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7 Things to do with Shredded Paper

John Platt, January 03, 2017

As the bucket beneath my shredder quickly filled, I began to wonder: what am I going to do with all of these shreddings? I don't have to put them in the landfill, do I?

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7 Inexpensive Ways to Stay Warm This Winter

John Platt, January 03, 2017

The days are growing shorter, not to mention chillier. What's an eco-friendly person to do when they get cold this winter?

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And the Most Efficient Appliance In Your Kitchen Is...

John Platt, January 03, 2017

When it comes to your kitchen and the variety of cooking appliances you own, which is the best one to use?

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Are E-books Greener Than Paper Books?

John Platt, January 03, 2017

For people who love their Kindles, there's no other choice when it comes to reading books. But for the rest of us, is it time to make the switch to e-reading, or do paper books still hold the green advantage?

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4 Ways to Make Your Refrigerator More Efficient

John Platt, March 18, 2014

As one of the most energy-intensive devices in your home, it really pays to have an efficient fridge in your kitchen. But what if you can't afford to buy a new one?

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15 Ways to Cut Your Energy Use

John Platt, March 07, 2014

We're all looking for ways to save money and use less energy these days. Here (in no particular order) are a few ideas to help you accomplish that.

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10 Tips for Winterizing Your Pipes

John Platt, December 05, 2013

With winter in full force, it's the perfect time for you to think about winterizing your pipes.

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Save Energy (and Money) this Summer with these Tips from the EPA

John Platt, June 03, 2013

It's getting warmer every day, and for many, that means higher home cooling costs.

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Kindle Greener Than Books -- If You Use It Enough

John Platt, June 03, 2013

The debate over whether paper books are greener than e-books just got a bit more complicated.A new study by The Cleantech Group finds that Amazon.com's Kindle e-book reader is actually greener than physical books -- but only if you use it enough.

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Are Electric Toothbrushes Green or Wasteful?

John Platt, May 27, 2013

We all like white, healthy teeth, but are electric toothbrushes the greenest way to get them?According to a study put out last year by the United Nations, you can cut your carbon footprint by 48 grams of CO2 a day by using a good old-fashioned manual toothbrush instead of an electric model.

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