In an ideal world, every home would come installed with an energy-efficient water heating system. But in the real world, that just isn't going to happen and not everyone can install an efficient system themselves. Maybe it's not enough time, not … [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]

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]

Skoy Cloths: Replace Paper Towels with Greener Alternative

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According to ALighterFootprint.com, Americans send 3,000 tons of paper towels to landfills each day. We really need a greener solution. Some folks opt for sponges or dish cloths that, while fine for specific tasks, doesn't completely fill my need for … [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]