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Environmental In-Box: Planet Matters Water Filtration Bottle



What's stopping you from using a reusable water bottle? Worries that tap water isn't safe to drink? The inconvenience of carrying around a clumsy bottle that doesn't fit in your purse, briefcase, or cup holder? Concerns about BPA in plastic water bottles? Planet Matters claims it tackles all three issues head on with its water filtration […]

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“One in a Million” Mom Shifts $1,000 to Greener Food, Bedding, Biking



Thousands of women have joined the "One in a Million" campaign. Participating couldn’t be easier. They simply pledge to  shift $1,000 of their annual household budget to products and services that offer the greatest environmental benefits. That doesn’t mean spend MORE money. It means spend money differently to make a difference. Deborah H. from Nashville, […]

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Going Back to School? Go Green To Save Hundreds of Dollars



Parents can save oodles of money by taking an "eco cheap" approach to back-to-school shopping. Where to start? * Ignore the huge supply lists that come home in kids’ backpacks. Over at the blog Green Talk, "Thrifty is the New Green for Back to School Supplies" reminds parents to check their "voluminous" stashes of pens, […]

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Check out Maggie’s Organic for Back-to-School Fashions



Even after you’ve cut your shopping budget to the bone, you may still need to get a few things to cover your kids as they head off to school. If so, take a look at Maggie’s Organics. The company integrates certified organic cotton or wool in all its products and manufactures according to fair trade […]

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