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Environmental Charities

Environmental charities seek to raise awareness about environmental issues that plague our daily lives, promote co-existence with the Earth and other creatures, and fight against injustices against fauna and flora in regions of the world. Finding a charity that will actually put your money to work and use the money …

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Product Review | Camelbak Better Bottle

I’m always searching for products that are eco-friendly and safe for my family to use. When we were trying to figure out a re-usable water bottle for our daughter to use, I purchased several good candidates, including a re-usable bottle from Camelbak. I bought the Better Bottle, .75-liter, which can …

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Stylish Earth-friendly Designers

When people think of Earth-friendly clothing, they think hemp and bamboo — utilitarian wear that is not stylish. There are always visions of a 70′s hippie with flowers in her hair, erupting with braids, peace signs emanating from her fingers. You don’t picture the Red Carpet or anything resembling chic …

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Say Hello to Sigg and Help Save the Planet

When I was younger, the only bottled water I saw was Evian and Perrier. These were luxury items that restaurants flaunted on their menus. By the time I reached college in the early, mid-90’s, bottled water was everywhere: grocery stores, restaurants, vending machines, department stores, gas stations. Bottled water is …

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Why Should I Ban Plastic Bags?

My parents composted and recycled, used fluorescent lights and turned out the lights when they weren’t in use. They used space heaters instead of the heating unit for the house. I didn’t see them as granola heads, tree huggers or environmentalists. They certainly weren’t hippies, liberals, radicals or vegetarians. I …

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Green Products Every Baby Needs

When I was pregnant the first time, I didn’t have a baby shower. Did I feel bad? Of course not. It wasn’t a big deal. How much stuff did a baby need? A few friends gave me some presents: a piggy bank, a little hat, stuffed animals, a diaper bag. …

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Preserving Garden Vegetables

My husband and I are avid gardeners. Part of the gardening process for us is freezing and canning the things we grow all summer long. It is such a great feeling to begin the winter knowing we have cupboards full of canned goods and a freezer full of frozen veggies. …

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