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5 Beautiful Rain Barrel Designs

5 Beautiful Rain Barrel Designs

Collecting rainwater is a great way to be eco friendly and to reduce your water consumption, but many people turn up their noses at the thought of having a big ugly plastic barrel on their porch.. Well don’t worry; now you can save water without sacrificing style with these 5 beautiful rain ba

Posted byon07.31.2009inDIY Projects, Simple Living

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Amazon's 'Kindle' is next step towards paperless culture

Amazon’s ‘Kindle’ is next step towards paperless culture

Earlier this week online giant Amazon.com released a digital reader called the Kindle, a device that has great potential to revolutionize the way we read. While ebook readers aren't new, Amazon's offering brings several new features to the table. Chief among the green features of this device are

Posted byon11.25.2007inBooks, Simple Living, Sustainable Tech

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Pesticides in Produce

Pesticides in Produce

A simulation done by the Environmental Working Group shows that people can lower their pesticide exposure by 90 percent by avoiding the top twelve most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eating the least contaminated instead. Eating the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables will expose

Posted byon08.22.2006inSimple Living, Society

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Eco-friendly textile made from cellulose

Eco-friendly textile made from cellulose

Tencel is a natural, man-made fiber. It has many of the qualities of synthetics, but is made of natural cellulose found in wood pulp making it fully biodegradable. The pulp used to produce Tencel is grown in tree farms, and the closed-loop production process recovers a solvent used in the spin

Posted byon07.17.2006inSimple Living, Sustainable Tech

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