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4 Ways to Extend the Life of Green Onions

I love having fresh green onions around. The younger, milder allium, also known as scallions, are a fantastic addition to a huge range of meals and cuisines across the world. But there's one big probl…

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Benefits of a Living Green Roof (Infographic)

I dream of a home with a green roof. My trip to Michigan earlier this year for the 2014 Ford Trends conference re-ignited my interest in how green roofs work. Although the event was mostly about…

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10 Ways to Recycle Christmas Trees

In the late 1800s, when decorating a tree for the holidays became popular, evergreens were bedecked with such Earth-friendly decorations as strings of popcorn, gilded nuts and luminous candles. Today,…

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Rechargeable Batteries: Are They the Best Alternative?

Are rechargeable batteries really a good idea? To recharge or not to recharge...that is the question! When I first heard of rechargeable batteries, I was instantly sold on the idea. I mean, wit…

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Don’t Throw Out Those Butter Wrappers!

It's a little painful to toss butter wrappers in the trash -- all that grease usually makes them non-recyclable. Sure, you can throw the paper, easily tearable ones in the compost, but, well, not ever…

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10 Last-Minute Christmas Ornaments to Make

Deck your tree with some super fun handmade Christmas Ornaments instead of buying new this year. You can save some money and reduce your holiday waste! This post is part of Important Media’s “More …

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How to Recycle Your Old Holiday Lights

Traditional twinkly holiday lights are beautiful, but they can make a bit of a dent in your holiday budget, given how much electricity it takes to illuminate them. They can also be downright annoying,…

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12 DIY Christmas Tree Alternatives (PVC-Free!)

Uh oh. Did you forget to pick out a Christmas tree this year? The pickings are getting slim, but maybe that's for the best. Instead of a sheddy tree that you have to curb at the end of the month, you …

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If You Make Only One (More) Green Change

Recycling, composting, saving water, buying less, reusing more ... you could well feel that you are already working hard to save the planet. It might be difficult for you to think of even more ways to…

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The Future is Now: Shipping Containers Transform Into Eco-Friendly Apartments

Are you into cool new trendy architecture? How about energy-saving, eco-friendly living spaces? Or would you just settle for a decent place to live? You can have all three if you’re a student at Catho…

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