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articles by: Diane MacEachern

Move Over Veggie Burgers. Make Room for Faux Fish.

Skip the tofu. Hold the vegan mayo. Faux fish is heading to a plate near you. If you haven't heard of it, "faux" fish is a vegetable-based substitute designed to look, feel and even taste like fish…

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Care2 Member Hopes to Save Koalas From Chlamydia

Koalas may be the cutest, most adorable animals on the planet. And believe it or not, they get chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease that can cause blindness, infertility, and death. Care2 memb…

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Most Eco-Friendly Ways to De-Ice Your Sidewalk or Driveway

Don't let winter ice send you slipping and sliding down your sidewalk or driveway. Here are 5 ways to treat your walks that will keep you safer without taking a nasty toll on the environment. 1) St…

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Stop Canned Tiger Hunting Safaris in Africa

Tigers are an endangered species that naturally live in Asia. But they're being hunted in South Africa as well as exported from there to countries all over the world. Care2 member Nyack Clancy has lau…

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Don’t Let Anti-Wind Groups Block Clean Energy in Congress

Wind power is one of our most promising solutions to air pollution and climate change. With 2014 passing as the hottest year ever recorded, wind offers a no-brainer way to move away from burning coal,…

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The Two-Day Diet: How to Lose Weight & Improve Your Health With Mini-Fasting

Are you willing to eat less just two days a week so you can eat whatever you want the other five? Are you looking for a fast and efficient way to lose weight without having to stress every single d…

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Ocean Animals Threatened With ‘Major Extinction’: 4 Things We Can Do to Help

From whales to anchovies, ocean animals are facing dire threats that can be linked directly to human activity. A study conducted by scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara and releas…

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15 Ingenious Ways to Save Money on Groceries

Next to your mortgage, if you have one, you probably spend more money on food and groceries than any other item in your budget. You can cut expenses way down by following some of these ingenious ideas…

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6 Positive Ways to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" Every January, Americans across the country answer that question by coming to…

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Want to Protect Orangutans? Stop Eating Cookies & Crackers Made With Palm Oil

You know all those cream-filled cookies and crunchy savory crackers you enjoy? Before you buy another box, take a second to read the ingredients label. If you see the words "palm oil" on the package, …

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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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