5 Reasons to Pay Attention to Your Doormat

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: Pesticides Fertilizer Rock salt with nasty chemicals Dog poop Oil and gasoline Even though we have a strict “shoes off at the door” policy at our house, it's so easy to compromise. Those quick trips back in the house when you skip the shoes off in…

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Reduce Waste with Reusable Shopping Bags

Using reusable shopping bags is no longer a new trend, and it's usually among the first changes that people make toward living greener. You can build quite a stockpile of bags just by picking up one here or there through various free offers, but if you're looking for certain types of bags, here are my…

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Setting Green Goals for the New Year

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: In just a few short days we will be ringing in the New Year, and I'm sure that many of us are thinking about our resolutions and goals for 2011.  I really want to encourage you to think about setting some green goals for yourself and/or…

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Question of the Day: How Crunchy Are You?

One of my favorite green lifestyle blogs is Sorta Crunchy, where Megan shares her perspectives, insights and the things she's learning, all in a very non-judgemental way that is rare on green blogs. But I think maybe Megan should rename her blog to "Mostly Crunchy" with her co-sleeping, no-poo washing, non-Ezzo following, Nestle boycotting ways!…

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Does Your Water Have Estrogen In It?

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: Want to meet a transvestite fish? Perhaps I should say “transgendered,” since fish don’t wear clothes or make their own choices on sexual preference. Unfortunately for a group of white sucker fish in Colorado, we humans have made some big life choices for them. In 2004,…

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Defining Organic, Fair Trade, Sustainable + More

One thing that makes "green living" seem more confusing or complicated than it needs to be is that there are so many different terms which all fall under the green heading. And while some people focus on the importance of organic food and skincare products, others be more concerned with fair trade or social responsibility.…

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Question of the Day: Is Green Living Hyped Up?

There's so much information thrown at us every day that it can be hard to figure out who to believe, especially when it changes constantly. I know sometimes I avoid making a decision at all (which I guess is a decision in and of itself) because I'm not sure who to trust. And because there…

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Recycle Bins You Don’t Have to Hide in the Garage

Recycle bins are relegated to the garage in many homes for obvious reasons -- they're just plain ugly! So I set out in search of decorative bins that you wouldn't have to hide away, and I couldn't believe the prices on most of the ones I found. Ranging from $100-500, it's no wonder most people…

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The Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen Produce Cheat Sheet

I'll be honest that on the organic/crunchy spectrum, my family is really just at the beginning of this journey. In my head, I know that there are certain foods that are more important to buy organic because of the pesticides used in growing them and others that are okay to buy conventional, but I can…

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Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden

A few weeks ago, we talked about natural pesticides and methods for keeping pests away from your garden, but if you want to attract butterflies, planting certain flowers is an an easy way to create a beautiful space for both you and them to enjoy. My husband recently planted butterfly bushes along the sides of…

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