Where to Recycle Light Bulbs

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Where do I recycle light bulbs?

Unlike incandescent bulbs, compact fluorescent light bulbs should be disposed of professionally, in order to prevent the leakage of harmful mercury. While initially users of compact fluorescent light bulbs had to return the dead bulbs through local hazardous waste programs, the increased adoption of CFLs has led to an explosion of available collection locations.

Use Local Sources to Save Resources: 3 Ways to Go Green at the Library

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Reading is still a favorite pastime for many people. But what happens to the literature once you are done reading it? Do you really need your own copy of a book that you’ll read once and get rid of? If you have a passion for books, music, movies, or other entertainment, you can enjoy your […]

Biking with the Family

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Looking for a fun activity that the whole family can participate in? Look no further, bicycling is an exciting way to get the whole family moving and build some lasting memories. After the initial cost of purchasing a bike, it’s also a frugal activity and arguably pays for itself in health benefits down the road. […]

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 […]

12 Ways to Go Low-Energy at Home

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Save energy at home with these 12 efficiency tips. Are you concerned about the amount of energy you use in and around your home? Here are 12 easy-to-implement ideas your family go low-energy at home.

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

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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 […]

Use LED Outdoor Christmas Lights to Save Money this Holiday Season

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The days of keeping up with the Joneses may be behind us, but if you’re in competition with the Griswold’s for the most outlandish display of Christmas lighting on the block, outdoor LED Christmas lights may help keep your energy costs down. In recent years Light emitting diode or LED Christmas lights have begun to […]

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 […]

Living Easter Baskets

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Are you ready for some natural Easter decorating? Bring the spring green of fresh growing grasses and plants into your home with living Easter baskets. Children will enjoy this project, too. It’s easy to do, but plan ahead; the plants will take time to grow to an attractive size. Allow three to four weeks for […]

The Best Alternatives for Eco-friendly Easter Eggs

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It’s that time of year again, the bunny is stretching and getting ready to make his rounds. But this year, instead of the pastel yellows, pinks, and blues—Eco-conscious Easter Bunnies will opt for green eggs. When it comes to celebrating Easter, kids know, it’s all about the eggs. And while what you put in your […]