Electrical Safety Tip #1

If your outlet looks like this, it is time to replace it. Yes, it is mildly tragic that you will be getting rid of a piece of plastic and metal that may or may not ever be recycled. On the other hand, it’s far better than burning down the entire neighborhood, which would not be…

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What to Do with Old Shoes

I looked at my sneakers today while sitting on the bus and realized that it might be time – time to invest in another pair, and even worse, to figure out what to do with these ones. My poor shoes have been through every type of weather, many varieties of sport, and household repairs including…

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Basics: The Three R’s

We are consumers by nature. We cannot produce our own food through photosynthesis, carry our houses on our backs like a snail, or lick ourselves clean like cats (at least I personally choose not to…). Instead we depend on creating and using materials for these tasks, and inevitably produce waste in the process. When confronted…

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