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Eco-Find: Pens Made from Recycled Water Bottles

What can’t they make from recycled water bottles these days? One of the latest things to come out are these fun pens from Pilot:

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Skip Chemicals and Use Baking Soda to Clean Your Drain

Rather than pouring a vertiable cocktail of chemicals down your drain, use a couple of kitchen (or science experiment) supplies and a pot of boiling water to get things flowing smoothly again.

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Keep reading to see the step-by-step instructions.

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Make Sustainable Eating Choices On the Go with Seafood Watch

When it comes to eating sustainably, choosing the right seafood can be tricky. There are several types of fish that are more sustainable when caught wild, while others have a smaller impact on the environment when farmed. Remember which is which isn’t always easy. Luckily the Monterey Bay Aquarium saves you the trouble of keeping track with their Seafood Watch program.

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Keep reading to find out the two ways to keep a cheatsheet with you on the go. 

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Energy Saving Tip: Insulate Your Outlets

It’s amazing how all those little energy leaks add up. For example, if you have an older home and there are gaps around your electrical outlets, your heating or air conditioning is likely escaping making your utility bills just a little bit more expensive each month. The good news, is that those leaks are easy to fix.

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Keep reading to find out how to stop this energy thief.

 

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Which Fruits and Vegetables Should You be Buying Organic?

Organic foods can make your grocery bill skyrocket quickly, so it’s not always feasible to buy the organic version of everything on your list. When it comes to produce, there are 12 items that you should opt for organic when possible as they have high levels of pesticides that can be absorbed.

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Keep reading to find out which fruits and vegetables you should buy organic.

 

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What is Your Carbon Footprint?

First things, first: your carbon footprint is the calculation of the amount of greenhouse gases released as a result of your day-to-day activity—anything from driving your car to the hamburgers you serve for dinner. And it doesn’t just include your actions, but the all the actions up to yours. So the hamburger includes the emissions generated by raising the cow, transporting the meat, and so on.

 

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Keep reading to find out how to calculate your carbon footprint, and take steps to lessen it.

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Use ThredUP to Get Rid of Clothes Your Kids Have Outgrown

It will soon be time to switch out your closet for a more warm-weather friendly wardrobe. And if you ave kids, that means you’ll soon be faced with a pile of clothing that they’ve outgrown. Instead of hauling them off to the thrift store, try posting the items that are still wearable on ThredUP.

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Keep reading to find out how ThredUP works.

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The Simple Tip is Going Green in April

To celebrate Earth Month, we’ll be focusing on eco-friendly tips for the month of April everything from recycling to saving water and energy and of course great new uses for old things. Today, an easy way to save water.

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How to Save a Cracked Piecrust

When you’re making a pie from scratch, few things are more frustrating than a cracked crust that won’t seem to mend. But you can still save your pie crust, and all it takes is a little bit of water and sugar.

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Keep reading to find out how to repair your crust.

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Race the Clock to Make Yourself More Productive

If you have to tackle a task that you are dreading, use the old trick of racing the clock to boost your motivation and be more productive.

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