Displaying items by tag: EcoTips

Sustainable Kitchen, Image: netrun78/AdobeStock.comSustainable Kitchen  
Advice for Buying and Storing Food  

As we awaken to the climate crisis, we are called to participate in its solutions. In addition to frequenting farmers’ markets, much can be done at the grocery store and in the kitchen. By adopting these easy practices incrementally, we’ll be living...

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EcoShoes Off!, Image: maridav/Adobestock.comShoes Off!  
Keep Germs Outside  

It may take some getting used to, and some friends may think it odd, but banning shoes in the house is a good idea. Research has shown that when we’re out and about, our shoes come into direct contact with a variety of microbes, including viruses and bacteria. If we...

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Slow Fashion, Image: victoria strukovskay/Unsplash.comSlow Fashion  
Mending to Extend the Life of Clothing  

Globalization and cheap labor have lowered clothing prices so much that many people view garments as disposable—a phenomenon called “fast fashion”. Magazines and other influencers create demand for trendy items each season...

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Eco-Friendly Holiday Ideas Eco-Friendly Holiday Ideas  
’Tis the Season to Save the Planet  

When the holiday classic Jingle Bells starts playing in department stores, Americans deck the landfills with extra trash. According to the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), garbage increases by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day—or about 1 million...

Fix It, Don’t Nix It Fix It, Don’t Nix It  
Repairing Can Prolong Life of Products  

With every Amazon delivery and late-night QVC purchase, the verdict is in: America is the Godzilla of consumerism, and far too many of the products we buy are disposable or designed to...

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Essential Oils for Challenging Times
Virus Fighters, Image: JPC-PROD/Shutterstock.com In these coronavirus days, an essential oil mixture with legendary origins in the Bubonic Plague offers soothing scents for the homebound and might add...

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Recycling IQ, Image: Photomontage/Shutterstock.comAs ambitious folks undertake spring cleaning, questions arise about what is and isn’t recyclable, as well as how to do the right thing on...

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City Smarts, Image: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com, Image: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.comEarly American developers of Washington, D.C., and Savannah, Georgia, strived to recreate the plans of European cities that offered plenty of...

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Floral ThroughwaysDisplays of flowers populating highway meridians, road embankments and adjacent green spaces are often due to...

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Itchy IvyAvoiding even slight contact with poisonous vines that secrete toxic oil goes far in preempting nasty blistering, skin pain and itching. If contact occurs, natural remedies can...

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