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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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Five Green Devices Every Home Should Have

John Platt, March 18, 2014

You don't have to install huge solar panels on your home or drive a hybrid vehicle to go green.

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Locavores: Find Free Fruit in Your Neighborhood

John Platt, July 01, 2013

There's a bounty of fruit ripe for the plucking, all within walking distance.

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The Greenest Products Are The Ones You Don't Buy

John Platt, May 06, 2013

Every product in the world, no matter how green or eco-friendly it says it is, has some sort of impact. Whether it's the production cycle or shipping or energy use, every product has a footprint.But a few products don't have any footprint at all. How is that possible? Easy -- they're borrowed.

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Recycle Your Cell Phone, Plant a Tree

John Platt, May 03, 2013

The United Nations is currently in the middle of a project to plant 1 billion new trees, and one way they hope to accomplish their goal is to turn your old cell phone into a tree.

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How to Choose Cleaning Products without Dangerous Fragrances

John Platt, February 22, 2013

Do your cleaning products have too many unnecessary fragrances added to the mix, and are they causing too much damage to your health?

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Is Your Gaming System An Energy Vampire?

John Platt, September 14, 2012

Did you know that your gaming console can cost you up to $160 a year in energy costs? But that's not always the case. If you by the right system -- and if you use it properly -- you can cut that cost to as low as $3.

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Don't Waste Your Time Stuck in the Snow. Telecommute!

John Platt, January 10, 2012

If the snow is falling, don't warm up your car. Warm up your computer and telecommute.

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7 Inexpensive Ways to Stay Warm This Autumn

John Platt, October 31, 2011

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

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Five Things to do AFTER Earth Day

John Platt, April 25, 2011

Last Friday was the 41st Earth Day, and many of us got out and enjoyed the great outdoors or took action for a greener planet. But this is the week after Earth Day, leaving us to ask what comes next?

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