How To Save Water In The Bathroom: 3 DIY Ways To Avoid Wasting Bathroom Water

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If you were to ask someone back in the day the best way to conserve water in the bathroom, the most common answer would probably be: "Turn off the faucet when you're brushing your teeth!"And yes, that's true – we waste tons of water if we let the faucet run while we're scrubbing our pearly whites.At the same time, there are even more ways to cut back on our H2O usage and conserve water, energy, and cash all at the same time.Although these are not technically brand-new ideas, not many … [Read more...]

Staying Green At The Office: 5 Ways To Adopt Environmentally Friendly Habits At Work

Adopting green office habits can be simple if small steps are taken each day. photo by Phillie Casablanca on Flickr.

Nearly everyone these days is trying to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, and those efforts can extend to staying green at the office, too.Adopting more eco-friendly work habits -- even when clocking in your hours at work -- can be especially easy if your efforts include small changes that add up to green results.There are many little things you can do around the office to stay green while earning your green.Here's a green checklist of 5 simple things you can do to help … [Read more...]

Green College Tips: 10 Ways To Go Green At School

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With students slowly returning to colleges and universities, one of the focuses for the coming school year should be to make it a more eco-friendly one.After all, when areas receive the influx of people on the scale that so many neighborhoods with campuses do, it can inflict havoc on local environments.I myself went to a school that had close to 20,000 students who swarmed the surrounding communities. As individuals we may not have realized the impact we had as a large group, but it was … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Green Your Daytime Routine

I started a little series on ways to green your daily routine before the holidays started. And then I got caught up with holiday-related posts for a long time. Now that things have calmed down again, though, I’m coming back to this.The first piece was on how to green your morning routine. So, naturally, this one is on how to green your daytime routine. … [Read more...]

The Best Christmas Present Of All: Give The Gift Of Yourself!

I’ll be the first to say it...getting gifts pretty much rocks!With Christmas coming up, it’s easy to fall into the craziness of the holiday hustle and bustle while searching the stores for that one last perfect gift.Instead of rushing out to the stores, why not take a second, breathe, and decide that you’ll give that loved one the best gift of all -- yourself.That's right, your pure, uninterrupted presence. Don’t get me wrong, physical gifts are great, but time is growing to be an … [Read more...]

Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideas: 8 Ways To Wrap Gifts Without Using Wrapping Paper

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With Christmas coming up quickly, I know most of us probably still have a lot of last-minute wrapping of presents to do.Well before you go out and buy that cute Santa wrapping paper, think back to last year. What happened after the unwrapping of the presents?You were probably left with a pile of that cute wrapping paper torn to shreds and destined for the trash can. (I know my family has in the past!)Call me crazy, but not only does that seem like a lot of unnecessary waste, but all … [Read more...]

Buy Used Books and Get Fairtrade Chocolate Free

Got a love for books and a sweet tooth to match? Well you’re in luck because Better World Books, an eco-friendly online bookseller, is teaming up with Divine Chocolate for the month of November to provide free delectable chocolates in each package of books ordered.Sound too good to be true? It's not. Here's how to get your free chocolates... … [Read more...]

Tips On Wasting Less From A Suburban Mom

People, especially Americans, throw out a ton of garbage that isn’t... well... garbage.The average American household actually produces approximately 18 pounds of garbage daily.But how much of that could be disposed of in a more eco-friendly way, or not disposed of at all?   … [Read more...]