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Living Green

Environmental expert Zem Joaquin's tips on being Ecofabulous

Zem Joaquin is editor at large of Home & Lifestyle for Huffington Post as well as a founding board member of the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute and founder of Global Green’s Gorgeous & Green Gala. Zem is an environmental strategy consultant for companies such as Station A and Mercedes Benz and is an authority on modern eco-friendly living. Zem dishes on her advice to live an ecofabulous life. 1) What does it mean to be ecofabulous? Ecofabulous...

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Designing an eco-friendly kitchen

If you want to go green, you have likely thought about things like solar panels and recycling, but have you considered your kitchen? Your kitchen provides you with an amazing opportunity to give back to the planet, and greening your kitchen takes significantly less work and expense than you might think. As always, the key is to take things step by step, and to take on just one or two projects at a time. Better Lighting A kitchen is a place that needs a lot of light, and...

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How to print whilst being environmentally friendly

For decades, it has been predicted that one day we will work in ‘paperless offices’, yet printing doesn’t seem to be going out of fashion any time soon. Most people still appreciate seeing something in hard copy, prefer to annotate reports in their own handwriting, and need to print out important documents such as contracts. So how can we minimize the environmental impact...

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Should you use eco-friendly laundry detergents?

These days, with the levels of pollution in our everyday lives growing all the time, more and more people have started to search for way to live more healthily and with a care for the environment. Green thinking has become a lifestyle that many people choose to adopt. From organic food to natural detergents, there are many green alternatives to everyday products. However,...

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Ways to save energy at home

Higher energy bills are a sign of us wasting energy, but you can change that around with some smart management of your home. The tips ahead will give you an idea what to do: You can buy a good halogen oven if you want to get the roasting of your food done fast and with greater energy efficiency. It can cook chicken in merely half an hour and uses less power than the usual electric oven becoming a much better choice when you need to keep your power bills down...

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Go for green home décor – This is how it’s done

You’ve heard so much from everyone about how necessary it is to go green. If you’re planning to redo your home interiors, you should consider selecting greener alternatives. No more is green equated with dull and drab. You’ll be amazed at how beautiful your home could look with eco-friendly materials. Here are some ways you can make a difference.Paint the Walls Green Well, not literally. If your walls need a makeover, choose paints that are free from volatile organic comp...

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Nine great ways to begin a greener life

If you haven’t realized it yet, now is the time for you to make that change. Have you ever thought about what it’s like to live a sustainable lifestyle? How can you reap the benefits of a green environment, without making massive sacrifices? Starting a healthier and eco-friendly lifestyle can be enjoyable and fun, too. Start living a healthier beginning. Incorporate unique activities in your daily life to make green living interesting for you. Think Before...

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Nature's Herbicides: How to kill weeds without poisons

No matter how much time and care you put into your lawn and garden, you're going to have to deal with weeds at some point. Because they're often tougher and more proliferative than even the hardiest desirable plants, it's important to get control over them before they can overwhelm you. Although there are many potent herbicides designed to make this easier, they're terrible for the environment. Furthermore, weeds can quickly develop an immunity to them, render...

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Eco-friendly ways to decorate your home

When it comes to renovating a room or giving the whole house a makeover there are some steps you can take to ensure that it doesn’t have as big an impact on the environment as it could. Whether you choose to move forward with all these steps or just a few, you will reduce your carbon footprint and have a greener and more environmentally friendly place to live. Firstly, think hard about whether you actually need to redecorate. There are so many ways you can spruce up a room with...

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Faster, safer, cooler: Why induction cooking is the most eco-conscious choice

Think back a few years to the days before reusable bags at the grocery store, in a time when people thought driving Hummers was cool and nobody talked about gas mileage. Oh how naive we were. But as with many things in life, adapting to the green revolution has meant a few sacrifices, some inconveniences, and numerous shifts in perspective. It's time to adjust our perspective on cooking. If we want to use the least amount of energy when we prepare our sustain...

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