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Indoor Composting for Urban Gardeners

February 22, 2011 by  
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Composting is usually something that’s done outside. However, it is possible to start an indoor compost bin if you don’t have the space to put one outside. This is often true of people who live in apartments or other places within the city. But you can be an urban gardener and make your own black […]

A Guide To Bottled Water And The Environment

February 11, 2011 by  
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If you’re trying to be as green as possible, at the same time as protecting your own health, then drinking water is a fantastic place to start. But there are a number of important things to know about bottled water and the environment. Do you really need to be drinking it for your health? Here […]

Glass Water Bottles

January 20, 2011 by  
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Plastic water bottles often have BPA. Even if they don’t, they are non recyclable. Glass water bottles are an attractive, see through option if you don’t want to go the stainless steel of aluminum route. Just take a look at these glass bottles from reuseit. They are gorgeous! Plus you can get them for under […]

What is a LEED Rated Home?

December 19, 2010 by  
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LEED is an acronym that stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is a rating system by which a building’s energy efficiency and environmental impact is measured. Using a point-based system, homes and businesses are voluntarily rated for indoor air quality, energy and water use, the environmental impact of the building site, and […]

When It Is Time to Remodel Your Kitchen – Think Green

December 15, 2010 by  
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There are all kinds of reasons why people remodel their kitchens – some want an updated look; some want more efficient, reliable appliances; still others want more storage or counter space. Whatever your reasons are for remodeling, thinking green can contribute to your efforts. Here are some of the main aspects of your kitchen, and […]

Allergy-Reducing Decoration Ideas

December 8, 2010 by  
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If anyone in your family suffers from allergies, you may feel overwhelmed at all the allergens around. But you can reduce the number and prevalence of allergens in your home by doing some strategic redecorating. Here are some ideas. 1. Take Up the Carpet The wall-to-wall carpet in your home is probably the biggest collector […]

Why Traditional Shower Curtains Are Eco-Unfriendly

December 5, 2010 by  
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There is a certain smell that fills your bathroom when you unwrap a conventional shower curtain from its package. Most of us just take that as part of the shower curtain experience, but recent information has come out regarding the toxic nature of this smell. It seems that vinyl shower curtains contain some nasty chemicals […]

Energy-Saving Gadgets That Help you Save Money and Save the Earth

December 2, 2010 by  
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1. Battery Recharger A battery recharger is not another useless gadget. It really saves money and reduces waste. Of course, you’ll have to buy rechargeable batteries to go with it, but the savings add up quickly. A battery recharger is especially advantageous if you have children with battery-eating toys. 2. Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs You’ve probably […]

Green Laundry – Soap Nuts, Dryer Balls and Eco Balls

December 1, 2010 by  
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“Green laundry” no longer refers to what happens to your whites when you wash them with colors. Now, green laundry means eco-friendly washing practices that emphasize biodegradability and less waste. For natural laundry, some popular choices include soap nuts, dryer balls, and eco balls. If you’ve never heard of these things, read on – they […]

Solay Gourmet Pomaire Clay Bean Pot

November 4, 2010 by  
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The Solay Gourmet Pomaire Clay products are fantastic earthenware, traditionally made in Chile for hundreds of years. These clay products are made from unglazed and lead free clay, which is dried naturally before being fired. Each product is unique in its appearance and discolorations add to the uniqueness of the clay pots. The steamer pot […]

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