save hundreds of dollars on school supplies

Six Green Ways To Save Hundreds of Dollars on School Supplies

It’s the beginning of a new school year, which means that kids are bringing home school supplies lists a yard long and parents are throwing up their hands and saying, “What? Do I really need to buy THAT?” Yes — and no! With school budgets shrinking, parents are becoming the go-to source for pretty much […]

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triclosan-free hand sanitizer

Green Back to School: Triclosan-Free Hand Sanitizer

Are your kids being asked to bring hand sanitizer with them when they go back to school? Look for triclosan-free hand sanitizer when you shop. What’s Wrong With Triclosan? Triclosan is a chemical compound that is added to many consumer products, especially hand sanitizer. It was designed to reduce or prevent the spread of germs. However, […]

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green smoothie recipe

Try This No-Fat Green Smoothie Recipe to Improve Your Health

One of the simplest and most affordable ways we can improve our health is by changing what we eat and drink. No wonder HBF, an Australia-based health insurance company, has created the HBF Living Well health hub. In addition to offering lots of helpful suggestions for general health and exercise, the hub includes recipes using […]

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video conferences protect the environment

5 Ways Video Conferencing Protects the Environment

Traveling to meetings and conferences takes its toll on the environment in many ways. • Flying or driving and staying in hotels uses lots of energy, which inevitably generates carbon dioxide that contributes to climate change plus air pollutants that lead to smog. • In-person meetings are often littered with excessive paper documents, plastic bottles […]

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organic wine pair

What Organic Wine Should You Pair With What Foods?

Have you ever wondered what organic wine to pair with your meal? Given the dozens of wine categories and thousands of wineries, choosing the right wine to complement your food can be a daunting task. But it’s worth spending a few minutes to get to know your options. Good food is one of the greatest […]

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LEDs better than CFLs

7 Ways LEDs are Better than CFLS

Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) began appearing on the market in the 1980s as a more energy-efficient solution to incandescent bulbs. Their smaller size and brighter light suited a wide variety of environments while conserving energy. I bought my first CFLs in 1985, and until recently, kept buying them because they saved me so much money as […]

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kids asthma

What is a Code Orange Day & How Does It Hurt Your Lungs?

Here in Washington, D.C., we’re having what’s called a “code orange day” — and that’s not good. According to Clean Air Partners, a non-profit organization that helps cities and communities in Washington and Baltimore raise awareness about air pollution so they can reduce it, code orange means that the air I’m breathing outside is, well, […]

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Meatless Monday Recipes

Meatless Monday Recipes: Grilled Tofu Salad

My search for Meatless Monday recipes often leads to tofu. Made from soybeans, tofu is a great source of plant-based protein. In fact, soybeans generate ten times the protein per acre that chickens or cattle do and require less water to produce, reducing its environmental impact significantly. This recipe was adapted from one created by, […]

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