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Paper Towel Junkie Intervention

I hate to admit it, but I was once a paper towel junkie. I blame it on genetics. My mom's side of the family. A kitchen without paper towels? Impossible! And the paper towel holder? A must-have …

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The Green Radio Revolution is Here

My dream... Green Diva Lynn Hasselberger is in this waking dream with me and the switch is turned ON and we’re like obsessed green divas running around with our green hair on fire, giggling and wri…

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If You Make Only One (More) Green Change

Recycling, composting, saving water, buying less, reusing more ... you could well feel that you are already working hard to save the planet. It might be difficult for you to think of even more ways to…

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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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