Green Living: Reuse Resource For Families

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As the holiday season winds down and your children are immersed in all things new, what happens with all those old toys, games, and clothes? Are there a few things you still need and would like to find? Parents know how remarkably fast our children outgrow their clothes or lose interest in toys. So in […]

Energy-Efficient Appliances Pay Off with Green Rebates

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Maybe you have been contemplating some changes around the house but you haven’t found the time, or you don’t know exactly what to do. Before you tackle any other home improvement project, consider making a few improvements that will make your home more energy efficient and get you the green stamp-of-approval from the government.

Save Energy With These Green Tips for a Cool Summer

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The energy used in an average home costs more than $2,200 a year and contributes more greenhouse gas emissions than a typical car. With summer and the high costs of cooling right around the corner, use these tips from the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce both energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions by one third. “By […]

6 Eco-friendly Options for a New Roof

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When it’s time to replace the roof on your house, know your options. There have been many improvements in eco-friendly roofing materials and other sustainable roof styles are coming back into vogue among green builders. On the flip side, the asphalt shingle roofs found on many homes now may be leaching chemicals into rainwater run-off […]

Green Tips for Cars: Relax and Let it Ride

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Fuel efficiency is a major component of making your car as environmentally friendly as possible. Earlier this week we talked about slowing down to save gas. If you really want to get the most green out of every gallon, then it’s time to relax and just let It ride. Go easy on the brake and even […]

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 paper towels. Sponges are too small to absorb large spills, and dish cloths take so […]

Bamboo Cutting Boards

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I know cutting boards aren’t really all that exciting when it comes to kitchen equipment.  They certainly can’t compare to those flashy knives with the gleaming edges, or that sexy Mixmaster with ten speeds, all chromed out.  Oh, and what about that Viking range with dual ovens, six burners with … whoa, I’m getting dizzy […]

Worm Composting: Pound for pound nature’s most efficient compost system

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Recycling household waste into compost allows the return of organic matter to the soil. It’s an easy and fruitful way to reduce the amount of garbage going into our landfills. At the same time, we can reap the benefits of making our own fertilizer to produce new generations of thriving plant life. Decomposition is, of […]

Deep Sea Texting: Finding eco-friendly fish on the fly

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So you’re standing at the counter of your favorite fishmonger admiring all of the seafood choices; and you want to make a healthy, eco-friendly decision. What do you do? You pick up your cell phone, send a text message, and have valuable information to help aid in that decision within seconds. Two non-profit organizations have […]

Turn Over a New Leaf, Pick up the Yard Nature’s Way

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Green as she was in so many other ways, my grandmother’s manner of leaf disposal such a waste. Even today, depending on where you are, you see people needlessly destroying a tremendous natural resource. If your idea of “leaf pick up” means you rake them into the street or into cans and burn them, or […]