Going Green

Saving Money and Going Green by Buying Better Lightbulbs! {Part 2}

January 7, 2013
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As part of my partnership with GE, I received coupons for my GE lightbulbs. But as always, all opinions expressed here about my experience with GE Lighting are my own. Back in November I wrote a post where I shared my desire to convert our home lighting over to the more energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs. But […]

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Saving Money and Going Green…. by Buying Better Lightbulbs!

November 14, 2012
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As part of my partnership with GE, I received coupons for my GE lightbulbs. But as always, all opinions expressed here about my experience with GE Lighting are my own. My family and I have been on a mission to convert our home lighting over to the more energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs. And I have […]

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My New Favorite Healthy-Living Tool!

January 9, 2012
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Confession-time: I have a long running love affair with Diet Coke. In college when all of my friends were starting their day by fueling up on coffee before their early classes, I decided that Diet Coke would be my caffeinated-beverage-of-choice, and would often kick off my day by opening the first can. This would be […]

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3 Tips for Being “Green” While Packing School Lunches

September 17, 2011

One of my challenges each day is prepare healthy lunches for my kids to take to school (who mostly refuse to eat what is served in the cafeteria!) while also staying kind to the environment. Yes, it is easy to throw a bunch of pre-packaged one-serving items into those lunch bags- but with 6 kids […]

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Going Green…. Recycle

January 28, 2011

The final step in “going green” is to recycle….  but it really should be thought of as the last step, after you have done all that you reasonably can to reduce and re-use.  We have spent some time examining what we can recycle, and some of it takes a bit more effort than just separating […]

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Going Green…. Re-Use

January 27, 2011

Yesterday I discussed the most important weapon in the “going green” arsenal……  reduce-  reduce the amount of energy you use, reduce the amount of stuff that you buy, and reduce the amount of garbage that you throw away.  So let’s say that we are doing a pretty decent job of all of these things, and […]

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Going Green…. Reduce

January 26, 2011

The first step in “going green” is to reduce….  reduce the amount of energy you use, reduce the amount of things that you accumulate in your home, and reduce the amount of garbage that you throw away. Steve and I have found many ways that we can reduce….  but the key to success is to […]

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Going Green…. Why It’s Important to Us

January 25, 2011

This week I would like to talk about things we can all do to “go green”…. to put some mindful effort into thinking about the things that we use, the things that we waste, and the things that we simply throw away.  My personal wake up call about understanding what we humans are doing to […]

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