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Tips on How To Winter Proof Your Home the Green and Cheap Way

By Fredrica Syren: In the last weeks, temperatures have dropped and our home has gotten very cold. So, naturally we have turned on the heat. No matter whether you’re trying to keep your home cool or warm, it gets expensive and it’s not very good for the environment. Luckily, there …

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Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving

By Kim Robson: Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, dating back to our country’s earliest European settlements. While its early origins may spark debate, we can all enjoy what it has become for millions: a day to share with family, feast, and give thanks for all we have. Want to …

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Detox Your Cleaning Supplies

By Dawna Matthews: When I was a child, I remember a sickly green sticker on various items underneath the kitchen sink or in the laundry room. This sticker, “Mr. Yuk,” warned me and thousands of others that “things marked yuk, make you sick.” Created to help identify potential poisons and …

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Reduce Waste and Upcycle with TerraCycle

By Asha Kreiling While writing a previous article on green dental care, I found out about a great company called TerraCycle, which offers a program to accept “non-recyclable or hard to recycle waste,” such as toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes. After looking at the website , I decided TerraCycle deserved an article …

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Homemade All Natural Soap Making

By Asha Kreiling For my entire life, I’ve used mainstream soap — whatever is cheapest or whatever is on sale. In recent years, though, I’ve become uneasy about the various ingredients in cheap conventional soaps, including synthetic chemicals such as petroleum-based products, parabens and sodium lauryl sulphate, as well as …

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