Browsing articles tagged with " green tips"
Oct
14
2011

Go Green with Buy the Case

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Our new ‘Buy the Case’ program at Stockn’Go is an easy way to go green. If you have a large family or room mates, stocking up can be a very easy way to help the earth. If you’re thinking of stocking up on health or beauty products, there are some great reasons to do so. The best one, of course, is that buying in bulk is green. Let me explain further. When you buy in [...]

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Oct
7
2011

A Green Halloween

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When you think of Halloween, eco-friendly is probably not the first thing that pops into your head. As holidays go, Halloween might seem that it’s a hard one to ‘green’, but with these few, easy tips it’s easier than you might think. Use a cloth bag or recycled plastic bag to hold candy when your kids are trick or treating. Alternatively, use the same hard plastic bucket year after year. You’ll save money, and you’ll [...]

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Sep
27
2011

Tips for a Green Fall

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The days are getting cooler and shorter. You’ve got brightly colored leaves everywhere, and soon they’re going to be littering your lawn. Autumn has its own special green concerns, and here are some tips to help keep your fall green. Don’t burn your leaves – When leaves are burned, the smoke contains particulates that can lodge in your lungs and the lungs of other people. The pollution that’s emitted by burning leaves can add to [...]

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Aug
29
2011

Green Tips for College Life

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So, you’re going off to college. Exciting, isn’t it? Most colleges give out a list of ‘must-haves’ for incoming freshmen, but here are some green and money saving tips for that list, as well. Get a bicycle. You might need a car for longer trips, but for getting around campus there’s nothing more convenient and energy saving than a bike. You won’t have to pay for a parking pass or hunt for parking. You’ll save [...]

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Aug
17
2011

Green Your Beauty Routine

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I talk a lot about greening your life, but so far, I’ve left beauty routines out of it. I thought it was too hard … but I was wrong. I recently decided to find some ways to make my beauty routine as green as the rest of my life is. Surprisingly, there were some easy ways to do it. Try more eco friendly products. L’oreal makes an Ever Pure brand of hair products that are [...]

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Aug
10
2011

Go Green and Save Our Forests

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If you need a reason to go green, deforestation is a good one. Deforestation is one of the major causes of climate change because it releases huge amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. This contributes to the greenhouse effect. Trees absorb the atmosphere-damaging amounts of carbon dioxide and use it to grow, but when they burn, carbon dioxide is released again. Deforestation is doubly damaging to the environment, because greenhouse gases are released when wood [...]

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Aug
4
2011

Beat the Heat the Green Way

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Most of the country is in the midst of a heat wave. If you’re not – count your blessings. You’re lucky. The rest of us, however, want to cool off. We want to keep our houses cool, and we want to keep ourselves cool. How can you do that, and still lead a green life? Face it – unless you’re as stoic as a Spartan, you’re going to have to run your air conditioning at [...]

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Aug
2
2011

Green Business Tips

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Do you have your own business, or are you an office manager? If so, we have some green tips for you. You can save energy and money with these tips, making you the office hero. Switch to LCD flat screen monitors. LCD flat screen monitors use less than a third of the energy that a CRT monitor uses. Turn off monitors when not in use. Use power strips. Green power strips, when turned off, don’t [...]

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Jul
27
2011

Green Your Home Office

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When you have a home office, it has advantages. One of those advantages is that it’s way easier to green your work space. You don’t have to ask permission or nag anyone to go green. You just do it. Another advantage is, of course, the money and energy you conserve commuting. It doesn’t take much energy to walk from the bedroom to your home office. (Unless you haven’t had enough coffee yet. ) The things [...]

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Jul
21
2011

Green Birthday Tips

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When you buy birthday gifts, are you being green? There’s a way to let the special people in your life know that you care about them without giving up your green philosophy. Make your own birthday cards. These can be absolutely beautiful. Take card stock and paint a small watercolor, if you’re creative. Know how to do calligraphy? This looks excellent on a card. Write a poem, use prose to tell them how you feel [...]

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