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Eco-friendly Feminine Hygiene Products: Divacup

Feminine hygiene products are something that every women uses but not many really like to deal with. But if you are striving to live a more Earth friendly life, then it is definitely something that needs to addressed since disposable menstrual products also contribute to the trash overflowing our landfills. There are approximately 85 million women of menstrual age in North America alone. In her lifetime, the average women toss away 200-300 pounds of sanitary napkins, tampons, and associated waste in the trash can. This adds up to about 20 billion feminine hygiene products finding their way into landfills, sewer systems, and waterways. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Going Green – Save the Earth with Your Toothbrush

Every day, I am reminded that going green is a journey of discovery. Just when I think I have a handle on things, I read an article or talk to a fellow environmentalist and get more valuable tips for going green. A few days ago, I was speaking to a friend about recycling and they brought up an unusual topic: Toothbrushes. Like most people, I never really gave a lot of thought to the tools I used to keep my teeth in good shape. Until that day, I didn’t even realize that the caps to toothpaste tubes were totally recyclable (just rinse them off and throw them in the recycle box). But after speaking to my friend and doing some research on the internet, I learned that you can turn a very wasteful necessity (50 million pounds of toothbrushes are dumped in landfills every year) to one that is healthier for the environment. So for this week’s tips for going green, I’m going show you a few ways you can make your toothbrush a little more eco-friendly. Read the rest of this entry »

Green Kids: Talking to Kids About the Environment

One of the more challenging aspects of raising green kids is talking to them about the environment. It is absolutely amazing the things that they pick up as they move through their day. And since the environment is on everyone’s lips these days, it is inevitable that they hear about our environmental concerns - global warming, animals going extinct, and toxins in our food supply. These things worry me as an adult, so I know they are particularly scary to children who are old enough to understand but are too young to put things in proper perspective. This is especially worrisome if kids are watching the news or listening to adults who watch the news. As we all know mainstream media tends to emphasize the negative as well as blow things out of proportion because that’s what gets them the ratings. As parents raising green kids, we want them to learn how to be good conservators of the Earth. At the same time, we want them to be kids and not worry about such serious issues until they are older. To offset the influence of the world around them, here are a few tips for talking to your kids about the environment. Read the rest of this entry »

Organic Pest Control – Getting Rid of Pests in the Garden

One of the healthiest things you can do for your family, and your wallet, is to grow your own food. Not only does this give you some control over the quality of the food you eat, an edible garden will help lower your overall food bill. After all, a small packet of seeds generally costs only a dollar or two and will produce more than enough food for your family, your neighbors and anyone else who will take a basket of goodies from you. That is, if you use organic pest control methods to prevent the bugs and animals from destroying your crops. One of the major drawbacks to owning a fruit or vegetable garden is that it can quickly be overrun by insects and animals wanting to snack on the fruits of your labor. It can be tempting to want to use pesticides or other harsh, but effective, chemicals to manage them. However, not only does that harm the environment but pesticide residue will end up on your vegetables and eventually your plate. The side effects from ingesting these chemicals are unpleasant so it is just better to stick with organic pest control to keep your garden bug free. Read the rest of this entry »

Organic Pest Control – Healthy Green Ways to Get Rid of Pests

When you are new to going green, it can be challenging coming up with Earth-friendly solutions to major problems. This is especially true when it comes to finding organic pest control methods that effectively get rid of household pests. In the past, dealing with pests like ants, roaches, spiders, et al generally entailed using toxic chemicals to kill them or prevent them from entering the home. However, these chemicals are just as dangerous to humans as they are to the bugs they were created to eliminate. Luckily, there are a number of organic pest control methods you can use to keep your home bug free. Read the rest of this entry »

Personal Care Products – Go Green for Better Health

Personal care products are supposed to make us beautiful and help keep us in good health. After all, manufacturers are constantly touting the benefits of using their products 24/7. This shampoo will give you soft manageable hair. That face cream will erase 10 years worth of wrinkles. Your favorite body wash will make your skin sparkle which will attract the eye of every manly man within a 50 mile radius. But underneath these sometimes impossible to believe claims lay a hidden cost that the manufacturers and marketers don’t want you to know about. The true cost of the everyday personal care products you enjoy go far beyond what is listed on their price tag. In actuality, you are taking years off your life every time you wash your hair, brush your teeth, or put on hand lotion purchased from mainstream beauty companies. The truth that they are trying desperately to hide is that many of the products on the shelves contain dangerous chemicals that are toxic to your body. Read the rest of this entry »

Going Green Tips – Five Green Habits for Your Family

Going green is a lot more fun when you’ve got the whole family on board. In the beginning, it can be tempting to want to make a lot of changes all at once but if you want the change to last it is better to take things nice and slow. Here are five going green tips to help your family ease into the idea of being more eco-friendly and save you money in the process. Read the rest of this entry »

Going Green Tips – Five Tips for Making Your Home Greener

In the short time I’ve been living green, I’ve found that it really is a lifestyle choice. So if you are going to pick up the ball, you might as well run with it as far as you can. In this article, I’m going to pass along a few going green tips for making your home more environmentally friendly. Some of these tips are simple and cheap and some are a little more complicated and expensive. But in the long run not only will you create a healthier living environment for yourself and your family, you’ll also save money in the process. Read the rest of this entry »
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