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Camping Tips for Beginners

You’ve been looking forward to this for a while. A long weekend of camping with your family, who get to learn about nature by being a part of it for a couple of nights. The lack of bathroom and shower facilities will certainly come as a shock to them, especially …

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Edible Packaging — Pizza Box Pizza

By Larraine Roulston: Thinking outside the box — rather, about eating it — was exactly what Sean Berthiaume at Vinnie’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn, NY, did. In order to reduce the waste by discarding the large volume of cardboard delivery boxes, Berthiaume, one of the three owners, created a pizza box out …

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Make Your Home Eco-friendly–Greening Construction & Renovations

By Larraine Roulston: Planning to build a home/cottage, or to renovate? Every step you take towards going green will help reduce greenhouse gases. First, try sourcing green construction materials, ideas and contractors.As more green builders emerge, these leaders of change will secure the future of a new sustainable building industry. …

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Upcycle Is the New Recycle

By Larraine Roulston: Upcycling, also referred to as recycling or repurposing, is the new term used for taking something either outdated, worn or basically no longer wanted for its original purpose, and transforming it into something useful. The idea is to become creative and think of ways to retool or …

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Curbside Composting — The New Way of Garbage

By Fredrica Syren: When living in San Diego, we always had compost in our garden, where we kept our compost worms and they feasted on our food scraps. Composting is a great way to reduce trash; and, for a family on a zero waste path, it’s a great help. However, …

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Clean Your Plate, Cutlery and All–Edible Cutlery

By Kim Robson: Disposable plastic cutlery is non-biodegradable, and transmits toxic chemicals into the environment and wildlife. Worldcentric.org estimates 40 billion plastic utensils are used every year in the United States alone. The vast majority of these are thrown out after just one use. Only seven percent is recovered for …

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Is Organic Milk Really Better?

By Amanda Wilkes: If you are on this website and reading this article, you probably are already aware of the benefits of buying organic products. But maybe you are an individual who isn’t convinced or is unaware of the real reasons to buy organic milk. I will begin by saying …

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What Does It Mean To Go GREEN???

By Amanda Wilkes: To go GREEN means altering or changing the way you go through everyday life to promote and preserve a more environmentally and ecologically friendly world. It is recognizing that by taking even the smallest step toward the planet’s preservation you can make the biggest difference in the …

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The Truth about The Honest Company Detergent

By Kim Robson: Since The Honest Company was founded in 2011 by actress Jessica Alba, it has become a powerhouse business valued at $1.7 billion. The Honest Company markets ecologically friendly cleaning supplies, vitamins, skincare and feminine hygiene products, diapers, and a wide range of baby products that are purportedly …

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How to Move Without Waste

 By Larraine Roulston: Anyone who has moved knows that it can be a stressful time. Getting organized and beginning to pack as much as possible, as early as possible, can alleviate much of the anxiety. Thinking of ways to make your move waste-free will help save you money. The first …

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