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Edible Landscaping 101

Edible Landscaping 101

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted May 5th, 2016

No place for a big veggie patch? You can still grow tremendous amounts of food by landscaping with edibles.

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5 Ways to Green Your Remodel

5 Ways to Green Your Remodel

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted March 10th, 2016

Planning a home renovation? It’s likely going to be up to you to ensure that your project is as energy-efficient and non-toxic as possible.

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The Toxic Stuff of Daily Life

The Toxic Stuff of Daily Life

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted March 3rd, 2016

It seems like we hear about another dangerous chemical in our furniture, clothing, or food packaging every day.

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How to Drink Water After Flint

How to Drink Water After Flint

By Robin Jacobs, Posted February 9th, 2016

After our trust is shaken, how can we reclaim our water’s safety?

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Can Happiness Save the World?  Self-Help in Urgent Times


Can Happiness Save the World? Self-Help in Urgent Times


By Robin Jacobs, Posted February 2nd, 2016

Colin Beavan, “No Impact Man”, wants us to feel better, find our True Selves, and be connected. How To Be Alive is his latest work.

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Is Radon an Unseen Hazard in Your Home?

Is Radon an Unseen Hazard in Your Home?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted January 26th, 2016

The EPA estimates that 1 in 15 homes have elevated levels of radon, and that every state in the U.S. has areas suspected to be high in radon.

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Five Efficiencies to Include in Your New Home (We’re Glad We Did)

Five Efficiencies to Include in Your New Home (We’re Glad We Did)

By Shannon Cowan, Posted January 19th, 2016

The overall result is one of steady temperature and comfort, with very low heating inputs.

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Five Resolutions to Simplify Your New Year (And Make You a Happier Person)

Five Resolutions to Simplify Your New Year (And Make You a Happier Person)

By Eartheasy.com, Posted January 7th, 2016

Could it be that what makes us happy is also good for the planet?

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Beyond R-Value: The Complex Calculus of Choosing Insulation

Beyond R-Value: The Complex Calculus of Choosing Insulation

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted December 24th, 2015

Which insulation is the greenest choice? Unfortunately there’s no simple answer.

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Is Spray-Foam Insulation Your Best Choice?

Is Spray-Foam Insulation Your Best Choice?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted December 24th, 2015

We all want to make our homes as energy efficient as possible, but commonly used spray foam insulations sometimes do more harm than good.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: A Few of Our Favorite Things

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: A Few of Our Favorite Things

By Eartheasy.com, Posted December 3rd, 2015

We try to support businesses that contribute to sustainability and social wellbeing.

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How to Use Energy-Savings Apps to Green Your Home

How to Use Energy-Savings Apps to Green Your Home

By Joe Baker, Posted November 24th, 2015

Homeowners today are empowered by apps to help manage their energy use.

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How to Host a Toy Swap

How to Host a Toy Swap

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted November 3rd, 2015

You can save money and resources by hosting a toy swap rather than buying new toys.

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Enjoy a Safe, Green Halloween!

Enjoy a Safe, Green Halloween!

By Eartheasy.com, Posted October 20th, 2015

The really scary things about Halloween are the chemicals and waste left in its wake.

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New Slow City: Interview with author William Powers

New Slow City: Interview with author William Powers

By Eartheasy.com, Posted October 1st, 2015

“If you’re experiencing stress, overscheduling, or generally find yourself longing for more time and space in your life, you’re probably embedded in the logic of Fast and More.”

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The Hidden Costs of Shopping in Dollar Stores

The Hidden Costs of Shopping in Dollar Stores

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted September 24th, 2015

Shoppers may get more than they bargain for at some discount retailers.

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How to Reduce Lead Hazards in Your Home

How to Reduce Lead Hazards in Your Home

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted September 10th, 2015

Exposure to lead can have serious health effects. Here’s how to protect yourself and your family.

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Back to School with Sustainability in Mind

Back to School with Sustainability in Mind

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted August 28th, 2015

Perhaps the most important lesson for students today is the value of sustainable practices.

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Next Steps for a Low-Carbon Lifestyle (Part 2 of 2)

Next Steps for a Low-Carbon Lifestyle (Part 2 of 2)

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted July 23rd, 2015

Congratulations on making the most important changes for reducing your carbon footprint! Ready to shrink it even further? Here are your next most effective strategies.

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Trying to Shrink Your Footprint? The Most Effective Ways to Cut Carbon (Part 1 of 2)

Trying to Shrink Your Footprint? The Most Effective Ways to Cut Carbon (Part 1 of 2)

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted July 21st, 2015

With so many ways to minimize your carbon footprint, where best to start?

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