Green Living

Earth Day: Why We Can’t Wait Until It’s Too Late

No Comments 22 April 2014

With the increase of deadly droughts and wildfires, climate change is quickly becoming a catastrophe that politicians, nor citizens can no longer ignore. Global warming not only continues to exacerbate poverty around the world, but it also risks the livelihood of future generations.

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16 Tips to Make Housecleaning Painless

No Comments 28 October 2013

Procrastinating a deep clean of your home? So are we. Fret not: Here's how to spend less time on your least favorite chore. From Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste by Bea Johnson.

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24 ways to clean with vinegar

24 Ways to Clean with Vinegar

1 Comment 27 June 2013

On a budget? Go back to basics with grandma's favorite cleaning tool. It's cheap, eco-friendly, and surprisingly useful around the house, says green living expert Bea Johnson in Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste.

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How to Green Your Kitchen

No Comments 19 April 2013

How often do you use that panini maker, waffle iron, or fondue set? Reduce clutter for a more efficient kitchen. Take everything out of your cupboards, including food, and put back only what survives the following questions from Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste by Bea Johnson.

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10 Tips to Make It Earth Day, Every Day, in Your Home

No Comments 18 April 2013

Earth Day is a great opportunity to take a moment out of our busy schedules to pay attention to nature (and our impact upon it). But why celebrate Earth only once a year when our daily survival depends on it? Earth Day should be every day and it can be with a Zero Waste lifestyle. Waste-free living is not only better for the environment—it improves health, and saves time and money. From Zero Waste Home.

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A Produce Shopping Guide for the Farmers Market

All Green Things: Farmers’ Market Shopping Checklist

2 Comments 26 May 2011

The wonderful season of farmers’ markets is upon us. Whether you're a market novice or produce pro, here's what you need to know to be a happy, savvy greenmarket shopper.

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Diet and Fitness

Four Easy Ways to Rid Your Life (and Your Food) of Additives and Their Chemical Aftertaste

No Comments 30 March 2011

While it may be difficult to completely purge your diet of additives, there are simple ways to add flavor to your food without adding chemicals. Food gurus Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough explain how in Real Food Has Curves: How to Get Off Processed Food, Lose Weight, and Love What You Eat.

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12 Ways to Make a Difference in Your Community

No Comments 31 December 2010

Did you know that you have a lot of influence over the laws and policies in your local community? Here are 12 practical and easy ways to effect positive change. From Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life by Zoe Weil, co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education

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10 Easy Ways to Become a Better Person

1 Comment 04 November 2010

Making a change in the world can be an easy part of your everyday life. Here are 10 ways you can make a difference. From Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life by Zoe Weil

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A Fine Mess: Cloth or Disposable Diapers?

No Comments 14 October 2010

Sloan Barnett, a Today show regular and the author of Green Goes With Everything: Simple Steps to a Healthier Life and a Cleaner Planet, evaluates diaper options for your baby.

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To Rinse or Not to Rinse? The Eternal Dishwasher Question

2 Comments 10 August 2010

How to load your dishwasher, including an answer to the question of whether you need to rinse your dishes first. From Green Housekeeping by Ellen Sandbeck

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How to Make Your Child’s School Safer

1 Comment 10 August 2010

Because 55 million kids in this country spend most of their waking hours in school, we need to start paying more attention to the cleanliness and safety of these buildings. Involved parents can make all the difference in bringing about the changes necessary to protect their children. Here’s what you can do, from Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care by Deirdre Imus

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Top 10 Ways to Green Your Life

2 Comments 06 July 2010

Deirdre Imus shares ten tips to detox your diet, your body, and your life. From her bestselling book, The Essential Green You!

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24 No-Fuss, All-Natural Gardening Tips

No Comments 18 May 2010

From keeping weeds at bay to preventing dirt from getting under your nails, two dozen easy gardening tips from Linda Cobb, the Queen of Clean and author of A Queen for All Seasons: A Year of Tips, Tricks, and Picks for a Cleaner House and a More Organized Life!

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