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A DIY Clothes Line

Interior designer Suzanne Shaker and art conservator Pete Danridge designed their outdoor clothes line using two strips of cedar that are joined at the top with a stainless steel dowel pin. The clo…

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The Worst Ingredients in Laundry Detergent

Photo Courtesy Of:  iStockphoto/Thinkstock When most people think of pollution, they think of the outdoors—garbage-choked streams or industrial waste. But you probably spend a large portion of you…

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How to Fight 5 of the Top Clothing Stains

By Marissa Ross, Intent I know I should use some positive affirmation here and not write that I am clumsy but the truth of my laundry hamper is, I am clumsy. I have this knack for getting somethi…

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5 MORE Things to Start Making at Home

I recently posted the article 5 Things to Start Making at Home (which included resources to help you make handsoap, compost, brooms, butter and cheese). Here are even more ideas to help you get closer…

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Ecological Laundry Stain Treatments

Sayward Rebhal, Networx Many years ago, I set about giving my home a complete "green makeover," and homemade laundry detergent was the very first thing I tackled. I devised a recipe that worked li…

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8 Tips for Drying Clothes on the Clothesline

Save money, cut carbon emissions, and extend the life of your clothing—all with a few bucks’ worth of rope. By Jean Nick, Organic Gardening Line drying is back! True, electric clothes dryer…

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5 Tips for Line Drying Your Clothes

By Colleen Vanderlinden, Planet Green We haven't used our dryer in years. Literally, years. During the winter, we hang our clothes to dry on lines that run the length of our basement. During the …

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Winter Fun Alfresco

It’s the heart of winter! Are you thinking right about now that winter has no heart? Not everyone loves the cool, crisp air and fresh snow. After being plummeted by snow for more than a month here in …

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Clean & Green Your Home – Book Giveaway!

We are giving away a copy of Planet Home: Conscious Choices for Cleaning & Greening the World You Care About by Jeffrey Hollender with Alexandra Zissu. This comprehensive guide to a green home cov…

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Dry Cleaning Alternatives

Standard dry cleaning practices involve the use of the chemical perchloroethylene (perc or PCE) in the liquid solvent used to remove stains.  Both short-term and long-term inhalation exposure to perc …

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