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Celebrate July 4th with a lighter footprint

This Fourth of July weekend, invite your family and friends to a fun celebration that also reduces your impact on the environment. Here are four ideas to get you started.

Traditionally, Independence Day is full of fireworks, barbecue and outdoor activities that Americans look forward to every year. However, lighting the skies of your neighborhood with […]

Try 12 easy ideas to reduce your food waste

Americans waste almost as much food as they eat.

More than 40 percent of food that is grown, processed, packaged and shipped ends up uneaten, and in many cases dumped in the landfill, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). That translates to $165 billion in wasted food per year in the United States. Additionally, […]

Looking for places to donate reusable items?

When you’re ready to start decluttering, connect with Re.Use.Full, a new free service that will help you find the best places to donate your reusable clothes, electronics, home decor, tools, toys and much more.

Re.Use.Full is an online service that will connect you with non-profit organizations that can use your reusable appliances, arts & craft supplies, baby […]

What’s the best way to avoid “greenwashing”?

When you’re trying to make the best environmental choices, how do you know which “eco-friendly” products are actually good for you and the planet?

Many claims are legitimate, but others feature deceptive or unsubstantiated claims. Even the legitimate labels vary a lot in meaning. Truly valid eco-labels are awarded by independent third parties, not the companies […]

Try “winter sowing” to start your garden now

Even in the bitter cold months of winter, you can start planting your spring garden outside using these ideas for homemade, mini greenhouses made from recycled containers.

Winter sowing is a method of starting seeds early in homemade, mini greenhouses made from empty milk jugs. The process is inexpensive, uses recycled materials, requires no electricity, produces […]