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Today’s Lifestyle Change Can Lead to Tomorrow’s Better Planet

Being ‘green’ doesn’t carry that much weight when it’s just a ‘label’ and you are being ‘forced’ to change. It’s like being ‘on’ a  diet. We say, “I’m on a diet”, as if we can get ‘off’ of it at any time. And more often than not, we do. But if you change your lifestyle […]

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What is your Nitrogen Footprint?

Are you looking for something to flagellate yourself over? Carbon footprints are last week’s news: The new hot subject for self-recrimination is your nitrogen footprint. According to the International Nitrogen Initiative, your nitrogen consumption is contributing to a host of environmental ills:

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Three Reasons Why Green Living Is Important

How to go green has been a frequent topic on this site. I have addressed the question of why someone would want to go green to a lesser extent. There are many reasons, and people are motivated by different things, so there is no over-riding reason to go green. Here I will just give three […]

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Greener Spaces: Your Home Office

Most of us have some type of home office space. You may run a business from your home or have a job that allows you to telecommute.  Or you may have an office-like space where you keep bill-paying supplies, incoming mail, papers, scissors, etc. But no matter what kind of office you have, you can […]

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Living Green and Healthy: 5 Health Benefits from Going Green

I spend a fair amount of time on Living Green and Saving Energy describing how to go green and save money as a result. But as important as saving money is for most people, perhaps it is not the most important benefit of a greener lifestyle.  Green living can improve your health as well. Here […]

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Do You Know The Environmental Cost Of Your Mattress?

More and more people are starting to think ethically about their food. Where it comes from, how many miles it has traveled, what kind of conditions it grew in. If it is an animal product, people want to know that the animals were treated well. But do you think ethically about your furniture? And especially […]

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Green Your Home For The Holidays

It’s mid-November and the thought of guests descending on your home for the holidays may have you in an all out redecorating rush. Do Your Part this holiday season and go green while you paint, clean, and even accessorize. We all know that paint can completely and inexpensively change the look of any space. But did […]

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4 Green Tips Anyone Can Try

Green living is easier, and more rewarding, than you may have thought. Green living must be incorporated into all areas of our lives on a daily basis in order to be the most effective. From what we wear to the vehicles we drive and everything we eat, all that we do must in some way […]

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Save money and the planet with these tips

You don’t have to build your own home or spend a fortune to live a little more sustainably. Even if you’re renting there are a number of simple things you can do to reduce your water use and power consumption. Saving water: Saving water can be as simple as fixing leaking taps and collecting the […]

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