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In a recent workshop I held on eco-living, I asked the question, “What does green-living or eco-living mean to you?” Without hesitation, the audience shouted “composting”…”recycling”…”turning off your lights”…”conserving energy and water.” When we hear the terms “eco-living” or “green-living,”…...

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Spring is in full bloom! Watch this short video segment from Better Connecticut that discusses ways to take the toxic out of cleaning and put a little more green in!...

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While Valentine’s Day has been a time to show love to a special person in your life, the holiday has not been traditionally considered to be earth friendly. Advertisers try to convince consumers that their item will ensure everlasting happiness…...

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I remain fascinated by synthetic fragrance—both the science behind it and consumer lust for it. Perfume for the body aside, synthetic fragrance is ubiquitous in personal care products, cleaning products, air fresheners, scented candles, you name it. Apparently we can’t…...

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by Idealbite.com Rather not sport an Olympic-size heating bill this winter? Put a few of these energy-saving tricks in play, and you’ll cut costs while staying as warm as that runner with the torch. 1. Have HER Do It Most…...

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B.A. Winner Is there a Dr. in the house? M.A.ybe so – help your kid, friend, or sibling hit the books with a degree of eco-style, by sending them off with supplies like recycled bulletin boards and reusable laundry gear…...

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Before heading for the hills or planning your next outdoor BBQ, think twice about using DEET to keep the mosquitoes at bay. DEET has been recently linked to brain damage, and since there are many natural options that are as effective or more effective than DEET there’s no need to take the risk....

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You would never cross the street without looking both ways, walk alone down a dark alley alone at three a.m., or tell your child to accept rides from strangers. So why let hazardous, toxic, and even carcinogenic chemicals into your…...

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Recently, I was at a friend’s house and we were in the kitchen.  My friend turned the faucet on and then got really passionate about our discussion.  She proceeded to stand at the sink, talking non-stop for over two minutes…...

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Today, caring about the environment is a no-brainer.  When we think about the environment, we tend to think about how we impact the planet.  We tend to focus on global issues like deforestation, pollution, the shrinking ozone layer and waste…...

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