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Diane MacEachern
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Here are some good suggestions for going car free, even if it's only for one day!
Car free day saves gas, cuts air pollution, is good for climate change and reduces stress. Here's how to celebrate it!
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If you've wanted to get clean energy but couldn't figure out how, consider signing up with Arcadia Power. They leverage your utility bill to expand wind power - and it doesn't cost you anything. Please share with your own communities! Everyone can benefit.
Get free clean energy in three minutes by using Arcadia Power's easy program. For every kWh of electricity you use, they'll credit you a kWh of wind power.
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Here's a new article I just finished for Modernize.com. It might save you a lot of headaches - literally - if you're repainting this spring.
Whether you’re redecorating your living room, finally covering up the screaming lime green you painted the bedroom, or just doing a little touch-up, there’s more on the line when you repaint your home than simply adding some beautiful color. The paint you choose affects your health and the environment, too. Conventional paint contains pollutants called volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, that Continue Reading
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The companies featured here are pretty cool, including the one that makes a disposable cup from fruits & veggies you can eat after you drink out of it.
Here are 5 eco-friendly companies you should know about. They're making better food, installing solar, even helping to save books from landfills!
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We've pulled together some items you might regularly by at drugstores that contain questionable ingredients. But we've also found safer alternatives to them. Take a look!
Beware toxic drugstore items! They include fragrances, canned food, make-up, feminine products and cosmetics. Look for these safer alternatives.
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Grass is so...20th century!
Tweet Share 0 +1 Pinterest Email Traditional lawns are so twentieth century. Monocultures like these just don’t exist in the natural world. Instead, nature brims with a gorgeous mix of plants that complement each other, are beautiful to look at, and help restore the environment. What’s more, many drought-stricken areas have banned watering grass because groundwater supplies are so low. A growing concern about fertilizer run-off into streams Conti...
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Here's what I learned when my computer got stolen. I hope it helps you protect yours.
How can you protect your data in the event of a stolen computer? Here are the 5 most important things I did to protect mine.
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If you're not using EcoScraps, it's worth checking out. The company converts food waste (on an industrial scale) to organic compost, soil, and plant food. Plus, if you leave a comment on biggreenpurse.com about why you like gardening, you could win a $50 gift card.
Food waste is costing consumers about $30 of every $100 they spend on groceries. EcoScraps recycles food waste into compost and garden soil.
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I tackled ways to save energy if you have a sunroom in my latest article for Modernize.com. Did I miss anything?
Tweet Share 0 +1 Pinterest Email Are you thinking of building a sunroom and want to make sure it doesn’t send your energy bills through the roof? Maybe you already have a sunroom, but you don’t use it as much as you’d like, because it’s either too hot, too cold, or just too drafty? Here are a few tips to Continue Reading
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A water saving toilet is your secret weapon when it comes to saving water. The WaterSense labeled models are especially efficient.
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Lots of smart suggestions in here (if I do say so myself!).
Tweet Share 0 +1 Pinterest Email Want a great “two-fer” that will save you energy and increase the value of your home at the same time? Plant a tree. Better yet, if you’ve got the space, plant a few trees. These towering wonders of nature will return their investment multiplied in increased real estate value, as well as aesthetic charm. Nature’s Energy-Saving Continue Reading
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I'm providing expert content on green living and sustainability to Modernize. Here's my first article, to help you protect yourself against the Zika virus.
Tweet Share 0 +1 Pinterest Email Mosquitos are always annoying—they buzz and bite, and they’re pros at ruining a backyard barbecue. But with their recent and rapid spread of the Zika virus, keeping these insects at bay is a priority for your comfort at home and your health as we enter the warmer months. For the most part, the mosquito Continue Reading
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