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April 2008

Mother’s day is coming up and what better way to show mom how much you care than by giving her flowers. I’m not talking about the flowers that you get at your local florist; I’m talking about the type of flowers that will never die. Why not buy her flowers that are made from recycled… Read More

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Neither, thank you. I brought my own bag. For the heck of it I finally got around to buying one of the cloth grocery shopping bags at my local Hannaford grocery store. I was only buying a few items and I thought, why not? Well, I think its one of the best investments I’ve made… Read More

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Discovered in the 1970’s by Japanese scientists, high fructose corn syrup seemed like the answer to manufacturers prayers. Not only is it cheaper to make, it is sweeter than sugar and thus less is needed to achieve the same amount of sweetness. Additionally, high fructose corn syrup has a long shelf life. What manufacturer wouldn’t… Read More

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Before you stick your key in the ignition of your car, look around the car to see if you’re driving with unnecessary weight bearing items. The extra weight will cause your car to work harder and use more gas. Look under the front seats, check the back seat, open the trunk, glove compartment, and ashtray… Read More

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Living green is a one decision at a time process. Sometimes the decisions are obvious and other times not. Yesterday I ran to the grocery store to buy juice. Not only do I go through the mental gymnastics on how to buy juice that will have the least amount of impact on my pocketbook, I… Read More

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I don’t know if it’s just me, but I’ve got to warm up to this composting process. Don’t get me wrong, I am 100% for composting, but it’s the logistics that I seem to have some issue with. Last year I purchased a composting bin. I was very excited about composting (and still am). I… Read More

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Decomposing Leaf

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I’ve got to warm up to this composting process. Don’t get me wrong, I am 100% for composting, but it’s the logistics that I seem to have some issue with. Giving Composting a Try Last year I purchased a composting bin. I was very excited about composting (and… Read More

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Recycling Furniture

Well here’s a new one on me. I came across a site that has Almost Free Furniture. Apparently you can buy and/or sell all types of gently used furniture for a fraction of the original cost. In today’s economy where prices are rising (especially gas) and salaries are not, it makes sense to look for… Read More

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Yet another use for white vinegar. Pour some on your pesky weeds, give them about a week and watch them dry up, turn brown and whither away. I poured white vinegar on some of the weeds that always grow in-between the bricks on my patio. A few days later, look at the difference. The one… Read More

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Money and Energy Saving Tips

I came across this neat little pamphlet from the US Department of Energy called Energy Savers, Tips for Saving Energy and Money at Home. It gives great practical tips on how to make your dollar stretch further and save on energy costs. Did you know that draining a quart of water from your water heater… Read More

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