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3 Products You Should Never Buy Again

As people with an incredible amount of buying power, we have a unique responsibility when it comes to being a responsible consumer. And with a world of options at our fingertips, it should be no surpr…

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Garage Insulation: The Surprising Energy Saver

At an average size of 400 square feet, garages are an important part of our properties. Not only do they shelter our vehicles from extremes of weather and would-be thieves, they also usually multi-tas…

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3 Lawn Alternatives for Low-Maintenance, Eco-Friendly Yards

A lush green lawn is lovely in theory, but in actual practice, it tends to be a major hassle. Mowing and weeding are just plain hard work, and the amount of water necessary to maintain a traditional l…

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When and How to Use Chalk-Finish Paint (+ DIY Recipe)

Although it’s become a 21st century phenomenon among home decorators, bloggers, and Pinterest followers, chalk-finish paint (the popular term chalk paint is actually a registered trademark) has been a…

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How to Make Sense of Sustainable Coffee Labels

Based on the lines outside Starbucks and Caribou Coffee alone, it seems like everyone in the U.S. loves coffee. A 2013 study found that an average of 85 percent of the U.S. population has at least …

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‘Global Chorus’: Hope for Earth’s Future

What do Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama and Green Diva Lynn Hasselberger have in common? They’re all featured in Global Chorus, a beautiful book filled with wise words from 365 leaders (and “regular…

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5 Marvelous Uses for Mud

Mud is a fascinating substance. It’s dirty, grimy, and squelchy … yet despite (or perhaps because of) that fact, childlike souls of all ages, from one to a hundred and one, tend to love walking throug…

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3 Tips for Buying Ethical & Eco-Friendly Clothes

The fashion industry is notorious for being one of the biggest polluters of the planet. According to Greenpeace’s Detox Campaign, at least 8,000 chemicals are used to turn raw materials into clothe…

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Quick Guide to Green & Healthy Travel

Travel Green: Pack your eco-friendly responsibilities (and healthy habits)! Some airline carriers have carbon offset programs, while certain hotels have been built with sustainability in mind, but …

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3 Ways Your Bed Is Toxic & How to Find a Better One

Modern mattresses are filled with nasty environmental toxins, and since you’ll spend a third of your life on yours, it can be a little disconcerting. Plus, every year thousands of mattress are tossed …

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