Maven Moment: Shut the Lights!

When I was growing up, my grandmother owned a four-family house in Brooklyn. My family and I lived in one apartment, my grandmother lived in another, and we had two tenants. Because saving money and keeping the bills down was very important, my siblings and I were constantly reminded to…

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10 Tips for Staying Waste-Free at Work

It’s tough to keep your environmental impact to a minimum while you’re away from home. And when you’re in a highly-regimented environment like the office, reducing waste and shrinking your footprint can seem next to impossible. But don’t fret, eco-minded employee. With a few adjustments to your daily routine, you…

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Maven Moment: Dad’s Book

The cold winter months are great time for decluttering. An hour spent in one of the corners of the house on a frigid afternoon can have a big impact on your goal of a simpler life. And it can reduce your future carbon footprint by affecting your consumption habits. When…

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