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Students Discover New Bamboo Species

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students identified and named two new bamboo species. Biology and forestry professor Emmet Judziewicz is also credited in the discovery. The three co-authored a …

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No More Plastic Hangers: 3 Eco-Friendly Projects

Have you ever noticed that no matter how many hangers you have, its never enough? Since hangers are the essential element for closet organizing, the choices are just a few plastic (yick), wire and …

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Green Dorm Design

Beginning a college year can be stressful enough without worrying about how sustainable the dorm rooms are, or the added hassle of acquiring a myriad of dorm room supplies and decorations before class…

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DIY Outdoor Table Redo

The treasures from trash mentality makes furniture renovation a highly sustainable DIY project. Want to make a creative redo forever green? Choose materials that will last, and an antique that will …

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Sweet Dreams With a Sprinkling of Greenwashing

It all started on the way to the mattress store. Because we spend a third of our lives in bed, and mattresses are major sources of health issues that can stem from chemical exposure to design comfort…

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Green Building: The Greening of Southie

Do you live in a city? If you do, you know that city dwellers face a particularly unique set of sustainability challenges. Cutting through the complexities of the effects of global climate changes on…

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DIY Skate Bench: Extreme Recycling

Individuality rules when it comes to teen living spaces. In the years before my son left for college he would change his room around often. While I originally thought the constant "dumping" of disca…

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An Eco-White Holiday

Has global warming put the kibosh on the predictability of a blanket of white fluff where you live? It's easy to bring home that snowy feeling this holiday. Start a new tradition and design an enchan…

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Knitting for the Nest: Saving the Planet One Stitch at a Time!

I have a confession to make, I am an addict--a knitting addict. Those of you who have this affliction know all too well that once bitten by the bug, you can't get enough, and you can't go back. Yarn…

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The Load on Laundry: Toxic Products, Safer Solutions

Slipping into soft, natural cotton or bamboo sheets your skin loves so much, with no scent but the outdoor sweetness of fresh air from an open window, is an incomparable way to go to sleep. No jarring…

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