Mother Earth Living

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1/7/2016
A recent study from Carnegie Mellon University has suggested that plant-based diets could be more harmful for the environment. Learn more and discover ways to maintain your preferred lifestyle with minimal environmental impact.
12/29/2015
Make these easy-to-fix upgrades for a more home more eco-friendly, while saving a bit of money on your utility bills.
11/11/2015
Give your pocketbook a break with these simple ways to lower your energy costs and stay comfortable this winter.
8/4/2015
Renewable energy structures in the U.S. could potentially supply 80 percent of domestic energy needs by 2050. Read on to discover the real cost of energy consumption.
12/5/2011
The New York Times reports our carbon emissions in 2011 were the highest on record. Reduce your family's carbon footprint by choosing vegetarian recipes such as Fennel and Leek Soup and Delicata Squash Stuffed with Wild Mushrooms and Herbs.
4/14/2011
We use more water than we need in our homes every day. If you’re curious to know how much water your own home might be wasting, check out this infographic on U.S. residential water consumption from eLocal.com.
3/22/2011
The average American uses twice as much water as the rest of the world. We can lower our consumption by taking a look at how we eat, shop, travel and live. (Taking shorter showers isn't even the half of it.)
6/23/2010
We claim to live sustainably if we can harvest or extract the earth’s resources without depleting or permanently damaging them. By that standard, no one in a country that devours coal, oil and water—and uses up a quarter of the earth’s resources—can live sustainably.
4/20/2010
Americans are tired of cheap, built-to-fail products made overseas. We want products we can pass down through generations. Slow Consumption, with its call for a return to “heirloom design,” could be our ticket out.




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