What to Compost?

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Composting is a great way to recycle lawn clippings and kitchen scraps and close the loop on the growing process. It’s easy and scalable. Just getting started? Go here. For those of you already hip deep in the process, here are some dos and don’ts on exactly what should be composted.

Offset Your Carbon Footprint

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What’s your carbon footprint? Do you know? Should you know? And how do you go about figuring it out? Let’s start with the basics. Carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused directly and indirectly by an individual, organization, event, product, nation or the world. It’s often measured in tons of CO2. Some […]

Old Cell Phones: Recycle, Resell or Reuse

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Think back to when you bought your current mobile device. Did you recycle the old cell phone? If you’re like most cell phone users, then you upgrade your mobile phone every 18-24 months. Because of this constant turnover, it’s estimated that Americans have more than 500 million old cell phones sitting in drawers, storage boxes […]

Environmental Impact of Overnight Shipping and Greener Delivery Options

Green shipping choices

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 […]

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 […]

Avoid Pesticides — Kill Weeds with Hot Water

Boiling water is an organic method for killing weeds.

If you’ve got a garden, then you’ve got weeds. Even if you’ve decided not to manage your garden organically, it’s still important to pay close attention to what you’re putting into the soil. Using herbicides are harmful to the environment and cause particular damage to the water system. They can seep into the ground water or […]

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 […]

Environmental Quote of the Day

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Will urban sprawl spread so far that most people lose all touch with nature? Will the day come when the only bird a typical American child ever sees is a canary in a pet shop window? When the only wild animal he knows is a rat – glimpsed on a night drive through some city […]

Find a Cheap, Natural Carpet Cleaning Solution in Your Kitchen

natural carpet cleaning solution

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. […]

Cooking Green: 15 Eco Tips for the Kitchen

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Cooking green isn’t about recreating Dr. Suess’ famous eggs. Being a green cook means making earth-friendly choices in how we prepare our food. Luckily, it’s a recipe that we can follow for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As eco-minded consumers, it’s easy to focus on the big money items — buying green appliances or building a […]