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The birds and the bees... and the butterflies - attracting pollinators to your yard

One of the best things we can add to our gardens is add plants and feeders that support the important work of pollinators. Not only do these look beautiful with their bright cheery blooms, they support the important work of pollinators – creatures that help move pollen from male to female plants, fertilizing them. Bees I sometimes think about how bees have hired the best PR firm in the business. Gone are the days when we tried to avoid them and keep them away from our shared outdoor space – now we’re building environments to invite them in! There are lots of flowers that attract bees to your yard – peonies, pansies, lavender – dandelions, even! If you are planning...

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How to effectively disinfect and kill coronavirus

Like many of us, I've been reading so many different suggestions on how we should be cleaning our home, belongings and clothes to protect ourselves and our families from COVID-19. Does the virus live in our clothes, on our mail, on our groceries? How do we safely kill it? By now you’ve probably heard that the virus can live for varying periods of time on different surfaces. A recent study found that the virus can survive up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard, and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. Researchers have also found that the virus can remain as droplets in the air for up to three hours before they...

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10 toxic products that you probably have in your home right now

Today, and every day, I think it’s fair to say that most of us are trying to keep ourselves and our loved ones as safe and healthy as we can. Right now that means staying home, but let’s take a few minutes to talk about how we can make sure that our home is filled with safe and healthy products. Did you know that many everyday products are potentially dangerous, and can make us sick? They may contain chemicals and release toxins that time and time again are shown to be bad for humans. Our mission at Absolute Green is to make products that are safe for you, and safe for your pets, and today we’re sharing a list of...

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Beat the isolation blues with our 14-day spring cleaning guide

We at Absolute Green sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are keeping well, in these uncertain and unsettling times. Self-care is always important, but right now, especially, we hope that you’re looking after your health, both physical and mental. We also recognize that we can all use a little distraction from what’s going on around us, and that many of us are self-isolating and might have some extra time to take care of our home environment. So, what better time than now to create a full on, day by day, 2 week spring cleaning guide! Day 1: Declutter your closets Start your spring cleaning by lightening your load. Go through your clothes and your kids’ clothes and shoes....

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Five Easy Zero Waste Swaps That Will Save You Money

Zero Waste seems to be the term of the day among green living communities. If you’re new to the idea, but interested, we’ve got five easy zero waste swaps that are going to save you money in the long run, and will have a positive impact on the earth. First of all: what does “zero waste” even mean? Zero waste is a term that’s used to describe a lifestyle that supports sustainable, eco-friendly living. Specifically, it’s a movement that avoids the products and packaging that end up in landfills, but choosing diy, or compostable or sustainable alternatives. While it’s nearly impossible to be completely without waste, the goal is to change our habits to reduce our household waste output as...

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