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Recycle Right at Curbside

By Larraine Roulston: Recycling is a global industry in which markets and prices are just as volatile as any other business that depends on the cost of extracting natural resources or obtaining quality supplies from residents. By recycling the familiar curbside collection items — metal food containers, paper, plastic and …

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Ethical Awareness this Holiday Season

By Amanda Wilkes: I think it is safe to say that most of us have at least one person we will be buying a gift for this holiday season. Every Christmas, I think about the massive consumerism happening every second in the weeks leading up to Christmas. This year I …

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Do-It-Yourself Christmas Gifts

By Larraine Roulston: When someone in your family announces “Let’s all make Christmas gifts this year!”, it can be a rather daunting task for some. My husband, however, came through one year by learning to bake an apple pie and knit a small hot pad. This year, I happened to …

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A Greener Way To (Gift) Wrap

By Amanda Wilkes: There have been far too many Christmas mornings and days after birthday bashes when I have found myself throwing away an excessive amount of gift wrap. All that paper, all those trees — for a mere second of gift wrap admiration. Everyone is so focused on what …

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More Tips To Eliminate Plastic

By Larraine Roulston: With new reports revealing that climate change is worse than first predicted, citizens as well as government leaders attending the Paris summit must do their part. One issue is lessening our dependency on oil based plastics. Although this seems to be a daunting and never ending challenge, …

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Best Ways and Reasons To Make Coffee at Home

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Those who know me know how big of a role coffee plays in my daily life. It’s the first part of my routine in the morning and a frequent guest in my afternoons as well. My apartment currently holds five different ways to make coffee (and …

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Clothing Share Subscription: Eco-Friendly or Not?

By Amanda Wilkes: When I learned about clothing share subscriptions, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. If you’re anything like me, you cannot stand going to the overly packed mall! It all begins with trying to find a parking spot, then searching for hours on end for …

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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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