Why House Hunting By Bike Has Real Curb Appeal

August 5, 2016 by  
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I bought my first house during an incredibly hot real estate market. If we wanted something, we had to decide now because if we waited it would get snapped up quickly by someone else. I remember house hunting and walking inside my new home for the…

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Slow Food Movement Plants Gardens in Africa

May 1, 2012 by  
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Gardening is a skill that seems to be lost on a large portion of western society. After all, why should I grow a tomato bush when I can have someone else do it? I’ll just pick one up at the grocery store for 60 cents. But in Africa, food doesn’t…

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Would You Pay for Solar on Someone Else’s Land? Community Solar Gardens on the Rise

August 29, 2011 by  
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Image credit: CleanPath Ventures With even mainstream home builders offering solar options , and some tantalizing hints that solar could be as cheap as coal by 2015 , interest in solar for homeowners looks set to rise in coming years. But what about renters, or those who live in the woods? Now there’s also an increasing interest in “solar gardens” that allow energy users to invest in solar on someone else’s property and still reap the economic … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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How can I reuse or recycle unused incense sticks?

April 23, 2010 by  
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Over on the Suggestion page, Jill asked: How can you recycle old, unused, unwanted incense sticks?

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reuse, refill, re-gift.

April 14, 2010 by  
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By now you’ve probably used all but the last few dollars on whatever gift cards you may have received at Holiday time right?  Instead of tossing those plastic cards in the trash, consider loading them back up the next time you want to give a gift to someone else.  According to an Archstone Consulting survey, Americans spent around $25 billion on gift cards in 2008.  Imagine how many plastic cards that was!  Sure, re-gifting is kind of tacky, but reducing, reusing and recycling never is.  Add re- filling to the three R’s and give someone a gift they can really use.   Photograph by Daniel Case.

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gift shift.

December 28, 2009 by  
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Regifting gets a bad rap, but it can be good. If you received a few ill-suited presents over the holidays, why not see if someone else might appreciate them more.

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