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How to Create a Rain Barrel

Even though rain barrels are pretty much all the same concept, each one tends to be put together in its own way. This is my rain barrel. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. It’s ma…

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5 Simple Life Tweaks to Help the Planet

We may not be able to singlehandedly thwart climate change, but there are many easy changes you can make in your daily life to lessen your negative impact on the planet, and even improve your own life…

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8 Ingenious Repurposes for Old Electric Fixtures

Saving electricity is a hot topic these days. It's a great way of conserving precious energy and minimizing your carbon footprint. Another eco-friendly practice is repurposing, which minimizes the amo…

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Best Non-Gasoline Powered Lawn Mower Options

Gasoline powered lawn mowers may be powerful. But they're also a big source of air pollution. For each hour of operation, says the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, "one gas-powered lawn mowe…

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11 Green Hacks to Stay Cool This Summer

Not only are air conditioners environmentally unfriendly, but they are pretty expensive. If you’re looking to live greener and cheaper, here are 11 tips to keep your life bearable during the next heat…

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Want More Living or Working Space? Consider Your Garage

You don't have to sign up for a pyramid scheme to get more … more living space, more room to work, or even more cash. As a homeowner, you may have an important, underused asset on your property. That …

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Picking on Cloth Diapers Misses the Point About Cotton

Cloth diapers made from conventional cotton may not be a great environmental choice, but what we really should be talking about is the cotton, not the diapers. In a recent Washington Post piece, Ke…

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11 Ways to Eliminate Genetically-Modified Food from the Planet

By now you may have heard that the state of Vermont was victorious against the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and other industry groups in upholding their law requiring genetically-modified f…

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Meet The Woman Who Didn’t Buy Anything New for a Year

I’ve been a fan of Jen Gale since learning about her Make Do and Mend Year. Basically for a year, she and her family pledged to not buy anything new and instead make and mend everything they needed. C…

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Smart Ways to Cook with Food Scraps (Beyond Broth)

Don't toss those carrot greens and broccoli stalks! A lot of the fruit and veggie scraps that we throw away are actually totally edible. Not only does cooking with food scraps reduce the amount of …

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Canada is banning microbeads in products!! Yay!

What not to do, and why, is very valuable information. We could use more articles like this.

What causes bloat? Fractional lending.

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