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Repairing vs. Replacing

By Amanda Wilkes: We live in a consumer-driven world, one in which buying new has replaced repairing the old. Corporations have been able to offer lower prices than ever before, simply because so many of us are willing to buy the new items. We do this for a couple of …

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Growing The Solar Grid

By Kim Robson We’ve discussed the importance of renewable energy many times here on Green Mom. Installing a solar-powered photovoltaic (PV) system in your home produces zero emissions and can run for decades. As a new generation of young, environmentally-minded Americans come of age, they are seeking ways to outfit …

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Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

By Kim Robson My husband and I are big fresh air buffs. Weather permitting, we always have windows open in our home, especially at night. There’s nothing worse than being trapped in a stuffy, closed room. During winter, however, it’s harder to get fresh air inside: we don’t want to …

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Keep Warm While Saving Money and the Planet this Winter

By Fredrica Syren: No doubt about it, the cooler season is here even in San Diego where I live. Lately our house has been much cooler, so in the morning we’ve had to turn on the heat. It’s time to prepare our homes for the season, particularly for those who …

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Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary

By Kim Robson Love the idea of a wildlife sanctuary? Would you enjoy seeing wildlife populate your backyard? Who wouldn’t love to see birds, butterflies, deer, or waterfowl thrive in their own private habitat? Follow these tips and not only will wild creatures be attracted to your property, but you’ll …

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Is Your Sofa Killing Your Family?

By James Harker-Syren Last week, if someone had asked me, “What about this picture is potentially killing your kids?” I would have looked at them like they were crazy.  This is my Facebook profile picture, for crying out loud. What are you talking about? Earlier this week while driving to …

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