Author: Linnea Harris

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How to make your own laundry detergent at home

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  Laundry is an unavoidable task. Whether you use a laundry service, do it at home, or take it to the laundromat, clothes get dirty and …

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Got squirrels? Here’s how to get rid of them for good

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  Do you ever hear that tell-tale pitter-patter of tiny feet from the attic? Some squirrels might just be setting up camp for the winter right overhead. These …

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A beginner’s guide to backyard chickens

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  There’s nothing like a farm-fresh egg — or, maybe a backyard-fresh egg.   You don’t need a farm-sized plot of land to raise a few …

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5 of the world’s coolest eco villages for your next vacation

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Ecovillages are intentional communities designed to be environmentally, socially, and/or economically sustainable. The concept gained popularity in the 1960s and 70s when communes became more widespread, although many …

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A beginner’s guide to foraging

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  Perusing the aisles of the grocery store, it’s easy to disconnect from where our food comes from, and forget the processes that bring it to our …

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Are scented candles actually bad for you?

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  What is a spa day, romantic dinner, or cozy night in without a candle or two to set the mood? For over a decade, headlines …

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Leather made from pineapple is a thing. Would you buy it?

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  Leather is everywhere – in our shoes, our purses and luggage, our winter jackets and stylish furniture – but its effect is seen globally.   …

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How to eat healthier even at the fast food drive-thru

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Gearing up for a summer road trip? Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or minimizing factory-farmed meat and dairy in your diet, eating on the road can be tough. Ask …

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The cool new way your Ben & Jerry’s ice cream could help the climate

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  Do cows eat seaweed? On a Ben & Jerry’s dairy farm, yes. In May, the popular ice cream maker announced that they’ll be putting their …

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These genius reusable kitchen products can help you save cash

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Paper and plastic are recycled, food scraps are composted, but what about the rest of the waste created in the kitchen? Plastic wrap, coffee filters, and paper towels are …

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10 things you really should rent, not buy

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Check out a formal dress for prom night, some power tools for your big home renovation, or camping gear for your next vacation. Cut down on …

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Zero-waste grocery shopping: What it is & why you want it

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  At Maison Jar – a new grocery store located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in New York City – silos of dry goods line one wall. Dried beans, grains, …

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8 cities around the world with the most innovative public transportation

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In cities across the globe, urbanites rely on public transportation to get around. More than 55% of the global population lives in urban areas, a number that is …

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Yes, you can have a vegetable garden in a small space!

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You don’t have to settle for that little potted basil plant on your windowsill; any small outdoor space can be transformed into a beautiful, productive vegetable …

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9 easy, eco-friendly beauty & skincare upgrades you can make now

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It’s getting easier and easier to swap out common products with reusables – coffee cups, straws and produce bags among them. But what about the things …

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8 ways to lower your pet’s eco pawprint

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We’re a country of pet lovers. Ninety and a half million families – or 70% of American households – own a pet, according to the American Pet Products …

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7 ways to manage climate change anxiety

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Many people are already experiencing the effects of climate change. Eighty-five percent the global population has endured weather events made worse by rising temperatures, and more than 40% are highly …

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The ultimate guide to making produce last longer

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It’s estimated that the average household wastes more than 30% of the food it obtains, a staggering statistic with both financial and environmental consequences. One hundred and forty …

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Stop trying to recycle pizza boxes. Here’s why

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Can I put this pizza box in with the cardboard? What about that oat milk container? Does this envelope have plastic in it? The recycling system in …