more about: green

Have You Heard of Vine.com?

I’m going to take a guess and say that many of you have used Soap.com or Diapers.com in the past to buy everyday essentials and have them delivered quickly. Well, the same company (a division of Amazon) that owns those sites just announced a new eco-friendly shopping site Vine.com that has the same great quick ship options. I haven’t tried […]

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The Easiest Way to Save Water

Want to save more than 1,000 gallons of water this year just by making a 2-minute upgrade? The easiest way to do it is to add an aerator to your kitchen and bathroom faucets. An aerator pumps air into the stream of water coming from your faucet. Translation—you’ll use less water without losing water pressure. How have you saved water around your […]

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Clear Clutter and Go Green by Recycling DVD Cases

If you’ve streamlined your movie collection by putting your discs in sleeves or going completely digital, you’re left with how to get rid of all those jewel cases. Luckily, there are two easy, green alternatives to the landfill. 1. Send them off to GreenDisk. If you have less than 30 pounds to be recycled, simply box it up and send […]

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Leave Your Shoes at the Door

As if keeping your floors clean weren’t reason enough, you’ll actually have a more eco-friendly and healthier home if you leave your shoes by the door. When you wear your favorite kicks in from outside they bring chemicals, car exhaust, and pesticides along with them, which can then affect the air quality in your home. So start tonight by slipping […]

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Ditch Paper Catalogs Without Missing Out on Your Favorite Products

If you love shopping catalogs, but hate having all the paper clutter in your home, here’s a easy new way to ditch the mess (and save a few trees at the same time). Try using the Google Catalogs app (available on both Android and iPad). It’s just like flipping through your favorite printed versions, without the inevitable trip to the […]

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How to Reseal a Plain Plastic Bag

Leave it to the folks at Lifehacker to share this smart tip on how to turn any old plastic bag into a “resealable” plastic bag with a common household appliance. To keep pantry staples like brown sugar, rice, or dried lentils fresh without having to use a zippered plastic bag, simply fold down the open end of the bag, wrap […]

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Reader Question: Stackable Recycling Bins

Today we got a question on our Facebook page from reader Rebecca about how to better set up a recycling system in her kitchen. Take a look at the space she’s working with: Like Rebecca, I have a small amount of space to use for a trash/recycling set up in my kitchen. I chose to go with a stacking bin […]

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A New Use for Produce Netting via Re-Nest

Don’t ditch that plastic mesh clementine or tomato netting just yet! Instead, use it as gift wrap for an unexpected look. It looks great paired with plain craft paper boxes, but would look just as great over metallic paper. Do you have a brilliant new use for something in your kitchen? Share it in the comments. [via Apartment Therapy Re-Nest]

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Don’t Ditch that Halloween Costume Just Yet!

Even though Halloween is now done for another year. Don’t toss your child’s costume quite yet. If you have the storage space, save it until next year and participate in the National Costume Swap Day (usually in early October). If half of the kids in the U.S. had participated this year, 6,250 tons of landfill waste could have been avoided.

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The Difference in Farm Fresh Eggs

There are approximately 217,424,000 eggs consumed per day in the United States and in the last twenty years chicken has steadily beaten beef as the most consumed meat in the country. I guess this isn’t surprising since both chicken and eggs are a great source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. In fact eggs are often referred to by nutritionist as, […]

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