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Moving Cross Country the Green Way

Moving Cross Country the Green Way

| October 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

I recently moved across the country from Chicago down south to Texas. After living in Chicago for 8 years, I had built myself a nice set of furniture, books, and other “stuff”. Some of it could be cheaply and easily replaced, others were just unfeasible. So I had a dilemma: how do you move an […]

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What to do With Empty Wine Bottles?

| September 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

Surfing the net today, I came across an interesting article entitled “Reuse Those Empty Wine Bottles: Five Ways” The ideas ranged from creating a wine bottle soap dispenser to making a wine bottle light (wall sconce, hanging light or lamp). I’ve got to say, they were pretty interesting, even if some of them weren’t’ very […]

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Let Fido Help You to Recycle

| June 3, 2008 | 2 Comments

For pet owners who don’t compost, maybe you should consider recycling your fruit and vegetable peels for your dog. The other day I was making a batch of carrot, apple, and raisin salad (the only way I can get a vegetable into my daughter). I used untold amounts of organic carrots. After thoroughly washing the […]

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Bio Bags – A Composter’s Friend

Bio Bags – A Composter’s Friend

| May 29, 2008 | 1 Comment

I’m not quite sure, but the Bio Bag might be the solution to one of my composting problems. If you’ve read any of the earlier posts on this blog you’ll know that I’m a proponent of composting, but have a few logistical issues to iron out. One such issue is collecting all of the lovely […]

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Papier-mâché – The Ultimate Recycling Art Form

| May 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

As I look at some of the things we tend to throw out I was trying to figure out how to use them again. Just how many plastic water containers can one creatively include in a home’s décor? There’s got to be a better way to reuse some of our containers. One day while surfing […]

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Take a Walk on Trash Day to Reinforce Your Green Efforts

Take a Walk on Trash Day to Reinforce Your Green Efforts

| May 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

To anyone who thinks that the recycling efforts are a bit overwhelming and is contemplating quitting the living green lifestyle, my suggestion is to take a walk around your neighborhood on trash day. Take a look at the contents in your neighborhood’s recycle bin (Just a look. Don’t go poking around in your neighborhood’s trash). […]

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Those Pesky Egg Cartons – How to Recycle So Many of Them?

Those Pesky Egg Cartons – How to Recycle So Many of Them?

| May 3, 2008 | 4 Comments

I was about to throw the egg carton away and I looked in the recycle bin and wondered, “What else can I do with an egg carton?” After all, I’m trying to live the BLULOW life, I can’t go around throwing away all of the egg cartons. So, I decided to get on the internet […]

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Flushable Diapers

Flushable Diapers

| May 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

It’s been quite a few years since my kids were in diapers, but I came across this site that I’d like to share with you. It caught my eye because they offer flushable diapers. If you can’t flush, you can put them in your compost pile because they purportedly break down in 50 to 150 […]

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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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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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