Category Archives: Green Living Issues

Doing Thanksgiving in an Eco-Friendly Way: Tips and Tricks

Making Thanksgiving About More Than Just the Food


Thanksgiving is a holiday that’s meant to remind us about all we have to be thankful for, despite what may be historically dubious origins. The feasts, plethora of miniature pumpkins, and abundance of turkey sandwiches the day after all make Thanksgiving one of the best fall holidays for so many people.

And it’s super easy to forget about being thankful for what you have, especially when you’re out buying tons of canned cranberries, pumpkin pie, and more napkin rings than one person should theoretically ever own. There are many ways you can keep your Thanksgiving holiday an eco-conscious and environmentally friendly affair. Here are just a few!
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10 Easy Ways You Can Live a More Eco-Friendly Life

Going Green May Be Worth Its Weight in Gold

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Living an environmentally friendly life can seem like a daunting task, especially when faced with the potentially extreme option to live a no-waste life—where your entire trash output for a year can fit into a single mason jar. But those changes aren’t always easy and can require extreme diligence and planning.

Instead, there are numerous easy ways to go green that you can adopt in your day-to-day life. Here are 10 easy ways to befriend the environment, without making the act of going green a full time job. Continue reading

All About Labeling GMOs in Oregon

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Unless you live a very secluded life, you’ve undoubtedly caught wind of the controversy surrounding the labeling of GMOs. Let’s delve deeper into this contentious issue, and find out why proponents are so adamant that labeling GMOs is the right thing to do.

In order to understand why so many are up in arms about labeling them, it’s important to understand what GMOs are, exactly. GMO stands for “genetically modified organism.” The term refers to food with genes that have been tampered with in a laboratory.

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Paper Coupons vs. Digital Coupons

printed vs digital couponsSaving money is not only great for the budget, but it can be a lot of fun too! There’s nothing quite like the rush of pairing a great coupon with a significant sale, but when it comes to using paper versus printed or virtual digital coupons, there are a few things every savvy shopper needs to know.  Especially if this coupon advice can help you lead a more green life.

Not All Retailers Accept Printed Digital Coupons

Most retailers are likely to take printed coupons, but not all will. The reason is simple: Depending on the method of downloading and printing the coupons, it may be possible for shoppers to print out an unlimited number of coupons. Retailers who offer coupons are typically doing so because they want to get shoppers in their store, and they’re willing to offer a discount to get them there. However, they carefully assess how much discounted merchandise they can sell to make it worth their while. If they’re not able to control how many coupons are circulating, then they mind find it difficult to accurately assess how much the promotion will cost them. Continue reading

Do You Have Too Many TVs at Home?

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Too many television sets in a home are unnecessary for several reasons, whether they are being used regularly or not. The goal is to not let cable TV deals grab a hold of your everyday routine.

All of them running can add up to higher energy and maintenance bills.  Important reasons to cut down on the number of TVs in your home whether they are old or new have to do with environmental, health, and social issues. It’s a good idea to avoid being a passive “couch potato” who’s glued to the tube, as everyone needs a certain amount of physical exercise and social interaction. Continue reading