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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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Green Christmas Gifts

By Centehua: The season is here again. The air is crisp and there are colored lights everywhere. It’s truly a lovely time of cheer and good will. However, if I may be perfectly honest, it seems that people around me move quicker during the holiday season, as if they are in …

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Tips on How To Winter Proof Your Home the Green and Cheap Way

By Fredrica Syren: In the last weeks, temperatures have dropped and our home has gotten very cold. So, naturally we have turned on the heat. No matter whether you’re trying to keep your home cool or warm, it gets expensive and it’s not very good for the environment. Luckily, there …

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Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving

By Kim Robson: Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, dating back to our country’s earliest European settlements. While its early origins may spark debate, we can all enjoy what it has become for millions: a day to share with family, feast, and give thanks for all we have. Want to …

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Detox Your Cleaning Supplies

By Dawna Matthews: When I was a child, I remember a sickly green sticker on various items underneath the kitchen sink or in the laundry room. This sticker, “Mr. Yuk,” warned me and thousands of others that “things marked yuk, make you sick.” Created to help identify potential poisons and …

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