Natural Bug Repellent

By Jian Kettunen

It’s already the middle of summer and you know what that means! Outdoor fun can be hampered by annoying bugs. Commercial bugspray is often full of nasty chemicals such as deet, so many people are looking for more natural ways to repel bugs. Natural, homemade bug repellent recipes rely on …

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Taking Action On Climate Change

By Kristine Kvamme

It’s no secret that the political climate has changed in the United States. The new administration in Washington brings a lot of uncertainty about the future of the environment and climate change. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all this upheaval, and by all the different issues that need our …

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Fighting the “Consumerism Brain”

By Kristine Kvamme

Recently, our next door neighbor’s 15 year old garage door opener broke. They went to the store to buy a new one and discovered that garage door technology has changed a lot in the past decade. Openers now come Wi-Fi enabled. They also only come in one size – 3 …

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Happily ever after; Greening your wedding

By Libby Bottem

Your partner proposed and you joyfully accepted! Your planning is well under way, but you are both concerned with the impact a large party will have on the environment. No worries! Here are a few ways to decrease your impact on the environment during your big day. #1. Send E-vites …

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Green Cooling Options to Beat the Heat

By Libby Bottem

As temps continue to rise this summer, people are looking to stay cool while remaining both financially responsible and dedicated to the preservation of Mother Earth. Here are a few cooling suggestions that are environmentally friendly as well as cost effective. #1. Keep it Closed- The cheapest green option is …

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