Archive for April, 2008

Environmentally Friendly Mother’s Day Gifts

| April 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

Mother’s day is coming up and what better way to show mom how much you care than by giving her flowers. I’m not talking about the flowers that you get at your local florist; I’m talking about the type of flowers that will never die. Why not buy her flowers that are made from recycled […]

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Ma’am, Will that be Paper or Plastic?

| April 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

Neither, thank you. I brought my own bag. For the heck of it I finally got around to buying one of the cloth grocery shopping bags at my local Hannaford grocery store. I was only buying a few items and I thought, why not? Well, I think its one of the best investments I’ve made […]

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A Simple Tip for Improving Your Car’s Gas Mileage

A Simple Tip for Improving Your Car’s Gas Mileage

| April 27, 2008 | 0 Comments

Before you stick your key in the ignition of your car, look around the car to see if you’re driving with unnecessary weight bearing items. The extra weight will cause your car to work harder and use more gas. Look under the front seats, check the back seat, open the trunk, glove compartment, and ashtray. […]

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Living Green One Choice at a Time

Living Green One Choice at a Time

| April 26, 2008 | 2 Comments

Living green is a one decision at a time process. Sometimes the decisions are obvious and other times not. Yesterday I ran to the grocery store to buy juice. Not only do I go through the mental gymnastics on how to buy juice that will have the least amount of impact on my pocketbook, I […]

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The Trials and Errors of Composting

The Trials and Errors of Composting

| April 24, 2008 | 6 Comments

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I’ve got to warm up to this composting process. Don’t get me wrong, I am 100% for composting, but it’s the logistics that I seem to have some issue with. Last year I purchased a composting bin. I was very excited about composting (and still am). I […]

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Recycling Furniture

Recycling Furniture

| April 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

Well here’s a new one on me. I came across a site that has Almost Free Furniture. Apparently you can buy and/or sell all types of gently used furniture for a fraction of the original cost. In today’s economy where prices are rising (especially gas) and salaries are not, it makes sense to look for […]

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White Vinegar – A Natural Weed Be Gone!

White Vinegar – A Natural Weed Be Gone!

| April 22, 2008 | 2 Comments

Yet another use for white vinegar. Pour some on your pesky weeds, give them about a week and watch them dry up, turn brown and whither away. I poured white vinegar on some of the weeds that always grow in-between the bricks on my patio. A few days later, look at the difference. The one […]

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Money and Energy Saving Tips

Money and Energy Saving Tips

| April 12, 2008 | 0 Comments

I came across this neat little pamphlet from the US Department of Energy called Energy Savers, Tips for Saving Energy and Money at Home. It gives great practical tips on how to make your dollar stretch further and save on energy costs. Did you know that draining a quart of water from your water heater […]

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Truly live green and grow your own herbs

Truly live green and grow your own herbs

| April 4, 2008 | 5 Comments

I am not what you would call an outdoors type of person. It’s not that I’m against the outdoors, but there’s something about the spiders, mosquitoes and the unidentifiable bugs that, well…bug me. My little bug problem tends to put a damper on my gardening experiences. While I enjoy a home-grown fruit or vegetables just […]

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