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reviewed reuseitâ„¢ Biodegradable Garbage Bags. August 03, 2011
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reuseitâ„¢ Biodegradable Garbage Bags
I received some samples from  reuseit™ of their product line of biodegradable garbage bags made from 100% recycled plastic. I looked forward to reviewing their products after learning …
reviewed Three Sisters Instant Oatmeal.. February 10, 2011
posted in Green Living
Three Sisters Instant Oatmeal is much better than the ordinary
Everyone should eat breakfast. Why not eat a nutritious meal to start the day which is also eco-friendly. Speaking of, the good people at Three Sisters Cereal once again gave me three products for …
reviewed Three Sisters All-Natural Cereal. October 15, 2010
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Three Sisters All-Natural Cereal
Honestly, as of a month ago I had never heard of Three Sisters Cereal. That changed when the company recently contacted me and were nice enough to give me three of their cereals to review. I was very …
reviewed Deconstruction. May 04, 2010
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Deconstruction
Last year I helped a friend take down an old barn similar to the one in the photo on the right. His goal while taking the barn down was to salvage, reuse and recycle as much of the building materials …
reviewed Earth Day. April 15, 2010
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Earth Day
Earth Day is an annual holiday founded by peace activist John McConnell, who also designed the Earth Day Flag. It started as a grassroots effort to inform people to support environmental concerns and …
reviewed Analog Television. April 08, 2010
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Analog Television
Don't just toss out your old analog television set when you buy a new digital television. TV sets contain lead, chromium and mercury inside the glass tube. In a landfill, these can contaminate both our …
reviewed Paperless E-Statements. March 31, 2010
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Paperless E-Statements
'Would you like a receipt for your transaction?' We've all been asked that question at gas stations, ATMs and elsewhere. There are approximately 8 billion ATM transactions in the United States every year. …
reviewed Ecotourism. March 30, 2010
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Ecotourism
For me, one of the my favorite places to go is the beach. Any beach.  They are so serene and beautiful.  I would like to keep them that way, so I looked into ways to be eco-friendly while at …
reviewed Half Price Books. March 22, 2010
posted in Green Living
Half Price Books
I recently went to my local Half Price Books and sold some of my old books and bought a couple of recent novels for half price.  I was new to the store and wasn’t informed on the eco-friendliness …
reviewed Magazine Publishers of America Please.... March 13, 2010
posted in Green Living
Magazine Publishers of America Please Recycle Campaign
I was looking through a magazine a few weeks and was a little surprised at what I saw on one of the pages. It was a logo that read "Please Recycle This Magazine. Remove Inserts or Samples Before …
reviewed Downcycling. March 11, 2010
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Downcycling
Downcycling means the reuse of a product for alternative purposes or the recycling of material into lesser quality. Most recycled industrial nutrients (materials) lose viability or value in the process …
reviewed Upcycling. March 11, 2010
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Upcycling
The term upcycling hit the mainstream due to William McDonough and Michael Braungart, authors of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things.  Upcycling simply means taking something …
reviewed Glass Dharma Glass Drinking Straws. March 10, 2010
Glass Dharma Glass Drinking Straws
As you know most plastic straws are flimsy and disposable.  They are also made from polypropylene, which is a plastic that most recycling centers will not take.  This means after you …
reviewed Healthy Living. March 09, 2010
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healthy living
We all want to live healthier lives and most of us know the benefits of being eco-friendly.  Some may not know the impact 'going green' can and will make for you and your family to be healthier …
reviewed E-cycling. March 08, 2010
posted in Green Living
E-cycling
E-cycling is simply the recycling of electronics. Americans produced around 2.5 million tons of e-waste in 2007. Electronics contain lead, mercury and cadmium. These toxins can leak into water systems …
reviewed Freecycling. March 07, 2010
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Freecycling
What is exactly is freecycling? It is when someone gives away an unwanted item, for free, to another person. That item could be anything from tools to appliances. So instead of throwing things away to …
reviewed Recycling. March 07, 2010
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Recycling
As you probably know, recycling is the processing of used products for the purpose of creating new products.  This reduces waste and can reduce pollution and other negative impacts to the environment.  …
reviewed Precycling. March 06, 2010
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Precycling
Precycling is the process of thinking things through before buying something. Before buying a product ask yourself, "When I am finished with this product what will happen?" Will it go off to …
reviewed Bamboo. March 04, 2010
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Bamboo
Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant in the world. Depending on soil and climate conditions, bamboo can grow up to .5 - 1 foot a day. This makes bamboo an amazing renewable resource. One plant can …
reviewed Blackle.com. February 26, 2010
posted in Green Living
Blackle.com
Blackle.com is a website created by Heap Media and it looks like Google and is powered by the Google Custom Search, but it has one large difference.  Blackle.com (clever name, right?) has a black …
reviewed Nikko Blue Hydrangea. February 24, 2010
posted in Green Living
Nikko Blue hydrangea
A few years ago I wanted something for my front yard that would fill in a space a large bush once called home. My yard was full of the colors green, red and yellow, but no blue. I needed blue, being a …
reviewed Trees. February 23, 2010
posted in Green Living
Trees
There are a multitude of reasons to plant a tree. Many may be obvious, but some are not so obvious. We learned in science class that trees take away the bad carbon dioxide in the air and then release …
reviewed Vegetable Gardens. February 22, 2010
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Vegetable Gardens
I speak from experience when I say that starting a vegetable garden is a valuable learning project and can grow into other healthy interests.  The White House now has a vegetable garden …
reviewed Carbon Footprint. February 19, 2010
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Reducing carbon footprint
Your individual impact, measured in tons of carbon dioxide output, which can be attributed to you is called your carbon footprint.  Reducing this is beneficial to you and …
reviewed Composting. February 17, 2010
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Composting
Composting is the storing of organic materials over time resulting is a nutrient-rich organic fertilizer or mulch which some call "black gold". This fertilizer is created by organisms which …
reviewed Community Gardens. February 10, 2010
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Community Gardens
Combining the two great ideas of buying locally and creating your own garden is the ingenious idea of community gardens. These gardens are turning parking lots and abandoned wasteland in cities into …
reviewed Glass Dharma Glass Drinking Straws. February 10, 2010
posted in Green Living
Glass Dharma Glass Drinking Straws
As you know most plastic straws are flimsy and disposable.  They are also made from polypropylene, which is a plastic that most recycling centers will not take.  This means after you …
reviewed Plastic Identification Codes. February 09, 2010
posted in Green Living
Plastic Identification Codes
   I'm sure you've noticed a recycling symbol with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 along with letters on most plastic products . So what are these exactly? The SPI Resin Identification Coding …
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