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  1. Green Goods
    We all know the three R's of doing our part to help the environment: Our recycling bins runneth over, our reusable water bottles and shopping bags are always ready to go. But when it comes to reducing, or actually using fewer resources in the first place, some of us may still be falling short...
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    Sometimes it's the things you can't see that you most need to worry about. During warmer months opening the windows and encouraging airflow throughout a home naturally purges potentially harmful chemicals that offgas within our homes. However, during winter months when windows remain closed...
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    Keeping bugs away from you while you are relaxing on your porch is important. Instead of relying on bug spray, try planting one of these six plants that naturally repel bugs. You might be surprised that many plants can repel bugs, such as mosquitoes and flies. Insects have a strong sense of...
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    When our family started our eco-friendly journey, the steps seemed daunting, but I discovered that we saved money by not buying these ten things. Going eco-friendly seems difficult and pricey, which is why so many people opt not to move to this lifestyle. When they think about the number of...
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    Second only to the threat of global warming, the impact of plastics on the environment has become forefront on many people's minds lately. I think we've all seen the horrifying videos: A whale washed up on the beach with a belly full of plastic, a sea turtle with a plastic straw embedded in its...
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    Type 2 diabetes has become a worldwide epidemic, affecting some 420 million people, particularly in industrialized countries. While a good diet and regular exercise are most protective, and to some extent genetics, a new study shows that lifestyle habits aren't the only significant contributing...
  7. Family Life
    Despite the belief that having a large family is harmful to Planet Earth, large families can still reduce their carbon footprint if they are intentional with their lifestyle. The narrative that the world is overpopulated stirs up arguments and confrontation on both sides. No matter what side is...
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    Most of us care about the planet and want to pass that value down to our children. But with our busy lives, it can be tempting to opt for convenience over green living. These 8 eco-friendly ideas can be easily adopted by any family: 1. Recycle, Starting Small Recycling is a great habit to get...
  9. Family Life
    Sure, we can recycle our trash and pick up litter in our local parks, but the greatest environmental impact we can make is to limit our family size. When I was first married, in my early 20s, I dreamed of a family with seven kids. I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, and I loved the idea of...
  10. Green Goods
    Citrus fruit is useful for more than just snacking. It's a powerful addition to your cleaning supplies, and here are some of the best ways to use it! It all started when I began soaking orange peels in vinegar for scented cleaners. My kids love those clementines that they can peel themselves...
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    Before chemicals ran the world, our grandparents cleaned a variety of items with simple, yet effective methods. Check out these six non-toxic, safe and effective cleaning tips. Our grandparents were resourceful, and stuck to methods that worked. Where many households today use consumable...
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    Do you want to find ways to reduce your electric bill in the summer? These 6 tips can help you stay comfortable without turning on the A/C. My house was built by DIYers who didn't quite know what they were doing. In the eight years since we purchased the home, we've had to replace the entire...
  13. Green Goods
    Jill has always dreamt of farm life, but she's a city girl at heart. Living in Charlotte, NC, with her family, Jill still manages to pull off a sustainable, Earth-friendly lifestyle. Going off the grid, using clean energy, tending to a large garden, and taking care of chickens and goats -...
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