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DIY cleaning solutions, art supplies, cosmetics, and dry-cleaning

Nov 25, 2010
Controlling chemical exposure not only helps your health, it also conserves energy and is better for the environment. Plus, it's easier and less...

5 tips for making everyday greener

Nov 25, 2010
For truly greener living, our desire for new things needs a rethink. But that doesn't mean we have to go without. ReadyMade magazine Make those t...
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Freeze your Parmesan cheese rind, add it to a soup later

Nov 25, 2010
Next time you near the end of your Parmesan cheese, save the rind in the freezer. It's perfect for minestrone soup--add it to give the soup more...

Compost, even in an apartment

Nov 25, 2010
Composting is a great way to rescue all sorts of things from the landfill--from paper bags to food scraps. And, it's doable even if you don't have...

Have a clothing swap

Nov 25, 2010
Instead of going out to shop, stay in and swap the clothes you don't wear anymore with your friends. Benefits include: a fun time with your friends...

Buy energy-efficient electronics

Nov 25, 2010
Home electronics such as DVD players and flat screen TVs are popular gifts. Many brands are certified Energy Star which means they use up to 50...

Properly dispose of your used motor oil and fix your car if it is leaking

Nov 25, 2010
Each year, over 16 million gallons of oil run into our oceans from our streets and driveways. That is more than one and a half times the Exxon...

Cut back or curb your use of fertilizers

Nov 25, 2010
Excess fertilizer that makes it into our oceans through urban runoff can increase the growth rate of plankton. As a result, algae naturally found...
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Carpool to work! You can cut your gas consumption by half or more. Or, use no gas at all: Ride a bike

Nov 25, 2010
Why leave the carpool lanes empty while you sit alone in your car stuck in traffic? See if your employer has a carpooling program. If not, discuss...

Experiment with generating energy at home, such as solar and wind power

Nov 25, 2010
With a motor and some piping, it's surprisingly easy to build this inexpensive, efficient wind generator - and enjoy free energy forever....
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