Author Archives: Amber Merton

10 Ways Your Pet Can Reduce His Carbon Paw Print

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As an eco-friendly pet owner, you already know a thing or two about reducing your own carbon footprint. But did you know there are moves you can make that will reduce the paw print your precious pet leaves behind too?

These small moves you can make will help you create a more earth-friendly pet experience for your entire family – including your pet.

Seedles: Grow Your Own Rainbow

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From a Kickstarter campaign to backyards across the country, Seedles is doing its part to save the bee population in the U.S. The original Kickstarter campaign offered the catchy slogan: “Grow the Rainbow.” That’s just what Seedles allow consumers to do. By creating a fun way for people to plant colorful wildflowers practically anywhere.

Planet-Friendly Alternatives to Melting Snow and Ice

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It isn’t always easy finding the right answer to meet your needs as a modern family, following local ordinances, and doing the right thing for the planet. Many families, especially those living in areas where heavy snowfall is frequent, and where ordinances require prompt attention to and removal of said snow, feel their only option is to turn to choices for removal that aren’t exactly planet friendly.

Jet Lag Disorder

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Whether traveling for the holidays, business, or simply a week-long getaway, jet lag can happen to the best of us when traveling across time zones.

20 Practical Tips for Raising Green Kids

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Starting When They’re Young

Adopting a greener philosophy and teaching kids the importance of reducing in a world that’s constantly clamoring for more can be quite the challenge.

Kermit the Frog once lamented, “It’s not easy bein’ green.” It’s not always easy to go against the grain and be truly green, but following these tips will help you teach your children the lessons that are so important to us all while raising them to be good stewards for the Earth.

What is Sleep Drunkenness?

At one point or another, most people have awakened from a deep sleep so quickly, that they become confused about where they are or what they have been doing. This is normal when you wake up so quickly before your brain can register the information.

The Best Memory Foam Mattress for Pressure Relief

While most people understand the need for sound support in mattresses, few understand the need for pressure relief quite the way side sleepers understand.

New Study Reveals Restful Sleep More Valuable than Longer Sleep

According to a new study, quality is more important than quantity when it comes to restful sleep. The study, exploring the relationship between insomnia and “objective assessments of sleep in the general population of older adults, reveals that seniors should focus more on quality of sleep than quantity of sleep in order to feel better rested.

Tiny Houses: Going Green by Living in Less

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There’s a movement that seems to be taking the nation by storm. While many people who find tiny houses appealing are interested in living greener, more sustainable lifestyles, the tiny house movement appeals to people from all walks of life with varied interests.

The Benefits of Owning and Driving Electric Cars

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While not as widely utilized as hybrid vehicles, there are plenty of advantages to driving electric cars that earth-minded families and individuals would do well to consider when making their next vehicle purchasing decision. These are just a few of the benefits that make electric cars enormously advantageous to the average household.