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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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Recycling Linens, Sheets and Other Fabrics 

Emma Grace Fairchild: Replacing bed linens and towels is a necessary part of life, one that — with just a bit of effort — can be made with environmental awareness and sustainability. For many people, going green has an economic incentive; reusing, recycling and reducing your purchases often saves money! …

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Space Heater Alternatives

By Kim Robson: We’re all looking for ways to keep warm this winter without paying an energy bill that’s bigger than our mortgage. Many people would like to avoid heating the entire house when they need just one room warmed. This is where electric space heaters come in handy. But …

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Repairing vs. Replacing

By Amanda Wilkes: We live in a consumer-driven world, one in which buying new has replaced repairing the old. Corporations have been able to offer lower prices than ever before, simply because so many of us are willing to buy the new items. We do this for a couple of …

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Green Room By Room Series — The Basement

By Larraine Roulston: The last segment in our Room by Room series tackles the basement. This area may serve as an exercise room, family entertainment center, children’s play room, spare bedroom or a workshop. Whatever the combination, it too should be well insulated. GREENING YOUR BASEMENT Few basements are insulated …

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Do Not Miss These 3 Items in Your Natural First Aid Kit

By Guest Writer: It is important to ensure that your first aid kit has as many items as possible. This is the best way to ensure that regardless of the emergency that you are faced with; you will not fail to find a solution. You, however, need to know that there …

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“Best By” Dates Leading to Unnecessary Waste

By Amanda Wilkes: There are two kinds of people in this world. The first is the individual who lives and breathes by the “best by” date printed on perishable and semi-perishable foods, throwing the food out as soon as it reaches its day of “expiration.” The second kind of individual …

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Room By Room Series — Home Office & Laundry Room

By Larraine Roulston: In our Room by Room series, the laundry room and a home office are usually small areas, but both have greening opportunities. GREENING THE HOME OFFICE  Take yourself off junk mail.  Have recycling boxes by your desk to take all paper, batteries, ink cartridges and outdated e-waste. …

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Eco-friendly Easter Ideas

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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