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Keeping Fabrics Out of Landfills

By Larraine Roulston: For the most part, we want our unwanted clothing to be reused. Many mothers pass their children’s outgrown outfits to friends’ children, while women of various ages host clothes swapping parties. Supporting local thrift stores and clothing drop boxes are other examples. Torn and stained textiles do …

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Ways To Reuse Cardboard and Paper

By Kim Robson: Naturally, we’ve all gotten used to the idea of recycling paper products. Recycling bins, especially for paper, are everywhere now. Even my grocery store clerks have separate bins for trash and paper, so I can toss my grocery list without guilt. But before you recycle that paper …

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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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