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articles by: Annie, selected from Plenty magazine

New Ways to Recycle Old Shoes

While we intend to wear flip flops until the snow hits, we'll probably start alternating them with boots and shoes fairly soon. Fall sales are a good time to shop if you need new footgear, but there's…

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How Climate Change Hurts Migrating Birds

Late last January, scientists in New Hampshire found something unusual on ice-covered Lake Winnipesaukee: 17 frozen loons. Usually, changes in day length and temperature cue the threatened birds to le…

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Beyond Bread: Gluten-Free Foods

Why are gluten-free products crowding supermarket shelves? Walk into any natural-foods store these days and you're likely to find a special section stocked with gluten-free foods: Pasta made fr…

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Eco-Friendly, Custom-Built Prefab Homes in Demand

This summer, a house that sits on a beach in Australia made an appearance (so to speak) in the least likely of places: A high-profile New York art show. The house is a vision of the future of prefabri…

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Eco-Cocktail Recipes for Hot Summer Nights

Whether you're celebrating the sunshine or trying to keep cool, we're here to help with a list of favorite summer drink recipes, each with an eco-conscious twist. Truth be told, it can be pretty to…

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Recycling Plastic Gift Cards

Gift cards are a new currency. They're perfect for gift givers in search of hassle-free presents and for gift-receivers tired of sweaters they'll never wear and gadgets they'll never use. Because of t…

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