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  • 23 Things That Aren't Recyclable
    July 13, 2021 Chris Baskind

    23 Things That Aren't Recyclable

    We've all probably been guilty of this recycling no-no at least once — discarding a disposable coffee cup or food takeout container in our bin. While you may be thinking you're doing your part to help, your optimistic recycling ma...

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  • Plant Parenthood for Beginners
    October 25, 2020 The FIG Team

    Plant Parenthood for Beginners

    Think a succulent would look cute on your window sill? Want to convert your apartment into a small jungle? Don’t let us hold you back, but before you go running to the store for some new houseplants, keep these few...

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  • fig tree
    September 2, 2020 Derek Markham

    10 Great Trees for Small Yards

    Trees are amazing. From a single small seed or nut can grow a relatively enormous solar-powered, air-purifying, hydraulic machine that produces everything it needs from sunshine, soil, and water. Even a young tree begins to provide ...(Read more here!)

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  • Tea towels and swedish dish cloths
    September 2, 2020 Melissa Breyer

    A Tour of my Zero Waste Kitchen

    Rejecting the unbridled thrust of plastic into our lives is not for the faint of heart – the material is everywhere and its convenience is a siren song hard to resist. But resist we must. Plastic pollution has become a...

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  • bikes lined up
    September 2, 2020 Chris Baskind

    12 Reasons to Use a Bicycle for Transportation

    We've always taken the greenness of bike transport as a given. But if you're just getting started — or perhaps trying to convince an employer that bicycle commuting is a good thing — we've rounded up a dozen reasons to...

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