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Chemical Free and Natural Ways to Get Rid of Bugs

By Ali Lawrence: As daylight and temperatures increase, many of us find our home’s pest populations increasing as well. For those who desire a bug-free abode, the onset of spring brings before us an inevitable challenge. How can I get rid of bugs without subjecting myself and my family to …

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DIY Natural First Aid Kit

By: Kim Robson: Having a well-stocked first-aid kit on hand is one of those grown-up things we know we should do, but often put off. Instead of buying a pre-assembled kit from a store, why not build your own first-aid kit with natural remedies? Your kit should include cotton balls, …

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Earth Hour Every Day

By Kim Robson: Darkness does good things for our health and psyches. In fact, medical research shows that excessive light causes a variety of adverse health effects. Many lighting design textbooks use human health as an explicit criterion for proper interior lighting. Over-illumination and improper types of light can compromise …

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Green Easter

By Valerie Yoder: Easter is a time to celebrate rebirth and renewal, to shake off the winter and awaken with a new sense of appreciation for the surrounding springtime beauty. In that spirit, my family and I have been seeking ways to have fun on Easter while remaining healthy as …

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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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