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Clean Green and Get a Reusable Bag!

Method, the home cleaning product line of "all-natural, biodegradable, and stylish counter-top accessor[ies],"is rewarding you this holiday season for cleaning green. Buy $20 worth of Method cleaning products, fill out this little form, and they'll send you this handy dandy reusable bag--and jus...

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Green is Universal

For those of you who haven't shunned the television, you may have heard that NBC is going green this whole week--the motto is Green is Universal. Every show that they air throughout this week will have something green about it. I caught the end of last night's Cowboys v. Eagles game, and the ann...

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Beat the Heat, Wash in Cold!

Here's a new challenge: Beat the Heat, Wash in Cold! We here New Dream encourage you to wash at least four out of every five loads of laundry in cold water. Here are great facts to know: About 90% of the energy used for washing clothes is for heating the water. According to the Rocky Mountain ...

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About saving water, but not the kind you drink

This past summer, I went to a wedding in Portland and flew into PDX airport. It was there that I was first introduced to the dual flush toilet. No, it wasn't a motion sensor toilet that flushes multiple times while you're still sitting. The knob used to flush the toilet went in two directions: on...

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Get rid of those catalogs!

Recently, I've been calling each company that sends me a catalog to ask them to take me off of their list as soon after checking the mail as possible. Thanks to the Ecology Center's new project, I may no longer have to do that! The Ecology Project has launched a great free service in its beta fo...

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Interested in getting a local bottle bill passed?

The Container Recycling Institute, based in Glastonbury, CT (but has a DC telephone number--go figure!), has put together a really great set of resources about lobbying for a bottle bill in your state. From the site: What is a bottle bill? The term “bottle bill” is actually another way of sayi...

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Bottled water is something you can and should give up!

Just in case you are still on the fence about bottled water, here are even more reasons to give it up and use a reusable bottle for water on the go instead. Drinking the recommended daily amount of water using bottled water can cost up to $1,400.00 per year; drinking the same amount from the tap...

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Garrison Keillor on bottled water

I am sorry, Evian and San Pellegrino and Dasani and all the other bottled waters out there - Aqua Velva, Wells Fargo, Muddy Waters, Joan Rivers, Jerry Springer, whatever - but the current campaign against paying good money for bottled water when tap water is perfectly good (and very likely purer)...

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Getting ready to rake up the leaves?

A Few Simple Steps for Composting Washington Post Eviana Hartman Sunday, September 30, 2007; N06 Fallen leaves may be a nuisance to collect, but they're far too valuable to throw away. With the arrival of autumn, go green by composting, nature's way of recycling nutrients. In composting, a p...

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What does my address have to do with this shirt I’m buying?

Have you noticed that different stores ask for your address, phone number, email address, and/or zip code when you are checking out? Don't give it to that store unless you want mail from them to start showing up. A simple "no thank you" in response is all that salesperson needs to hear (don't lec...

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