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 look at some common materials you can use […]

Various Uses of Recycled Rubber In and Around Your Home

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Recycled rubber is an eco-friendly, durable option for all kinds of applications around the home. Some uses for recycled rubber around your home or business include flooring, playgrounds and gardens. And, that’s just the beginning.

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 your kids the principles of saving energy and instilling that […]

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 — most importantly water conservation. Of course, this approach to gardening is more […]

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 lovely locks to their naturally healthy state. Over time, your hair may stop […]

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 teaching something that is likely to be understood and absorbed. It’s important to make a distinction between […]

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

recycling wine corks is easier than you think

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 figure out a few ways to […]

Does Mountain Biking Harm Nature?

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There is little doubt that the popularity of mountain biking has increased in recent years. This is not without controversy—not long ago, there was discussion about allowing mountain biking in national parks where it had not been allowed before. Here are some of the pros and cons of mountain biking, and some of the suggested […]

Do You Really Understand the Disadvantages of Solar Energy?

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When deciding whether to convert your home to solar power, it’s easy to get caught up in the glitz of technology and the glamour of a green dream home. However before making a decision this important — not to mention the sizable investment — take some time to research the disadvantages of solar energy. Budget, […]

Raising a Minimalist Child in a World of More

how to raise children as minimalists

Many parents are part of a growing trend that favors a returning families to a simpler value system. These parents are trying to raise their children in a minimalist way—that is, without accumulating massive amounts of “stuff.” In a world of “more,” raising a minimalist child is an uphill climb. Parents that choose to raise […]