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LED Christmas Lights and Other Energy Efficient Decorations

LED Christmas Lights and Other Energy Efficient Decorations

By Nicole Price-Morin, Posted December 6th, 2016

How to reduce your energy consumption this holiday season while still enjoying a little bling.

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6 Green Gift Strategies for the Children On Your List

6 Green Gift Strategies for the Children On Your List

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted December 1st, 2016

How can you give kids the gifts they love and stay true to your green values?

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How to Avoid Black Friday Overconsumption

How to Avoid Black Friday Overconsumption

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted November 22nd, 2016

Planning to hit the sales this holiday weekend? Understanding the psychology behind product marketing may help you make wiser decisions and lessen your overall impact.

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The Fixer Movement Makes Old Things New Again

The Fixer Movement Makes Old Things New Again

By T.J. Blackman, Posted November 18th, 2016

Is fixing the new spending? Why the fixer movement is gaining momentum (and how you can join in).

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Why Now is the Best Time to Go Solar

Why Now is the Best Time to Go Solar

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted November 8th, 2016

Solar panels are popping up everywhere, and for good reason. There has never been a better time to add solar electricity to your home.

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The Benefits of Living in a Multi-Generational Household

The Benefits of Living in a Multi-Generational Household

By Shannon Cowan, Posted October 11th, 2016

Tips for living successfully with three generations under one roof.

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Green Countertop Choices for Your Kitchen

Green Countertop Choices for Your Kitchen

By Susannah Shumurak, Posted October 6th, 2016

While aesthetics are important to your kitchen remodel, health and environmental concerns matter even more.

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Sustainable Stuff: Buying Secondhand

Sustainable Stuff: Buying Secondhand

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted September 20th, 2016

Want to save money and help keep waste to a minimum? Try buying more things secondhand.

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How to Start a Neighborhood Tool Share

How to Start a Neighborhood Tool Share

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted September 6th, 2016

Why buy tools you don’t use often? A ‘tool share’ saves you money while reducing your environmental impact.

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Not Back-to-School

Not Back-to-School

By Shannon Cowan, Posted August 25th, 2016

Is homeschooling right for your family?

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The Giftless Birthday Party

The Giftless Birthday Party

By Shannon Cowan, Posted July 26th, 2016

How to sidestep the excesses of childhood birthday parties.

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A Sustainable Mind – Our Interview with Marjorie Alexander

A Sustainable Mind – Our Interview with Marjorie Alexander

By Thalia Blackman, Posted July 12th, 2016

“I wanted to hear stories about everyday people, just like me, taking action on environmental issues in their community, and I got tired of waiting.”

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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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