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Crochet A Rug From Bicycle Inner Tubes

Can you turn useless inner tubes into something useful? Reusing bicycle inner tubes to make something new keeps the tubes out of the local landfill, saves natural resources, energy, helps prevent poll…

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Habitat for Humanity: Building Good Green Homes

Habitat for Humanity is addressing a global housing crisis one home at a time. According to the non-profit, Habitat for Humanity: “About 1.6 billion people live in substandard housing and 100 million …

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Libraries Are Closing: 5 Lost Skills

I’ve been thinking a lot about my childhood experiences of visiting my local library and bookmobile each week. I remember the first book “loaned” to me: Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hatches The Egg. It saddened …

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Top 10 Green Jobs

With the economy tanking and unemployment skyrocketing, where are the green jobs? What is a green job? According to the United Nations Environment Program a green job would be "work in agricultu…

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3 Fabulous DIY Fall Projects For The Home

The mornings here have become cool and crisp. Fall is in the air and that puts me in the nesting mood to create craft projects to warm up my home. Here are 3 of my current favorite DIY sites, and 3…

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Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project

Call me crazy, but when Al Gore talks about the environment, he makes me feel safer. Gore’s message is like a reliable parent. In this role, he does not concede in the protectiveness of his message –…

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9/11: What We Lost, What We Learned

My friend and colleague, Dominique Browning wanted me to share her memories of 9/11 with the Care2 readers on this 10th anniversary. At the time, Dominique was the editor-in-chief of House and Gar…

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Books On Bikes For Good

When I was growing up, back to school time ushered in the bookmobile to my block. Once a week, the local library would load books into a van and bring them to the families in my neighborhood. The comm…

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10 DIY Back To School Eco-Friendly Projects

Getting kids back to school can be a huge expensive burden on families. The pressure to purchase supplies and home décor for school kids, often negates the best eco-friendly intentions. How about we t…

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Storms Leave Behind Wildlife, Pollution and Debris

As Hurricane Irene whipped through my Northeast town, leaving my home flooded and without power, I wondered what else such a massive storm would leave behind. Within just a few days, it became evident…

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Grow your own organic veggies where possible. Only buy free range RSPCA eggs.