Simple Lighting Switches for Electricity Savings

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As the seasons change again, do you find yourself eying rising utility costs and wondering how to save money on electricity. Saving electricity doesn’t just make good environmental sense, it’s also good for your bank account. Even small changes in the way you use energy can help you save on electricity bills. Try these easy […]

Eco-Friendly Markers Turn Your Whiteboard Green

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Do you love the smell of markers in the morning? Not anymore. There’s a reusable marker on the market that’s removing the toxic smell of traditional whiteboard markers and doing a whole lot more for the environment, too. Auspen reusable whiteboard markers are non-toxic, recyclable and — if you use whiteboard markers regularly — cheaper over the […]

Recycle with Crafts by Making Juice Can Puppets

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Recycling doesn’t always have to be about sorting and tossing into bins. Reuse is a popular form of recycling and it’s so much more fun! Re-using recyclables to make crafts will get your children excited about eco-crafting. Juice Can Puppets are kid-friendly craft can easily be adapted for all ages. These juice cans are the […]

8 Tips to Make Your Historical Restoration Project Green

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Restoring a historical home is a labor of love. But just because you’re taking your home back in time, doesn’t mean you can’t use some modern know-how. In fact, sustainable restoration can actually honor the intent of the original builders. Here are 8 tips for going green when restoring a historic home. 1. Whether your […]

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 did not set out to create a movement, instead they sort […]

Green Dry Cleaners: 3 Environmentally Friendly Dry Cleaning Alternatives

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Dry-clean-only clothes are often a necessity for those who work in professional environments. Unfortunately, dry cleaning clothes has all sorts of nasty side effects. The whole system uses toxic chemicals that can wreak havoc on the environment and aren’t too healthy for you either. So, what’s the alternative cleaning method? Perhaps, you’ve noticed signs for green […]

Sustainable Living — Learning From My Past

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As a teenager growing up in the seventies, I lost count of the number of times I heard my parents say “ Go back into your room and turn out the lights.” Or “set the thermostat back to 68 degrees and put on a sweater if you’re cold.” When I would ask why, I’d get […]

What Is Solar Power?

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More people than ever are are deciding to go green at home. And, often, one of the first things they want to know about is solar power. To explain all the ways that solar power can be used at home would take days, so let’s start with a simpler question: “what is solar power?” The […]

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 along bike. Odd looking by themselves, these childrens bikes have […]

Drive green with 7 eco-conscious tips for fuel economy

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Thanks in no small part to the horror of rising fuel prices, gas-guzzling Americans have been forced to cut back on gas consumption. Some tried car-pooling, discovered public transportation or gained new skills for alternative transportation like motorcycles and scooters. Others learned the value of proper car maintenance. It’s true! Preventative maintenance for your vehicle […]