Tag Archives: Environmentally friendly

Water Washing

“I don’t wash my hair.” Last week, some people from Minnesota were trying to explain the concept of not taxing “necessities” to people from Illinois, which led to a conversation about what a necessity is. Somebody said that shampoo doesn’t … Continue reading

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Book Review: Make Your Own Makeup

Did you know that the chemicals in commercial makeup can increase the risk of cancer, birth defects, nervous system disruption, immune system dysfunction, and many more negative health effects? Bad news! Even without knowing that, makeup has never really been … Continue reading

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Green Your Dorm

When living on a college campus, it can feel like you have no control over how environmentally friendly your way of life is. The hallway lights are on all night, you have little say in your food, there are paper … Continue reading

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The Why and How of Motorcycling

Motorcycling comes with it many stereotypes. Hoodlums and white trash riding their noisy bikes dangerously through the city and highways, polluting and disrupting the community. I get it. But you should know there is a whole culture of riders who … Continue reading

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Book Review: DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes

Many of you have likely heard of Mommypotamus. She is one of the big dogs with whom I am lucky enough to be part of the community that is Village Green Network. She has a brand new e-book out called … Continue reading

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Think 30 mpg sounds good? Try 80!

That’s right, 80 miles per gallon. Not possible, you say? We must have an electric car, you say? Nope and nope. Will and I discovered that we had achieved 79.8 mpg (as calculated on the adjacent receipt) while riding a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Your Custom Homestead

Your Custom Homestead: Awakening a Fresh Vision of Homesteading Your Custom Homestead. is written by Jill Winger of The Prairie Homestead. Her blog is full of useful tips if you are thinking of homesteading yourself (or if you already are!). … Continue reading

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Going off Birth Control Pills

When I was sixteen, my mom was driving me to the doctor for my last Gardasil (HPV vaccine) shot. She asked me if I also wanted to go on the pill. My periods were manageable, and using it for birth … Continue reading

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