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Disposable Products Worth Skipping

By Larraine Roulston: Once disposable products become entrenched in regular use, they are difficult to overcome. People follow what they see others doing. These days, it appears trendy to hold a disposable coffee — and this is what people see. Realizing, however, that our oceans are dying due to the accumulation of …

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Homegrown Furniture: Furniture Made from Raw Mushrooms

By Christina Belloso: Think making furniture out of food is a thing of the future? Think again. If your mom ever told you to stop playing with your food when you were younger, then you’re going to love this. Due to a growing interest in building with alternative and renewable …

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How You Can Save Money while Going Green with Your Family

By Fredrica Syren: We’re want to save more money to buy a house with a larger backyard. So to keep living green and healthy and still save money, we have been making some small changes. Some ideas I listed below might seem so small that you’ll wonder how they can …

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Living an Environmentally Conscious Life

By Fredrica Syren: A very important step in living a green and eco-friendly life is to start learning basic information: what is in the things you buy, and where it comes from. That has been eye-opening for me. Once I started reading ingredients lists to learn what is in every …

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The Joys and Benefits of Being Frugal

By Larraine Roulston: The evening my fiancé and I announced our engagement, my dad took my future partner aside and said, “She’ll save you a lot of money.” A rather good endorsement, I thought. Hearing stories of my grandparents and parents living through the Depression and learning of their thrifty habits, I was guided towards …

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Greening Your Laundry

By Larraine Roulston: Your laundry loads have a bigger eco-footprint than you might initially imagine. If you are accustomed to washing all your clothes after a single wear, using hot or warm water, purchasing non-biodegradable soaps and tossing everything into a dryer, there is potential for you to alter a few habits to aid …

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The Benefits of Thermal Blackout Curtains

By Kim Robson: Up here in our little off-the-grid mountain home, we don’t have the option of air conditioning. Staying reasonably comfortable during the dog days of summer can be a challenge. One of the tricks in our toolkit is dark thermal curtains. Think of them as an extra, temporary …

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5 Home Updates that Pay Off

By Uma Campbell: Most home renovations are long-term endeavors. Among the numerous articles about home renovation, one aspect stays constant — the changes you make will be the ones you literally live with. Keep that in mind as we take a moment to combine financial investment with personal enjoyment in …

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Space Heater Alternatives

By Kim Robson: We’re all looking for ways to keep warm this winter without paying an energy bill that’s bigger than our mortgage. Many people would like to avoid heating the entire house when they need just one room warmed. This is where electric space heaters come in handy. But …

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