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Clean Your Plate, Cutlery and All–Edible Cutlery

By Kim Robson: Disposable plastic cutlery is non-biodegradable, and transmits toxic chemicals into the environment and wildlife. Worldcentric.org estimates 40 billion plastic utensils are used every year in the United States alone. The vast majority of these are thrown out after just one use. Only seven percent is recovered for …

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Is Organic Milk Really Better?

By Amanda Wilkes: If you are on this website and reading this article, you probably are already aware of the benefits of buying organic products. But maybe you are an individual who isn’t convinced or is unaware of the real reasons to buy organic milk. I will begin by saying …

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What Does It Mean To Go GREEN???

By Amanda Wilkes: To go GREEN means altering or changing the way you go through everyday life to promote and preserve a more environmentally and ecologically friendly world. It is recognizing that by taking even the smallest step toward the planet’s preservation you can make the biggest difference in the …

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The Truth about The Honest Company Detergent

By Kim Robson: Since The Honest Company was founded in 2011 by actress Jessica Alba, it has become a powerhouse business valued at $1.7 billion. The Honest Company markets ecologically friendly cleaning supplies, vitamins, skincare and feminine hygiene products, diapers, and a wide range of baby products that are purportedly …

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How to Move Without Waste

 By Larraine Roulston: Anyone who has moved knows that it can be a stressful time. Getting organized and beginning to pack as much as possible, as early as possible, can alleviate much of the anxiety. Thinking of ways to make your move waste-free will help save you money. The first …

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Recycling Linens, Sheets and Other Fabrics 

Emma Grace Fairchild: Replacing bed linens and towels is a necessary part of life, one that — with just a bit of effort — can be made with environmental awareness and sustainability. For many people, going green has an economic incentive; reusing, recycling and reducing your purchases often saves money! …

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Space Heater Alternatives

By Kim Robson: We’re all looking for ways to keep warm this winter without paying an energy bill that’s bigger than our mortgage. Many people would like to avoid heating the entire house when they need just one room warmed. This is where electric space heaters come in handy. But …

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Repairing vs. Replacing

By Amanda Wilkes: We live in a consumer-driven world, one in which buying new has replaced repairing the old. Corporations have been able to offer lower prices than ever before, simply because so many of us are willing to buy the new items. We do this for a couple of …

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Green Room By Room Series — The Basement

By Larraine Roulston: The last segment in our Room by Room series tackles the basement. This area may serve as an exercise room, family entertainment center, children’s play room, spare bedroom or a workshop. Whatever the combination, it too should be well insulated. GREENING YOUR BASEMENT Few basements are insulated …

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Do Not Miss These 3 Items in Your Natural First Aid Kit

By Guest Writer: It is important to ensure that your first aid kit has as many items as possible. This is the best way to ensure that regardless of the emergency that you are faced with; you will not fail to find a solution. You, however, need to know that there …

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