A Narrow Window

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  As I enviously view lovely photos of Spring having bloomed in some parts of the U.S.A., I have only today begun to see the beginnings of what will soon be blooms here in NE Ohio  and we can not wait!  Sadly, as I walk the streets of the neighborhood after the snows have finally […]

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Climate Change Denials Just Don’t Hold Water

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  I watched with great interest the post of the debate between Bill Nye (The Science Guy) and Ken Ham, (Founder of the Creation Museum). I personally can’t understand how people can disbelieve such a vast amount of  peer-reviewed scientific evidence that our climate is in grave danger. While the current scientific prognosis can be […]

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20 Ways to Green the Holidays!

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Thanksgiving will be here far faster than I’d like to think about and Hannukah, Christmas and other holidays are looming in our near futures as well.. In our house, we will host Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas dinners (along with doing everything else that needs to be done). Most of us are all about being […]

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Eco-Friendly(er) Painting

I recently began a repainting rampage in our house.  We built our home 13 years ago and have crummy builder’s paint in every room  for the entire 13 years.  It was frustrating because I couldn’t clean the walls or do anything to make them look less than terribly worn. I hesitated to repaint because of […]

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Energy Savings with LED Bulbs–A Bright Idea for the Home {eco-tips}

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  We’ve recently begun to change our light bulbs from the CFL bulbs we’ve used for a couple of years now to the even more energy efficient LED variety.  Because we have a lot of lights in our home and LED bulbs are pricey, we are making the transition slowly and beginning with the lights […]

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{Eco Living}New Ways to Look at Fall Leaves

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  In our area, the leaves are turning to brilliant colors a little early this year which means that they’ll be falling a little sooner than usual and we’ll need to deal with them.  In our city of Kent, Ohio, Our leaves are collected by the city and added to a city compost. All we […]

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{Eco Tips} Be Kind to the Earth this Fourth of July

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There are many celebrations planned for this national holiday. Lots of picnics and outdoor festivities mean lots of disposable dinnerware and lots of waste that is not recyclable.  Here are some ways you can ensure that your celebration is one that won’t harm the Earth like many parts of this day’s celebration surely will: First, […]

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{Eco Tips} Green Your Hotel Stay

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Last month I wrote an article about eco-friendly camping practices but I realize that not everyone is a camper.  My friend’s idea of “camping” is to stay at a hotel chain with few amenities.  She prefers the plush environment of the 5-star hotels.  Staying in a hotel is a fun way to travel and there […]

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{Eco Tips} Green Your Camping Vacation

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We just got our camper out of winter storage and I’m anxious to begin our summer camping vacations!  In the years we’ve been camping, I’ve observed that there are eco-conscious and not-so-eco-conscious practices of campers everywhere.  I would guess that the not-so eco-conscious campers don’t know how to camp with the environment in mind or […]

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