ReLeaf Leaf Scoops Make Raking Leaves Fun & Recycling Leaves Easy

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I spent some of my weekend raking leaves, which is something many of us have to do after our trees have put on their beautiful displays of fall colors.Even though I generally enjoy outdoor time working on the lawn, I find leaf raking to be a little challenging because after I'm done raking all the leaves into a pile, I have to scoop them into a bin so they're all in one spot when I recycle the fall foliage.So, you can bet that I was very glad when the company that makes ReLeaf leaf … [Read more...]

Eco Friendly Car Wash Supplies + 5 Ways To Save Water And The Environment!

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Conventional wisdom says that an automatic car wash is the best thing for the environment.But I was wondering -- is there a way that I can wash my car DIY style and minimize water use and the disposal of soapy residue into the storm drain or the nearby pond?I've been washing my family's cars since I could hold a rag. I never honestly even gave much thought about the environmental impact of washing cars until I was already 9 years old and my hometown was subject to watering … [Read more...]

Easy Fall Foliage Recycling Ideas: Ways To Reuse Autumn’s Colorful Leaves At Home

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When autumn comes and the fall foliage begins changing color, that usually means its time to break the rake out and start bagging up tons of fallen leaves.Must read: 7 Easier Ways To Rake Leaves... And Keep It Fun! Many people just scoop the pounds upon pounds of brown, orange, and yellow leaves into big black yard bags and set them out on the curb in the garbage heap.But as I've learned over the years, there are many more productive things you can do with fallen leaves than just … [Read more...]

See Why An Old-Fashioned Push Reel Mower Is A Great Eco-Friendly Alternative For Mowing Your Lawn

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When summer is in full bloom, there are 2 things I can count on:I'm going to be complaining about the heat and humidity. (I live in Florida.) The grass on my lawn is going to grow ...and it's going to grow quickly!That's when I'll be pushing out my reel mower on a weekly basis to manicure my landscaping.I received my reel mower, a Craftsman hand-push model from Sears, for Christmas back in 1998 when I was a teenager.No, I wasn't forced to do yard work. I actually asked for … [Read more...]

Wildlife Conservation: 3 Unique Wildlife Tours In The U.S. That Support Conservation Efforts

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Recently, I wrote about ecotourism and how it can help fund environmental efforts.Now I want to talk about wildlife conservation tourism – yet another exciting concept designed to support ecology and conservation as a whole.Wildlife tourism is one of the most popular methods now for funding environmental conservation while also instilling among tourists a sense of appreciation and curiosity for animals and their special habitats.Think about it this way: wouldn’t you be a little … [Read more...]

4 Awesome Ecotourism Ideas You Can Enjoy In The United States – Green Vacations That Are Fun & Sustainable

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It seems like we’re all going green nowadays – even where we’re going has gone green!Ecotourism has become one of the newest ways we show our love to the planet while we’re on vacation.What exactly is ecotourism? According to The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), ecotourism is described as “responsible travel to natural areas which conserve the environment and sustains the well-being of local people.” … [Read more...]

Green Lunches: 4 Simple Ways To Enjoy Eco-Friendly Meals On The Go

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When noon comes rolling around, lunchtime has come a-calling for me.I’ve heard about green lunches and all, but until lately am not sure I’ve been the most environmentally friendly fast food luncher.I’m the self-professed American prince of the fast food restaurant; I’m sure there’s got to be a fast food king somewhere, but I’ve not been to the West Coast yet, so I’ve not had the chance to try all of the drive-thru restaurants in the U.S. yet.  Hello, In-N-Out Burger and Jack in the … [Read more...]

Green Anniversary Gift Ideas: Traditional Anniversary Gifts With An Eco-Friendly Twist

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A while back, I wrote a post about green anniversary gifts and the one that I gave my love during our first anniversary – poo paper.Well, it was our paper anniversary!Not only did she love the green anniversary gift, but it has since inspired me to think of other green alternatives to the traditional anniversary gifts that romance experts – and greeting card companies – say we should give to our better halves during a special occasion like an anniversary.  … [Read more...]

Recycling A 1980s Kitchen: Green DIY Ideas To Make An Old Kitchen Look (Almost) New

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My fiancée and I just began renting a condominium in Central Florida. We are thrilled to have found a bargain in a great community, but the old 1980s kitchen we are inheriting as tenants of this condo has us feeling like we are living in a time capsule direct from the decade of our births.Our condo was built in 1982, and – let me tell you – this place leaves many clues that it was built in the early 1980s:Brass lighting fixtures with smoked glass globe lighting Dark gray HVAC register … [Read more...]

Your 3 Green Lighting Alternatives When Replacing Old Incandescent Light Bulbs: LED, Halogen, And CFL Lighting Explained

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A little while ago, I wrote about the green lighting alternatives that have been coming to light (no pun intended) since the ban against some incandescent light bulbs took effect on January 1, 2014.For the record, the Incandescent Light Bulb Ban essentially does away with 100-watt, 75-watt, 60-watt, and 40-watt bulbs. At this point, low- and high-watt incandescent bulbs, decorative, and other types of specialty lighting are not affected.Many homeowners are feeling the pinch because the … [Read more...]