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Plastic Free 4th of July

In Entertaining, Food, Home, HP Featured Article by Lori Hill5 Comments

  It’s Plastic Free July. Have you made your pledge to refuse single use plastic in July?  How do you go plastic free when throwing a party?  Whether you are throwing an elegant affair for 20 or a neighborhood block party for 200, you can still be Earth-friendly and have a plastic free 4th of July and every day of the …

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A Cure for the Poolside Plastic Water Bottle

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A Mom Nearly Loses It Over Single Use Plastic Water Bottles  Recently, my friend Lori reached out to me on Facebook about plastic water bottles. Yea, this friend Lori spells her name just like me; however, this Lori is not to be confused with my other friend Lori who I’ve known since 7thgrade and who bought my husband John and …

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How to Know If Your Sunscreen Is Safe

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How Can Sunscreen Be Unsafe?  “How can my sunscreen be unsafe?” you ask. “It’s meant to protect me from the sun!” Sadly, the U.S. government doesn’t regulate personal care products, so the prevalence of toxic ingredients in our personal care products is shockingly widespread.  So how do you know if your sunscreen is safe? I use two different apps to …

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Yes! You CAN Recycle That! | Difficult Things to Recycle

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  How to recycle automobile and bicycle tires; hairdryers, curling irons, and flat irons; computers, tablets, and e-readers; clothing; and prescription drugs.    To my readers: Some of these references are for the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. For sites near you, check Earth911.com.  Bicycle and Automobile Tires For jurisdictions outside of the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia), …

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10 Things To Do For Earth Month

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Earth Month is the entire month of April! Check out these activities you can participate in to love your Mother Earth.  Help End Plastic Pollution This year the Earth Day Network is dedicated to ending plastic pollution. Whether you are an individual, organization, or education, see what you can do to take action to end plastic pollution on Earth Day …

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Trash Talk with Lori Hill: Tips for Living a Low Waste Life in Takoma Park

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About the Workshop This workshop was held on May 12, 2018.  To view the video of the workshop by Takoma Park City TV, CLICK HERE.  Learn how to: buy produce and bulk products without using plastic store food without using plastic entertain without creating trash bags full of waste take a trip without leaving a large footprint This fun and …

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Why Not Make Reusables Status Symbols?

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When I was an 8th grader in 1980, the cool girls wore Gloria Vanderbilt and Jordache jeans, walked in Candies high heeled shoes, and carried leather purses by Etienne Agner or John Romaine. It was a time when designer everything was, well,  everything. I remember when bottled water became a thing. You were cool if you walked around with a …

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Low Cost, Toxic Free DIY Cleaning Products

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Save Money  There is no need to spend lots of money on cleaning products — many of which are toxic and harmful to our health —  when you can use simple, easy-to-find ingredients that clean just as well and don’t leave a chemical or artificial smell behind. Also, the 6 recipes below only use a total of 6 ingredients — …