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Is Your Refrigerator Running… On Too Much Energy?

What’s stuffed full of food and constantly running?  Nice try, but nope, not me... I meant your refrigerator.  Like all things that heat or cool, refrigerators are incredibly power-hungry.  But unlike…

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Is Your Computer Energy Efficient?

I know that my computer has energy efficiency settings.  Yours does, too.  But I almost never mess with them.  For some reason, for a lot of us, messing with the settings is one of those things you he…

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Top 10 Sustainable Building Products

We are passionate about building a sustainable future. While becoming more ecologically-minded at home has been easier with products such as compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s), low-flow showerhe…

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Get Off Your Grass and Create an Edible Lawn

Americans currently spend more than 30 billion dollars, millions of gallons of gasoline, and countless hours to maintain the dream of the well-kept lawn. An estimated 67 million pounds of herbicides, …

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Sunlit Home: Manufactured or DIY Natural Light?

What's the greenest (and cheapest) way to light up a room? You guessed it, sunlight. My relationship with solar lighting goes back to the days of living in a passive solar house. Talk about listenin…

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Energy Efficient Cool Kitchen: Easy Greening

Oh so hot. If only we could live on gazpacho and fruit salad alone we could keep the kitchen cool. However, we're going to have to actually cook at some point this summer. So we've collected some good…

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good tips, ty

Come on folks....you can not believe a word "they" say. I don't trust any label info from foodstuff…

Thanks Kara.

Mary: You don't like to talk about the safety and effectiveness issues in a forthright manner.