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Raise chickens and feed them your food scraps

Nov 27, 2010
Chickens are friendly, no-fuss food-making machines. Keeping a small backyard flock of these charming birds may be easier than you think, and the...

Buy Used

Nov 26, 2010
To steal a euphemism from the car industry, buying "pre-owned" instantly saves all the resources that would have gone into - and the pollution that...

Hug a tree. Really

Nov 26, 2010
It's really OK to hug a tree. Caring about the world is a largely forgotten part of being human. Remember Gandhi said,"Be the change you want to...
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Know your cosmetics

Nov 26, 2010
There are hundreds of chemicals in beauty products--some of which are bad for you and bad for the environment. The Environmental Working Group c...

Turn it off when traveling

Nov 26, 2010
If you are traveling, program your thermostat to maintain a lower temperature, turn of your computer and home electronics equipment, and don't...
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Think about gift packaging

Nov 26, 2010
Gifts represent another opportunity to reduce your holiday carbon footprint. Select items with minimal packaging, and give gifts of service or...

Be a smart shopper: Use a shopping list and plan your meals

Nov 26, 2010
If your shopping trips occur on a scale as massive as the Normandy Invasion, then they should be organized with similar precision. That means...

Participate in a smart meter pilot program

Nov 26, 2010
Smart meters are now being rolled out in pilot programs across the country. These advanced meters are the key to creating a true smart grid in the...
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Participate in demand response energy programs

Nov 26, 2010
Many competitive electric suppliers, curtailment service providers, and utilities offer customers the chance to participate in demand response...
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Water when needed

Nov 26, 2010
The amount of water you use on your lawn or garden adds up. Find more efficient ways to water your greenery and save some money while you're at it....
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