1. Eco-Friendly Mouse Control

    Posted on January 31, 2008 by Allie

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    Is there a mouse in your house?  Let’s look at some eco-friendly and humane ways to get him to move. Read more…

  2. What’s Going On

    Posted on by Allie

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    How the media messes with your mind.

    Some green changes that give you tax credit.

    The chicken that lays the green eggs (video).

    World’s largest shrew discovered.  I’m keeping my jokes to myself.

    Umbra talks eco-friendly colleges.

     Jordan Catalano in Greenland.

  3. method Flushable Bathroom Surface Cleaner Wipes

    Posted on January 30, 2008 by Allie

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    I like to use rags when I clean, because they can be washed and used over and over.  But when cleaning certain bathroom surfaces, sometimes you don’t want to reuse your cleaning cloth, you just want to toss it. Read more…

  4. Propose Responsibly – Part Two

    Posted on by Allie

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    Right before we got engaged, my husband and I saw a documentary on blood diamonds, and I knew I could never wear one. We went for a ring that’s artsy, original, and diamond-free. I’ve never been a traditionalist though, so there was no sense of loss in not having the classic engagement ring. But if a diamond ring is part of your engagement fantasy, what are your options?

    Read more…

  5. What’s Going On

    Posted on by Allie

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    Sunscreen kills coral.

    Antarctic marine census begins.

    New Night Rider movie has a solar powered Kitt, but no ‘hoff.

    Outdoor smog increases sick building syndrome indoors.

    Brave New Leaf chats with a hypermiler

  6. Propose Responsibly – Part One

    Posted on January 29, 2008 by Allie

    No, I’m not talking about making sure you don’t pull a drunken “will you marry me?” at five AM in Vegas.  If you want to get married by Elvis, more power to you.  I’m talking about what you propose with. Read more…

  7. What’s Going On

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    Worst snowstorm in 50 years hits China with deadly results.

    Flame retardant chemicals that are suspected carcinogens found in rare Tasmanian devils.

    Hayden Panettiere campaigns to save the whales in Washington.

    Pablo discusses plastic bottles vs. aluminum cans over at Salon.

    Watch the video blogs over at A Convenient Truth.

  8. An Eco-Friendly Way to Keep Your Windshield Clear

    Posted on January 28, 2008 by Allie

    I’m sure you know that running your car to defrost your windows is a waste of gas.  Still, that doesn’t mean it’s fun put in time with an ice scraper in the morning.  What if you could stop the ice before it started? Read more…

  9. What’s Going On

    Posted on by Allie

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    This is old news, but so cool.  Did you know the Fortress of Solitude was in Mexico?

    Italy is moving closer to Croatia.

    Be a product steward.

    Broomhuggers lists cleaners that trigger asthma.

    NatureMoms takes a look at safe sippy cups.

  10. Equal Exchange Organic Hot Cocoa

    Posted on January 25, 2008 by Allie

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    After you’re done cross-country skiing or making snowpeople or going for a hike, there is nothing quite as comforting as a mug of hot chocolate to warm you up when you get home.  I don’t care how old you are. Read more…

Tip of the Day

If It Doesn’t Smell, Don’t Wash It

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According to Real Simple, if every American made an effort to launder less — cutting out just one load of laundry a week per household — we’d save enough water to fill seven million swimming pools each year.

So if it looks clean, and it smells clean, call it clean and wear it again. Consider hanging worn clothes out on your clothesline to freshen them up between wearings.


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