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Greener Pet Care

You’ve no doubt heard all about how to make greener home cleaning products using simple ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, salt and lemon juice.  But since these ingredients are non-toxic and safe to use around animals, they can also come in handy when looking for greener pet care options.  Here are just a few ideas […]

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The Eco Friendly Way to Wash a Car

A foamy, clean-smelling mixture travels down your driveway into the street storm drain – you think that it’s clean and perfectly safe for the environment. After all, it’s soapy, unsoiled water that’s ending up in our streams and rivers, right? Wrong. Conserving water might be your biggest concern when washing your car in the summer […]

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iziWasha… Conserving Water, Improving Lives!

This product has nothing to do with food, but it’s a stroke of ingenious frugal engineering, designed and developed in South Africa, that could greatly enhance the lives of billions of women and is thus worthy of exposure to all audiences! Introducing the iziWasha, an innovative low-cost manual clothes washing device for women in emerging […]

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Eco-Friendly Bathroom Practices

An eco-friendly bathroom should not only save on water, but should avoid all harsh chemicals which are deadly to wildlife and eco-systems and aim to save energy. A geyser is often heated to far higher than necessary, wasting electricity used to heat the water inside. Reducing the temperature setting on a geyser saves electricity, as […]

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Getting Rid of Household Pests the Natural Way!

FLIES… place a handful of dried cloves in a bowl and sprinkle them with a few drops of clove oil, lavender oil, & citonella/peppermint oil. Recharge with additional oil from time to time. A great idea for fly control at this year’s Christmas lunch table too!!

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Eco-Friendly Car Washing

Few people realize that washing our cars in our driveways is one of the most environmentally un-friendly chores we can do around the house. Unlike household waste water that enters sewers or septic systems and undergoes treatment before it is discharged into the environment, what runs off from your car goes right into storm drains […]

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Spray Bottle Turns Tap Water into 99.9% Effective Disinfectant

The Activeion Ionator is a high-tech spray bottle that uses a proprietary technology to transform tap water into a cleaning disinfectant capable of killing 99.9% of the bacteria in your home. The device is endorsed by science guy Bill Nye and super-green actress Laura Dern, who both lend their faces to the product website and […]

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Video: Eco-friendly Cleaning Products

Read labels on cleaning products- look out for harmful ingredients and key watchwords as explained in the video below. Good, simple advice.  Some commercial eco-friendly cleaning products are cheaper than their conventional, potentially harmful counterparts.  An earlier post looked at the harmful substances that common household detergents from in waste water.  If grey water recycling […]

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