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Homemade Prosperity – escaping the consumer trap

Homemade Prosperity – escaping the consumer trap

By Shannon Hayes, YES! Magazine, Posted December 22nd, 2010

Caught in the consumer trap? Radical Homemaker Shannon Hayes discovered that producing what she needs at home lets her live on a fraction of what she thought she needed.

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US legislation proposes chemical safety reform in consumer products

US legislation proposes chemical safety reform in consumer products

By Eartheasy.com, Posted November 5th, 2010

The “Safe Chemicals Act of 2010” requires safety testing of all industrial chemicals, and puts the burden on industry to prove that chemicals are safe in order stay on the market.

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Prenatal pesticide exposure may raise risk of ADHD in children

Prenatal pesticide exposure may raise risk of ADHD in children

By Eartheasy, Posted November 4th, 2010

Recent study alerts us to unrecognized environmental threats to child development.

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WECalc – an online tool to help you save water at home

WECalc – an online tool to help you save water at home

By Eartheasy, Posted September 21st, 2010

You can save water at home — and save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save money in the process!

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Environmentally caused cancers are ‘grossly underestimated’

Environmentally caused cancers are ‘grossly underestimated’

By Marla Cone, Environmental Health News, Posted July 19th, 2010

Outdated estimates fail to take into account many newer discoveries about people’s vulnerability to chemicals.

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Saving electricity at home has a bigger impact than you might think

Saving electricity at home has a bigger impact than you might think

By Lucy Goodchild, Imperial College London, Posted July 9th, 2010

Recent UK study says government policy studies are underestimating the impact of people reducing their electricity use.

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6 reasons to avoid using “weed ‘n feed” on your lawn

6 reasons to avoid using “weed ‘n feed” on your lawn

By Eartheasy, Posted June 29th, 2010

For the health of our families, neighbors and our environment, pesticide use should be a measure of last resort. Especially when there are safe alternatives.

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Let’s keep clothing out of our landfills

Let’s keep clothing out of our landfills

By Adrian Desbarats, Posted May 24th, 2010

Approximately 93% of all textile waste diverted to recycling is successfully reclaimed, yet 85% goes directly to landfills.

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6 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Pesticides

6 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Pesticides

By Eartheasy, Posted May 20th, 2010

While the use and prevalence of pesticides is increasing, the long-term health implications are still being studied. Here are 6 ways to limit your exposure to potentially harmful pesticides.

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Pesticide exposure may increase risk of ADHD in children

Pesticide exposure may increase risk of ADHD in children

By Eartheasy, Posted May 20th, 2010

Study finds that that exposure to pesticides could be harmful even at levels commonly found in children’s environment.

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COPD – It can take your breath away

COPD – It can take your breath away

By Angela Carmen, Posted May 18th, 2010

If this story can help one person decide to stop smoking, or one person to stop using chemicals in their home or yard, or one person to change their unhealthy lifestyle, or see a doctor for untreated breathing problems; then Nancy’s story will have been worth writing.

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Are flea treatments dangerous for your pets?

Are flea treatments dangerous for your pets?

By VIP Pet Insurance, Posted May 10th, 2010

Counterfeit flea control products are showing up on store shelves which pose serious health risks for pets. Here’s how to identify these products, and ideas for non-toxic alternatives.

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A New Beginning: 6 Simple Steps to Sustainability

A New Beginning: 6 Simple Steps to Sustainability

By Greg Seaman, Posted February 15th, 2010

The change we need is ours to make. Getting started is easy and rewarding.

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Slowing to the speed of life

Slowing to the speed of life

By David Wann, Posted February 11th, 2010

Just by redefining what we personally value as “wealth,” we can reclaim much of the disposable time, and income, we’ve lost in recent years.

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9 Great Wood Heating Tips

9 Great Wood Heating Tips

By Eartheasy, Posted January 5th, 2010

Burning wood efficiently will reduce pollution, minimize health risks, and give you more warmth for less money.

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The toilet that can help solve our water and energy problems

The toilet that can help solve our water and energy problems

By Gar Smith, Earth Island Journal, Posted January 4th, 2010

There is a ‘toilet revolution’ taking shape – with tankless toilets which save water while reducing watershed pollution.

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Toxic chemicals found in a third of children’s toys: study

Toxic chemicals found in a third of children’s toys: study

By Eartheasy, Posted December 11th, 2009

A third of the most popular children’s toys in the United States this year contain harmful chemicals including lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury, a US consumer group said Wednesday.

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Formaldehyde link to leukemia confirmed: how to limit exposure in the home

Formaldehyde link to leukemia confirmed: how to limit exposure in the home

By Eartheasy, Posted December 1st, 2009

An awareness of the common sources of formaldehyde in the home can lead to simple mitigation measures.

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Top Green Holiday Gifts for 2009

Top Green Holiday Gifts for 2009

By Eartheasy, Posted November 20th, 2009

Unless you’re one of the lucky ones getting a financial bailout, chances are you’re feeling a bit pinched this year during the holidays. Perhaps now is a good time to rethink our holiday values and traditions, with an eye towards lasting value and sustainability.

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Energy Star label no guarantee of efficiency, audit finds

Energy Star label no guarantee of efficiency, audit finds

By Eartheasy, Posted November 2nd, 2009

Audit notes program flaws, and the DOE and EPA commit to having all of their products evaluated by certified independent laboratories.

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