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Leave It On or Take It Off: Recycling Questions Answered

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  My latest appearance on Good Morning Washington covered this topic. Click above or watch it here.  Be sure to see my related post Residential Curbside Recycling: 11 Items to Leave Out along with my appearance on Good Morning Washington.   Single stream recycling has made it easier for all of us to recycle but it has opened the door …

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Residential Curbside Recycling: 11 Items to Leave Out

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  Watch the segment I did on this topic for Good Morning Washington!  Refuse, Reduce, Reuse Before You Recycle We live in such a disposable economy and the option to recycle something gives us the illusion that we are doing something good. And yes, recycling is good, but it should be our last option (okay, throwing something in the trash should …

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Reusable Bags Aren’t Just for Groceries

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  Don’t just use reusable bags for grocery shopping, use them for ALL your purchases: drugstore office supply store hardware store clothing store   restaurant takeout I set aside special cloth bags for clothing and use nylon bags when picking up takeout food (so that I can easily rinse them out if they get soiled with food). Follow me on Twitter …

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4 Easy Green Living Tips

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1. Conserve Energy Turn off or unplug anything you aren’t using including: Appliances Lights Your idling car Wash clothes in warm or cold water and always rinse in cold 2. Conserve Water Take 3-minute (or less) showers. Time yourself. See how efficient you can be! Wash dishes by hand or run the dishwasher only when it is full. Scrape plates …

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Gesundheit! Help Handkerchiefs Make a Comeback

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As the cold and flu season approaches, use a handkerchief  in lieu of tissues. Purchase them at a vintage clothing or thrift store or buy new. You can use them over and over again. Save money on tissues and prevent landfill waste, too! Follow me on Twitter @Sister_Eden to see all my #GreenTips each week!

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Eco-Friendly Laundry Tips

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About This Sister Eden Video These eco-friendly laundry tips will save you money, time, water, electricity, detergent and make your clothes last longer. Oh yeah AND reduce our dependency on oil. Wear Clothes Again and Again If your clothes aren’t visibly dirty or smelly, wear them again! And again! People really do this! In fact, the CEO of Levi Strauss …

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Flush Your Toilet. Save the Planet.

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About This Sister Eden Short Want to save money on your water bill? Today’s dual flush toilets are not only affordable, but are also effective in getting it all down the drain. Oh yeah. They conserve water, too! Also, be sure to watch parts 1 and 3 in this water conservation series: You Don’t Need to Drink Urine to Save …

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You Don’t Need to Drink Urine to Save the Planet

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About This Sister Eden Short Here are 7 easy tips for saving water that won’t cost you a thing AND will help you save money on your water bill! Also, be sure to watch parts 2 and 3 in this water conservation series: Flush Your Toilet. Save the Planet. Visit Your Hardware Store. Save the Planet.  Tips for Saving Water Here …

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How to Reuse Your Campaign Signs

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  Where we live, people are really involved politically. I mean REALLY involved. Leading up to our last primary one week ago, every third house seemed to have multiple campaign signs in the front yard. So what do people do with these campaign signs after the election is over? I fear they send them to the landfill. Ugh. That’s a …