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Open your Windows everyone!

We got a taste of spring fever this weekend around Boston.  It was finally warm enough for all the neighbors to get outside and catch-up with each other.  We met new neighbors that moved in during early winter, we just hadn't seen…
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Shopping trip to the GAP!

I was very excited to hear about Gap's promotion to bring in your used denim, and get 30% off a new pair of Gap denim jeans. (even better 35% off with a Gap Card!)  I am already a fan of Gap's new denim line, but I was most pleased to see…
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#5 Plastics~ where can they go?

You may be working very hard to recycle the plastic items in your house, but what can you do with all those #5 plastic items? These items made with polypropylene need to be separated from the #1-3 plastics. Bring your #5 Plastics to your local…
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Tired of credit card offers in the mail?

I have taken my name off junk mail lists, but continue to get many random credit card offers in the mail.  I have no need for them so they go straight to the recycling bin.I found a website to get my name off the mailing list for these…
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Book Review of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Last spring I read Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle book and enjoyed every page from beginning to end.  With spring around the corner, I find myself going back to this books for ideas about early spring plantings.The book…
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Cotton Babies seconds sale

Cotton Babies has seconds on sale of their BumGenius product.I have placed two orders for seconds in the past and have never been able to find the defects.Here is the link: Cotton BabiesBe prepared to be patient, there is usually a lot of site…
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Target is making Green shopping easier

While I was busy searching for a new car seat at Target.com, I discovered their Green shopping section.  What a great find!  I decided to add to my cart a new, cute Thermos for packing lunches.  Target has a wide variety…
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Organic vs Lower prices: the new debate for Whole Foods

During a recent investor call, Whole Foods talked about the organic business in light of challenging economic times.  Here is the comment by their COO Walter Robb, "Organic remains a strong part of the business, and I think the trend association…
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Walmart's quest for sustainability labels

I read a great article in Fast Company about Walmart's plan to have a label on their products sharing their carbon footprint.  If anyone can get this going, Walmart can.  I think it will give consumers an amazing ability to use their…
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Cloth diaper debate

As a new mom, I did a lot of research about using cloth diapers. I read many articles, both pros and cons, of using cloth diapers over disposables.  I have since landed somewhere in the middle.I was lucky enough to have my sister as my…
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Eco-chic alternative to sandwich bags

I am so excited for my newest purchase of ReSnackIt reuseable sandwich and snack bags.  Now that I have to pack lunch for my daughter every morning, I realized how much more plastic baggies we are using.ReSnackIt was created by a Mom who…
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Beautiful earth-friendly Glass gifts

Green Glass Co. makes use of used wine bottles and more to create beautiful glassware and gifts. My favorite is the Beachglass votives, which are unfortunately sold out due to their popularity.  The Cobalt glasses with etched fish are on…
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GOOD GIRL recycled pillows?

GOOD GIRL OATMEAL AND BLACK recycled felt by alexandrafergusonVery cool pillows, made with post-consumer recycled water bottles.Great find on Etsy.com
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Seltzer Maker from Soda Sense

We go through about 5 bottles of seltzer every week in my house.  Although we buy the large bottles and recycle them, it is still a lot of plastic we purchase.I discovered the seltzer maker by Soda Stream.  Check out their online store…
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Plastic veggie bags

Just noticed the plastic bags for fruits and veggies at the grocery store are #2 plastic.
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We have another snow storm coming!

Here is a fun article from Greenopolis.com about eco-friendly snow removal.  With another snowstorm coming, I have no excuse to get a good workout in shoveling!Before of harmful ice melting products.  Those meant for pets are much…
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Discreet Compost Bins

One of my favorite purchases from Amazon has been my Ceramic Compost container for my kitchen.  Food waste makes up a large part of everyone's weekly trash and composting is an easy way to reduce the waste.  I can fill my compost almost…
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Flea Market Finds

Great gallery of ideas from Better Homes & Gardens: "Making something new from something old". My favorite are the ideas for the old mantles~ the headboard looks amazing!
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Excess wrapping paper?

As the holidays come to a close, do you have piles of random wrapping paper scraps? Maybe it's time to create some storage space in the attic and use up some of the random pieces you have been saving. There is a great picture gallery on the…
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Thank you Dell & HP

It makes me so happy to receive a recycling envelope in my box of new printer ink cartridges. Dell makes it so easy to recycle! Not to be outdone, HP is also offering free recycling envelopes for their ink cartridges too. Over 70% of Americans…
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Gift wrap overload

$5 Billion worth of gift wrap is trashed each year.Cut down on the waste and offer your presents in reusable boxes and bags.Decorate your own box, or use a reusable bag as gift wrap.Check out http://www.reusablebags.com/ for ideas.Think beyond…