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5 Reasons We Love the Tiny House Movement

 

Tiny Houses have taken over home TV shows, the internet, and many home and garden magazines. But what exactly is the tiny house movement? Simply put, it is a social movement where people are choosing to downsize the space they live in. The typical American home is about 2,600 square feet, whereas the typical small or…Read the full article

The Benefits of a Plastic-Free Kitchen

 

From storing last night’s leftovers to shopping at the grocery store, plastic is everywhere, especially in your kitchen. It is important to understand that some plastics contain a hazardous mix of chemicals, such as: Phthalates, which affect the reproductive system BPA (bisphenol-A), which disrupts the endocrine system by mimicking the female hormone estrogen As you may…Read the full article

4 Ways to Make the Most of your Halloween Pumpkins

 

Halloween isn’t the same without carving a jack o’lantern. But have you ever considered alternate uses for your decorative pumpkins post-Halloween? Just 3.5 ounces of pumpkin provides 100% of the daily value of vitamin A, which is essential for normal vision, fighting infection and healthy skin. With a little pre-planning before tossing out those pumpkins, you too can…Read the full article

5 Ways to Use More Glass and Less Plastic

 

When looking around your home it’s hard not to notice all the plastic. From food wrappers to your beauty cabinet, plastic is everywhere. Americans discard more than 30 million tons of plastic every year, and only 8 percent gets recycled. The rest piles up in landfills, is incinerated or becomes litter. Replacing less-durable and potentially toxic plastic…Read the full article

How to Plan an Eco-Friendly Halloween

 

Halloween is notoriously one of the most wasteful holidays because just about everything is wrapped in plastic and designed for single-use. From costumes and decorations to candy and parties, Halloween can take a toll on the environment. However, with a little planning, it’s possible to participate in Halloween fun without creating all the waste! Hand…Read the full article

Pickle Your Garden Fruits and Vegetables This Fall!

 

If you head to your local farmers market every weekend or have a garden of your own, you know that fall offers a wide variety of delicious in-season vegetables. With so many options it can be hard to pick, but luckily you don’t have to! Pickling provides a delicious alternative to keeping those garden vegetables…Read the full article

Eco-Friendly Fall Decorations For Your Home

 

It seems as though every day in October is a countdown to Halloween. As you’re preparing to decorate this year, skip the store-bought items and choose a more eco-friendly option. Not only will you save money, but you’ll end up with unique, one-of-a-kind ideas that are gentle on the earth! Most of our favorite ideas…Read the full article

10 Upcycling Ideas for Kids

 

Upcycling is simply recycling with a twist…the term is used to describe the growing trend of reusing, restoring or repurposing old furniture, clothing or goods from around the house. The goal is to lower your footprint and save items from landfill by turning them into something useful. Cork Stamps Wine corks can easily be repurposed…Read the full article

Five Reasons to Switch the Straw (Infographic)

 

Similar to disposable plastic bags, plastic straws are used for only a few minutes, but remain in the environment forever. They end up on our beaches and in our oceans. They become a hazard to animals and ecosystems. Now is the time to switch the straw and choose reusable straws or go without. This month we…Read the full article

How To Pack A Waste-Free Lunch With Your Kids

 

School is back in session, and the kids are transitioning from summer break to classrooms and after-school activities. It’s not always easy to get back into the swing of things, but one of our favorite activities is packing a waste-free lunch with our kids. Preparing and packing lunches the night before saves time during busy mornings…Read the full article