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The Dirty Dozen Plus

Trying to decide whether to buy organic? Are you familiar with the Dirty Dozen? It's the Environmental Working Group's high-profile list of fruits and vegetables that are the most toxic when grown conventionally (non-organically).

This list will help you determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic.

You can lower your pesticide intake substantially by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eating the least contaminated produce.

Compostable Products

World Centric is a company on a mission to reduce economic injustice and environmental degradation through education, community networks, and sustainable enterprises.

How great is that?

They also provide high-quality compostable food service disposables and food packaging products for use in schools, corporate cafeterias, restaurants, hospitals, parties, etc. They make their products from annually renewable resources like corn, sugarcane, and wheat straw fiber, some of which are by-products of the agriculture industry.

And if throwing...

Power Down, Sleep Soundly

Another reason to tackle that stack of good books on your nightstand: Texting or watching TV before bed may make it difficult to sleep.

"The glow from electronics suppresses sleep-promoting melatonin production," says Lauren Hale, an associate professor at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Exercise For A Good Cause

Signing up for a charity race is a great way to refocus your efforts, from calorie counting, and boring workouts, to the cause you're supporting.

Register as early as possible for your race or marathon, so you have plenty of time to train and raise money for the event!

Invite a friend or group of friends to join you, and cheer each other on!

Check out active.com for a searchable listing of local races and other events in your area.

Staying in shape is beneficial and necessary for...

Homemade Eco-Friendly Cleaners For Your Home

A clean living space helps to make a house a home. And naturally, making a home is about creating a safe and comforting space for you and your family. That's why cleaning with natural, non-toxic products are always best.

Nature provides us with materials that clean and disinfect thoroughly, making your home both safe and comforting.

Just open up your cupboards - you most likely already have the five items on hand that can tackle all of your household cleanings.

And the best part is...

Soothe Your Stomach

There's nothing worse than an upset stomach. But there is no need to suffer when you have fresh ginger on hand!

Just brew some delicious ginger tea and soothe your stomach almost instantly.

It's easy and effective!

Here's all you need...

Composting

Natural composting or biological decomposition began with the first plants on earth and has been occurring ever since.

As vegetation falls to the ground, it slowly decays, providing minerals and nutrients needed for plants, animals, and microorganisms.

Yard trimmings and food residuals constitute 27 percent of the US municipal solid waste stream.

That’s a lot of waste to send to landfills when it could...

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