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  GREEN CLEANING   (Green Living #217) 07-JUL-2010
  Green Cleaning vs. Chemicals In Household Products article link; thumb of cleaning bottles THE SWEET, NON-TOXIC SMELL OF SUCCESS
Green Cleaning vs. Chemicals In Household Products
 
  ANTS / PEST CONTROL  (UPDATED)   (Green Living Article #63) 30-MAR-2010
  natural ant control article link; thumb of ants “ANTS IN YOUR PANTS” AND
OTHER NON-RECOMMENDED DANCE MOVES

How to Naturally Solve Your Problem with Little Black Ants
 
  AIR QUALITY  (UPDATED)   (Green Living Issue #150) 22-JAN-2010
  Indoor Air Quality Problems and Solutions article link; thumb of man in gas mask “BIGGER FAN IN THE BATHROOM” IS NOT THE SOLUTION
Indoor Air Quality – Problems and Solutions
 
  FABRIC SOFTENER ALTERNATIVES  (UPDATED)   (Green Living #64) 10-JUN-2009
  Toxic Fabric Softener/Dryer Sheets article link; thumb of dryer AHH... THE AIR IS FILLED WITH THE SMELLS OF THE SEASON...
AND DRYER SHEETS

Alternatives to Toxic Fabric Softener and Dryer Sheets
 
  VAMPIRE POWER  (UPDATED)   (Green Living Article #98) 23-OCT-2007
  standby power article link; thumb of home electronics STOP WRITING MONTHLY CHECKS TO NOSFERATU
Vampire Power — Wasted Standby Power in Home Electronics and Appliances
 
  TRICLOSAN / ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP   (Green Living Article #143) 04-OCT-2005
  thumb of soap; link for environmental article, Problems with Triclosan and Antibacterial Products THERE IS NO ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP IN THE RESTROOMS AT THE COOTIE CLUB
Problems with Triclosan and Antibacterial Products
 
  GARBAGE DISPOSAL TIPS   (Green Living Article #127) 10-MAY-2005
  thumb image of sink with garbage disposal; link for environmental article, Avoid Garbage Disposal Problems by Limiting the Waste Going Down the Sink TO GRIND OR NOT TO GRIND?
THAT IS THE ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTION . . .

Avoid Garbage Disposal Problems by Limiting the Waste Going Down the Sink
 
  TOILET PAPER, FACIAL TISSUES, ETC.   (Green Living Article #126) 03-MAY-2005
  thumb image of clear-cut forest; link for environmental article, Are You Using Facial Tissue and Toilet Paper Made from Old-Growth Forest? THE POKER-PLAYING TREE-HUGGER BLEW IT ALL ON A FLUSH
Are You Using Facial Tissue and Toilet Paper Made from Old-Growth Forest?
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  HOUSEHOLD WATER QUIZ   (Green Living Article #92) 21-SEP-2004
  graphic of waterfall; link for environmental article, A Fun Environmental Quiz About Water Usage WE TOLD YOU THERE WOULD BE A POP QUIZ LATER
A Fun Environmental Quiz About Water Usage
 
  ENERGY / SAVE MONEY   (Green Living Special Edition) 06-JUL-2004
  graphic of fan; link for environmental article, Money-Saving Tips Related to Air Conditioning PRINT DOLLAR BILLS USING YOUR AIR CONDITIONER!
Money-Saving Tips Related to Air Conditioning
 
  HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS AND TOXICS   (Green Living Article #73) 08-JUN-2004
  graphic of virtual house; link for environmental article, Home Safety Is More than Keeping Toxic Chemicals Out of the Reach of Children OUR HOUSE IS A VERY, VERY, VERY FINE HOUSE ... OF HORRORS
Home Safety Is More than Just Keeping Toxic Chemicals Out of the Reach of Children
 
  PLASTIC BAGS / TRASH / REUSE   (Green Living Article #67) 13-MAY-2004
  picture of trash can with liner; link for environmental article, How to Cut Your Spending on Plastic Trash Bags and Keep a Few Out of The Landfills TRASH-TALKING IS OUR BAG
How to Cut Your Spending on Plastic Trash Bags—and Keep a Few Out of The Landfills
 
  WATER FOR BACKYARD ANIMALS   (Green Living Article #67) 11-MAY-2004
  picture of ducks by backyard hose; link for environmental article, Fresh Water for Birds, Squirrels, and Other Back Yard Animals HOW ABOUT A NICE ASPHALT SLURPEE?
Fresh Water for Birds, Squirrels, and Other Back Yard Animals
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  HOME SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS   (Green Living Article #66) 06-MAY-2004
  picture of the sun; link for environmental article, Can A Home Solar Energy System Fit Your Budget? THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN POWER
Can A Home Solar Energy System Fit Your Budget?
 
  HOME AND LAWN PESTICIDES   (Green Living Article #52) 18-MAR-2004
  picture of dandelions; link for environmental article, Is it Safe to Use Weedkillers and Bug Killers Where Kids and Pets Live? “HEALTH-B-GONE” AND OTHER HOMEOWNER
PESTICIDE PROBLEMS

Is it Safe to Use Weedkillers and Bug Killers Where Kids and Pets Live?
 
  ENERGY CONSERVATION & SAVING MONEY   (Green Living #44) 19-FEB-2004
  picture of house in winter snow; link for environmental article, A Few Simple Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill ONLY A HEAVY SWEATER DOESN'T NEED A
HEAVY SWEATER IN WINTER

A Few Simple Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill
 
  TRASH / PLUMBING / SEWAGE   (Green Living Article #5) 01-SEP-2002
  picture of waterfall, link to environmental article, Your Bathroom Fixtures Are Not Landfill Space A ROYAL FLUSH BEATS FIVE NUMBER 2'S
Your Bathroom Fixtures Are Not Landfill Space
 
  HOME ENERGY CONSERVATION   (Green Living Article #18) 11-NOV-2003
  picture of outdoor lighting at sunset; link for environmental article, Simple Steps You Can Take to Save on Lighting and Other Electricity Costs IT DOESN'T TAKE A CONCERTED EFFORT TO GET THE LIGHT SHOW RIGHT
Simple Steps You Can Take to Save on Lighting and Other Electricity Costs
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Other Sites and Resources

Low-toxicity paints, primers, stains, sealants, coatings, caulk, and carpets

Formerly the Alliance To End Childhood Lead Poisoning; works on lead poisoning prevention and other housing-related health hazards

From the US Department of Energy; public-private partnership for building energy-efficient housing with reduced construction cost and waste

Sells green building supplies and household products to builders and homeowners

Source for environmentally friendly flooring products and related information

Promotes green building by offering technical assistance and training to connect consumers and professionals with all sectors of the green building industry

Green building tips from the American Lung Association

Tools to help you find less toxic approaches to living your lives

From NIH/NLM; Look up chemical and health info on the products you use everyday

Not bad, but in some cases seems overly reliant on info provided by manufacturers

For health-conscious, environmentally concerned homeowners

Building-industry group promoting homes and workplaces that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy

 

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