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6/16/2011
Cleaning your reusable shopping bag regularly will help protect your family against illness.
11/6/2008
Matt gets a reality check on his reusable bag habit and what needs to be done to really help the environment.
1/14/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace gives in to paper towels. Find out why.
11/3/2011
Recycled holiday cards from Paperworks Studio are not just great for the planet—they provide jobs for people with disabilities.
2/23/2009
Natural Home intern Dani Hurst explores practical plastic bag alternatives as well as ways to reuse the ones she already has.
4/14/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace confesses her eco-sins.
9/11/2009
Seattle voters rejected a proposal to pay 20 cents per plastic bag at the register.
4/28/2010
Don’t have extra money to drop on expensive picture frames or fancy artwork? Editorial intern Amanda Thompson discusses simple ways to spruce up any room in your house at no cost.
10/15/2008
Follow a young environmental enthusiast through daily and long-term changes.
10/6/2008
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace recounts her two weeks without paper towels.
2/21/2011
An unpublished British study says that plastic bags are a greener option than paper or cloth--but only if you don't make the most of your reusable bags.
6/22/2009
Find out what’s in your paper products with Greenpeace’s Recycled Tissue and Toilet Paper Guide.
10/26/2012
The KangerHanger Pouch Bag from The Green Garmento serves multiple uses, making it the ultimate reusable bag and eliminating the need for plastic dry cleaning bags.
6/7/2011
A new study has found that biodegradable plastic's rapid rate of decomposition could cause the release of methane, a greenhouse gas. The study's authors suggest that petroleum-based products might be preferable. We need better alternatives than that.
9/22/2008
Kim takes on a new eco-challenge at her apartment: Is it possible to keep naturally beautiful and clean without paper towels?
12/16/2008
Matts talks about how he will be eco-friendly this holiday season by using green wrapping paper that won't cost him a cent.
7/2/2010
Jessica discusses the eco-profile of the soy candles, recycled glassware, recycled-content paper and vintage and handmade wedding decor.
12/10/2010
Use scraps and other 'trash' to wrap gifts—and forego the wasteful virgin paper.
4/18/2011
Replacing paper towels with rags is a super simple step toward sustainable living. Follow these simple tips to get disposable paper towels out of your house. You'll never miss them.
11/28/2007
Jessica's favorite green gifts for the upcoming holiday season are stylish and eco-friendly.
3/8/2011
Today's a great day to follow our tips for creating a home office that's easy on you and light on the planet.
9/4/2009
From perpetually sunny Orange Country, California, Humble sells extremely eco-conscious home décor accessories featuring designs that will remind you of summer’s past.
11/28/2008
Assistant editor Kim Wallace offers simple tips for greening your Black Friday.
12/17/2009
Recycling rewards program RecycleBank compiled this list of five household items that contain toxic materials or won’t biodegrade.
4/2/2012
For a zero-waste kitchen, learn how to reduce food waste with these tips from guest blogger Letitia Star.
4/1/2011
From a little-known sugar substitute to a conversation-starting book, this list of items for the green kitchen contains a few surprises.
5/4/2010
Using recycled giftwrap as a table runner makes for an easy, inexpensive and eco-friendly DIY wedding decor project.
8/2/2012
After picking out colors and a design theme, guest blogger Erica Binns turns her attention to finding eco-friendly wedding invitations and stationery for her green wedding.
2/9/2011
Invite the birds into your yard with this simple bird feeder made from a toilet paper roll.
8/9/2012
Guest blogger Erica Binns continues her search for eco-friendly stationery with a hunt for wedding thank-you notes and silk flowers for her green wedding.
7/27/2010
The recent trend towards e-readers may cut back on environmental impact, but they also take away the tangible qualities of reading a book.
6/24/2010
Jessica offers a sneak peek of her biodegradable wedding, which featured recycled glassware, handmade decor, recycled paper table runners, biodegradable plates and cups and soy candles.
6/11/2009
Reading books from your local public library is a greener alternative to buying new books.
12/28/2009
Christmas may have passed, but the remnants of the holiday festivities remain—piles of wrapping paper, boxes, and ribbons tangled strands of lights trees losing needles all over the living room floor. Fortunately, cleaning up after another holiday season is easier—and more
11/15/2010
With a little do-it-yourself effort, wooden shutters found at flea markets and antique stores can turn into shelves, room dividers and other home décor.
2/3/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace picks out her favorite Linda and Harriet stationery to use as Valentine's Day cards.


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