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Coastal Clean-up in Costa Rica

We thought we’d kick off our blog with some inspiration from a recent trip to Costa Rica, one of the world’s most well-managed green tourist destinations. 315 more words

Composting 101

We’re about to move into a more permanent house. In doing so, I want to do something I have always wanted to do… compost. I am not much of a gardener, in fact it seems that I am not very good at keeping plants alive unless they happen to be plants that require minimal care and attention. 519 more words

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Washable cloth nappies – everything we’ve learned so far

We used washable, cloth nappies on our first son from day three to when he was potty trained at just over two and a half years old, with a crossover of two months with our second son. 2,659 more words


Learning Environmental Stewardship from Minneapolis

One of the many things I love about Cedar Rapids is it’s location.  Within four to five hours, I can be in Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Omaha or Minneapolis.   250 more words

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June is Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month. As a REALTOR® and homeowner, I know many benefits of homeownership.  I witness people realizing these benefits every day.

The tangible asset of homeownership provides several financial benefits, including the ability to borrow, build wealth and achieve independence.   229 more words

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Homemade Fly & Mosquito Repellent - will it work?

The critters are bad in Cape Breton this year. Partly because we’ve had a very, very wet spring – which means the black flies are hatching in small batches, prolonging their human biting season. 388 more words

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A Green Kitchen

The kitchen sees a lot of daily use, and is a great place to begin with a green lifestyle. Here are five ways to make your kitchen more environmentally friendly. 459 more words