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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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Be alert to false product claims with bamboo textiles

Be alert to false product claims with bamboo textiles

By US Federal Trade Commission, Posted August 17th, 2009

The Federal Trade Commission has charged four sellers of clothing and other textile products with deceptively labeling and advertising these items as made of bamboo fiber, when they are made of rayon…

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More, Better, Faster – living at digital hyperspeed

More, Better, Faster – living at digital hyperspeed

By David Bollier, On the Commons, Posted June 30th, 2009

Fast-time activities absolutely crowd out slow-time alternatives. The now eclipses the timeless. And we are becoming diminished creatures in the process.

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Most homes in US found to harbor lingering pesticides

Most homes in US found to harbor lingering pesticides

By Eartheasy, Posted June 19th, 2009

A recent survey reveals alarming numbers of lingering pesticides in US homes…

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Living Large in a Tiny House

Living Large in a Tiny House

By Carol Estes, YES! Magazine, Posted May 27th, 2009

Life in an 84-square-foot house on wheels

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The Top 10 Plants for Removing Indoor Toxins

The Top 10 Plants for Removing Indoor Toxins

By Greg Seaman, Posted May 13th, 2009

A recent NASA study has determined the top 10 plants for reducing indoor air pollution.

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5 Secrets Most Conventional Cleaning Product Makers Don’t Want You to Know

5 Secrets Most Conventional Cleaning Product Makers Don’t Want You to Know

By Christopher Gavigan, Posted April 30th, 2009

…they get us to shell out billions of dollars annually for products that really don’t serve our best interests…

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How to green your home with new stimulus money incentives

How to green your home with new stimulus money incentives

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, Posted March 10th, 2009

“In many cases, this will make the high-efficiency product cheaper than the low-efficiency product.”

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Five spring tips for clear pond water

Five spring tips for clear pond water

By Drs. Foster and Smith, Posted March 9th, 2009

The following spring algae-busting tips will help you enjoy your outdoor space throughout the summer without having to constantly worry about algae.

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How to stay warm while reducing your heating costs

How to stay warm while reducing your heating costs

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 30th, 2009

Much of the energy used for heating our homes is wasted, and yet the prevention is, in many cases, simple and inexpensive.

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Pesticides & Kids – why you should be concerned

Pesticides & Kids – why you should be concerned

By Karen R. Forbes, Posted January 28th, 2009

We are adding more chemicals in one form or another to our soil, food, water and homes. Is this a healthy trend?

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Outdoor Pesticides – are they worth the risk?

Outdoor Pesticides – are they worth the risk?

By Kimberly Monaghan, Posted January 28th, 2009

Now is the time to take a second look at what we decide to pass on to our families, our pets and our environment.

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Saving water in the bathroom

Saving water in the bathroom

By wasauna.com, Posted January 28th, 2009

Bathroom showers, toilets, and sinks account for approximately 75% of the water used in our homes.

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Monitoring the air quality in your home

Monitoring the air quality in your home

By Kate Callander, Posted January 28th, 2009

According to the EPA, up to 85% of our exposure to pesticides comes from indoor sources.

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How safe are green cleaning products?

How safe are green cleaning products?

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 28th, 2009

The word ‘natural’ on a product label is not always a guarantee of safety

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Lawn care chemicals: how toxic are they?

Lawn care chemicals: how toxic are they?

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 28th, 2009

The benefits of using lawn care chemicals are easy to see, but the effects they may have on your family’s health and the environment are less obvious.

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Drought Survival for Lawns

Drought Survival for Lawns

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 28th, 2009

Drought is becoming more common in many parts of North America, and lawns need to be naturally vigorous and well maintained to withstand the stress caused by reduced watering.

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Go for an Edible Estate …the case against lawns

Go for an Edible Estate …the case against lawns

By Frtiz Haeg, Metropolis Books, Posted January 28th, 2009

Why do we dedicate so much property to something that requires precious resources, endless hours and contaminates our air and water?

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When to turn off your lights

When to turn off your lights

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 28th, 2009

In general, the more energy-efficient a bulb/light is, the longer you can keep a light on before it is cost effective to turn it off.

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