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Twenty-Five Tips on How to Save Money by Going Green

By Larraine Roulston: Choosing to “Go Green” will result in a lighter eco-footprint and be easier on your wallet. There may be some initial expenses to upgrade your insulation or to acquire energy/water saving devices; however, in the long run they will save you money. Ensure that your home is well insulated by …

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10 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Play Nice with the Earth

By Kacey Bradley:  It seems as if all anyone can talk about anymore is how to go green. People are becoming more aware of how their daily routine impacts the earth in a negative way, and a lot of that is thanks to technology. Now, if people are curious, they …

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Budget Friendly Date Nights for Parents

By Fredrica Syren: Once in a while, my husband and I will remember what dating was like before we became parents. Back when we had all the time in the world and never got interrupted and — best of all — never were tired. Nowadays, with three kids, we don’t …

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Zero Waste—Benefits of Buying in Bulk

By Fredrica Syren: One part of going zero waste and cutting down on both waste and recyclable materials is buying in bulk as much as possible. Today I buy almost everything in bulk: flour, grains, nuts, beans, shampoo, conditioner, spices, oils, chocolate, coffee, bee pollen, dried fruits, snacks, maple syrup …

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Homemade Cleaners I Can’t Live Without

By Fredrica Syren: When we went zero waste a couple of years ago, we started making our own household cleaners. It reduces waste from packaging, and it saves money; but most importantly, the homemade cleaners contain no chemicals that can harm your family or the planet. One ironic result is …

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The Queen of Green

By Larraine Roulston: Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, has officially declared war on plastic straws and bottles by eliminating them from the royal estate’s cafés, dining halls and catered events. It is thought that her awareness of plastic ocean pollution peaked while working with Sir David Attenborough during the filming of his conservation documentary that …

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How To Ride Your Bike in the Winter

 By Larraine Roulston: When the weather becomes cold and snowy, we see a special breed of energetic souls continuing to ride their bikes. Whether it’s for exercise or the daily commute, these hardy riders “gear up” for warmth and safety. Though they secretly feel proud of their outdoor biking skills, …

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Why Styrofoam Is So Bad for the Environment

By Kim Robson: Everyone knows that Styrofoam is bad for the planet, but do you know exactly why? Here’s a hint: it’s not just about biodegradability. Styrofoam has become such an accepted everyday product that people often don’t understand how Styrofoam harms the environment. Styrofoam is made from polystyrene, which …

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The Joys & Benefits of Saving Lemon Peels

By Larraine Roulston: Add a little zest to your life with lemon peels! A stainless steel lemon zester is a very handy tool to use. Lemons are commonly purchased for baking loaves, making lemonade or garnishing beverages. By keeping them in the freezer and grating when needed, or grating before using the juice, the …

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