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 [...]

{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, [...]

{Business Tips} Free Stickers For You to Brag Your Green Shipping Practices (And Promote Our Team!)

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Over the past few months, we’ve had several posts around here about greening up your shipping and packaging practices.  We have members who are making their own shipping containers, re-pulping sticker paper backing to make handmade thank you notes, reusing vintage envelopes to make corner bookmark business cards, trading plastic tape for paper, and using [...]

{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 [...]