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articles by: Kelly Magill

Make Your Own Eco-Wreath

Hang a homemade and/or organic wreath. Evergreens are customary but lavender, bay, rosemary, and other herbs as well as twigs and dried flowers also make lovely decorations. Positively Green got the …

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Have a Zero-Waste Party

Whether it's Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's or just because, you can always make your party a zero-waste fete. Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell, authors of Celebrate Green offer these guidelines…

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What’s in a Name? Get the Scoop on Labels

We may be well advised to never judge a book by its cover, but what about judging a product by its label? That's getting harder to do as the number of labels multiply exponentially and the objectivity…

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How Safe is Your Salad?

Despite years of regulation, don't trust your greens just yet. In the past 35 years, the United States has seen a substantial increase in fresh, leafy green vegetables being contaminated with dis…

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Grilled Peaches with Bitter Greens and Blue Cheese

Grilling in the summer months keeps the kitchen heat outside, giving your HVAC a break. Lower cooling bills mean more money for you and less pollutants for the environment. Buying local fruits and veg…

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Recycling in a Small Kitchen

I have a small kitchen. My house was built in the '60s, when storage space was still considered a luxury not a necessity. Because of this, I'm forced to find clever ways to fit all the pots, pans, pla…

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Is Your Home Greener Than You Think?

The common misconception about green building is that it is either ultra-contemporary, built with inferior materials, or it is extreme in design like an underground dwelling. In fact, green building d…

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How to Kick the Bottled Water Habit

In 2006, Americans spent $15 billion on bottled water and an estimated $16 billion in 2007. One can argue that it's money down the drain. About 24 percent of bottled water is just filtered tap water …

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How to Erase your Carbon Footprint

Once you've been on the green train for a while, you've got the basics; recycling, sustainable energy, canvas bags, fuel efficient vehicles, and all the little energy and water saving ideas that you c…

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5 Tips for Teaching Kids to Care for the Environment

Our children are our future, and what an awesome responsibility they will have in the next few decades. That sweet child that is as happy rolling down a hillside, roller skating or playing a mean game…

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about Kelly Magill

Kelly Magill is founder and publisher of Positively Green, a quarterly women's magazine that covers every aspect of green from eco-friendly vacations to green fashion to green health.

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A much better solution to pollution and climate change than a carbon tax!

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