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Controlling Indoor Air Pollution, Image: Joel/AdobeStock.comControlling Indoor Air Pollution  
Tips to Maintain a Healthy, Fresh-Air Environment   

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air pollution can be as high as, or even higher than, outdoor levels. Because we spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, ambient air quality can...

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Greener Grilling, Image: RossHelen/ShutterStock.comGreener Grilling  

The aroma of tasty treats sizzling on an outdoor grill evokes memories of laughter among family and friends, picnic tables brimming with colorful foods and the joy of running barefoot in the grass. This year...

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Sustainable Grocery Shopping, Image: Lithiumphoto/ShutterStock.comSustainable Grocery Shopping

There are many ways to be environmentally responsible when shopping for food. Here are a few tips...

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Eco-Friendly Water Heating, Image: Web Buttons Inc/AdobeStock.comEco-Friendly Water Heating  

When it comes time to replace the water heater, homeowners have an opportunity to save money and significantly lower their carbon footprint by choosing more efficient appliances. In the U.S., most homes are equipped with water heaters that require...

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Deciphering Egg Carton Labels, Image: Web Buttons Inc/AdobeStock.comDeciphering Egg Carton Labels  

There are many egg choices in the grocery store with different labels—cage-free, free-range, pasture-raised, organic. Here is what these terms mean...

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End the Mailing Madness, Image: Eketerina/AdobeStock.comEnd the Mailing Madness  
Tips for Cutting Down on Paper Waste  

Junk mail is wasteful. In our digital age, email and the internet have become the preferred modes of communication. When a shiny, multipage magazine or catalog arrives in the mail, we...

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Holiday Volunteering, Image: Holiday Volunteering  
The Gift of Giving  

As we indulge in magnificent feasts and open gifts in cozy living rooms, let’s pause to express gratitude for all that we have and look for ways to help those...

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The Helpful Nature of Houseplants, Image: Anna/AdobeStock.comThe Helpful Nature of Houseplants  

Nestled among books on a shelf, soaking up sunlight by a kitchen window or filling the bare corner of a living room, nothing adds beauty and interest to a home quite like a living...

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Planet-Friendly Picnicking, Image: exclusive-design/AdobeStock.comPlanet-Friendly Picnicking  
Strategies for a Plastic-Free Outing  

Summer is the ideal time to break bread with loved ones, toss a Frisbee and celebrate the great outdoors, but too many of us believe that picnics require single-use plastics. In the name of convenience and easy cleanup, we...

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Earth-Friendly Hiking, Image: Maridav/AdobeStock.comEarth-Friendly Hiking     

Hiking in the great outdoors is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable sports on Earth, especially in the summertime, when the weather is temperate and the sun shines upon us. Unfortunately, nature’s charm can quickly fade when...

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