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Tips on What to Do with Junk Mail

By Larraine Roulston : Most people regard junk mail as annoying, so simply trash it all without giving it a second glance. Even when the environmental impact of such waste was realized, postal services continued to deliver junk mail because they received additional income for their service. As the junk mail was generally discarded, environmental …

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Analyzing the Costs: Green Lifestyle vs. Typical Lifestyle

By Stephanie Lynch: While living “green” may seem expensive to most, it actually isn’t when compared to the way most people live. To put everything in perspective, I did a little research on certain costs the “green” way versus the traditional way. Cloth diapers vs. disposable diapers The cost of cloth …

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Waste Less and … Recycle Less

By Fredrica Syren: When my family began our journey toward a zero waste life, we succeeded in reducing our waste; but, as a result, our recycling bin was fuller. We soon realized that reducing our waste and recycling more were good things; however, the next step en route to zero …

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Plants That Will Help You Sleep Better

By Fredrica Syren: Ever since my best friend and I started working with houseplants as a hobby when we were 10 years old, my home has included green plants in every room. What I didn’t know back then was that, not only do green plants brighten your home and make …

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15 Uses for Distilled White Vinegar

By Alicia Lawrence: Almost everyone has a bottle of distilled white vinegar in the pantry. It’s one of those household must-haves that most commonly lends itself to recipes, Easter egg dying and cleaning out the coffee machine.Lately, it also has become a popular household cleanser because of its effects on …

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Tips for Making an Eco-Friendly Kitchen

By Larraine Roulston : An eco-friendly kitchen begins with good insulation that includes windows and doors. Along with energy efficient appliances and durable cookware, there are many simple tips that will also help you make your kitchen even greener. Shopping habits play an important role. Never enter a supermarket when you …

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Zero Waste — Shop at Farmers’ Markets

By Larraine Roulston : Whether you shop for fruits and veggies from farmers’ markets or directly from farms, or stop at a roadside stand, your experience will be nourished by purchasing produce and meat from those who grow it. In addition, it cuts back drastically on waste, as you won’t find …

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How to Make Your Clothes Last

By Kim Robson: Buying new clothes can be a time-consuming, expensive chore. There’s nothing worse than watching a favorite piece fall apart after a few wears because of poor workmanship or shoddy materials. There’s another reason to avoid mediocre duds: too often, cheap clothing is made by starving children laboring …

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Christmas Gifts That Keep Giving

By Fredrica Syren: I hate going shopping around the Christmas holiday. There is always lots of traffic, no parking spots, crowded malls — and you spend too much money. Since we try to live a simpler life with fewer belongings, I also try to be creative when it comes to gifts. And I really love giving gifts that keep on giving: I’m talking about donating money to …

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