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Reuse envelopes.

Dec 2, 2010
Many of us receive return address envelopes from companies in the mail which we don't use. We can reuse those envelopes i.e. write your grocery...

Make your own yogurt.

Dec 2, 2010
We were spending a small fortune each week on yogurt. Recently, we bought our own yogurt maker (for about $39) and have been making yogurt ever...

Never buy new!

Dec 2, 2010
Except for my white cotton underpants that I buy at Target I buy all my clothes, most of my furniture and jewelry, etc. at thrift stores, garage...

Make your own kitty litter

Dec 2, 2010
My cat is very patient when it comes to changes in her kitty litter. I don't even have to do the thing where you add a percentage of the new litter...
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Above all else, Resist Coal.

Dec 2, 2010
From mining accidents to pollution, mountain-top-removal to greenhouse gases, coal is the most environmentally damaging fossil fuel. Contrary to...
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Just say no to bottled water.

Dec 2, 2010
Refuse bottled water. Municipal water systems are far more energy-efficient than bottled water, and more closely monitored for health safety, too!...

Cook once, eat all week

Dec 2, 2010
Make a big pot of beans and a big batch of whole grains every week and keep them in the refrigerator. It takes the same amount of time and not much...

Pick up your wok! (with recipe)

Dec 2, 2010
Make stir-fries your go-to dinners. They're as fast as anything and don't require turning on the oven. Plus, since everything comes together in one...

Be mindful of your hot tub and other flat surfaces near an A/C compressor.

Dec 2, 2010
Our hot tub cover reached temperatures of 172 degrees this summer. It sits less than 15 feet from our air conditioner compressor. I strung an ultra...
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Don't flush the toilet after you pee.

Dec 2, 2010
Use a commode (something similar to off-grid toilet for older people) and collect urine in a container. You could use empty milk gallon containers....
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