Eco

How to Store Produce So It Stays Fresh Longer

How to Store Produce So It Stays Fresh Longer

By Aly Yale / August 13, 2020
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Let’s face it: you don’t always use produce right away. Sometimes, those meals you had planned get pushed back (pizza after a hard day’s work is sometimes necessary!), and sometimes, you just overbuy due to a sale or to avoid…

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6 Tips for New Gardeners

By Tara Mastroeni / April 2, 2020
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Spring is here and that means it’s time to plant a garden. If you love the idea of gardening, but aren’t sure where to start, you’re in luck. We have six tips for new gardeners that will help you get…

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11 Tips for Living a Low-Waste Lifestyle

By Tara Mastroeni / January 27, 2020
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This year, in lieu of resolutions to lose weight or save more money, many of us are choosing to focus our goals for the new year on living a more low-waste lifestyle. If you’ve been thinking about taking steps to…

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Prevent indoor allergy flare-ups

8 Ways to Prevent Indoor Allergy Flare-Ups at Home

By Aly Yale / November 6, 2019
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If you suffer from allergies, then nowhere is safe — not even your own home.  Fortunately, while there’s no way to avoid allergens altogether (especially if you have pets or kids), there are several steps you can take to improve…

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starting a hobby farm

5 Things to Think About Before Starting a Hobby Farm

By Tim Coutis / October 30, 2019
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Rural living and hobby farming hold great appeal as alternative lifestyles. Growing your own food and raising livestock in a rural area can provide a much-needed escape from city living and the suburban sprawl. Is a hobby farm right for…

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16 of the Best Indoor House Plants

16 of the Best Indoor House Plants (That Are Easy to Care For, Too!)

By Tim Coutis / April 15, 2019
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Are you looking for a splash of green to brighten up your home or office (…or home office)? Have you tried growing house plants in the past…only to succeed in killing them? Don’t worry — these 16 plants are easy…

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A Guide to Keeping Your Garden Fresh in Summer Heat

By Tim Coutis / June 6, 2018
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Keeping your garden cool and fresh becomes even more important as those balmy spring temperatures rise to summer highs. Water is key, whether you’re growing flowers or hoping to reap a harvest of summer vegetables. And, while the serious drought…

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Water

10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Conserve Water

By Austin White / March 16, 2016
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Who would have thought that water would become a precious commodity? After all, isn’t two thirds of the planet covered with water? Truth is that in the years to come, water will indeed be a precious commodity in the first world, as it is already in the third.

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New appliances – Be an Energy Star

By Austin White / September 18, 2014
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We’re always looking for ways to save both money and energy. Of course sometimes you have to spend money to save money. One way to do both is to consider the purchase of new appliances for your kitchen and laundry room.

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Consider an Energy Audit

By Austin White / September 12, 2014
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Over the last ten years energy providers, particularly electric companies, have been working to educate consumers about their energy use. Electricity use is a concept that’s hard to visualize until you get the bill and it’s quantified in dollars and cents.

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