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4 Tips to Stay Green When Choosing Your Halloween Costume

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  “What’s your Halloween costume this year?” It’s a popular question asked of kids and adults. I love dressing up for Halloween, but I don’t toss my fashion ethics to the curb for this one night. I utilize the same strategies for choosing my Halloween costume as I do when purchasing regular clothing.    Reuse. Don’t Toss.  I hold on …

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Hold the Straw Please: Take a Stand Against Plastic Straws

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“Hold the straw, please.” It’s a refrain I make when ordering beverages at restaurants and cafes that provide a plastic straw with beverages. My request is almost always honored, unless the harried server is on automatic pilot and still places a straw in my drink out of habit.  Unfortunately, my attempt to prevent a straw from making its way into …

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Green Living Apps to Help You Live More Sustainably

In Articles, Food, Home, Mind, Body, Health, News and Commentary, Travel and Transportation, Videos by Lori Hill1 Comment

My latest appearance on Good Morning Washington covered this topic. Click above or watch it here.  Here is even more information about those 5 apps. All are available for iOS and Android devices. Unless indicated, the app is free.   iRecycle I am a huge fan of the website Earth911.com which is chock full of recycling information. Now they have …

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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!