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As a parent who tries very hard to live simple and green, it important to me that my toddler learns the same. Sustainable living is all about ensuring that we create the least amount of impact on our environment while fulfilling our own needs and requirements. While it may seem tough or challenging to explain… Read more

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I’ve rekindled my love affair with solar power and solar lights. Like most folks, I’ve got the obligatory solar lights that line front walkway to my house. It works well and provides sufficient light since I live in an area with no street lights. That was the extent of my solar light affair until recently… Read more

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Brightening your home with energy-efficient windows could earn you a tax rebate.

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Your carbon footprint is measured by the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) your lifestyle produces. Things like driving a car, heating your home, use of electricity all produce carbon dioxide. The amount of carbon dioxide you produce over a certain amount of time is your carbon footprint. Keep in mind that your footprint includes your… Read more

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If you have not done so already, I strongly suggest that you take a look at the Consumer World website.  In addition to looking through the website, you should sign up for their newsletter. Consumer World has a fountain of information that everyone who buys anything should be aware of.  As a result of a… Read more

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Save Money on Car Maintenance

This week I decided to look for the impossible and improbable. The economy is down the tubes, people are being laid off from their jobs and living green, for many, is being put on the back burner. If people would only recognize the fact that if we all instituted green living habits from birth, there… Read more

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Turn It Off and Unplug It

The other day I was watching the Oprah show and there was a woman who saved over $200 a month on her electric bill just by unplugging her electronic devices when they weren’t in use. Shortly after watching that show, I received an electric bill. Hmmm, time to do some trimming. Immediately I went around… Read more

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The momentary dip in gas and fuel prices is no reason to return to your old ways of over consumption.  Keep conserving. I’ve got to say, I do enjoy looking at the new and improved lower gas prices when I pass a gas station, but I can’t help but shake my head in disgust to… Read more

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Homemade Solar Oven

I came across an article today on How to Make a Homemade Solar Oven. It got me to thinking.  That would be a nice project to keep the kids busy.  Not only that, it’s a great lesson on how to utilize reusable energy (not to mention that if it works, it’s a great toy)… 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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