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5 Easy Steps To Start Reducing Your Waste Today

By Fredrica Syren: My family and I have been on this green journey for a while and now, and just the other night my husband mentioned how we used to get our water in a big plastic container. Wow, it feels so strange to say that! Almost as though I …

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Ethical Wardrobes: Gratified World

By Amanda Wilkes: By no means am I the trendy, fashion forward, catwalk replicating fashionista that many trendsetters accomplish with ease. However, I do love a great outfit and appreciate a commendable closet. What I’ve learned is that keeping up with the latest fads is exhausting to both my wallet …

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The Charm of Thrift Stores & Recycled Gifts

By Larraine Roulston: Those of us who are downsizing or decluttering will bundle up  unwanted clothes and trinkets to donate to nonprofit organizations. Whether we take items to a thrift store, drop-off box location, or have them picked up by a used clothing or household goods drive, it is almost certain …

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Halloween Decorations — Shrunken Heads Made from Apples

By Emma Grace Fairchild: It’s already October! For those who love Halloween, the countdown begins for everything spooky and creepy, from costumes to decorations and parties. I came across this fun idea for creating homemade decorations, using apples to make shrunken heads. They can be skewered on a stick and …

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Composting in Apartments

By Larraine Roulston: If you live in an apartment or a condo, there is a variety of ways to compost kitchen food scraps and wilted flowers. You can vermicompost by investing in a worm bin. Ontario’s Cathy Nesbitt of www.cathyscrawlycomposters.com offers Worm Chalets, while California’s Jerry Gach, www.thewormdude.com, is the manufacturer of …

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Review and Giveaway– Madeline Island Candles

By Amanda Wilkes: One of my favorite things is to curl up on the couch, read a good book or watch the most recent Netflix with a glass of wine while a candle flickers beside me. There is something so cozy and romantic about the way a candle can illuminate …

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Ways To Reuse Tea Bags

By Kim Robson: I drink tea every morning. The health benefits of tea are well-known. It fights cancer, reduces the risk of stroke and other diseases, and revitalizes cellular metabolism. But I had never given a second thought to tossing out the used tea bag. Well, as it turns out, …

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Things NEVER To Put Down the Drain

By Fredrica Syren: No place in a home — other than the drain — do we discard waste and never think about it again. It might seem like a convenient way to get rid of unwanted liquid waste and be done with it, but truth is that whatever goes down …

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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle — The Road to a Waste-Free Home

By Larraine Roulston: When we live in a world of instant gratification, it can be daunting to give up disposable “stuff.” Humans have a long history of discarding what they no longer need; however, it has been only during my lifetime that we have been carefully taught to become a disposable …

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