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Spreading Holiday Cheer, Sustainably

by Chryso D'Angelo, December 12 2016, 0 Comments
'Tis the season…to dig deep and figure out that one perfect gift which a group—maybe even hundreds—of your employees or clients would love for the holidays. It’s a toughie. Many businesses have their standard go-to, like the whimsical water bottle or...

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The New Eco Diaper

by Chryso D'Angelo, August 10 2016, 1 Comment
Just when my little one is finally potty-trained, a company called Bambamboos releases diapers made primarily out of organic and biodegradable bamboo! Too bad we missed the boat on this amazing brand! But if you have a little one—or know someone...

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Designing Green with Robin Baron: Revamping Your Kitchen

by Guest Blogger, November 30 2011, 0 Comments
Photo courtesy of Solares Architecture via Flickr.    Full kitchen renovations are glorious, but laborious, processes. Before taking the first steps to clean out the existing space, many things must be considered. Do you hire a company to rip out the existing...

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Designing Green with Robin Baron - Cooking up a Storm!

by Guest Blogger, November 17 2010, 0 Comments
 Photo courtesy of bosch_appliances via Flickr.    It’s our kitchens' busiest time of the year…the holidays! It’s the season of cookies, turkey, and all of your family’s holiday favorites. Amongst the chaos of entertaining, your energy usage racks up faster than...

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Green Dishwashing

by Guest Blogger, October 29 2009, 0 Comments
  Photo courtesy of Estefanía Rodríguez Mancilla via Flickr.     It's easy to assume that washing dishes in the sink is more energy-efficient than installing a big, energy-guzzling machine to do the work for you. But dishwashers, if used properly, can be...

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Alternatives to Synthetic, Toxic Bug Repellent

by Guest Blogger, June 30 2009, 0 Comments
Photo courtesy of J.o. Comia via Flickr.  Insects share the biosphere with us; but, like many a close neighbor, they can be pests. The use of synthetic chemicals are bad for everything in the biosphere, including us. But is there an alternative...

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Counting Sheep? Seek Organic Sleep

by Guest Blogger, February 02 2009, 0 Comments
Photo courtesy of Mazzali via Flickr.  When we lay to rest at night, the last thing we want is to be immersed in toxins, volatile organic compounds and off-gassing chemicals. Conventional mattresses often use petroleum-based polyester and polyurethane foam, which can...

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Have a Seat, Stay a While: No Good to Good Wood

by Guest Blogger, August 24 2008, 0 Comments
Copyright: project1photography / 123RF Stock Photo One of the best things in the world is coming home from a long hard day, curling up on the sofa, putting your feet up on the good ole reliable coffee table and having...

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Dirty Personal Care Products?

by Brianna Marquart, August 14 2008, 0 Comments
You’ve probably seen recent headlines about unfriendly ingredients in some popular personal care products that you may, or may not use. So what if your favorite make-up contains some questionable ingredients? It’s always come through for you and you’ve been...

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Dirty Gold?

by Guest Blogger, July 28 2008, 0 Comments
Copyright: olegdudko / 123RF Stock Photo   Gold mining, once the realm of California prospectors, has in recent years become a source of major environmental harm. A large majority of the new gold produced today is mined from large open-pit...

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