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Features by Christina Huh

Opt Out of Junk Mail

Visit sites such as OptOutPrescreen to remove yourself from the hit lists of insurance and credit-card services, two of the largest sources of...
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Use a Commuter Mug

When heading out the door in the morning, grab a commuter mug to hand the barista at your favorite coffee shop; you may even get a small discount....

Clean up with Cloth

Paper napkins and towels are often made from virgin forests. If you don't feel like wiping your face or counter with ancient trees, opt instead for...
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Compost Your Kitchen Waste

Many people just let the in-sink garbage disposal take care of their food waste. Convenient though that may be, the practice overburdens water...

Paint Your Roof White

One of the easiest ways to green your roof is to paint it white. This affordable home-improvement trick earned the support of Energy Secretary...
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When Booking a Hotel, Look for Certification

Even if, during your hotel stay, you're turning off lights and lowering the A/C , you may be doing harm simply by giving your business to a place...

Play a trick on your toilet-tank

Low-flow showerheads and dual-flush toilets are wonderful, but what if you want to save water in the bathroom without having to install something...
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Print Double-Sided

The average U.S. office worker goes through 10,000 sheets of copy paper per year. Make it a habit to print double-sided, or to use the back side of...

Make time for action

Get involved - volunteer at a local park, community center, zoo, or museum. Participating in environmental initiatives will positively contribute...

Be eco-aware

Issues of water, energy, and biodiversity affect every person on the planet. Understanding that everything is interconnected is key to improving...

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