Displaying items by tag: Eco Tip

Holiday Volunteering, Image: Holiday Volunteering  
The Gift of Giving  

As we indulge in magnificent feasts and open gifts in cozy living rooms, let’s pause to express gratitude for all that we have and look for ways to help those...

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The Helpful Nature of Houseplants, Image: Anna/AdobeStock.comThe Helpful Nature of Houseplants  

Nestled among books on a shelf, soaking up sunlight by a kitchen window or filling the bare corner of a living room, nothing adds beauty and interest to a home quite like a living...

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Planet-Friendly Picnicking, Image: exclusive-design/AdobeStock.comPlanet-Friendly Picnicking  
Strategies for a Plastic-Free Outing  

Summer is the ideal time to break bread with loved ones, toss a Frisbee and celebrate the great outdoors, but too many of us believe that picnics require single-use plastics. In the name of convenience and easy cleanup, we...

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Earth-Friendly Hiking, Image: Maridav/AdobeStock.comEarth-Friendly Hiking     

Hiking in the great outdoors is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable sports on Earth, especially in the summertime, when the weather is temperate and the sun shines upon us. Unfortunately, nature’s charm can quickly fade when...

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Hands-on Ways to Help Our Planet this Summer   

Helping nature while enjoying the great outdoors is a classic win-win opportunity. Here are a few ideas to join the fun while contributing...

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DIY Salt Scrub, Image: sunny bunny/AdobeStock.comDIY Salt Scrub  
with Himalayan Salt and Essential Oils  

A sea salt scrub is an easy and inexpensive way to maintain a glowing complexion. Salt scrubs work hard to exfoliate and remove dry skin from the surface, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and pores, and improve...

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The 411 on Styrofoam, Image: GrabillCreative/GettyImages.co,The 411 on Styrofoam  
Why We Should Just Say No  

Because it is heat-resistant, extremely lightweight and relatively sturdy, Styrofoam is commonly used for takeout food and beverage containers, egg cartons, craft materials, home insulation and product packaging. The harm it causes to...

Purposeful Shopping, Image: netrun78/AdobeStock.comPurposeful Shopping  
How Fair Trade Can Change the World  

Fair trade is an alternative international business model that puts people and the planet first. It is designed to help growers and producers in developing countries achieve sustainable, fair relationships with...

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Neighborly Groups Share More and Waste Less   

The average American creates almost five pounds of solid waste per day, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Only 26 percent of Americans...

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Shedding Light on Lightbulbs, Image: led supermarket/pexels.comShedding Light on Lightbulbs  

Don’t be left in the dark when choosing lightbulbs. Lighting accounts for up to 20 percent of a household’s energy bill, and untold numbers of bulbs end up in landfills. Let’s illuminate some bulb options to increase savings and...

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