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Christmas Trees: Real vs. Artificial

Which do you think is the more eco-friendly Christmas tree — real or artificial? It’s a curious question, and the answer might surprise you. Last month Karen Zraick of the New York Times published an article that examines this very question. Here are the takeaways: It is...

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New Year’s Eve 2018

Happy New Year’s Eve! What a year it has been! As 2017 draws to a quiet close, we look at our 2017 resolution, at world events, and at the people and experiences for which we’re most grateful. Also we take a look ahead to the...

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4 Ways to Upcycle Pumpkin Carving

What’s a Halloween season without carving pumpkins? Tiny saws and crooked cuts. Slimy seeds and gloppy guts. Guaranteed to be the most pleasing way to upcycle the daily newspaper. But what do we do with our carved pumpkins after Halloween? Let them rot on the...

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Gratitude

What are you grateful for? Are you grateful for the people in your life? Are you grateful for the time you spend with family and friends? Are you grateful for stuffing? We at Remyndr are grateful for your involvement in bettering your community. Waste management is a...

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How to Create an Eek-O-Friendly Halloween

Boo! Remyndr here with some tips for an eek-o-friendly Halloween: Costumes It’s fun to buy costumes. The technicolor wigs, the super hero capes, the vampire teeth - it’s a blast! Yet so often costumes are a one-and-done affair. Instead, why not buy costumes you love and save...

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Old Pool Toys

Pool toys make pool time memorable. But what do you do when they get old or when your kids outgrow them? Pool toys are made with polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a plastic categorized in recycling symbol 3. Curbside recycling programs rarely accept Plastic #3, because it requires...

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Four Steps to a Green BBQ!

Happy 4th of July! America turns 240 this year! Whether you celebrate at the beach, at the park, or in the backyard, here are four steps to a green barbecue: Natural, organic, and pasture-raised foods are the best way to make your barbecue green. Applegate Farms...

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The Black Friday Challenge

Hey it’s Thanksgiving! A wonderful time of year to celebrate family, friends and the warmth of gathering over a meal. It’s also the biggest shopping holiday of the year. According to a survey just released by the National Retail Federation, 58.7 percent of shoppers, or...

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When Orange & Black Meets Green & Blue

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is...

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