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Using Bamboo FabricThis page is about using bamboo fabric. Bamboo is a renewable resource and the soft cloth produced from this plant has a natural ability to repel bacteria.

 

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Buying Second Hand ClothingThis page is about buying second hand clothing. A lot of money can be saved when you purchase used clothing, but there are a few things you need to know.

 

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Shopping at a Farmers MarketThis page is about shopping at a farmer's market. Seasonal quality foods are available for fair prices at the local farmers market.

 

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Saving Money and Saving the EnvironmentThis is a page about saving money and saving the environment. Frugal living often equals environmentally friendly living.

 

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Ideas for a Successful Farmer's Market?I would just like to know what other people do to make a farmer's market successful. I need ideas and this seems to be the only informative site for everything.Thank you!

 

Paper or plastic bag when shopping?

Paper Or Plastic Bags?Any interest in the paper vs plastic debate? Comments? I personally prefer paper bags, as they can be recycled curbside (and hold other paper recyclables at the same time), hold more, and come from a renewable resource.

 

Save Money and Shop NaturalWith today's push to "go green" it's not a bad idea to try some natural products in the home rather than chemical products. Even more motivating is the cost of the natural products versus the man-made ones.

 

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Bagging Your Own Groceries?I have purchased several totes that are offered in various stores to use when I grocery shop in keeping up with being echo-friendly. The problem I seem to have is that the stores are not willing to help with bagging the items for you. Most larger grocery stores now have the carousels with their bags in place (plastic bags) so there is no room to put your totes.

 

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Buy Vintage Jewelry Instead Of NewNeed new jewelry? Buy vintage jewelry instead. A lot of energy is being used making new jewelry. Also there are a lot of chemicals used in the mining process.

 

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Buying Organic Clothing?I have a strange request. My father just discovered after years of a terrible rash that he is allergic to everything that is used in clothing, ie. the formaldehyde used in permanent press and most dyes.

 

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Conserve Oil By Using Canvas BagsDid you know that the plastic bags that your purchases are placed into at the stores are made from petroleum (oil). Want to keep prices down, buy a few canvas bags and bring them with you and reuse them.

 

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Shopping Bag Made for Produce?I would like to purchase a bag to fill with my produce from the super market. I don't want a solid bag. Rather I would like to purchase a string type that has lots of holes in it so the produce can breathe until I get it home. Can anyone help?

 

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Is Bottled Water Worth It?With wholesale sales exceeding $10 billion dollars in 2005, the bottled water industry is booming. And it doesn't show signs of slowing down anytime soon.

 

Planet earth

Saving Money and Saving the EnvironmentOne great thing about frugal living is that being frugal tends to lower your impact on the environment. In honor of Earth Day, we have collected some favorite money saving tips that are also good for the environment.

 

Fair Trade Coffee

Brew a Cup of Fair Trade CoffeeIt's difficult to imagine that one cup of coffee can make a huge impact on the environment. However, it can. Especially if the beans used to make that cup of coffee are Fair Trade, Shade Grown and Organic.

 

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