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Confused about what green means? Find out how your personal choices can affect the world we live in. Whether you're dining or driving, we'll show you how to be more eco-friendly.

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Can lobsters live forever? Find out if lobsters can live forever in this article.

By Jeff Kart, Planet Green

I've been thinking about extra shampoo ever since I sent a box of random bars of hotel soap and shampoo bottles to Clean the World, a smart and admirable non-profit that sends unused soap and shampoo to people at risk of acute infection and disease due to lack of soap.

By Melissa Breyer

Pad packages with reusable materials or items destined for the garbage or recycling. Learn more about the 10 alternative packing materials.

By Team Planet Green

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Composting tips for the apartment dweller. Learn more about building a compost box in your apartment.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

Heated garages aren't good for cars. Learn more about giving a cold shoulder to heated garages.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

Putting plastic on your windows during the winter can save $270 annually. Learn more about conserving energy with plastic window insulation.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

Learn the eco-groovy way to dispose of these novelty lamps. Learn more about disposing of lava lamps.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

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It is safe for the environment and a fraction of the cost. Learn more about making your own eco-friendly dishwasher detergent.

By Marye Audet, Planet Green

You can create artisan breads and pizza easily and cheaply with one of these. Learn more about making a homemade pizza stone for $5.

By Marye Audet, Planet Green

Your trophies can go to making more trophies or possibly some art. Learn more about where to donate old trophies.

By Kathryn Whitbourne

Indoor and outdoor plants will thrive with these natural, soil-boosting fertilizers commonly found in the garbage cans of compost-free homes. Learn more about instantly fertilize plants wth these three kitchen scraps.

By Nicole Willner, Planet Green

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Once you get your full compliment of used and refurbished tools, the search is on for reclaimed and used building materials for your home project. Learn more about finding reclaimed building materials near you.

By Collin Dunn, Planet Green

An easy to make gift with stuff you probably have in your kitchen right now. Learn more about scenting your home with natural DIY fragrance stones.

By Marye Audet, Planet Green

Windows account for 25% of home heat loss. Learn more about these seven great ways to insulate your windows.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

Gift wrapping is a big source of waste during the holidays. Learn more about these twelve easy green alternatives to wasteful gift wrap.

By Jaymi Heimbuch

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From the Easiest and Least messy, to the Get down and Dirty Last Resorts! Learn more about these seven green methods to unclog a toilet.

By Eric J. Leech, Planet Green

Hate flies? Keep them away with these herbs. Learn more about these seven herbs that deter flies naturally.

By Marye Audet, Planet Green

Make them yourself for convenient diaper changes. Learn more about homemade cloth baby wipes are easy and cheap.

By Marye Audet, Planet Green

Got bugs in your garden? Here's how to make your own organic gardening sprays that are easy on the environment and tough on pests.

By Colleen Vanderlinden

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Putting tinfoil on the wall behind your radiator will get more heat where it needs to go. Learn more about increasing your radiator's effectiveness with tinfoil.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

Reduce runoff and reduce soil loss. Learn more about nine inexpensive ways you can prevent erosion.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

Those attractive sliding glass doors are a source of heat loss. Learn more about insulating sliding glass doors.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

Bubble wrap is a cheap and easy way to green your windows for winter. Learn more about insulating your windows in under a minute with bubble wrap.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

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If you're filling the scoop or the cap, you probably are. Learn more about not using too much laundry detergent.

By Cara Smusiak, Planet Green

Kiss expensive, toxic crystalline-silica-containing play sand goodbye: Podcasting mamas Vickey and Jen (of VickeyandJen.com fame) have a recipe for making your own play sand for the kiddies. Learn more about making your own sand.

By Jasmin Malik Chua, Planet Green