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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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How to Fish Sustainably

Community-based cooperative management—wherein fishers, fisheries managers, and scientists work together to create sustainable fisheries—yields big catches. Now the authors of a new paper in Nature present their findings on what elements of co-management are most effective. They write:

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Heat Your Home With Used Waste Oil

It’s amazing that in 2011 many people have no idea that technology is available which allows individuals to heat their home completely off used motor oil. The technology has been around for several decades and yet it seems like it remains a mystery to most people.  How sad, especially considering the fact that waste oil […]

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Is What’s in Your Bottled Water Worth Trashing the Planet?

Image ©serpico via morguefile We think that cutting out your bottled water habit is the perfect New Year’s goal for 2011. So does the Environmental Working Group (EWG). EWG recently posted their 2011 Bottled Water Scorecard, and the results show that most water isn’t as as crystal clear as most water companies would have you […]

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100% Recycled: a claim that is nothing but greenwash

100% Recycled is a greenwash claim that persists and nothing but a myth that is being perpetuated The claim of “100% Recycled” is one of a very misleading nature. When consumers see this term, they tend to think the item they are buying is made of material that was actually used by someone, discarded, and […]

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Recycling vs. Reusing: Is there a difference?

As the world becomes more environmentally aware, recycling & reusing energy, water and other natural and man-made resources is becoming more commonplace.  What is the difference between reusing and recycling something? The two terms are often used interchangeably but in some cases, they are really quite different. The Concise Oxford English Dictionary defines recycle as […]

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Home Recycling Tips

Recycling saves energy, landfill space and natural resources. Home recycling requires a trivial amount of time, yet offers substantial benefit to the homeowner as well as the environment. According to the EPA, the national recycling rate is just 30%. Increasing materials recycling in the US to 60% could save the equivalent of 315 million barrels […]

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