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Zero Waste Christmas Gift Ideas

By Fredrica Syren:  Zero waste and Christmas seem so opposite. It’s hard to imagine how you can even attempt to accomplish a zero waste holiday at all. So much waste is created from excessive food waste, disposable products, wrapping paper and — oh, let’s not forget — all the gifts that may …

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How to Keep Your Drinking Water Safe

You should be drinking approximately 2-3 liters of water every day, but have you ever stopped to consider what is actually coming out of your tap? All water is collected in massive reservoirs and then put through a treatment process. The result is clean water. By clean, the water treatment center means the water …

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Wipe Your Tears and Nose with a Hankie

By Fredrica Syren: When I was a little girl my grandfather always carried a cloth handkerchief in his pocket. They were nice blue ones and he would get a brand new one that was folded neatly every morning. Nowadays handkerchiefs seem to have gone out of style and but I …

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Tips to More Energy Efficient Heating

Heating is one of the major expenses in any home. By making your heating more energy-efficient, you can reduce heat loss, minimize any adverse impact on the environment, and save a lot of money on your energy bill. Here are some great tips to help you make your home’s heating …

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Why Sustainable Living Will Lead to a Better Retirement

By Jennifer Landis: You’ve spent your adult life working, and now it’s time to retire. As such, life’s good — but you can make it even better. One major way to improve your post-work life is by adhering to a sustainable lifestyle. We’re not talking just about a financially stable …

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Save Money—Stop Wasting Food

By Fredrica Syren: Food waste is a huge environmental problem today. It’s a fact that 1/3 of all food produced worldwide is being thrown away and that here in the USA, 25% of our fresh water is being used for food production. And, yes, this is a big issue when …

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DIY Disinfecting Wipes

By Fredrica Syren: They’re cheap, appealing and easy to find. Store-bought disinfected wipes might be convenient, especially when the buyer reads that they kill 99.9% of germs on surfaces. I can see how, during cold and flu season, that might be considered a lifesaver. However, what the package does not …

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Recycling Right with RoboBin!

By Larraine Roulston: In May, 65 universities from 9 countries entered the Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG) second annual Ideation Challenge competition designed to develop solutions to problems facing businesses. RoboBin, an invention which addresses the dilemma some people face when discarding items into public recycling containers, won first prize over 600 applicants …

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