About Barbara Holbrook

Barbara lives in Southern California where she writes about technology, design and smart ways to go green.

Are You Ready to Ban Plastic Bags?

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A plastic bag can sit in a landfill, or even the ocean bottom, for centuries, perhaps breaking into smaller and smaller pieces, but never disappearing entirely. There is no debate: plastic shopping bags are bad for the environment. The question is what can we do about it?

Green Tips: Weatherize Windows for Greener Energy Bills

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Keep your home winterization process eco-friendly by weatherizing your windows. Covering glass with clear plastic or storm windows will cut heat loss and using insulating drapes will hold even in more heat. Who doesn’t remember stapling up sheets of plastic over the windows of your home with your father as a young child? Well as […]

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 […]

Five Green Apps for iPhone

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If you have an iPhone, then you already know how difficult it can be to find the best iPhone apps. Sorting through the more than 100,000 options in the App Store can be a daunting task — to say the least! That’s why we’ve done the research for you. The staff at GreeenWorld365.com found and […]

Is Your Garden Smart? Conserve Water with a Drip Irrigation System

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In this economy, everyone is looking for ways to stretch their budget without compromising their environmental ideals. Gardens not only provide a break from the pressures everyday stress, but they can also be a great way to save money by growing one’s own food or growing flowers for a fresh selection of gifts all year […]

Green Tips for Cars: Don’t Let Your Car Idle

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Do you ever stop to think about how much waiting we do while “running” around town. If you’re ready to make your errands more environmentally friendly, then don’t be idle. Idle engines are the Devil’s playthings. An idle engine gets zero miles per gallon. In fact, letting your engine idle for more than ten seconds is […]

Clean Green by Using Just the Right Dose of Soap

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In our journey towards green living, many of us have already learned the lesson that less is more. Yet, excess can creep into our lives in unexpected ways. For instance, do you know how much laundry soap is too much? Are you sure? Manufacturers have done an excellent job in recent years of creating concentrated […]

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 consider their water heater when looking for ways to cut […]

Where to Recycle Computer Monitors For Cheap, For Free or For Cash

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Upgrading computer monitors is one of the easiest ways to improve to your computer setup. This is especially true if you’re replacing one of the old CRT monitors. Unfortunately, new computer equipment also creates a dilemma. What to do with the old equipment? Or, in this case, how do you recycle computer monitors? The most […]