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 [...]

{Green Living} Why I’m Crazy About Bananas

banana beauty recipes

photo: Kanelstrand In my childhood bananas were only available in the winter and so I grew up believing they were a winter fruit. To this day I associate the smell of a banana with Christmas but some time ago it became an even more exciting fruit for me. Yes, bananas are not simply fruit, they [...]

{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, [...]

{Green Living} Want to Live Longer? Brush Your Teeth!

brushing-teeth

Photo: Andres Thor There’s nothing revolutionary in the idea that you should brush your teeth to prevent cavities, plaque and to maintain good mouth hygiene. But recently Swedish researchers found a link between higher levels of mouth bacteria and dying of cancer up to 13 years earlier than expected! The more bacteria in your mouth, [...]

{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 [...]