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A Marriage Made in the Recycling Bin: DIY Valentine Vase and Button Buds

Is your home feeling the love? Rethink the roses and forget the flowers--the environment and your home will love you back with these two DIY Valentine's Day projects. Unless you are giving organic…

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Tearing Down the House

Like some of its inhabitants, my home is hurdling into middle-age. The classic signs are all there: Weak underfootings, a thinning roof, leaky plumbing, and the deluge of emotions when the basement fl…

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Kid’s Play: DIY Kitchen

I love the sound of children playing. Maybe thatís why I became a teacher. Children learn about their world through play, the more realistic and dramatic the play, the better. Iíve gotten to know h…

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An Eco-Mudroom: Shoes Off

OK, I am as neurotic as the next person about keeping my floors clean. With dogs and kids, the inevitable mess happens. The kids are trained to take their shoes off. The dogs know that if they wait…

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A Green White House?

Right now itís not, but in an interview with Barbara Walters, President Barack Obama said he plans on ďgreeningĒ the White House by sitting down with the chief usher for the presidential mansion to do…

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Purge the Paper, Cut the Shirt: DIY Cloth Napkins

Before we sing the virtues of using cloth napkins again, letís get the facts straight. According to the EPA, the U.S. generates approximately 3,430,000 tons of tissue, napkins and paper towels of was…

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10 Tips for Skiing on a Budget

Skiing is expensive. This is nothing new. In our current economy the total cost of one day is like skiing uphill with your boots on backwards. Ouch! Still, it's such a thrill. But could it possibl…

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Ski Green: Ideas for Eco-Friendly Skiing

Itís been snowing like crazy here. The kids (if you can call 20- and 23-year-olds kids) are home for the holidays and many times during this most recent snowstorm here in the Northeast, someone menti…

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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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EcoNesting Interrupted

Sitting in the dark next to my woodstove, with a few candles and the glow of my laptop to light the way, I can only surmise how the 1.5 million people who were affected by the freezing ice storm that …

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