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R&R in the great outdoors: 3 ways to transform your outdoor living space

(BPT) - As Americans increasingly appreciate the therapeutic benefits of nature, they’re putting more thought and effort into creating beautiful, comfortable and functional living areas outside their own homes.

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Monday 03/12/2018
The best nutrition for your backyard chickens
Updated: March 18, 2018 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Raising backyard chickens has been a growing trend in the United States over the past several years. Consumers crave choice in their family’s diet, which often includes food they have grown or raised themselves. Raising a backyard flock helps consumers have more control over the eggs their family eats, but bringing home chicks for a backyard flock is just the beginning.

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Friday 03/09/2018
Are Your Home Furnishings Good for the Planet and Your Family?
Updated: March 09, 2018 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) More consumers are interested in selecting products that are good for the planet and their families, than ever before. While many understand what organic food is, confusion still exists when it comes to home furnishings. Simply put, what you bring into your home directly impacts the health and welfare of your family in terms of exposure to chemicals of concern, indoor air quality and comfort.

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Monday 02/26/2018
Are hidden leaks damaging your home, boosting water bills and harming the environment?
Updated: March 18, 2018 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Home water leaks waste 1 trillion gallons of water per year, and 10 percent of American homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons of water a day, according to the EPA.

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Wednesday 02/21/2018
House hunting? Use this handy checklist before you make the offer
Updated: March 17, 2018 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - House hunting can feel like an adventurous new chapter in your life. If you're lucky enough to find the property that checks off all the "must have" boxes — appearance, size, price, location — it’s easy to fall in love.

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Wednesday 02/14/2018
Time To Get Ready, Florida
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 3:34 am

by Chip LaMarca

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Tuesday 01/30/2018
The beauty of barn doors
Updated: March 18, 2018 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Barn doors moved out of the farmyard and into the house a long time ago. Recently, however, they have become an even more popular and useful feature in residential design. It’s not hard to see why.

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Monday 01/29/2018
A New Year's Resolution for Everyone: Battery Recycling
Updated: February 01, 2018 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - Post-holiday time means many of us are enthralled with new gadgets, leaving old devices to collect dust. The good news: the new year means new resolutions, like decluttering your house. This year, add a new resolution to your list that benefits you and the planet: battery recycling.

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Wednesday 12/13/2017
Growing need for ag expertise: Not all high-paid careers are on the farm
Updated: March 19, 2018 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - (BPT) – As the farming industry faces growing consolidation in the U.S., one might get the impression fewer jobs are now available in agriculture.

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Unexpected Ways to Support Pollinators
Updated: November 18, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—It's a common misconception that you need a large yard and advanced gardening skills to support honey bees by planting more forage. However, the reality is that anyone with enthusiasm and a potted plant can provide bees with the food and habitat they need. While individuals are crucial in protecting pollinators, many organizations are also finding solutions to help pollinators thrive in unexpected places.

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Thursday 11/09/2017
How Buying A Fishing License Helps the Environment
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm


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Wednesday 11/08/2017
5 tips to clean your home - and save the planet
Updated: November 10, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - Log onto almost any news website and in just a few clicks you’ll probably come across some story about the environment. Whether it involves international agreements, alternative energy sources or fuel-efficient cars, the discussion is often abstract and far removed from our everyday lives.

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Friday 10/27/2017
PepsiCo Recycling Contest Fuels Sustainability Across College Campuses
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - For the second year, PepsiCo is going beyond store shelves to make a real difference on college and university campuses by giving students the chance to win up to $10,000 in funding to implement new sustainability initiatives or improve existing efforts in their communities.

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Thursday 10/26/2017
Eco-Friendly Paving Revives Park Pathways
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Yellowstone National Park experiences more than 4 million visits annually. The park's volume of foot traffic, particularly around the famous geyser, Old Faithful, has put a strain on the existing walkways.

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Small Changes in What You Eat Can Make a Big Difference
Updated: October 26, 2017 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Not everyone is inclined to think about the global impact of their food choices, particularly when they are not in their own kitchens. But experts say that average consumers can learn more about what’s on their plate and how it got there no matter who’s doing the cooking, and use this knowledge to make responsible choices.

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Monday 10/23/2017
PepsiCo Recycling Contest Fuels Sustainability on College Campuses
Updated: October 23, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - For the second year in a row, PepsiCo is going beyond store shelves to make a real difference on college and university campuses by giving students the chance to win up to $10,000 in funding to implement new sustainability initiatives or improve existing efforts in their communities.

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Tuesday 10/10/2017
What Others Are Doing, How You Can Help
Updated: October 11, 2017 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you open a food or beverage carton you could be opening the way to a better world, if you recycle it when the contents are gone. Recycled food and beverage cartons contain valuable material and can be turned into tissues, paper towels, stationery and even sustainable building materials.

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Tuesday 09/26/2017
Back To School Means Early-Morning-Wake-Up Call
Updated: September 26, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - It's that time of year again -- back to school.

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Monday 09/25/2017
Steps to Save Energy in Your Home
Updated: September 25, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) Reducing your energy use at home is a win-win for your wallet and the planet. Not only can it save you money on your bills now, but it could also improve your home’s resale value, if you know which steps to take.

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Tuesday 04/18/2017
What to Know about Your Tuna Sandwich
Updated: April 18, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Americans love their tuna. Indeed, the U.S. is the largest market for canned tuna in the world. But according to experts, much of the nation’s canned tuna is not produced sustainably or ethically.

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Thursday 04/13/2017
4 New Technologies to Help You Protect and Appreciate Nature
Updated: April 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) The possibilities of new technology to improve the world are seemingly boundless. And these days, the state-of-the-art can help you protect and appreciate nature in your daily life.

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