Displaying items by tag: Eco Tip

Eco-Volunteering, Image:  romul014/AdobeStock.comEco-Volunteering  
Hands-on Ways to Help Our Planet this Summer   

Helping nature while enjoying the great outdoors is a classic win-win opportunity. Here are a few ideas to join the fun while contributing...

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DIY Salt Scrub, Image: sunny bunny/AdobeStock.comDIY Salt Scrub  
with Himalayan Salt and Essential Oils  

A sea salt scrub is an easy and inexpensive way to maintain a glowing complexion. Salt scrubs work hard to exfoliate and remove dry skin from the surface, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and pores, and improve...

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The 411 on Styrofoam, Image: GrabillCreative/GettyImages.co,The 411 on Styrofoam  
Why We Should Just Say No  

Because it is heat-resistant, extremely lightweight and relatively sturdy, Styrofoam is commonly used for takeout food and beverage containers, egg cartons, craft materials, home insulation and product packaging. The harm it causes to...

Purposeful Shopping, Image: netrun78/AdobeStock.comPurposeful Shopping  
How Fair Trade Can Change the World  

Fair trade is an alternative international business model that puts people and the planet first. It is designed to help growers and producers in developing countries achieve sustainable, fair relationships with...

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Neighborly Groups Share More and Waste Less   

The average American creates almost five pounds of solid waste per day, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Only 26 percent of Americans...

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Shedding Light on Lightbulbs, Image: led supermarket/pexels.comShedding Light on Lightbulbs  

Don’t be left in the dark when choosing lightbulbs. Lighting accounts for up to 20 percent of a household’s energy bill, and untold numbers of bulbs end up in landfills. Let’s illuminate some bulb options to increase savings and...

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Eco-Cosmetics, Image: gizele/AdobeStock.comEco-Cosmetics  
Choosing Sustainable Beauty Products  

Beauty is a $49 billion industry in the U.S. That’s a lot of plastic lipstick cases and shampoo tubes buried in landfills and breaking down into microplastics that leach poisonous chemicals into the world’s oceans and our drinking water. As consumers...

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The Benefits of Planting Trees, Image: thanamatAdobestock.comThe Benefits of Planting Trees  
More Foliage Means Lower Temperatures  

Planting more trees can slow down climate change. Science magazine reports, “The restoration of trees remains among the most effective strategies for climate change mitigation.” The Arbor Day celebrations this month make it an apt time for taking actions that benefit...

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The Benefits of Using Electric Bikes   

Gas-guzzlers are the worst of vehicles, emitting harmful pollutants and using up non-renewable natural resources. An Earth-friendlier alternative for work commutes or pleasurable neighborhood spins is the e-bike, powered by...


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