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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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Raising a Conservation Generation

Raising a Conservation Generation

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted July 10th, 2015

Helping children become careful environmental stewards is one of our most important jobs as parents and teachers.

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Could You Be Saving More Water?

Could You Be Saving More Water?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted July 9th, 2015

Trying to be water-wise? Use some of these smart strategies to slash your water consumption.

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Rain Gardens – Natural Control of Water Runoff

Rain Gardens – Natural Control of Water Runoff

By T.J. Blackman, Posted June 1st, 2015

Effective runoff water management begins at the end of your downspout.

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Finding the Commons in Your Community

Finding the Commons in Your Community

By Robin Jacobs, Posted April 9th, 2015

A new culture of generosity and cooperation is evolving, and invites our participation.

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If Ogunquit Can Quit Pesticides, So Can We

If Ogunquit Can Quit Pesticides, So Can We

By Eartheasy, Posted March 31st, 2015

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

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Preparing a Healthy Space for the New Baby

Preparing a Healthy Space for the New Baby

By Robin Jacobs, Posted February 26th, 2015

Don’t worry, just simplify! Shop smarter, and focus on what matters most: clearing the air and opening your heart to a healthy baby.

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MOOCS – Sustainable, High-Quality Education for All

MOOCS – Sustainable, High-Quality Education for All

By Eartheasy, Posted February 12th, 2015

Learn what you want, whenever you want: the university without walls is waiting in your living room.

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9 DIY Tips to Lower Your Heating Bill this Winter

9 DIY Tips to Lower Your Heating Bill this Winter

By Eartheasy, Posted January 29th, 2015

Stay warmer, burn less fuel! Your wallet and the earth both win.

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