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How to Eliminate Chemicals from Your Life

By Fredrica Syren: Unfortunately, many items at home, as well as products we buy, contain harmful chemicals. The problem is a lack of restrictions to prevent manufacturers from using chemicals in their products. It is impossible to protect against all harmful chemicals. But it is possible to avoid several of …

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How to Avoid Certain Food Packaging

By Larraine Roulston: For the estimated 26% of Americans who eat takeout food every week: it is not a good idea to serve hot food placed on plastic. Styrofoam, even paper containers with a plastic inner lining, trigger seeping chemicals. Scientists and health advocates are raising the alarm that chemicals …

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Enjoy a Zero-Waste Summer

By Larraine Roulston: Roll out those “Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer.” When this song was popular in the 1960s, before blue box recycling, there was little waste. Holiday participants during that decade toted a lunch basket filled with homemade sandwiches and cookies, hard boiled eggs, cut veggies and beverages in a …

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Home Improvement Tips to Increase Your Home’s Value

By Uma Cambell: Whether you are trying to improve the value of your home for the future, to make your home perfect for you, or you are actively trying to sell, there are some surefire ways to make your house more valuable. There are a multitude of ways to increase …

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The Clean, Uncluttered and Environmentally Friendly Home

By Alice Roberson: “Clean,” “uncluttered” and“environmentally-friendly” are more than trending words — they are indicative of a way of life. If you have yet to change your habits and are still living in a chemical-filled house full of unnecessary stuff, it’s not too late to make a difference in your home, lifestyle …

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Eco-Friendly Barbecues

By Kim Robson: This is the perfect time of year for throwing a backyard barbecue with plenty of food, drinks, music, and games with friends and loved ones. The weather is perfect for hanging around in nature and firing up the ole grill. But how to do it with zero …

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Swapping Your Kitchen Essentials for Eco-Friendly Counterparts

Today, being eco-friendly is something that’s becoming increasingly more important to people around the world. And when it comes to reducing your carbon footprint and making choices that are better for the environment, there’s no better place to start than at home. And, the kitchen is the heart of the …

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How to Prevent Air Pollution in Your Home

By Uma Campbell: Mothers will do everything in their power to ensure that their children have a good quality of life. This includes making sure that they always have enough food to eat, clothes to wear, and a roof over their head. Yet, one of the most important determinants of …

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Crafted, Curated and Eco-Friendly Gifts to Treasure

By Jackie Edwards: The perfect gift to give is one that can be appreciated as a long-term keepsake and has rich personal meaning. Gift giving isn’t easy, especially in our world of mass production, where many gifts no longer have a unique value to them. Why give the stereotypical gift from …

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