Use Rain Barrels to Save Money and the Environment; A Think About This Tip

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Summer has quickly come and during the months of summer, residential water use increases approximately 40 percent with most of it centered around outdoor water use. Rain barrels collect and store water from rooftops, helping our storm water systems. This water is stored to be used later for watering your lawn or garden, washing your pets, cleaning... Read more »

Save Money and Compost Your Food Waste; A Think About This Tip

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Wordless Wednesday - Spring Has Brought Flowers - HOORAY!

Wordless Wednesday - Spring Has Brought Flowers - HOORAY!
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Organic Food Attack - Eat Food With No Chemicals; A Think About This Tip

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Watch the video and find out how I feel about non-organic foods. Okay, so it is true – I lost my mind for a moment in the video, but shouldn’t we all be paying attention PASSIONATELY about what goes into our family’s mouths? www.shawnacoronado.com  

Wordless Wednesday - The First Flowers of the Season - HOORAY!

Wordless Wednesday - The First Flowers of the Season - HOORAY!
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Tips On How To Grow Organic Vegetables In A Balcony Window Box

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Watch the video we filmed at WCIU “the U” in Chicago  and catch some interesting tips on how you can grow your own vegetables in an urban setting by growing them in a balcony window box. It is easy, simple, and only takes a few quick steps. www.shawnacoronado.com
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Use Recycled Paperclips and Office Supplies; A Think About This Tip

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Next time you go to the office supply store, consider purchasing products that contain post-consumer recycled material. Like copy paper and paper clips. You cannot tell the difference in the product, but the Earth will know the difference. Using post-consumer recycled material means you reuse something that has been used by a human being before.... Read more »

Earth Hour Day 2012 - 7 Ways to Live With Less Electricity and Save Money

Earth Hour Day 2012 - 7 Ways to Live With Less Electricity and Save Money
Today’s guest post is by Amy Lizee. Regardless of whether your electricity is generated via natural gas, coal, oil or nuclear energy, they all cause pollution and environmental damage such as air emissions, water pollution, water resource use, non-renewable energy usage, etc. In order to reduce your impact on the environment, you can start by... Read more »

Get Out There and Recycle Your Junk Into Shadow Art

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You have to see this AMAZING shadow art which I was able to document at the 2011 Philadelphia Flower Show. Downright COOL and something you could easily do with recyclables in your very own lawn. Recycle. Do the right thing. www.shawnacoronado.com In accordance with the FTC Guidelines and WOMMA Code of Ethics, I am disclosing... Read more »
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Recycle Cell Phones and Save the Environment; A Think About This Tip

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Why should you recycle your cell phone? Because the statistics are shocking: almost 200 million cell phones are retired every year. These phones contain rare metals — over 2,000 metric tons of copper, 4 metric tons of gold, 50 metric tons of silver, and 2 metric tons of palladium. These materials could be recycled and reused... Read more »