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Feng Shui for Vibrant Dining Rooms

By Erica Sofrina, author of the book Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World If you are lucky enough to have a separate Dining room, use it regularly† and make it a rest…

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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 (CFLís), low-flow showerhe…

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Staycations–Good Idea or Bad?

Whenever I hear that old James Taylor song, ďSummerís HereĒ, I dream about vacation. It goes like this: Summer's here Iím for that Got my rubber sandals Got my straw hat Drinking cold beer Ma…

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Green Cities: How Does Your City Rank?

Portland, Oregon is the most sustainable city and has earned the top distinction since SustainLane began ranking the 50 greenest large U.S. cities in 2005. One of my best friends will be moving to …

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DIY Clipboard Art and Writing Papers

Paper is a main staple of offices and schools. Aspiring to go paperless is a mighty, and also difficult goal of green businesses. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average off…

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Eco-Wallcoverings: Not Your Parents’ Wallpaper

Itís common knowledge among remodelers and interior designers that the easiest way to transform the look of a home is by changing the wall color. Often the design element used is paint. Not so in my…

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Greening the Home Office: Dress Code Casual

Home is where the heart is--and the computer, the fax machine, the scanner, the conference phone, the answering machine, the file cabinets, the UPS and FedEx truckÖ Itís morning in my office. The…

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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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