{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 [...]

{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, [...]

{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 [...]

{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 [...]

{Eco-Tutorial} Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Business Cards

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Laura, of Prairie Peasant, has generously shared her tutorial for making business cards in a most eco-friendly way. Reusing papers from other sources, she saves resources with her  great recycling project! In an effort to keep my business green, I make my own business cards. The focus of my business is products that use recycled [...]