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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


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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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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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


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


Here’s the scoop. The bulb on my daughter’s lava lamp night-light blew out. The tiny little replacement bulb is rather hard to find. Of course she mentioned it to me early in the day and I had completely forgotten about it until it was almost evening she reminded me that she didn’t have a night… Read more


Recycle the Heat From Your Dryer

I finally did it! I finally ordered the Dundas Jafine Heat Keeper to recycle the heat from my dryer thats usually funneled outside. I’ve been looking at it for a few weeks now and finally took the plunge. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Heat Keeper, check out this article:”Make Clothes Dryer… Read more