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Tips on Reducing Waste

By Centehua: We are living in the most exciting and important time of our evolution. The world is rapidly changing, and we must recognize how the way we live impacts our environment. This is the perfect time to make vital changes in order to shift the course we are heading …

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Tiny Home Makes A Big Impact

By Kim Robson: Tiny homes (also called accessory dwelling units, or ADUs) are living spaces of 800 square feet or less, built on wheels and ready to be towed around to their resting grounds in backyards, RV parks, and state and national parks. A customized tiny home also makes a …

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Getting Off Oil, One Bag at a Time

By Larraine Roulston: In the not too distant past, most North American shoppers entered stores empty handed. They were seen leaving supermarkets with carts overflowing with plastic bags, some often containing only a couple of items. If shoppers carried their own bags, using them was sometimes a battle.  “Take our bags. …

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How to Green Your Work Place

By Kim Robson: We all try our best to live our lives as sustainably as possible. We can change our habits at home and in our daily lives, but the office can be a bit more of a challenge. Let’s face it: we have to keep the lights on, and …

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OTIS Hits the Road — First Ever Sustainable Mobile Home

By Fredrica Syren: With all the global warming issues, toxins and all the other man-made craziness, I love hearing about all the environmentally focused minds that create the most amazing and groundbreaking things to help reduce carbon footprints. For example, sixteen students in Green Mountain College’s Renewable Energy and Ecological Design (REED) class …

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Eco-Friendly Birthday Parties

By Kim Robson: Birthdays come around only once a year and, as adults, we may have grown tired of these reminders of passing years. But for kids, a birthday is a very special day. It celebrates the child’s unique and special self, and marks the passing of another year at …

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How Safe Is Your Drinking Water?

By Dawna Matthews:  Water is a precious resource. Just thinking about how often I drink it, bathe in it, wash with it, and even play in it, I realize that water is just there alongside us in our day-to-day life. When we drink a glass of water, we might not …

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How You Can Save Money while Going Green with Your Family

By Fredrica Syren: Since moving to Sweden, we want to save more money to buy a house. So to keep living green and healthy and still save money, we have been making some small changes. Some ideas I listed below might seem so small that you’ll wonder how they can …

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Wastewater reuse

By Kim Robson: Water recycling, reuse and reclamation are not new concepts. Non-potable (not for drinking) water systems have been around for decades. The state of California is a leader in this worldwide trend: treating, disinfecting, and reusing municipal wastewater near its source for a variety of uses that don’t …

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