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Why You Don’t Need Solar Panels to Enjoy Solar Energy

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  Quick Links IF YOU LIVE IN MARYLAND, enjoy community solar by taking advantage of a special offer for Sister Eden followers from Neighborhood Sun.  What Is Community Solar? Community solar allows customers who have shady roofs OR rent OR are otherwise unable to install solar on their residences or commercial buildings to buy or subscribe to a portion of a shared …

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Plastic Free 4th of July

In Entertaining, Food, Home 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.  This Lori has a husband named Jon while …

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

In Home by Lori Hill2 Comments

  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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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 — …

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3 Low Waste Laundry Tips

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  Thanks so much for watching this video. For more information, read below!  Tip #1 – Use Soap Nuts There are many providers of soap nuts out in the world, but Rachel and I purchase our soap nuts from Green Virgin Products based out of Tampa, Florida, USA. They get your order in the mail fast and they use minimal packaging. …

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10 Easy Green Actions

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  When I speak about green living, some people automatically assume it’s going to cost more money. Yes, some green actions do cost more, but there are SO MANY things you can do that don’t cost a penny. Here are my 10 Easy Green Actions You Can Take Right Now In Your Home That Don’t Cost a Penny AND Will …