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10 Helpful Tips for Avoiding Electricity Bill Shock this Winter

Winter is coming, and so are higher electric bills ... egads! Many have already noticed the increase in their electric bills, thanks to rate changes at electric companies. As they do every year, th…

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NY Times Andrew Revkin On Sustainability (Plus His Great Guitar Performance!)

On Dot Earth for The New York Times, environmental journalist Andrew Revkin examines the efforts to balance human affairs with Earth's limits, tracking relevant developments "from suburbia to Siber…

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The Alarming Impact of Pesticides on Our Children’s Brains

In Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, journalist Susan Freinkel concludes that we have reached a crisis point---and that we're starting to realize our love affair with plastic isn't such a healthy one. In…

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12 Reclaimed Wood Problems & How to Fix Them

Reclaimed wood is a hot trend in household décor nowadays. And with good reason. This unique building material glows with a special aged patina. Wood cut from fully mature trees, as was the practice…

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Solar Shingles or Solar Panels: Which is Best for Your Home?

Harnessing the sun's rays produces a renewable, clean power source that can be converted to electricity by means of solar panels or roof shingles. Here's a fact sheet on these two methods to help y…

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6 Natural House Cleaning Recipes

My aunt Julie is one of the coolest people I know. She is in her early 70s and runs triathlons and wins most of the ones she competes in. She beat pancreatic cancer a number of years ago and never ski…

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10 Tips for Creating a Zero Waste Home

I do my part to recycle and bring my own bags for purchases, but I am far from producing zero waste. While lugging multiple recycling bins to the curbside every week it has occurred me that I have a l…

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5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in 2013

I had a an exceptionally fun morning Christmas Day on the set of Good Day NY on FOX 5. I talked with Dave Price and Anna about keeping it green in 2013 . . . Watch GD Meg on FOX Good Day NY 1.…

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The Story of Stuff and Why We’re Addicts

By Erica Sofrina, author of the book Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World. I recently wrote about Tips for Downsizing your Living Space and it got me thinking about the H…

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Not all of us can afford to drive a hybrid car or install solar panels in our homes, but that doesn't mean you can't reduce your carbon footprint. Actually, there are a lot of ways to go green on the …

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What a sick sick world we are living in ! Anne-Marie from Belgium (Europe).

The poll asks, "Could current fear over terrorism or Ebola stoke a 21st century witch hunt?" In Wes…