Displaying items by tag: Eco Tip

Deciphering Egg Carton Labels, Image: Web Buttons Inc/AdobeStock.comDeciphering Egg Carton Labels  

There are many egg choices in the grocery store with different labels—cage-free, free-range, pasture-raised, organic. Here is what these terms mean...

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Tips for Cutting Down on Paper Waste  

Junk mail is wasteful. In our digital age, email and the internet have become the preferred modes of communication. When a shiny, multipage magazine or catalog arrives in the mail, we...

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The Gift of Giving  

As we indulge in magnificent feasts and open gifts in cozy living rooms, let’s pause to express gratitude for all that we have and look for ways to help those...

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The Helpful Nature of Houseplants, Image: Anna/AdobeStock.comThe Helpful Nature of Houseplants  

Nestled among books on a shelf, soaking up sunlight by a kitchen window or filling the bare corner of a living room, nothing adds beauty and interest to a home quite like a living...

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Planet-Friendly Picnicking, Image: exclusive-design/AdobeStock.comPlanet-Friendly Picnicking  
Strategies for a Plastic-Free Outing  

Summer is the ideal time to break bread with loved ones, toss a Frisbee and celebrate the great outdoors, but too many of us believe that picnics require single-use plastics. In the name of convenience and easy cleanup, we...

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Earth-Friendly Hiking, Image: Maridav/AdobeStock.comEarth-Friendly Hiking     

Hiking in the great outdoors is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable sports on Earth, especially in the summertime, when the weather is temperate and the sun shines upon us. Unfortunately, nature’s charm can quickly fade when...

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Hands-on Ways to Help Our Planet this Summer   

Helping nature while enjoying the great outdoors is a classic win-win opportunity. Here are a few ideas to join the fun while contributing...

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DIY Salt Scrub, Image: sunny bunny/AdobeStock.comDIY Salt Scrub  
with Himalayan Salt and Essential Oils  

A sea salt scrub is an easy and inexpensive way to maintain a glowing complexion. Salt scrubs work hard to exfoliate and remove dry skin from the surface, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and pores, and improve...

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The 411 on Styrofoam, Image: GrabillCreative/GettyImages.co,The 411 on Styrofoam  
Why We Should Just Say No  

Because it is heat-resistant, extremely lightweight and relatively sturdy, Styrofoam is commonly used for takeout food and beverage containers, egg cartons, craft materials, home insulation and product packaging. The harm it causes to...

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How Fair Trade Can Change the World  

Fair trade is an alternative international business model that puts people and the planet first. It is designed to help growers and producers in developing countries achieve sustainable, fair relationships with...

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