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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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Great News For The African Elephant Population!

At the end of May 2015, The Chinese government announced that it will “eventually” shut down its legal domestic ivory market. The move, which surprised conservationists, could provide a major boost in efforts to stop the mass killing of elephants for their ivory. Read the rest of the story from Mongabay Environmental News…

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The Plastic Bag Ban Movement

Approximately two hundred U.S. cities and counties have banned plastic grocery bags or placed restrictions on their use as of 2015. Did you know that each year the U.S. uses 84 billion plastic bags? That represents a huge percentage of the total worldwide (currently estimated at 500 billion). They are not biodegradable, and are making…

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