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Reusable Options to Get Closer to Zero Waste

At times, the journey to zero waste can feel like it’s two steps forward and three plastic doodads back.  For example, have you ever been out to eat, or running errands, only to come home with some bit of plastic or other packaging you really didn’t need? Sadly, we have all been there. It happens more […]

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How Dog Food Can Reduce Your Pet’s Carbon Footprint

Animal lovers and pet parents can’t imagine life without their little furry buds. However, even as more families are welcoming pets into their homes, environmentalists are consistently raising concerns about the alarming growth in their pet’s carbon footprint. Studies indicate the meat ingredients in pet foods alone contribute close to 64 million tons of carbon […]

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The Environmental Benefits of Proper Tree Maintenance

How well you care for a tree determines its strength, ability to tolerate harsh conditions, and how long it lives. A well-maintained tree embodies growth and life. It provides us not only with shade and shelter, but with tranquility and peace as well.  One way to keep your trees in good shape is to give […]

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Greening Your Road Trip: 5 Tips to Make Road Travel More Sustainable

I love to plan road trips. However, since the birth of my son, who is an asthmatic patient, I have not been on a road trip, mostly because his allergies are at peak in summers. The increasing carbon emissions and various forms of pollution further intensify the issue.  I, therefore, decided to take a road […]

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Eco-Friendly Camping Tips and Survival Tools

Many outdoor enthusiasts have started to take up camping as a relaxing pastime, where they can spend the night away from their regular lives and comfort zone. However, what most people may not realize is they are doing something that not only allows them to enjoy the outdoors and experience the wild, but it is […]

9 Eco-Friendly Travel Products and Tips

I think you have probably already heard about the global plastic pollution of our earth and oceans. According to studies, more than 11 billion plastic items lie on coral reefs in the Asia-Pacific region. About 8 million tons of plastic go into the ocean every year.   Traveling for many years on my own, I can […]

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Correlation Between Indoor Air Pollution and Plants

If your apartment is filled with plants, you already know about the multiple benefits these wonderful things bring. Besides making your home look a lot better, there’s a strong link between air pollution and plants. And even though new studies suggest plants don’t have the extended air purifying features we thought, having them in your […]

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Car Recycling – It’s More Important Than You Might Think

The recycling logo is a staple in modern day culture. Anyone with a television has seen the ads encouraging people to “do their part,” and the ominous news segments warning about the impending doom of climate change. Most people have a general idea of what it means to recycle. We think about throwing plastic water […]

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Keep Your Skin Glowing and Healthy with these Natural, Stay-at-Home Skincare Tips

While you’ve been at home, you’ve probably heard about the importance of self-care. From stress reduction to mental health breaks, it’s essential for us to take time for ourselves during this season. Creating a healthy, natural skin care routine is one form of self-care that can give you immediate results and long-lasting impact. Read on […]

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12 Small Changes To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Single-use plastic and CO2 emissions are the biggest sources of pollution. Not everybody can afford solar panels or Energy Star appliances, but we can all make smaller changes in our own homes. These changes are budget-friendly and they don’t take a lot of time; they are however efficient and they can turn your home into […]