12 Creative Ways to Decorate a Small Space Apartment (Infographic)

Are you feeling discouraged because you don’t have a lot of space in your apartment? Have you just moved into a posh NYC metro area apartment and want to make your flat look…well…less flat? We know you can’t physically make your small space bigger, and your decorating choices may be restricted by rental rules. But, […]

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Living Green This Christmas

Making a difference this holiday season can include volunteering, donating to an organization, or helping out another family. But don’t forget about the environment too! Here are some tips to do your part through the holidays. FACT: Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, American throw away a million EXTRA tons (900,000 metric tons) of garbage […]

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Batteries, Light Bulbs, and Hazardous Chemicals

Return excess hazardous products, spills, or drips to the original container. Pesticides, herbicides, oil paints, paint cleaners, and oil and transmission fluids should never be flushed into a water system, disposed of on the ground, or put into household refuse. Visit www.earth911.org to help find locations to recycle hazardous waste, batteries, etc. you can search […]

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Living Green in School

Getting a new computer or other electronics for school?  Make sure to purchase energy efficient models. Use reusable lunch bags for children to take their lunch in.  Pack healthy fruits and vegetables instead of prepackaged snacks and a reusable water bottle or thermos for them to take their drinks in instead of prepackaged drinks. Academic […]

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Saving Energy – Proper Use of Air Conditioners

You make decisions every day in your homes that affect the environment.  Are you ready to make a difference?  Use your appliances with an energy-efficient mindset and you can immediately reduce the harm to our planet.  Here are some air conditioning tips: Set your thermostat at a comfortable setting (76 degrees) when you are in […]

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Water Conservation

Here are some simple things you can do to save water: Shorten showers to 5 minutes. Turn off water when brushing teeth. Turn off water while soaping your dirty dishes if you hand wash your dishes. Don’t use the toilet as a wastebasket. While shaving, turn off the running water until you are ready to […]

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Recycling – Get the Facts

Did you know that if the average person looks into their trash can, there are usually many items that are recyclable?  Everything that is placed into your trash can eventually finds its way to a landfill.  Our landfills are filling up fast, so we need to get active and recycle as much as possible to […]

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Greening Your Exercise

Throw on eco-friendly threads – Organic cotton is breathable, absorbent and available in everything from sports bras to socks. Eco Yoga – Green up your downward dog with a biodegradable yoga mat. Make your own energy bars – Dump wasteful packaging and worrying about additives, and save a little money!  Fuel up with homemade recipes.  […]

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Kick the Habit

Reduce, reuse, recycle!  Here are some ideas to help you “Reuse” instead of using disposable items. FACT: In 2005 it was reported that only 5.2% of plastic bags were recycled. FACT: Plastic,  in any form, has only been around a little more than half a century.  It is believed to take several hundred years to […]

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E-Waste Recycling Made Easy

E-waste, if not disposed of properly, can be hazardous to the environment.  E-waste is simply any old electronic device that you no longer wish to keep.  Items categorized as e-waste include (but are not limited to): – Televisions (plasma and LCD) – Computer monitors – Computer CPU’s and software disks – Cell phones, PDA’s, pagers […]

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