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  • Live a Greener Lifestyle: 5 Things You Do Not Need in Your Home

    by Paula Gallagher | March 13, 2019

    In an effort both to live a greener lifestyle and save some money, I began making some small changes at my house. At first it seemed daunting and undoable, especially with a busy schedule and two young children, but after a few weeks and with some thought, we have cut down a lot on paper and plastic and we really don't miss these items like I thought we would. One of the biggest wastes is single-use plastic, such as water bottles, Ziploc bags and plastic wrap. Over half of the plastic we produce is for single use purposes and it is estimated that as much as 91% is not recycled. Much of it ends up in our oceans. So armed with that stat alone, we started our switch. Read more

  • What's In Your Water?

    by Paula Gallagher | March 19, 2018

    bottled-waterThe World Health Organization (WHO) is planning a review of the potential risks of plastic in bottled drinking water after researchers uncovered particles in many major brands. Currently, there is no research to show that microplastics can undermine health, but the WHO says it wants to find out if a lifetime of ingesting these tiny particles might have an effect.

    The review comes after a study that screened more than 250 bottles of water from 11 different brands in 9 countries. They found that more than 90% contained tiny pieces of plastics and on average there were 325 pieces of plastics per liter. Read more

  • 3 Tips To Go Green and Save Money

    by Steve Stillwater | August 11, 2011

    Do you believe that living greener costs too much, and that is the main reason you are held back from adopting a greener lifestyle?

    To be sure, many vendors do charge a premium for green products. I have hard time with the idea that I will pay $50 for an organic fiber T-shirt or $40 for a reusable water bottle. In fact, at my home we try to focus on green lifestyle actions we can take that will actually save us money as we make our lives more sustainable. You can as well.

    There are some actions you can take now that will starting saving money immediately. Here are three simple steps anyone can take, and the results will show up in lower utility bills by next month. Read more

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