Paper or Plastic? The Definitive Answer to The Bag Question

paper bags vs plastic bagsPaper 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. Paper requires trees and lots of energy to recycle. Plastic, while technically recyclable, is still plastic. So, how do you decide between the two?

Maybe it doesn’t come down to paper or plastic at all. [Continue reading]

8 Easy Ways to Teach Kids About Saving Energy

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There are ways to teach your kids about saving energy at home without constantly nagging them to turn off lights or shut the front door. It's not just about having rules and enforcing them, although that is a good idea too. It's also about teaching … [Continue reading]

Xeriscape: Landscaping With Low-Water Plants

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Xeriscaping is a growing trend among gardeners, landscapers and homeowners that want to enjoy the look of nature but also want to preserve nature so that they can enjoy it. There are many environmental benefits that come from this type of landscape … [Continue reading]

Ride Along Bikes

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Not too long ago, standing outside a convenience shop, a father and daughter rolled up on their bikes. My three-year-old daughter looked at me and said, “Daddy, that’s what I want. I want a big girl bike.” What she was pointing at was a ride … [Continue reading]

Natural Treatments to Repair Damaged Hair

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Is your hair showing signs of damage? Split ends, flat or thinning, breaking, frizziness? These symptoms are a warning that it's time you need to repair your damaged hair. But, sometimes, it's not so easy to repair the damage and return your … [Continue reading]

Green Tips for Cars: Be an EcoDriver

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Ready to go beyond a few green tips and take your environmentally conscious road habits to the next level? Then you're ready to Be an EcoDriver. Join the EcoDriving movement by visiting www.ecodrivingusa.com. While there, you can read eco news, … [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]

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint by Riding the Bus

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To put yourself on the road to preserving the ecology and your own economy, it may pay to take the bus. Public transit and school buses replace a significant number of cars on the road, making them an environmentally sound transportation option. … [Continue reading]

Teaching Children About Animal Rights vs Animal Welfare.

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Many children are naturally sensitive to animals. After all, in many animated movies, cartoon series, and books, animal characters are personified to appeal to children. Therefore, teaching kids about the rights and welfare of animals means you are … [Continue reading]

Wine Cork Recycling is Green, whether you Drink White or Red

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Following those final tasty sips of vino, you can toss the cork to the cat for a toy, but if she grows bored, and manages to keep from batting it under the couch, what’s left for your cork to do? If you're into green living, you’d probably like to … [Continue reading]