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Recycle aluminum foil.

Dec 3, 2010
We thought we'd give you a really easy one. If your foil isn't too gunky, wipe it off with a damp cloth, fold it up, and put it away for the next...
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Stop eating meat.

Dec 3, 2010
Average farm animal eats 16 times it's weight during its life. Also, there's methane from animal farts and from animal feces. Animal agriculture is...
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Shut out the cold.

Dec 3, 2010
At night, remember to close the curtains blinds and drapes. Even a flimsy blind can reduce the amount of heat radiating out your windows at night....
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Green your school lunch: eat local.

Dec 3, 2010
Most produce in the United States travels an average of 1,500 miles between farm and fork--that creates a lot of transit pollution and can...
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Take a shortcut when you drive

Dec 3, 2010
Create and share driving shortcuts to help reduce carbon emissions and save time. Go to freestreets.com
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Majora Carter on National Parks, local honey, and exercising in your underwear

Dec 2, 2010
Majora Carter, is host of the public radio series The Promised Land, and founder of Sustainable South Bronx. Her tips include: Exercise in your...
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Eat at home.

Dec 2, 2010
Cook at home more often and enjoy the company of family without the wait. Kill 2 birds w/ 1 stone: Save the leftovers for tomorrow's lunch! Reduces...
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6 tips for a greener home from Dwell Magazine

Dec 2, 2010
Check out these tips for a more environmentally friendly abode from the editors of Dwell magazine. Build with straw bales Live in your house fo...
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Mark Bittman Pulls Out His Wok

Dec 2, 2010
Mark Bittman's new book is The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Revolutionary Recipes for Better Living. His suggestions: Make stir-fries your go-to ...
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Make your own soda!

Dec 2, 2010
We bought a Soda Stream a few years ago, because we felt so guilty about all of the containers of Perrier, La Croix, Topo Chico, etc. that filled...

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When the coal layoffs trickle down

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