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Recycling Grey Water

By Kim Robson: What Is Grey water? Grey water is the wastewater from shower drains, baths, sinks and washing machines. Unlike black water, which is sewage from the toilet, grey water can be used for watering houseplants, landscaping, or even flushing the toilet; so it’s a recyclable resource. Instead of …

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The Road To Reducing Trash

By Amanda Wilkes: Producing trash is inevitable; however, some of us produce much, more than others. By simply being aware of the amount of trash you produce, you can easily cut your trash production in half with just a few simple tricks. #1 Many families have only one trash can …

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Why Are TVs Ending Up in Landfills?

By Kim Robson: Walk into any electronics retailer, and you’ll find that flat screens have taken over. No one sells TVs or computers with those big, clunky, heavy cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors anymore. Due to attrition, there’s a glut of old CRTs entering the e-waste stream, and there are …

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DIY Earth Friendly Cleaning Products

By Larraine Roulston: To make our homes sparkle, manufactures of cleaning products have done a good job convincing us to clean, deodorize and disinfect using their products. Household cleaning chores, however, do not require toxic chemicals. Simple, chemically free and much less expensive solutions are right at your fingertips.   A …

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Declutter and Make Some Moolah

By Amanda Wilkes: If you’re like most of us, you have clutter somewhere in your house. It may be in your closet, kitchen, guest room, or even in the spare bathroom storage area. Many of us have items that we no longer use but continue to hold on to. We …

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Why Don’t Europeans Refrigerate Their Eggs?

By Kim Robson: Look around a typical kitchen in Europe, and you’ll likely see something sitting out on the counter or table right alongside onions or fruit: fresh eggs. Shop in any European supermarket, and you’ll see cartons of fresh eggs sitting out at room temperature right next to other …

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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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