Going Green For Halloween – An Earth-Saving Alternative

Posted by: On October 28, 2020 12:00 pm

BOO! It’s almost time for Halloween, and ghouls, ghosts, and scary clowns will soon be everywhere. But spooks are not the most chilling bit of Halloween – the true terror is what the creepiest night of the year does to our planet.




It’s easy to celebrate in eco-friendly style and green your Halloween all the way! Check out our ideas:

1. Buy pumpkins close to home, that have been grown locally. Farmers markets and community growers should be your first port of call. And once you’ve carved them, try to use as much of the pumpkin flesh as possible in soups, pies and even smoothies!

2. Don’t buy a costume for you or the kids. The fabric …

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Plastic Bottle Greenhouses: An Eco-Friendly Solution?

Posted by: On September 19, 2019 7:19 pm

We shared the story about the Ecobricks initiative recently, and we’re excited to talk about another awesome way of using some of the millions of plastic bottles that otherwise would be headed to landfill: plastic bottle greenhouses.

This is such a fantastic idea and a great time of year to be trying it out!  If you have any plants that you need to water over winter when the weather gets cooler, or like to start off seedlings nice and early, you can nurture your tender plants in an Earth-friendly way!

What is a Plastic Bottle Greenhouse?
How Can I Build a Plastic Bottle Greenhouse?
Do Plastic Bottle Greenhouses Really Work?
Why are Plastic Bottle Greenhouses Good for the Planet?

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Discover the Orb!

Posted by: On March 21, 2017 7:00 am

Fresh, clean laundry makes me happy.  Gathering it from the line outside, or pulling it from the dryer feels great.  I’ll happily outsource most household chores given half the chance, but the laundry I keep for myself.

An Orb-Round Good Guy!
An Orb-Round Good Guy!

Wash Day Blues?

So given this love affair with clean laundry, I was pretty horrified to realize that so many of the products we use to make our clothes and bedding feel wonderful are actually really, really bad for us.

This report shines an unflinching light on the less appealing side of all of those laundry ads. Formaldehyde, methanol and sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate are common ingredients, and chemicals that we should be trying to avoid at all costs, never mind …

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Tyent Water Ionizers Versus the Competition: A 10 Part Series! Part 1:  Water Ionizer vs. Water Softener

Posted by: On November 15, 2016 7:00 am

We can’t promise the thrills, spills and general roller coaster ride that was the race for the White House; but we can promise facts, figures and everything else you need to know about how Tyent Water Ionizers measure up against the competition!

The gloves are off.  Water Ionizer vs. Water Softener.
The gloves are off.  Water Ionizer vs. Water Softener.

We’re covering so much in our new 10-part series that you’ll need to keep checking back so that you don’t miss a thing!

First up – Water Ionizers vs. Water Softeners.  Let’s go! *rings bell.*

Why “Soften” Water?

Why do people want to soften their water?  Well, hard water can contain excess levels of calcium, magnesium, and sulfates.  The water softener removes the excess minerals to give you “soft” …

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