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How to Create Sustainable Landscaping in Six Easy Steps

How does beautiful, low-maintenance, inexpensive, eco-friendly landscaping sound? If you’re interested, you’re not alone. In the last few years, America has taken the green initiative to heart; your landscaping is one more way to improve the environment one home at a time.

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Added by Kara on July 25, 2014 at 9:49am — No Comments

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Six Steps to Begin Recycling at Home

With constant concerns about going green, cutting down on greenhouse emissions and reducing carbon footprints, you may wonder what steps you can take in your own home to reduce waste, reuse items and recycle. Here are six ways you can get started.

1.      Use Fewer Disposable…

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Added by Kara on July 24, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Can fruit hurt your weight loss efforts?

Is too much fruit bad for weight loss?

Everyone knows that a good diet contains a healthy serving of fruit. In fact, there are signs in stores and restaurants that remind people to get five fruits and vegetables a day. Should you follow that advice if you are on a weight loss…

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Added by Evlin Symon on July 20, 2014 at 10:38pm — No Comments

The Best Materials for Building a Sustainable Home

The race to end climate change and restore the natural balance of the earth is in full swing. Recycling efforts and carbon footprint reduction techniques have become more widespread than ever. More and more houses are being built using some of the latest developments in sustainable building materials.

Triple-Glazed Windows…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on July 18, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

No Green Thumb? Six Easy Ways to Make Your Garden Gorgeous

Gardening is a great way to give back to the environment, especially when you use native plants. Getting started can be difficult, however, especially if you've never done it before. Here are six tips to starting your own garden.

1.      Plan It. Map It. Make it Permanent

Time, not…

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Added by Kara on July 18, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments

How Modern Scrap Yards are Greener Than Ever Before

While the words "scrap yard" probably don't evoke images of cleanliness and environmental friendliness for most people, they're actually part of a vital industry that help keeps the Earth green. Particularly with modern recycling methods, today's scrapyards are better than ever before when it comes to being eco-friendly.

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Added by Meghan Belnap on July 16, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments

6 Green Tech Upgrades That are Changing the Way We Live

Even the most dedicated environmentalists sometimes have trouble remembering all the little things we're supposed to do to help the planet--turn off the lights, water the garden at night, and others. Fortunately, technology keeps making it easier to live closer to nature, with the following home accessories making it simpler than ever before to save energy, water, and money.

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Added by Meghan Belnap on July 14, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

We All Live Downstream: How You Can Reduce Public Water Pollution

Household sources of pollution eventually find their way into storm drains, underground water basins, rivers and oceans. Pollution not only makes the water unhealthy to drink for animals and humans but can result in lake and beach closings as well. Small…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on July 11, 2014 at 2:35pm — No Comments

4 Outdoor Hacks for a Greener Home

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Added by Emma Sturgis on July 11, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Elements of A Thriving Organic Garden 6 Tips to implmenting Organic Measures

Growing a garden seems easy enough—you plant a few seeds, add water, and wait. However, if you want to cultivate a completely organic piece of land, you will have to make extra efforts in some areas. Decide where and what you want to grow, and follow these six tips to ensure a good organic…

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Added by Erika Remmington on July 9, 2014 at 11:17am — No Comments

SAVE WILDLIFE NOW

Facebook CEO - Mark Zuckerberg: Remove the page of Kendall Jones that promotes animal cruelty!

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Facebook_CEOMark_Zuckerberg_Remove_the_page_of_Kendal_Jones_that_promotes_animal_cruelty/?wNPCMhb

Help stop Kendall Jones from hunting in Africa.…

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Added by Ruth McD on July 5, 2014 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

Products for Weight Loss

It can be very difficult to lose weight at an effective rate all on your own, many people struggle to lose weight even if it's just for a short period of time; it is very easy to get caught back up in your old eating habits…

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Added by Sally L Jackman on July 5, 2014 at 5:32am — No Comments

Energy Efficiency Within the Home: 6 ways to Turn your Home Greener

Everyone who is environmentally-conscious wants to save energy, even if only on a small scale, and there are some things you can do at home to help you reach this goal. Listed are six simple ways to make your home greener.



Make Your House…

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Added by Erika Remmington on July 3, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments

What Parts of Your Car Can Be Recycled?

When you think about recycling your car, you probably think about think about taking your old junker to a salvage yard when it finally gives up the ghost. Some salvage yards are environmentally friendly and do a great job with recycling old parts; other junk yards send old vehicles…

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Added by Lizzie on July 2, 2014 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Building the Future: Creating a Home for Long-Term Sustainability

All too often, when people build a home or upgrade their current home, they consider factors such as looks, practicality and cost in the short term, completely forgetting about the long-term effects of their choices. Homes should not only look nice and feel comfortable now; they also need to be sustainable for years to come. Sustainability doesn't have to cost a fortune, either. Here are five ways to create a home for long-term sustainability:

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Added by Emma Sturgis on July 2, 2014 at 8:27am — No Comments

SPEAK OUT FOR THE ANIMALS NOW

STAND UP FOR THE GOATS WHO CAN'T

http://www.aavs.org/c.bkLTKfOSLhK6E/b.8582563/k.B0F5/Stand_Up_for_G...



OPPOSE THE PAMPLOMA BULL RUN AND BULL FIGHTING

http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=122&ea.camp...



Keep 19-year-old avid huntress Kendall Jones out of South Africa!…

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Added by Ruth McD on July 1, 2014 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

SAD NEWS FOR TONY



SAD NEWS FOR TONY

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has quietly signed Senate Bill 250 into law granting an exception for the owner of Tony the Tiger from existing Louisiana law that prohibits private possession of dangerous and exotic large cats.

For Tony, this means he will stay caged at the truck stop.....for now, but ALDF are already challenging the validity of…

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Added by Ruth McD on June 22, 2014 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Live Without It: Simplifying Your Life to Reduce Your Environmental Impact

Despite the wonders and seeming abundance of nature, our planet's resources are finite. As stewards of the planet, we are tasked with ensuring that future generations are able to enjoy all that the Earth has to offer. There are several things you as an individual can do in your daily life that can minimize your environmental impact. You do not need to attend climate change rallies in order to make a difference when there are several ways to make a positive impact in your own home. Water and…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on June 16, 2014 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Urban Homesteading: Is Self-Sufficiency Possible in the City?

Self-sufficient living is no longer only possible for those in rural areas and backwoods locales. Taking some cues from the urban homestead movement can help you turn your city home into a more efficient, self-sufficient oasis which benefits the environment and your own health.

Going Off-Grid…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on June 12, 2014 at 8:53am — No Comments

4 Ways Turning Your Home Green Makes Your Family Happier

Going green is good for the environment, of course, and you probably have some idea that it's good for the soul. But did you know that it can also have substantial benefits to the body itself? If you're interested in boosting brainpower and improving cognitive function in your children,…

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Added by Erika Remmington on June 9, 2014 at 1:54pm — No Comments

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