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The Great Plastic Purge

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 5/9/17 6:00 PM

The Great Plastic Purge

Plastic is all around us, everywhere, an inescapable material reality of our world. Plastic has had a long standing bad reputation for its environmental pollution - per Rodale Wellness, plastic can contain harmful ingredients like phthalates and BPA, which pollute your body. 

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Topics: Green Living, Green Thumb, eco-friendly, environment

DIY Natural Wasp Repellent

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 3/27/17 6:30 PM

Sitting under my gazebo on the first warm, spring day in our semi-new home (we closed last fall, so this is our first spring in our new digs!), I was admiring the view of the neighborhood, the breeze, and the hedges that surrounding the railing of our back deck, when I noticed a faint buzz.

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Topics: Green Living, Green Thumb, Go Green, eco-friendly, eco, pests, pesticides, bugs, wasps

3 R’s of a Green Home

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 2/24/17 6:00 PM

What are the three R’s of a green home? Reduce, reuse, and remodel!

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Topics: Green Living, Go Green, eco-friendly, eco, house

What is an Agrihood?

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 11/8/16 7:30 PM

As described by Trulia blogger Michelle Hainer, an “Agrihood” are a distant cousin of the golf club communities that originated in the 90’s, except instead of having access to golfing, tennis, and a clubhouse, an “Agrihood” is designed to feature a farm, natural landscapes, locally grown produce, and eco-friendly homes.

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Topics: Green Living, Home, Community, Garden, Go Green, agrihood, locally-grown, agriculture

All About Succulents

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 9/26/16 7:45 PM

There’s nothing to not like about a succulent. Succulents are plants that are made for people who don’t have a green thumb, but wish to reap the benefits of plant ownership (increased air quality, fun to look at, or whatever the reason for wanting a plant).

So for those who want to spruce up their living space but don't want to commit to needy greenery, consider the succulent as the pet rock of plants.

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Topics: Green Living, Green Thumb, Plants, succulent

Green Pesticides Alternatives

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 7/15/16 8:30 PM

There are a few ways to combat pests naturally, without sacrificing the plants you’ve worked so lovingly to nurture and grow! Fix.com gives numerous tips on how to keep pests at bay by keeping an eye on your plants, using barriers, and have even provided some awesome organic sprays and remedies.

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Topics: Green Living, Gardening, Garden, Plants, Natural, Go Green, eco-friendly, eco, pests, pesticides

ECO: Water Waste

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 6/17/16 7:30 PM

The question occurs to you now and again: am I wasting too much water? The supply of clean, usable water is decreasing faster than it can be replenished, according to eLocal.com. The next question is, what can you do in your home to stop wasting water?

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Topics: Green Living, Go Green, water, conservation, eco

ECO Home Tech

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 5/20/16 6:30 PM

It’s an exciting time to be a tech-junkie and also aware of your environment.

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Topics: Green Living, Home, Go Green, tech, technology, eco

Rain Barrels & Why

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 4/20/16 8:30 PM

Keeping a lush, manicured garden is a must for any home, whether you’re into planting in pots or sowing seeds of wild flower and tomatoes. Maintaining a well-watered garden doesn’t have to be a drain on your water bill. Here are a few reasons to have a rain barrel and why!

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Topics: Green Living, Green Thumb, Gardening, Garden, Plants, Go Green, water, eco-friendly, conservation, rain barrel

Easy Green Guide

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 4/13/16 8:42 PM

We are always digging in to new ways for you to make your home a greener, happier place, as easily as possible! Some of these tips and tricks may be contrary to your everyday routine, but are easy ways to eliminate unnecessary energy and natural resource use.

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Topics: Green Living, Home, Gardening, Easy, Go Green, house plants, indoor, tips, hacks

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