Content tagged “Queen of Green”

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  • Is your grandma green?

    My grandma recycles. She keeps a blue bag in her garage full of plastic milk jugs and paperboard. When I first saw this I said, "Go, Grandma, go!" But quickly the whole thing just made me sad. More »

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  • Are the kids alright?

    Most kids today know 1,000 corporate logos but can't name 10 plants and animals in their own backyards. Children who spend time in nature grow into adults that care about protecting it. Are we in trouble? More »

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  • BUGS Off!

    Before you crack open the anti-insect sprays, first think about all the non-toxic things you can do to keep them away. Get rid of standing water (where mosquitoes breed), and don't hang out where they do (outside between dusk and dawn, in long grass, etc). If it's a windy day or if you cover yourself up with long sleeves, long pants and socks, you shouldn't need insect spray at all! More »

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  • Green garden recipes

    Add a few drops of each essential oil to crushed garlic. Place mixture in old lids (recycle!) and place around plants that you want to protect. This will deter slugs and snails without killing them, leaving them free to do their jobs. More »

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  • Stain removal

    Commercial stain-removing products are often hazardous to humans, wildlife and the environment. Product labeling can be deceptive and often include a combination of chemicals and solvents that are nerve-damaging neurotoxins (e.g., benzene, toluene, xylene), carcinogenic (e.g., formaldehyde), severe skin and eye irritants and may have adverse reproductive effects. Consider switching to stain removers made from plant oils or the home remedy solutions in the tables below. More »

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  • End food waste

    Whether you're shopping at the grocer's or famer's market, or harvesting from your own backyard, once you get your fruits and veggies in the house, there's lots of things you can do to keep them fresh and edible for as long as possible. More »

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  • Critter Repellents

    These green recipes are repellent to some critters and none of them are designed to attract beneficial predators. Try them if you've exhausted other methods (such as planting native species to attract beneficials). Some are thought to discourage pest. Others — those with soap, oil or vinegar — will kill insects. More »

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