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How To Make Your Own Garden

How To Make Your Own Garden

Have you ever thought about growing your own food? There are so many ways to do it that you would be surprised, or even better, you would be excited to start making your own garden straight away! It may be easier than you think, however, is important to get organized before starting and avoid waste of time and seeds. Let’s see a few steps to be taken before we begin: Choose what you would like to plant. Choose where you would like to plant. Create a small project with pen and paper. Invest in some basic garden tools. Prepare your...

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Reusable vs Disposable Make-up Pads

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Reusable vs Disposable Make-up Pads

  It is very common to find at the supermarket disposable make-up removal pads. For women that is a “must to have” for a daily routine of the skin. So, let’s try to understand a little bit what is behind those simple cotton pads. “Unnecessary waste of cotton pads leads to high demand of cotton. High demand means high production, which isn’t great for the environment. The largest environmental impact of single use cotton pads is the pesticides used to grow the cotton in the first place. Pesticides deplete soil quality and then as a direct result, leach into the...

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Eco-Friendly Valentine's Day

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Eco-Friendly Valentine's Day

    During the year there are many special dates that we wait to celebrate with such excitement and valentine’s day is one of them. But, it is important not to forget the real meaning of this day, as many people get caught by publicities and marketing from companies trying to make this just one big excuse for sales, and end up buying unnecessary things. While many see this date as a day to give and receive presents, others see as a day to remember the real reasons of being together, trying to remind each other the importance of their...

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The Impact of Lighters On The Environment

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The Impact of Lighters On The Environment

    It is time to give a step back in time, slow down a bit and realize that many things we have created a while ago those have been replaced by single used plastics may be what we need to go for again.  I know it may seems crazy to bring up such a subject but the reality is that lighters have a huge impact on the environment. More than 350 million lighters are tossed every year. Common disposable gas lighters are designed to be thrown away after they run out of gas. When this happens, they will exist...

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What Is Composting?

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What Is Composting?

What Does It Mean To Compost?  Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up more than 30 percent of what we throw away, and could be composted instead. Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Landfills emit many gases such as CO2 and CH4 (Methane) that are very harmful for the environment. But when these wastes are allowed to compose in a controlled environment, little to no emissions are created.  If you...

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