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You’re trashing 99% of the stuff you buy – This one question will help you stop (1 comments)
I really like the idea that giving into our wants could, potentially, cause us to spend money on a host of other things. So, a “want” just might lead to a bunch of “needs”. Kind of a vicious cycle. I’ve also thought a lot about how we have to buy [...]
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Small Footprints
2014-10-14 15:35:10
Are hybrid cars the car of the future? (1 comments)
Wonderful dreaming – I’m hoping that plug-in hybrids are the wave of the future tho. My sis bought a Chevy Volt (very cool car) and hasn’t bought gas in about 9 months. Ultimate would be a plug-in hybrid powered by solar panels on our roofs. [...]
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Laurel Standley
2014-07-14 14:44:29
7 ways to cope with stressful events in your life (1 comments)
Aww, poor thing! I hate she had to go through that but I hope she’s thriving today. I like to use lavender oils when I’m stressed. It smells like relaxation, I love it. Your such a great friend for helping her through this. [...]
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Leslie
2014-04-28 01:10:14
Recycling and reusing old furniture (1 comments)
Hi,
I just hopped over from Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) to take a look at the recycled and reused furniture at Chez Green. (I love that name!)How wonderful it must be to live and love in a home filled with old or salvaged furnishings that evo [...]
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Deborah Davis
2014-03-20 02:25:00
Two outfits; one week for #sixitemschallenge (1 comments)
I think this is a great challenge! [...]
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Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking
2014-03-11 01:36:04
Mrs Green says no to the environment (3 comments)
This is a hard one. I don’t have an option who my provider is being that I rent and my utilities are included in the rent As for a hybrid car I have heard they are very bad during manufacturing on the environment. Plus to put that kind of money int [...]
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Lois
2014-02-19 06:19:55
UK laws regarding GM foods and labelling (1 comments)
Oh I don’t like GMO’s and try my best to make sure I don’t buy foods that contain them. Here in the U.S. we are getting a little bit better labeling but sure have a ways to go. [...]
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Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking
2014-02-08 02:23:14
Six ways to keep warm without turning up the thermostat (2 comments)
I don’t think it is necessarily the type of heat that is unpleasant and stifling, but an excessive amount of heat blasting out. We have gas central heating, but set the thermostat quite low, and only have it on for a short period each morning and eve [...]
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Jane
2014-01-31 17:46:22
Plan Your Next Event with Eco-Friendly Invitations (1 comments)
Oh I like these ideas!! I especially like the one using the water bottles and sand. Such a cute idea! [...]
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Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking
2014-01-22 20:16:15
How to cut your electricity bill by 15% (2 comments)
I agree with Alicia that your posts are always very informative. This is very interesting. I do not think it would be cost effective to install in our house at present, but presumably the cost will fall in the coming years and the technology will b [...]
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Jane
2014-01-08 20:25:28
London Spas – Escape the Christmas Shopping Crowds & Relax! (1 comments)
Oh my goodness this looks so relaxing and awesome!! [...]
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Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking
2013-12-03 21:31:07
Shipping containers: where do they go? (1 comments)
This Is really interesting, Mrs. Green! I’ve never thought about how many containers are actually lost and what becomes of them. I hope you’ll update this post when more information becomes available. [...]
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Small Footprints
2013-11-20 00:18:30
Can a minimalist and a hoarder live in harmony? (1 comments)
I am back from my hols too but I was away for 6 weeks in the south of France so after my experience of bread pud for a whole caravan site for Zero Waste Week I am now sorting out the food in the garden. 20lb of grapes is now grape juice, the carrots [...]
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Chris
2013-10-10 15:07:52
Preparing our home for winter the green way (1 comments)
I’m anxious to hear how your ceiling experiment goes … it seems very clever and I don’t know why that wouldn’t work. We have drafty windows and doors in our apartment … the management doesn’t want to replace them. But I’ve found a couple of tri [...]
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Small Footprints
2013-09-25 15:54:19
Vote for your top eco company Today! (4 comments)
All done :) [...]
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Mrs Green
2013-09-25 15:17:43
Save the dragonflies! (1 comments)
I love dragonflies too & would never have to thought they were endangered. [...]
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Monika
2013-08-31 07:02:43
Three ways to use solar lighting in your garden (1 comments)
Oh I love that you love fairy lights!! :-) When we lived in Florida, we typically went tent camping for the holidays. We’d bring our Christmas lights (LEDs) and decorate our camping spot. There was something magical about colorful lights twinklin [...]
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Small Footprints
2013-08-27 21:45:44
How to stop junk mail in 5 steps (3 comments)
@Chris: Thanks Chris – you certainly can name and shame. For me it’s BT (they’ve been sending junk mail to me for about 8 years), Viking Direct (seem to think that after you’ve ordered one thing you want monthly catalogues) and charity catalogues tha [...]
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Mrs Green
2013-08-22 06:52:44
4 ways with puy lentils, to reduce carbon emissions! #ctww (1 comments)
Mmm … I love lentils and your three dishes sound wonderful, especially the Shepards pie. I find that Puy Lentils have a real “meaty” flavor so I often use them instead of meat in things like tacos, chili con “carne”, and spaghetti with a “meat” sa [...]
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Small Footprints
2013-08-14 13:41:06
Favourite chickpea recipes (2 comments)
I really love chickpea and potato curry. Simple and very satisfying! [...]
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Zoe
2013-08-10 16:32:14
Why I ate lunch at 10am to save the world (3 comments)
I have to admit I might have pitched it. I have a hard time eating something that doesn’t taste good. I admire your effort. [...]
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Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking
2013-08-06 00:33:29
How to reuse non-rechargeable batteries (2 comments)
This is such a cool idea – do let us know how it goes! [...]
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Clare @ EcoFriendlyLink.com
2013-07-24 03:58:46
An invitation from Mrs Green and Small Footprints! (3 comments)
I am so glad that I am able to comment again on your blog. The past several weeks every time I have tried to comment it wouldn’t let me. This is such a great post!! Food waste is really a normal thing in most households. We try so hard for that not t [...]
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Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking
2013-07-19 19:21:30
7 ways I’m using too much electricity (5 comments)
Here’s a few ideas for Mr.Green.

Get an Eco Button for the computer. It sits handy to one side gently glowing, with LED light. Finished for a session, just press the button to put the comp into a deeper more eco sleep than hibernate etc. Yet comes [...]

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Neil
2013-07-04 11:24:17
What my daughter taught me about being a parent (19 comments)
Your daughter is so pretty and sounds like she has known what she wants from an early age!! It is amazing sometimes what we can learn drom our children. [...]
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Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking
2013-06-17 01:58:56
Shut the door and save energy (1 comments)
I am not much of a food gazer but I have had to get on our children about it over the years! [...]
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Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking
2013-06-17 01:54:18
Is fairtrade worth the money? (2 comments)
Well put!!!!!!!! [...]
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Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking
2013-05-22 23:33:01
Seven ways to make your home chemical free (2 comments)
Oh I am so for getting chemicals out of our homes! It is really not as hard as some people think. Really great tips!! [...]
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Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking
2013-05-22 23:31:50
Take off your shoes! (2 comments)
We’ve taken our shoes off before entering our home for years. Neighbors and friends thought we were weird but then got used to it. My husband is highly allergic to many things outside, and it’s also helped to keep our floors clean. Great post! [...]
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Alaiyo Kiasi-Barnes
2013-05-12 01:54:33
Does spring inspire you to be green too? (1 comments)
Great tips! Our water boiler is nearly ready for replacement; I think we will go for a much smaller unit.

Also, I’m looking to install an additional attic fan: the part of the house that already has one hasn’t needed air conditioning since the fa [...]

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CelloMom
2013-04-25 17:42:56

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