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Planting a Tree

Planting a Tree

By: Maya Perry “Sustainable forestry involves a renewable cycle of harvesting what we plant,” says Mark Doumit, Washington Forest Protection Association. Working forests are now an important part of our landscape, because they support the economy and protect clean water while trees grow. It means...
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Summer activities

Eco-friendly Summer Activities

By: Maya Perry School is out and kids are struck with boredom. To help keep your child’s Summer free from videogames and television programming, Summer break is the perfect time of year to explore creative new activities. It’s up to parents to introduce earth-friendly values in children, in hopes...
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Nail Polish

Top Five Toxin Free Nail Polish Brands

By: Maya Perry Manicures and pedicures are essential to keeping your hands healthy and in style. Some nail polish brands have nearly 30 chemicals all combined. These tough chemicals are not only bad for the environment, but also bad for you. They cause nails to become brittle and have harsh fumes...
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Organic toothpaste

Best Natural and Organic Toothpastes

By: Maya Perry Recently there has been a huge increase in the demand for natural and organic products, and toothpaste is no exception. Your oral health is more important than you might realize. Like other areas of the body, your mouth teems with bacteria; while mostly harmless. Your mouth is the...
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4th of July

Three Ways to Have an Eco-Friendly Fourth of July

By Maya Perry As the Fourth of July holiday approaches we all enjoy the celebration of independence with cookouts and family gatherings to watch fireworks. I have a few ways to turn your cookout into an eco-friendly holiday tradition. 1. Eco-Friendly Fireworks - bright explosives may be beautiful,...
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Pest Control

Don’t Be a Bug-a-Boo: Eco-Friendly Pest Control

By: Maya Perry Summer introduces not only the heat, but pest and termites. Most chemicals to rid these critters are toxic for our environment. I have some remedies to help preserve what we inhale when fighting off bugs. 1. Use red chili powder, paprika, cinnamon or dried peppermint at the point of...
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Summer Pool

Tips for an Eco-friendly Summer

By: Maya Perry Summer is all about enjoying the hot weather and vacations. We can also have a major impact on our environment. I have a listed some tips to enjoy the summer and care for our Earth. 1. Biking - eco-friendliest, releasing no gas or toxic pollutants and a great way to travel during...
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Clothes washer

The Future is Eco-Friendly

By Maya Perry What if I said you could work out and wash clothes at the SAME time?! The Bike Washing Machine better known as BiWa combines two activities into one and it is eco-friendly. Riding a bike is a common exercise, while laundry is something that you might do on a regular basis or at least...
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Cleaning supplies

Natural & Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

By: Maya Perry If you are a cleaning freak like me, this blog is just for you. Many cleaning products have chemicals that we inhale while scrubbing our homes and office spaces. These chemicals are not good for our health or our environment. I have a few natural products to replace your current...
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sunscreen

1Thing Sunscreen for the Summer

By: Maya Perry Summer is approaching, and all around the world families, youth groups, friends and everyone in between like to have fun in the sun. From beaches to outdoor events, we love to enjoy the fresh air, but in the midst of enjoyment we are damaging our precious skin follicles. Don’t let...
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