How do you green your transportation?

Fia rides her two daughters down Bedford-Stuyvesant's Dekalb Avenue towards their Community Garden

In NYC being green is necessary because it is cheaper and healthier.The city is making improvement to encourage people to ride bikes and leave their cars. This is great for the environment because you can reduce your carbon footprint. Save money In 2011 I was featured in the magazine of Transportation Alternatives non-profit organization  called RECLAIM […]

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DIY Bracelet Stand Jewelry Display

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Hello everyone! The holidays are coming up fast and so are holiday craft fairs. Since my expertise is jewelry, I want to come in with an idea for those of us who need some way to display our bracelets, besides putting them on a table or bar display, but don’t have a large budget to […]

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Life without mosquitos – is it possible?

Most of us reading this are lucky enough to live in a world where mosquitos are simply a nuisance. Some of us might have to worry about West Nile virus, but diseases like Malaria have mostly been eradicated. Sadly, this isn’t true for many other parts of the world and resorting to toxic sprays is […]

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DIY Compostable Banana Leaf Bowls for Your Next Picnic

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The 4th of July is just days away – can you believe it? It feels like it was only yesterday I was shoveling myself out of 40 inches of snow.  Now it’s time to celebrate July 4th! To help ya’ll prepare for the celebration, I have an awesome tutorial for you – A Compostable Banana Leaf […]

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Private Companies Labeling GMOs When Washington Won’t

Independent labeling organizations team up with retailers to certify non-GMO foods.

Ask and you shall receive! While Washington drags its feet on the issue of GMO labeling (and no wonder given the bipartisan incest between Monsanto and the government), Americans are nearly unanimous in support of labeling genetically engineered food.  Hardly any difference exists across political or informational lines;  But far from passing any labeling measures, on […]

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Ants in Your Pantries

It’s the time of year when those pesky little 6 legged invaders make their way into our homes, bent on the conquest of crumbs. Sometimes there are just a few ants that seem to be scouting things out, other times they appear in droves, apparently having let the rest of the colony in on some […]

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Gardens Growing Everywhere!

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It’s officially summertime and there are gardens growing everywhere! It’s beautiful to see them popping up at motels, churches, apartment complexes, rec centers, schools, front yards, backyards, all over town… The reasons to garden far outnumber the reasons NOT to, and I’m here to tell you that ANYONE can do it! I live in an […]

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Grow your own… eggs!

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I’ve been wanting to get some backyard chickens for a few years now, but there were other things needing to be done first. Now, I’m just about ready to plunge in, and I thought I’d share a post that a friend of mine wrote for me a few years ago. Chickens are good for gardens […]

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DIY Natural Cleaner Recipes

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After cleaning my home for the past 5 years or more with only natural cleaners that I make in my kitchen, I have compiled a long list of wonderful cleaning supplies. Today I’m going to share the simple recipes that I use in my own home so you can make them too! They are completely […]

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