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15 Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds

Oh, coffee! Many of us rely on you to start the day or help us push through that early afternoon slump, but what happens to those coffee grounds after we finish the pot? When you toss coffee ground…

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8 Ingenious Repurposes for Old Electric Fixtures

Saving electricity is a hot topic these days. It's a great way of conserving precious energy and minimizing your carbon footprint. Another eco-friendly practice is repurposing, which minimizes the amo…

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From Trash to Toys: 6 Creative Repurposing Projects

Question: How can you help reduce the load on our country's landfills while providing your children (or grandchildren) with toys that are fun, sturdy, and stimulating to their sense of creativity? Ans…

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4 Ways to Reduce and Recycle in the Bathroom

Recycling has come a long way since the very first Earth Day in April 1970. Collecting used paper, cans, and containers to be reprocessed into usable goods has become a healthy habit for thousands of …

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‘Repurpose Schoolbags’ Help Solve 3 Problems With One Inspiring Backpack

How do kids study at night if they have no lights so they can read? This is a real problem for children living in developing countries without easy or affordable access to electricity. Fortunately, an…

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A Better Alternative to the Wasteful ‘White Elephant’ Game

Last December, I had the pleasure of participating in a one-of-a-kind gift exchange dubbed the "useless" gift exchange. Truth be told, I've always hoped to avoid these kinds of party games because sho…

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Winter Bird Feeding: 7 Tips & Recipes

Winter is a difficult season for birds who stick around in northern climes. They need extra stamina to keep themselves warm, just at the time of year when their usual foods are in short supply. Feedin…

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Décor ‘Knockoffs’ Are Nifty, Newsy and Eco-Friendly

For most homeowners, shopping for home decor is fun. However, do-it-yourself is even more fun … plus it's cheaper and greener! As the crafting movement grows increasingly popular, more and more hand…

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12 Wood Pallet Projects We Love

Who could have predicted the wild success of pallets in the household décor field? These humble wooden shipping leftovers are being repurposed for all kinds of DIY projects inside the home, on the por…

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Can You be Plastic-Free?

A couple of years ago, Rodale asked me to participate in their Plastic-Free February challenge. Without hesitating, I said yes, thinking I was already using my reusable shopping bags and storing food …

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