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Plastic-Free Wrap Up: How We Fared In July 2018

Well? How’d ya do? How was your Plastic-Free July 2018? It’s a difficult challenge to be completely plastic-free in our lives. But as we wrote in our last post heading into Plastic-Free July, it’s important to at least TRY to pick a plastic thing or two (or three) and banish them for the month. Why…

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Reduce Plastic Pollution and Go Green In July

Art display of polar bear shows that we need to reduce plastic pollution

As we move closer to recognizing and practicing this year’s Plastic Free July, I’ll share a few thoughts about ways we reduce plastic pollution here in The O Household.   Almost two years ago, as we learned more about low-to-zero waste practices, we came to understand just how much plastic pollution we were creating, especially…

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Mother’s Day Gift Idea

mother holding infant with jewish proverb "God could not be everywhere so he created mothers."

If you’re still looking for a special mother’s day gift idea, we have something totally unique, just like her…Make a gift in her name to help save monarch butterflies! You can help and give a special mother in your life a lasting, meaningful Mother’s Day gift by making a donation to Natural Resources Defense Council, which has teamed up with Monarch Watch, a program of the University of Kansas that works to plant milkweed across the United States. When you make your gift, milkweed will be planted in honor of a mom you love and she’ll get a special ecard letting her know.

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KCHD May 2018 Green VIP Club Winner

honey bee pollinating white flower with a blue sky background

Congratulations to Elaina U. for being selected as Kimberly-Carr Home Designs’ May 2018 Green VIP Club Prize Winner! Our May Green VIP Club Prize Winner, Elaina, will receive a Honey Bee Habitat Scatter Garden PLUS a 175-page Organic Gardening eBOOK from our favorite source of non-GMO, organic heirloom seeds – SeedsNOW. The honey bee habitat scatter garden…

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Five Easy Eco-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

photo of Earth by NASA

Celebrate Earth Day by making small yet impactful eco-conscious changes to your lifestyle. Here are five easy eco-friendly ways you can say thanks to Mother Earth this year. This year, Mr. O and I are celebrating Earth Day by joining a local litter clean-up team for a few hours of road-side trash collection and afterwards…

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