3 DIY Compost Bin Designs You Can Make This Weekend

November 3, 2016 by  
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Composting yard waste and kitchen scraps is a great way to recycle nutrients and divert waste from landfills. There are many ways to make a DIY compost bin with reusable materials. Fall is a great time to get started, because leaves in compost…

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These Tiny Homes Let You Truly ‘Escape The Ordinary’

January 13, 2016 by  
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The tiny home and portable home movement is no longer just a fad. More and more people are seeking a simpler – and perhaps less expensive – way of life. Downsizing your dwelling isn’t just a great way to reduce your environmental impact, it also…

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Gardening Tips: Aromatic Garden 101

December 17, 2015 by  
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We cover gardening tips frequently.  Gardening is a great way to get reconnected with nature and reduce waste.  And, there is nothing better than the sweet smell of an aromatic garden in bloom.  No matter what shade of green thumb you have, the…

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Green Gear for Your Camping Trip

July 11, 2013 by  
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Taking a camping trip with the family this summer is a great way to spend some quality time outdoors. A little pre-planning can help you tread lightly on the planet while you’re exploring your surroundings, so before heading out, think …

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Make an Upcycled Rain Barrel

July 9, 2013 by  
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If you have a fair amount of plants in your yard that need to be watered, using a rain barrel to collect rainwater can be a great way to save both water and money. A rain barrel system allows you …

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Feel-Good Fashion: Fair Trade Accessories with Stories Worth Sharing

July 9, 2013 by  
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Hearts, an online retailer of jewelry, bags and other accessories, offers products that are not only sustainable, but also have a story. Hearts sells products that support people and the environment, so you can feel good knowing your style…

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5 Ways Gardening is Good for Your Health

May 21, 2013 by  
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Gardening at home is a great way to connect with Mother Nature. But the planet-friendly hobby is also fantastic for maintaining a healthy lifestyle – even if your crop comes from containers on the fire escape.

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Grocery Stores Pick Up on Consumer Recycling Trends

May 21, 2013 by  
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When you’re at the grocery store, odds are that checking to see whether your grocer recycles all the plastic containers it uses to ship and store commercial-size food and pharmacy orders isn’t on the list.

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Spring Cocktail Recipes Made with Leftover Produce

March 22, 2013 by  
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Buying locally-grown produce – or tending your own at home – is a great way to bring fresh and healthy food to the dinner table with minimal environmental impact. But most produce-lovers are all too familiar with the downside of fresh fruits and…

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Community Wind Funds Spread Wealth from Renewables

March 11, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Neville10 , used under Creative Commons license. When I wrote about one community that demanded more wind turbines be built near it, I noted that creating ways to spread the economic benefits of wind installations with the communities that surround them is a great way to build support for renewable energy.

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