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articles by: Diane MacEachern

4 Specific Ways I Practice Mindfulness

A growing body of scientific research indicates that living a "mindful" life is very good for one's emotional and mental health. But what exactly does that mean? Psychology Today says that “mindful…

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10 Ways To Keep Stink Bugs From Stinking Up Your House

Scientists call them Halyomorpha halys, but to everyone else they're known as stink bugs. The dime-size insects are hard to miss. They are noisy when they fly. And when you crush them, they let out an…

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Care2 Petition Author Asks for More Humane Solutions to Control Wild Horse Population

Wild horses are considered "living legends of the West." Along with wild burros, they're supposed to be protected by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) under the authority of the Wild Free-Ro…

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How Air Pollution is About to Get Much Worse

Air pollution is about to get a whole lot worse. That's bad news if you spend a lot of time outdoors, suffer from asthma or other respiratory problems, or are 65 years old or older. What's going on…

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Tell Harvard to Get Out of Fossil Fuel Investments

Students, professors and alumni at Harvard University are pressuring their institution to stop investing in companies that contribute directly to climate change and to divest from any coal, oil, or na…

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How to Avoid Being a Human Guinea Pig

Are you under the impression that your health and safety are secure? [caption id="attachment_1353043" align="alignright" width="185"] Image credit: The Human Experiment[/caption] Watch “The …

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7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Without Planting a Tree

Don't get me wrong - I love planting trees, and Earth Day is the perfect time to do it. But if you've already planted enough trees to populate a whole forest, or don't have room to plant anything wher…

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How Many Planets Does It Take To Support Your Lifestyle?

You know what size shoe you wear. But do you have any idea how big the footprint is you leave behind? I’m not talking about how long your foot is from toe to heel, or how wide it is. I’m talking ab…

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This Earth Day, Pledge to Ditch These 7 Toxic Chemicals

Why not make Earth Day matter this year? Pledge to ditch these 7 toxic chemicals in favor of more natural and healthy products. 1) Triclosan - Triclosan is an antibacterial agent found in soaps, sh…

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Creepy Things You Probably Don’t Want to Know About Dust Mites (& 8 Ways to Beat Them)

Dust mites are microscopic insects that can cause major allergic reactions if you’re susceptible. Reactions range from nasal congestion to swollen eyes to asthma. Since they’re so tiny, you’ll never s…

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about Diane MacEachern

Diane MacEachern is a best-selling author, award-winning entrepreneur and mother of two with a Master of Science degree in Natural Resources and the Environment. Glamour magazine calls her an “eco hero” and she recently won the “Image of the Future Prize” from the World Communications Forum, but she’d rather tell you about the passive solar house she helped design and build way back when most people thought “green” was the color a building was painted, not how it was built. She founded biggreenpurse.com because she’s passionate about inspiring consumers to shift their spending to greener products and services to protect themselves and their families while using their marketplace clout to get companies to clean up their act. Send her an email at Diane@biggreenpurse.com

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