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Do Your Part: Is your appetite ready for change?

I have to say, it was a delightful dinner. A close friend of mine and I recently went to a true farm-to-fork restaurant in Uptown Charlotte, N.C. We enjoyed the …


Do Your Part: Pick alternatives to chemicals

Children are particularly susceptible to dangerous chemicals because of their lower body weight. It takes a much smaller amount to harm their developing bodies. Create a healthier home and a …


Ignore the myths; focus on making best green choices

Forget “Ghostbusters.” Today, I’m fighting popular green myths to help you get started on going green. With all the misinformation out there, it’s important to zero in on effective ways …


Do Your Part: Best birthday wish? A green celebration

When you plan your child’s next birthday party, give the planet a gift at the same time. Here are my ways to throw a greener birthday bash. • Paperless invitations: …


Do Your Part: This summer, grill healthier meats, seafood

Summer is in full swing. School is winding down, and the barbecue grills are firing up. Before you put that burger, chicken, or seafood over the flame, ask yourself what …


Do Your Part: Be a green beach bum this summer

Are you one of millions who will enjoy some of the summer sun at the beach? Did you know that some of the choices we make at home and while …


Do Your Part: Take steps to make every day an Earth Day

We always hear a lot about Earth Day approaching, but what about now that it’s past? Did you commit to any new ways to lower your impact on the planet? …


Do Your Part: Enjoy taste of homegrown foods

Want to join the grow-your-own food movement but just don’t know where to start? Don’t fear. Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to start growing delicious foods right …


Do Your Part: Eco-friendly methods to fight fleas

It’s tough to watch our dog or cat doing battle with fleas. With temperatures rising, flea season is here. The last thing you want to do is to put a …


Do Your Part: Try green for spring clean

Spring is here and that means it’s time for a good spring-cleaning. Instead of bringing in chemical cleaners to do the dirty work, opt for a deep, green clean. Using …


Do Your Part: Save money; try two wheels

Do you wince when you fill up your gas tank? Don’t expect the pain at the pump to end anytime soon. That makes it the right time to grab your …


Do Your Part: Avoid chemicals when cleaning house

When it comes to cleaning our homes, most of us want to make sure of one thing: That we are doing a deep clean and actually disinfecting the rooms and …


Do Your Part: Call it Swap Shop 2.0

There’s a fascinating new movement afoot – one that could ultimately create a wholesale change in how we, as consumers, get what we want. It’s a business model being called …


Do Your Part: We all look good in green

Being fashionably green is about more than just what you wear. It’s also about the other things we put on our bodies such as sunscreen and even shampoo. • Pick …


Do Your Part: That air freshener can make you sick

You know what stinks? Using toxic air fresheners at home or in your car. They can release air-polluting chemicals that can actually make you sick. Some of the most popular …


Do Your Part: High-tech solutions can ease green transition

We’ve all heard the excuses about going green — it’s too time consuming, too expensive, and just too difficult. Now, some high-tech tools are making it downright easy to be …


Composting takes work but can offer great results

I consider myself a pretty good gardener, a common sense “greenie,” and a person who does her best to reduce, reuse and recycle. But, there’s something I must admit. For …


Bulk of what we throw away can be recycled or reused

Who really wants to contribute to our growing landfills? There are things we toss away everyday that make up the bulk of our trash and they don’t even belong in …


A few inexpensive upgrades can help with utility bills

Do you cringe when your utility bills arrive during these cold winter months? You can Do Your Part to save a lot of money when you make a few energy …


Develop a plan to become a more seasoned recycler

Do you ever feel guilty when you put something in the trash because you don’t feel like walking to the recycling bin? Do you toss food scraps in with the …


Do Your Part: Support local spirits this season

The holiday season means celebrating with family, friends, co-workers, and more. If you’re deciding what adult beverages to serve at the next gathering – say, for your Super Bowl party …


Do Your Part: Get crafty with materials headed toward trash

Let me just put one thing out there – I don’t consider myself “crafty.” I am not the person who can take a dresser from the dump and turn it …


Top your wish list with waste-free gifts

You know what I don’t want this year? More stuff. I don’t want to give stuff that won’t be used, receive stuff that won’t be used, or be surrounded by …


Do Your Part: Treat yourself to a trash-free Christmas

That classic line from the Grinch about Christmas always tugs at my heart this time of year. It’s when he realizes the true meaning of the season, “How could it …


Do Your Part: Smart shipping plays big part in smart shopping

Is your holiday shopping list getting shorter now? As you begin checking your list twice, you’ll soon start sending out presents that need to get to loved ones far away. …


Do Your Part: Organize clutter before you trash it

Got clutter? Are you like me and determined to make some room before the holidays hit? Do your part as you sort, organize and get rid of all that stuff …


Do Your Part: When possible, buy American

You can’t escape the angst Americans are feeling about the state of the economy and our job market. Some people blame Republicans, some blame Democrats, and some are taking their …


Do Your Part: Think before you drink coffee

Are you someone who savors that morning cup of coffee? Do you enjoy the smell and taste of a freshly brewed pot? You’ll enjoy it even more if you do …


Do Your Part: Avoid letting old gadgets go to waste

The season of gadgets will soon be upon us. There will be the “must-have” cellphones, tablets, computers, gaming devices and all the rest of it. So what happens to your …


Do Your Part: Recycling is great, but so is reusing

Americans create an average of 4.5 pounds of trash a day and much of it comes from our kitchens. Recycling is one option to reduce all that trash and composting …