Raising a Minimalist Child in a World of More

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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 […]

5 Options for Eco-Friendly Shower Curtains

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There is a certain smell that fills your bathroom when you unwrap a conventional shower curtain from its package. When you hang a traditional plastic shower curtain, there is a distinctive smell that accompanies the unveiling. Many people consider that toxic smell part of the shower curtain experience, light a scented candle and wait for […]

Go green with these light bulbs to save money

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One of the main ways that we waste precious energy is with lighting. Everyone has to be able to see where they are going, but is there a way to light your path that is eco-friendly? Of course there is! And today’s options for lighting that saves energy is greener than ever before, but it looks […]

Find a Cheap, Natural Carpet Cleaning Solution in Your Kitchen

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Spills, stains, mold and soil on our rugs and carpets used to send us to our chemical stockpiles to find the most effective weapon with which to go to battle to keep the carpet looking new. Of course, now we know better. Carpet cleaning solutions made with chemicals aren’t really the best solution at all. […]

Environmental Impact of Overnight Shipping and Greener Delivery Options

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It’s midnight when you realize that you forgot to mail the present for dear aunt Sally’s 75th birthday. If you get it to the post office by 9 a.m. you could send it overnight delivery and no one will be the wiser. But, is overnight shipping really the best idea for the environment? It doesn’t […]

6 Reasons Gardening with Native Plants is Better for You and the Environment

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When we think of the typical garden, it often conjures up images of perfectly groomed and trimmed plants and flowers amid a clean bed of mulch. Many gardeners choose their plants based on what “look” they want to achieve, or other desired benefits. However, that approach does not take native species into account. There are […]

Save Planet Blue Teaches Kids about the Environment with Gameplay

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Children are more aware of the importance of recycling and other environmental issues than at any other time before. Protecting our environment is becoming more and more crucial every day, and children know that they will inherit a planet that needs special care and creative solutions. SavePlanetBlue.com is a new interactive online game site where […]

Are Compressed Earth Blocks the Sustainable Building Material We’ve Been Looking for?

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Compressed earth blocks are an ancient building material and technique. Buildings made with compressed earth blocks have stood for centuries—millennia even—there’s no question that these structures are durable. But, why are they making a come back? Could compressed earth blocks be the sustainable building material that we’ve been looking for all along? As people are […]

Energy-Efficient Appliances Pay Off with Green Rebates

Energy-efficient appliance rebates

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 […]