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Eco Tuesday: Green Travel Tips

Tips For Green Travel

When traveling by car:
Reduce your speed to 55 mph from 65 mph to increase your fuel efficiency by as much as 15%.
For a 23% improvement, instead of driving 70 mph try 55 mph.
Increase your fuel efficiency on the road by making sure to inflate your tires to …

Dec
30
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Eco Tuesday: Carbon Monoxide Detector

Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, toxic gas. Carbon Monoxide is produced by the incomplete combustion of the fossil fuels (gas, oil, engines, oil burners, gas fires, water heaters, solid fuel appliances and open fires). It is also formed in many chemical reactions and in the thermal or incomplete …

Dec
23
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Eco Tuesday: Recycling your Christmas Tree

I know many are confused as to which is greener…real tree or fake tree.
You can find one answer here.
UPDATE: You can visit thegreenparent.com for more information on eco friendly aspects of your christmas tree!
And if you decided to have an indoor Christmas tree, you’ll want to recycle it after the …

Dec
16
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Eco Tuesday: Bamboo

Lately all the rave is bamboo…
you’ve heard it…bamboo shirts, bamboo towels, bamboo sheets, bamboo cutting boards. The list goes on and on.
Those who aren’t familiar with bamboo may have hard time imaging bamboo being soft when they’re probably envisioning bamboo stalks and trying their hardest to comprehend how that could …

Dec
9
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Eco Tuesday: Green Irene

Having a Green Home Makeover makes the perfect gift for the holiday season or for anytime of the year. Your local Green Irene Eco-Consultant can lead your family to a healthier, safer, and more sustainable lifestyle and save you money by reducing energy use. Your trained Eco-Consultant will implement proven …

Dec
1
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Eco Tuesday: How to Green your Thanksgiving

It’s that time of the year, next week will be Thanksgiving. Time for family and friends to get together and celebrate. Many don’t know what they’re celebrating but they’re doing it! If you want to catch up what Thanksgiving is about visit here to refresh your memory.
Some view Thanksgiving as …

Nov
18
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Roadrunner shower head

As some of you may know, we just moved into a new apartment. This doesn’t give much room for making eco friendly changes but where we can… we are improving. I just a few minutes ago installed the Roadrunner 1.59 GPM Shower Head in both the showers so that’ll …

Nov
8
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Eco Tuesday: Vegetarian & Vegan

Besides the health factor, vegetarians and vegans play a part in the environment. Many people live a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle for the health benefits, to lose weight but there are ecological reasons as well.
As per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_vegetarianism
According to a 2006 United Nations initiative, the livestock industry is one of the …

Oct
21
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Eco Tuesday: Download Music & Yoga

We all know it’s common sense that downloading music is more eco friendly since we can easily play it on our computers, laptops, transfer to ipod, play ipod in car, etc. rather than spend money on CD’s that most likely will not be recycled nor their packaging.

According to TheAmericanConsumer.org “the …

Oct
14
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Eco Tuesday: Composting

According to EPA here are some benefits of composting:
Compost use can result in a variety of environmental benefits. The following are a few of the most important benefits:
Compost enriches soils
Compost has the ability to help regenerate poor soils. The composting process encourages the production of beneficial micro-organisms (mainly bacteria and …

Sep
9
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Green shopping with tweens

You can read the full article here, joint effort by myself and my green trendy diva daughter showing both sides of green shopping.

Sep
3
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Eco Tuesday: Buy in bulk

When shopping, buying in bulk saves in multiple ways.
Cuts down on packaging since there’s one bulk package instead of multiple individually packaged items. This means you’re using less paper, cardboard, plastic and all the other over done packaging materials.
You drive back and forth to the store less often so you …

Sep
2
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Fast food breakfast: convenient & time saving or not?

Every morning I drive by a local Dunkin Donut (it’s next to the gym) and am always dumbfounded how long the drive thru line is at 8:45 a.m.
I decided to time a vehicle to see how long they really waited in the line before getting their food.
17 mins 43 seconds, …

Aug
29
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Eco Tuesday: Reusable Bottles

Reusable bottles
Reusable bottles save you money as well as precious natural resources by cutting down on the trillions of cans and bottles trashed each year.
When looking for reusable bottles look for these features:
# Safe alternative to polycarbonate (#7) – do not leach toxins like BPA
# Durable, light-weight & great looking …

Aug
26
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Eco Tuesday: PowerPockets

PowerPockets use the latest in “Thin-Film” solar energy technology to quickly and efficiently turn sunshine into electricity. Great for charging mobile phones, games, PDA’s and any other 12 Volt electronic device – and when you’re done, hide it away easily!
You can even use it to jump your ATV or bike. …

Aug
21
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Microfiber cleaning cloths

Just blogged about the benefits of using microfiber cleaning cloths at
http://gogreenwithtaraburner.com/blog/green-cleaning/microfiber-cleaning-cloths.html
Tara

Aug
15
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Eco Tuesday: Hybrid’s & Accessories

Ok, now that you’ve done the smart environmentally friendly thing and bought yourself a new Hybrid car, you can “pimp” it with all kinds of neat accessories ranging from bike racks, floor mats to body kits and more.
I personally love the Toyota Prius which starts at around $21K and hey …

Aug
12
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Skinny Bitch book

I have my copy for sale at half.com
This book is a no holds barred tell all straight to the point way to learn about being vegan, and eating healthy.
The authors say what they have to say without sugar coating it.
It’s an informative quality book that can make a difference in …

Aug
9
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Affordable Mineral Makeup™ joins LiveGreenRewards.com

Affordable Mineral Makeup™ is helping with LiveGreenRewards at www.livegreenrewards.com/purchase2.php?charity=1&cat=12 where you can go shopping and designate a charity to have proceeds to to.
Great opportunity, get excellent product from us and help an outstanding charity in the process.
Go shopping now

Aug
6
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Eco Tuesday’s: Game Time

Here’s an idea that’ll not only give you family time but save electric.
Enjoy a game of Bioviva instead of watching tv for an evening. You’ll conserve energy and get to have some quality fun with your family. It’s a win win for family & environment.
According to the site:
The original Bioviva …

Aug
5
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