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Recycle Grocery Bags Into Eco-Packaging

By Jackie Hernandez, Crafting a Green World I have used brown paper bags in the past to re-wrap boxes for shipping, but I never thought of making shipping envelopes from brown bags. This genius pac…

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Cabin Fever? Start Planning the Garden!

By Megan Prusynski, Eat.Drink.Better April showers may bring May flowers, but they also bring some very anxious, antsy gardeners! Before you pick up a shovel or plant a single seed, there's much to…

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How To Live Richly (On a Budget)

Written by John Ivanko, sustainablog There should be no secrets among those who continue to prosper in mostly non-financial ways despite the challenging economic times. These people live (and p…

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Veggie Popsicles Kids Will Love!

We are big on green smoothies in our house. We usually make them once or twice a day at least and I load them full of healthy, leafy greens and veggies. So even if my kids donít want to finish the veg…

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DIY: Lengthen Your Child’s Pants

I've always been a total tightwad and pretty hardcore DIY, so other than the fact that my pension basically hit the floor last year, I'm remaining chill even in these trying economic times. One of the…

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Sleep Naturally: 12 Steps to a Restful Night’s Sleep

By Rachel Venokur-Clark, Eat.Drink.Better Most of us have experienced a sleepless night spent tossing and turning, begging sleep to come. A night or two of lost sleep, though not ideal, shouldn't h…

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Leftover Grease Powers University Bus

By Dave Tyler, Gas 2.0 At most college dining halls, theyíll fry just about anything. Wings, mozzarella sticks, fries and onion rings. Old shoe leather (wait, maybe thatís just a memory of how thin…

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Obesity Risk Reduced With Water Fountains in Schools

By Derek Markham, Eco Child's Play The one year study, published in Pediatrics, weighed 2nd and 3rd graders in socially deprived areas and interviewed them about their water consumption. In schools…

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Stop Dieting and Start Listening: 5 Tips for Better Health

By Rachel Venokur-Clark, Eat.Drink.Better America has reached its highest weight in history. About half of Americans are overweight--one third are obese. One-size-fits-all diets donít work because …

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Compost 101: Don’t Start a Garden Without It!

By Megan Prusynski No garden would be complete without its own natural recycling system, a compost pile. Without a way of dealing with compost, weeds and scraps are waste. But why create more trash…

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