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Did you know that clothing hangers -- plastic, flocked and wooden -- are nearly impossible to recycle? It's because the plastic ones are made with mixed materials, and the wooden ones are coated and treated. If you find yourself with an excess of hangers, ask a local thrift store like a Salvation Army or Goodwill if they have a need for them. If...Read more

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You might think that leaving your dog's waste to naturally decompose is better than bagging it up, but you're wrong. Just like human waste, pet waste is a pollutant that can cause serious environmental damage. The Environmental Protection Agency says that "just 2 to 3 days of droppings from 100 dogs can contribute enough bacteria, nitrogen and ...Read more

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When your television breaks, it's tempting to simply put it in the box your new TV comes in and leave it on the curb to be picked up as trash. But the reality is TVs -- including old tube-style, LED, LCD, OLED, etc. -- have hazardous waste like mercury, lead, nickel and cadmium inside that can leak into the ground. Plus, when TVs are crushed in ...Read more

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When it comes to a lush lawn, consider clover seed rather than grass. It's a hardy plant that is disease-resistant and grows densely, which minimizes weeds. Clover is also tolerant of heavy foot traffic, and if you have dogs, it can handle their bathroom breaks without any discoloration. Clover renews and reseeds itself over time, and it also ...Read more

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We all know planting a tree is an easy step to help fight climate change and add beauty to your home. But choosing the right tree is just as important as planting one. Many people love the look of a maple tree, but be sure to get the right variety. Norway maples have beautiful fall colors, but they produce a plethora of seeds that can litter the...Read more

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A staggering 80 billion pounds of food is wasted in the United States, which equals about 30% of the overall food supply. That means almost one-third of all food is simply thrown away from supermarkets, restaurants and at home. One way to help is to use the Too Good To Go app, which helps restaurants sell unsold food at a steep discount to ...Read more

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If you love to send flowers, going with a local florist near where the recipient lives is the most sustainable option. While there are plenty of online flower companies, they require flowers to be packed and shipped overnight, which uses gas-guzzling planes and trucks. Going with a local florist instead means the arrangements travel a short ...Read more

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A recent study by The Giving Report found that social media was the best way to raise money for a charity. First-time donors are more likely to find charities and nonprofits to support in this way, and postings on Facebook and Instagram drive 57% of the total traffic to a charity's campaign pages. If you want to raise money for your favorite ...Read more

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Turns out the easiest method to make coffee at home is the greenest, too. If you're only making a cup of coffee for yourself, using instant instead of grinding and brewing your own java has the lowest amount of carbon emissions. In fact, it's one-third of the emissions versus making whole-bean coffee. The trick is to use instant coffee packaged ...Read more

 

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