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Repair and Reuse

In The Netherlands, citizens in dozens of locations are gathering one or more days a month at Repair Cafés to socialize while mending clothes and broken household items, and the concept is spreading.

Green Christmas

Try these fresh ways to tweak family traditions for a greener holiday this and every year.

Coming Clean

The consumer watchdog Environmental Working Group has released a new Cleaners Hall of Shame database that ranks more than 2,000 household cleaners by how hazardous their ingredients are and how much information is on their labels.

Good Idea

You can monitor your eco-progress at this website, which helps you become greener by suggesting activities and ideas to consider and then check off when they have been accomplished, all while exchanging ideas with an interactive community.

Number Please

Cut paper waste via this industry-sponsored online opt-out registry, which lets you stop delivery or choose which directories you still want to receive.

Upcycle It

Discover ways to reduce your consumption and help the environment by using these simple, green tips.

Trash Fashions

There may be hope for plastic after all. New biodegradable, compostable options are being used for household yard-waste bags and dinnerware.

Wash & Wear

New clothes take a toll on the planet and aren’t always necessary. Try these 10 commonsense ways to save money and lighten your family’s ecological footprint.

Auto Immune

There is more to green vehicles than fuel economy. A consumer watchdog group offers a toxicity report on new car interiors.

Pocket Calculator

This online tool calculates your household’s carbon footprint and suggests green home and lifestyle projects.
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