Green Up Your Gift Wrap

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If you’re interested in keeping your holiday waste to a minimum, there are several ways to go green when it comes to choosing your gift wrap. Instead of buying new wrapping paper this year, check out the options below that can help you recycle, reduce and reuse. They can be more creative and fun for… Continue reading »

Holiday Energy, Efficiency & Safety

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Courtesy of Tucson Electric Power Shiny, flashy and oh-so-jolly, holiday lights and decorations are a treasured part of the season. When hanging your holiday displays (with care), keep in mind a few simple tips to stay safe and keep your energy bill down. When you’re sleeping at night, the lights don’t need to be on…. Continue reading »

Beware Of Toxins In Your Kitchen- Here Are Some To Avoid

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After spending considerable time choosing organic produce and preparing nutritious food for our families, it can be pretty frustrating to learn that the products we are using to cook, bake, eat and store food with may actually put our families’ health at risk. Materials such as Teflon, BPA, lead, aluminum, phthalates and melamine are commonly… Continue reading »

Festive Tips For A Greener Holiday

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This time of year is filled with joy and family reunion, it is easy to get wrapped up in buying gifts, planning and attending parties and events, or competing with our neighbors for the best holiday decorations. This busy time of year and can mean we forget to consider our impact on the environment as… Continue reading »

Say Bye-Bye To Air Fresheners

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Who would think that using air fresheners in your home could be harmful to your health? A report that was released by the Natural Resources Defense Council found that 12 of 14 brands of common household air fresheners contained phthalates. Phthalates are chemicals that are used to prolong the length of time that scented products… Continue reading »

Natural Remedies For Cold & Flu Season

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Few people make it through the winter without a scratchy throat and an annoying runny nose. You can’t very well hold your breath all winter, but you can put your immune system in top-notch form to fight colds and flu by employing a variety of natural methods for hastening recovery and easing symptoms, such as… Continue reading »

3 Natural Soothers for Sore, Scratchy Throats

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Winter’s dry air and cold-weather illnesses can leave your throat raw. But relief is no farther than your kitchen cabinets. Dry air, colds, flu, screaming about the lousy weather—all of it can all give you a scratchy throat this time of year. But there’s no need to grab that bottle of neon-colored, tastes-like-Drano throat spray. “Natural… Continue reading »

Strategies For Conserving Water In The Winter

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Lots of people think that water conservation is only important in the summertime. No so! There are many ways in which people can easily help save in the winter too. Here are a list of easy to do items that can be done around the house throughout the wintertime which will slow up the level… Continue reading »

All Natural Hot Chocolate Mix

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Cozy up this holiday with a natural way to enjoy hot chocolate. It’s easy! Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups non-fat powdered milk 2 cups icing sugar 1 cup cocoa 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions: 1. Using food processor, combine all ingredients thoroughly until no lumps or visible bits of brown or white can be… Continue reading »

Tips & Tricks To Winterize Your Home

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One of the best perks of making your home more green is that it makes a ton of financial sense.  Windy, rainy and cool weather is already here.  For the amount of money you may spend on candy and Halloween decorations this year you could winterize your home, reduce your carbon footprint, be more comfy… Continue reading »

Low-Fat Sweet Potato Pie

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Enjoy the season with this delicious pie. You’ll think it’s the best pumpkin pie you’ve ever tasted. The difference is that sweet potatoes are much easier to chop and cook than fresh pumpkins. You’ll never miss the extra calories. Ingredients 1 (1pound) sweet potato 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup milk… Continue reading »

Do You Love Blogging? We Want You!

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How would you like to write for the coolest company in the green sphere? OK, we may be a little biased, but we’re asking for your green inspiration. Do you have a love for the environment and a passion for writing? We want you! If you are looking for an opportunity to write and be… Continue reading »

For The Love Of Repurposing & Recycling

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re·pur·pose: to change (something) so that it can be used for a different purpose re·cy·cle: to make something new from (something that has been used before) Recycling and repurposing seem to go hand-in-hand and there are so many great ideas to transform old or unwanted items that may be stashed around your home or headed… Continue reading »

Basic Composting

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Sustainable living is a concept receiving plenty of attention recently. An easy way to increase your sustainability bragging rights is to compost. About 30 percent of material sent to landfills is labeled decompostable “green waste,” which includes grass-clippings, dried leaves, landscape trimmings and kitchen scraps. Composting these materials at home provides the following benefits for… Continue reading »

Homemade Applesauce- The Perfect Healthy Snack

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You know it’s Fall when you see those delicious apples! Of course apples are great for snacking, but they’re also a sign that it’s time to break out those cold weather recipes. Applesauce is one of our favorite ways to enjoy the season. It is simply a puree made of cooked apples and it’s really… Continue reading »

Small Efforts Big Rewards

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Courtesy of Tucson Electric Power Small efforts can reap large rewards when it comes to energy efficiency. Consider taking these quick, easy steps to save money on your energy bill: Turn off the lights when you leave the room. Light bulbs use only a small amount of energy to start up – for a compact… Continue reading »

Honey Coconut Body Wash

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We love this natural recipe! Courtesy of Mother Earth Living Moisture from coconut oil, invigorating antibacterial properties from honey, and a tangy touch of citrus make this body wash unique. You will have a home spa day with every shower when you use this honey-sweet, sunshine-scented moisturizing body wash. 1/2 cup extra-virgin coconut oil?• 1/2… Continue reading »

DIY Household Cleaner

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Think you’re making the smarter, healthier buy with “green” cleaning products? You might still be spraying some nasty, environment-harming chemicals in your home. A lot of products that are supposed to be environmentally friendly still contain chemicals like 2-Butoxyethanol, which is linked to birth defects, reproductive problems, and a host of other diseases. So if… Continue reading »

Water Conservation- Facts & Tips You Can Use

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Celebrating  Water Wednesday with these fun water facts that may surprise you. Did you know… Less than 2% of the Earth’s water supply is fresh water. Of all the earth’s water, 97% is salt water found in oceans and seas. Only 1% of the earth’s water is available for drinking water. 2% is frozen. The… Continue reading »

Say Yes To A Healthy School Lunch!

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Starting your kids off right by packing school lunches with nutritious foods that taste good will help them establish healthy eating habits for life. Instead of a sandwich on white bread, bag of chips, and cookies, try some of the following healthy (and more interesting) items for your child’s lunch box: What to Pack Carrots… Continue reading »

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