Browsing articles tagged with " Green"
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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Mar
28
2011

Going Green on April Fools Day

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With April Fools day looming i’m sure some of you are worried about what type of tricks your friends, family, and co-workers have up their sleeves. April Fools pranks have become part of everyone’s lives it seems. Every year I spend days trying to come up with elaborate plans that never seem to pan out, but it’s all in good fun. This year i’ve been thinking more about how I can incorporate my “going green” [...]

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Mar
21
2011

The Top 5 Rookie Gardening Mistakes

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Spring has finally sprung, and with it weekend activities like gardening. Gardening can be really fun and a great way of going green! When I started I found myself wondering why my plants weren’t growing how i wanted them to. I later realized I was making some very simple mistakes that could be fixed with a few gardening tips. And making sure I had the right gardening tools is important. Luckily, Care2 has compiled a [...]

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Mar
14
2011

Going Green: How to Throw a St. Patrick’s Day “Green” Party

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St. Patrick’s Day is obviously for dressing green. But it is also easy to make it about going green. Hosting a St. Patrick’s party and molding it to your green lifestyle is easy. It also helps minimize your impact on the environment. Brandy’s Big Bargains have thrown together some great tips for a “green” St. Patrick’s Day party. Host a “Green” Party with “Green“ ideas. Okay, so you have the normal “Green” foods, like Green Sugar [...]

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Mar
7
2011

5 Surprising Things You Can Throw In The Recycling Bin

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Recycling is one of the easiest ways of going green. It’s also typically simple. There are however a few things I sometimes question whether they can be recyled or not. Thankfully Yahoo has put together a list of five surprising things you can throw in the recycling bin. You already know if newspapers, tin cans, or plastic bottles get picked up on your curb for recycling, but what about similar items?   Chances are phone [...]

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Feb
28
2011

Go Green: Secrets to Crayon Recycling

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Is there anyone who didn’t play with Crayons when they were young? They were so fun! Ok so maybe I had a trouble staying in the lines. Who didn’t? It turns out your old favorite toys can be recycled when they get down to the nub. But how can Crayons really make your life more green? Crayola’s new Crayon Maker melts down used crayons to form new ones in three easy steps, allowing the creation [...]

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Feb
21
2011

Is your Mailbox Filled with Junk Mail?

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Is your mailbox filled with junk mail? “Going green” isn’t always about making a drastic change. Most times a simple change can seriously help the environment. Today so much paper waste is a result of junk mail. We all get it. And most of the times we have no idea what to do with it. Sometimes it feels like the only thing I get in the mail are catalogs or coupon booklets. The New York Times environment blog recently posted a [...]

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