Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Eco-Friendly Jewelry Whether socially or just working at home, people do wear jewelry every day (female, male, adult or child).  However, the baubles we wear come from places which, more often than not, do not employ fair trade practices.  Precious stones and jewels have even led to battles and wars!  ...
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Consider a Rain Garden Consider honoring spring by building a rain garden.  Things to consider are the size, depth and soil type (clay soil gardens will require more surface area than sandy soil).  Other factors to avoid are:  It must be at least 10 feet from the house foundation, cannot ...
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Best Bets for Eco-Seafood! There are no standardized rules for labeling seafood in a grocery store or restaurant, so reading up on which seafood is eco-friendly and healthy will benefit you as a consumer.  Start by asking where the fish in your local grocery or restaurant comes from.  Some examples ...
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Finding a Green Retirement Home After you cross sixty, running a marathon or tending to a vegetable garden becomes almost impossible.  At this stage of life, you can find different ways of contributing to the environment.  New age retirement communities offer a host of different facilities.  If you are keen ...
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Celebrate a Genuinely “Green” Easter When creating an Easter basket this season, use natural and organic items.  Wicker baskets make for a pretty presentation, but aren’t very good for the environment.  Try using handmade wooden baskets or give old baskets a new coat of non-toxic paint.  You could even use ...
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Eco-Friendly Nail Polish? The “toxic trio” of chemicals is found in many popular nail polish brands.  The “trio” consists of the carcinogen formaldehyde, a hardening agent, toluene, which helps distribute even color, and dibutyl phthalate to prevent chipping.  Inhaling these chemicals can lead to development defects, cause nervous system damage ...
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Turn Your Bicycle into an E-Bike! Would you like to bike your way to the office, but find the route too long or too many steep hills make it cumbersome?  Smart and responsive wheels are soon coming which will transform an ordinary bicycle into an electric hybrid bike.  These smart ...
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Scavenger Hunt in your Backyard! Prepare a scavenger hunt for your kids by writing down items on a piece of paper that they can collect, such as a leaf, rock, flower, feather, etc.  Take a walk around your neighborhood or local park.  They’ll have great fun searching for items they ...
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Earth Day is April 22, 2014 Originally established by peace campaigner John McConnell in 1969, a second Earth Day was established through U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an ecological teach-in in 1970.  It was established with an objective of obtaining a vigorous, sustainable atmosphere.  Topics addressed are corrosion of the ...
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Sustainable Gardening in 2014 Sustainable gardening is taking steps to reduce your environmental footprint by utilizing natural tools and practices.  Instead of purchasing soil, made your own compost pile, instead of using gas powered tools, use your hands, save your seeds, and repurpose containers instead of throwing them away!
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