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Simple, Non-Toxic Ways to Protect Yourself from West Nile Virus



West Nile Virus is on the rise in the United States, a consequence of the climate change that is bringing more extreme weather conditions to many parts of the country. The Centers for Disease Control report that, "since 1999, 30,000 people have been reported as getting sick with West Nile Virus. Occasionally, an infected person may […]

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Swap School Supplies for Green, Eco-Friendly Back-to-School “Shopping” That Doesn’t Break the Bank



Back-to-school shopping can put a real dent in a family’s budget and create a carbon footprint a mile wide. Why not set up a school supplies swap with your neighbors before you go shopping? You'll green the shopping beast and save money, too. Another bonus? you'll reduce clutter and teach the kids to share. * Check […]

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To Beat Mosquitos – Don’t Zap ‘Em, Trap ‘Em



Don't waste your money buying electric bug zappers or battery-powered insect traps. They don't actually prevent mosquitos from breeding, and they're pretty intrusive – who wants to sit on the porch on a nice summer night and hear "zzzz" every time a bug gets electrocuted? This simple mosquito trap is a more environmentally friendly option. […]

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