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 … [Continue reading]

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," … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Meatless Mondays

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There has been a lot of attention placed on the distance your food travels before it reaches your table.  Often called 'food miles,' there is a certain logic in the concept that if those blueberries you are eating in January came all the way from … [Continue reading]

Green Tips: Stop the Draft to Save Energy

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Stop air leaks from drafty doors and windows by sealing leaks with weatherstripping. Weatherstripping will prevent heat loss and help keep your winter energy use low. Loose seals around the sides of doors or windows are one of the most common … [Continue reading]

6 Resources for Green Gift Ideas For The Holiday Season

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It’s that time again, the holiday season is upon us and thoughts of gift giving have invaded your ever-waking moment. Where does one go to obtain green gift ideas or buy green gifts for our friends and loved ones? A variety of things must first be … [Continue reading]

Are You Ready to Ban Plastic Bags?

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Would you believe that the United States consumes 100 billion plastic bags every year? It sounds unbelievable, but according to the Wall Street Journal this very well might be the case. In fact, some sources believe that the simple plastic bag we so … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]