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January 10, 2008 @ Whole Story
Tune in for some tips on how to spend more time with your family this year.
January 2, 2008 @ Whole Story
With the ringing in of the New Year, why not make one of your resolutions for 2008 a green one? When you head to the checkout with your purchases at the grocery store or any store, bring your own reusable bags. Keep a stash in your car or a small foldable one in your purse, and you'll be ready to answer "No, thanks," to "Do you need a bag?" Challenge everyone in your family to remember to take reusable bags whenever you head out for a shopping trip. This simple step to preserve natural resources really adds up when you think of all the plastic bags you might use in a year.
January 2, 2008 @ Whole Story
Making the world a better place is a top resolution for many folks in 2008. In this episode, we offer hints for keeping this resolution.
December 12, 2007 @ Whole Story
Interested in adding an eco-friendly spin to your gifts this season? In a comment to this blog, Lela suggested assembling green kits to give as Christmas gifts. Here’s her plan: "They’ll include organic treats, samples of eco-friendly cleaning products and fair-trade cotton socks among other goodies. Instead of wrapping the kits, I got some brightly colored reusable grocery bags to put them in. I thought this was a fun way to introduce my family to the green culture and they’ll be able to use everything they’re given."
December 11, 2007 @ Whole Story
The holiday season is in full swing and we are closing in on New Year's. Tune in to our latest podcast for tips on throwing parties, choosing champagne and preparing festive breakfasts.
November 26, 2007 @ Whole Story
In this episode we’ll explore various holiday traditions, talk about fresh nuts and provide some tips on Hanukkah recipes.
November 26, 2007 @ Whole Story
Now that the turkey has been recycled into leftovers, we turn our attention to the gift giving frenzy on the horizon. Real Simple magazine reports, "Household waste increases 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. In the United States, trash from wrapping paper and shopping bags totals 4 million tons."
November 13, 2007 @ Whole Story
To help celebrate the holidays, our experts search out wines and cheeses that are perfectly suited to adding just the right touch to any holiday gathering. We’ve brought in a couple of these experts to tell us about some of the delightful offerings you’ll find in our stores.
November 13, 2007 @ Whole Story
Thanksgiving’s around the corner, and with it comes the many excesses of feasting. While you’re enjoying the occasion to visit with family and friends, whether at your home or theirs, it’s a great opportunity to remind everyone about recycling, reusing and composting (but probably not a good idea to be a total pest about it with any unenlightened relatives!). For example, at your home you can make sure your guests know where the recycling bins are located and any specific household recycling procedures they can participate in.
October 31, 2007 @ Whole Story
M. Deaton writes: “Last year we installed thermostats upstairs and down so now we can more efficiently heat and cool the zones to save energy. We also regularly replace our air filters and have our ducts cleaned.” What steps do you take to prepare for changing seasons and cooler temperatures? Now might be a good time to check the house for drafts. For more tips on making your home or office as energy efficient as possible, check out these links: Residential Energy Efficiency: Priority Checklist
October 31, 2007 @ Whole Story
Now sure how to go about planning your Thanksgiving feast? Tune in for some tips on making this annual feasting day come together beautifully for you and your family.

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