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Green Living Tip 23 {Use Cloth Napkins}

Today's green living tip: use cloth napkins. By replacing paper napkins with cloth napkins, you'll reduce the amount of garbage generated from these, every single day. It's easy to use cloth napkins when your household is one or two people but what to do with a house-full of dirty mouths? Designate a specific color or… Continue reading Green Living Tip 23 {Use Cloth Napkins}

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Green Living Tip 21 {Grocery Shop from the Bulk Bins}

Today's green living tip: grocery shop from the bulk bins. Buying food items from the bulk bins, reduces the amount of packaging that is produced. Think about how much packaging gets thrown out when buying a box of cereal or other packaged food item. The "bulk bin" section of the grocery store lets you buy… Continue reading Green Living Tip 21 {Grocery Shop from the Bulk Bins}

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Green Living Tip 19 {Reduce Food Waste}

Today's green living tip: reduce food waste. By eating the food you've purchased, you keep it out of the landfill. One of the easiest ways we've found to significantly reduce food waste is to eat our leftovers. By meal planning, we make a plan to cook one night and then have the same meal again… Continue reading Green Living Tip 19 {Reduce Food Waste}

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Green Living Tip 17 {Ditch Paper and Plastic}

Today's green living tip: ditch paper and plastic. It's an easy and excellent way to help the environment and "up" the elegance at home or on an outing - like when going on a picnic. Opting for dishes and glasses that can be used over and over, instead of paper and plastic, saves on what… Continue reading Green Living Tip 17 {Ditch Paper and Plastic}

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Green Living Tip 14 {Make Broth Then Compost}

Today's green living tip: make broth, then compost. Save your kitchen scraps and make broth and then compost the remainder - after the broth is made. It's the tastiest way to use your scraps. Vegetable peels, onion skins, kale stems can all get made into broth before composting. This is so easy, too. Save any… Continue reading Green Living Tip 14 {Make Broth Then Compost}

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Green Living Tip 13 {Reuse Glass Jars}

Today's green living tip: reuse glass jars. It's one of the simplest ways to save the environment - and money! Reusing glass jars for storing household staples couldn't be easier. Peanut butter jars are our favorite for reuse. They hold everything from our homemade granola to tastiest ever chicken broth. Any glass pickle jar or… Continue reading Green Living Tip 13 {Reuse Glass Jars}

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Green Living Tip 10 {Buy Staple Foods in Bulk}

Today's green living tip: buy staple food items in bulk. To save on packaging and money, consider buying staple foods - flour, rice, oats, sugar, beans, and more - in bulk quantities. This can be done by buying the amount you need from the bulk bin section of your grocery store. Or, you can purchase… Continue reading Green Living Tip 10 {Buy Staple Foods in Bulk}

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Green Living Tip 9 {Use Cast Iron for Cooking}

Today's green living tip: use cast iron for cooking. It may not seem intuitive at first, but cooking with cast iron pans is extremely eco-friendly. Here are three reasons cast iron for cooking is very green and why: Cast iron is sturdy and durable. Buy it once and it will last forever. Mine is inherited… Continue reading Green Living Tip 9 {Use Cast Iron for Cooking}

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Green Living Tip 8 {Meal Plan Before Grocery Shopping}

Today's green living tip: meal plan before grocery shopping. Meal planning is the process of taking a few minutes to think about what you'd like to eat for dinner, in the week ahead, scanning the cupboards, fridge, and freezer for what you already have on hand, and then making a grocery list. It takes less… Continue reading Green Living Tip 8 {Meal Plan Before Grocery Shopping}

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Green Living Tip 3 {Buy Produce in Season}

Today's green living tip: buy produce in season. Produce that's grown locally has a shorter distance to travel to reach the grocery store, is fresher, and is plentiful. During the growing season there are lots of fruits and vegetables and you know what happens when there's lots of an item at the market, right? Yes,… Continue reading Green Living Tip 3 {Buy Produce in Season}