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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Naturally Prepare Your Spring Garden This Fall

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Get a head start on your Spring garden by preparing great soil now! For many plants and animals, the winter is a time for rest and rejuvenation, but there is lots of action happening under ground even beneath a blanket of snow. Let’s think for a moment about the way a forest functions naturally… In […]

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{Food and Gardening} The Joy of Native Plants

As I step out the door into my backyard, I can feel a nip in the air on this late summer morning.   The sky is an unbelievably bright blue with a just a few small puffy clouds overhead.  This is one of those days we long for in the upper Midwest, pleasantly cool temperatures, no […]

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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-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 […]

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Trending Now: Bright Spring Colors, Flowery Shapes, and Fuzzy Bunnies

Temperatures are warming and so is our love for the planet.  Green is sprouting up from the earth as well as in the minds of consumers this season.  As a Greenie early spring is certainly the perfect season to shine!  Paying attention to the planet is virtually required this season as the northern hemisphere begins […]

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How to Make Your Own Nighttime Pull-Ups or Training Pants {Eco-Tutorial}

This tutorial was provided by Tiffany of Picnic Basket Crafts.  She’s very cleverly figured out how to make pull-ups or training pants.  I wish I had had this tutorial when my children were young. I don’t believe my 24 and 21 year-olds would appreciate them these days. MAYBE one day they will make them for […]

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