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Holiday Waste: 6 Million Tons of Trash to Landfills

Did you know that household waste increases by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day? Learn where we waste most and how to curb holiday waste this year. Between our regular household t…

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5 Favorite Ethical Shops Online

Like most people this holiday season, you’ll be doing a lot of shopping. While door-buster specials may be good for some items, you’ll want to shop online, and at stores that provide ethical service a…

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7 Ways to Make Quick Cash in One Day

Need quick cash for holiday shopping or to catch up on late bills? Here are 7 ways to make money today. Gather Lost Change: Check wherever change is likely to hide in or fall from pockets -- on car…

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8 Smart Ways to Reduce Holiday Food Waste

You've bought it. You've cooked it. You've eaten it. Now, make sure you don't waste it. Even though the U.S. Department of Agriculture says most people waste 30 percent of the food they buy, that does…

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7 Tips To Save Money & Make Less Waste

It may seem impossible in our modern, cellophane-wrapped lives, but there are people out there who succeed in creating ZERO waste in their lives. That’s nada, nil, zilch. That means food, furniture, p…

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27 Dishwasher Maintenance Tips to Maximize Performance

A dishwasher is a marvelous time- and labor-saving device. A green one will also conserve energy and water, actually consuming less water than washing plates and pots by hand. (Besides, most folks fin…

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7 Worst Foods for the Environment

Some of our favorite foods are simply bad for mother Earth. By taking personal responsibility and reducing our individual consumption, we can tell the food processing industry to ease up on harming th…

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12 Wacky Weather Facts: From Moonbows to Blood Rain

With our warming climate, weird weather is making headlines nearly monthly - abominable snowstorms, crippling heat waves and  flash flood of biblical proportions. But weird weather has been around lon…

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Support These Places: 28 Stores Thankfully CLOSED on Thanksgiving

Is nothing sacred? This Thanksgiving, a growing number of stores -- like Kmart, Walmart, Target, Gap, Macy’s, Best Buy, Toys R Us, and Kohl’s -- are planning to open even earlier for Black Friday s…

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Don’t Be Fooled – Your Computer Really Isn’t Sleeping. 7 Ways to Green Your Computer Usage

If you think your computer isn't using energy because it's "sleeping," think again. A new study of office computers by the University of California Irvine Plug Load Research Center estimates that comp…

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