Become An Artist

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There are so many wonderful things that you can do with odd household throw-aways. Be creative and think outside the box, or INSIDE the box in some cases… Cereal boxes can make stylish and colorful bookmarks. Use empty tissue boxes to store extra plastic bags. Ever find that your chips get crushed? Pop them into […]

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The Ripple Effect

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Harness the power of the ripple. When you drop a small pebble in a big pond it sends out waves in every direction affecting the entire pond. There are many ways that you can harness this power. One way is by donating US$1 to your favorite eco-cause (check out some options at www.onebuckfortheplanet.org). If you […]

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Back to School – Recycled Paper

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Every ton of paper, roughly 200,000 sheets, that is recycled saves approximately 17 trees. The average school tosses 38 tons of paper each year, the equivalent of 644 trees. When you buy notebooks and paper think green and spend a couple extra to get recycled (it’s not always more expensive). Raise the awareness in school, […]

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Back To School – Reuse Books

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With everyone going back to school over the next few days, now is a good time to connect with parents from your children’s school. Find out who has children in grades above your child and see if you can get their old books. There are also many book stores which will buy and resell used […]

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Take Care of Your Clothing

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Once you buy clothing if you have chosen well you are going to want to keep them for a while. Nothing wrong with wearing a shirt more than once… Even if your job depends of fashion. Take care of your clothing and it will mean less waste, and more money in your pockets. Green living […]

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Buy Local

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For the most part it’s usually better to buy local. This cuts out the emissions created as a result of shipping, getting the product to your door. This is an important question: Is it better to buy biodegradable garbage bags that are manufactured in China? Or go with the one’s made a block away, that […]

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Shades in the Morning

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During the summertime if you put your shades (trisim) down in the morning it will help keep your house cooler for the rest of the day. And don’t just use shades for your house! With the right name-brands you too can be cool as your protect your eyes…

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Refill Your Cartridges

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Millions of printer cartridges go into landfill sites each year and this is increasing annually. Buying refilled cartridges is a good way to prevent this waste and they’re often cheaper than new ones. A quick google search can help you find a supplier near you! Interested in ways to green an old computer? Visit here.

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Smelly House? Get Plants!

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Plants around your home or office not only brighten up the place, but they are natural air conditoners and have been shown to remove up to 87% of indoor pollution in 24 hours! Skip the air fresheners and buy some plants instead. If you buy spices you can eat them as well! Interested in seeing […]

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Keep it Cool

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  Refrigerators and freezers account for about a sixth of all electricity use in a typical home. Over- or under-crowding makes the fridge work harder to maintain its optimal internal temp around 37 degrees F. This means that you should throw out all that junk that piles out in your fridge, but if it gets empty […]

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Eco Purim

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With the holiday of Purim drawing near it’s a great opportunity to rethink bad holiday habits. Here’s a few things to mull over: Think reusable with the Mishloach Manot. Baskets look nice, but they usually go straight to the garbage. Save those bottles, some places even give you money for them… (usually supermarkets) Do you […]

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