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Jun
24
2011

Green Summer Parties

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It’s summer time and you know you’re going to want to have a party one of these hot summer days. Whether it’s a barbecue or a picnic, there are ways you can make your summer party greener. Don’t use charcoal. Switch to a gas grill. You’re going to release much less carbon dioxide into the air, and the lighter fluid you use with charcoal is toxic. Fast lighting charcoal is soaked in cancer causing chemicals [...]

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Jun
17
2011

The Power of Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling

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Small things you do in your life can have a big impact on the environment. There’s a reason why you hear reduce, reuse, and recycle repeated over and over when talking about the environment. It’s because these things work, and if we all do our part we can make a big difference. Reducing: Do you have a large family, or do you have plenty of storage space? Buy the case online. Don’t see how this [...]

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Jun
1
2011

Green Tips for Summer

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Oh, summertime. We love you, we do, with your backyard BBQ’s, your lazy days spent at the beach, and your fun in the sun. If we want to green up our summer, however, sometimes we’re not so sure how to do that. Here are some great tips for a green summer – they’re all easy, and some of them are a lot of fun. Because that’s what summer is about, isn’t it? Barbecue It Propane [...]

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May
23
2011

5 Easy Tips to Green Your Work Week

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Recently a friend asked me to come up with some ways to green up her work week. Like a lot of people, she leads a busy life and wanted some ideas for some simple things she could do that wouldn’t require a lot of effort on her part. These tips fit the bill; almost everyone can incorporate one or two into their schedule. 1. Put a green kit in your car. Fill up a bag [...]

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May
18
2011

Green Travel Tips

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Summer is coming up fast, and there’s something I especially love about summer: Summertime is vacation time! I love to go on trips – who doesn’t? I want to do my part for the planet, however, and I try to make my vacations as green as possible. It’s easy to believe that one person or family can’t make a difference in the environment, but that’s not true. Real change comes when we all work together, [...]

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May
12
2011

Green Gift Ideas and Tips

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If there’s a holiday or an occasion coming up that you need to buy a gift for, how about some green ideas? From gift giving to wrapping paper, there are lots of ways to make it green. You can even have a green party or get-together … and that is much more fun than it sounds. In fact, unless you tell them, no-one will even realize that you are being environmentally conscious. Ditch the invitations. [...]

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May
9
2011

Green Tips for Everyday Living

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We all want our world to be a better place to live, and many of us are trying very hard to be environmentally conscious. I’ve come to the conclusion that while I can’t do anything about the behavior of others, I can certainly change my own. If you’re looking to ‘green’ your lifestyle as well, I’ve collected some simple tips for you. I’ve separated them into categories, so that you can see how you can [...]

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Apr
25
2011

A Lesson on Arbor Day

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Spring is a wonderful season for going green! We had Earth Day last Friday and now Arbor Day 2011 is this Friday, the 30th. Here’s a brief History on the holiday, as well as some ideas on how you can celebrate it. Care2 has published an informational history of Arbor Day. “Founded by journalist J. Sterling Morton in 1872, Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April. Using his forum as a journalist, [...]

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Apr
18
2011

3 Earth Day Activities

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Earth Day 2011 is quickly approaching! Involving yourself in different activities on the holiday is a great way of going green. Here are three Earth Day activities for April 22nd.

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Apr
11
2011

Going Green By Shopping Online

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When most people think of adopting a “green” lifestyle it can sound daunting. But, going green is sometimes easier than the alternative. For instance, online shopping for health and beauty products is better for the environment than driving around to a bunch of stores. It also saves time that can be used on more exciting things like getting out and enjoying the great Spring weather! Ecomii has a created a great list of the benefits [...]

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