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    What’s wrong with Styrofoam?

    What’s wrong with Styrofoam? By Betsy Betsy Wild A lot!  Styrofoam, the trademark name of the Dow Chemical Company for polystyrene foam, and used for disposable cups and plates, food packaging, mailing material, appliance packaging and lots more, is manufactured from …

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    Get rid of those mice naturally

    Get rid of those mice naturally By Betsy Wild This year I have noticed a proliferation of mice in my house and even had a squirrel yesterday!  A recent article in the Boston Globe entitled, “Where did all the acorns …

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    Cucumber and vodka- not a cocktail, but a green alternative

    Cucumber and vodka- not a cocktail, but a green alternative By Betsy Wild Many foods and spirits can be used as green alternatives to conventional household and personal care products.  Below are some ideas sent to me from a couple …

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    Unclog Your Drain Safely Recipe

    One of my readers contacted me about unclogging her bathroom sink.  As a conscientious environmentalist, she was surprised and frustrated when baking soda and vinegar didn’t unclog her drain.  She was adamant about not using conventional, off the shelf products …

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    Paper napkins or cloth

    Paper napkins or cloth By Betsy Wild “In a Gentle Way You Can Shake the World.” – Gandhi When I came across this wonderful quote, I started thinking about gentle changes that positively impact the earth.  One such change is …

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    Greener alternatives to chlorine bleach

    Greener alternatives to chlorine bleach By Betsy Wild Chlorine Bleach is one of the most effective clothes whiteners and disinfectants, but it can be toxic. Chlorine (Cl2) is among the ten highest volume chemicals manufactured in the United States. It …

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