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DIY: Fall Decorations

Autumn is nearly here! What I love about Fall is the cozy indoor weather, having cups of tea and watching the colourful leaves covering the ground. But apart from leaves, there are some other stuff falling from trees like pinecones, Kastanien (chestnuts) and acorns, which are great to collect them for home/office decoration, don’t you think? And well, even if they don’t fall from trees, but is the major icon for Fall: Pumpkins! Below there are ideas which I hope they inspire you using dry leaves, pinecones, chestnuts, acorns, pumpkins and even seasonal fruits (crafts you can do with/for your Kids, as well!)

Click on the following images that will take you to ecogreenlove’s previous (updated) roundups, there are plenty of ideas in each! (open in new window)

DIY Fall Decorations with Nature | ecogreenlove DIY: Home decorations for Autumn/Fall | ecogreenlove Reusing natural Dry Leaves for decorations

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Fall Gardening Tips for Beginners

Falling leaves signal the beginning of the fall garden clean up season. Fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs, cut back perennials, remove annuals and get your lawn healthy for next spring. Remember to keep watering. Trees and shrubs that are deprived of water now will be easily stressed in the winter. Below is a handy guide to fall clean up tasks, vegetables to plant, flowers to plant, when and how to start and finally when and how to harvest.

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Natural Light Benefits [Infographic]

The obvious benefit is that it reduces energy consumption, but the benefits of natural light extend far beyond that. Famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright so eloquently describes how ‘more and more, so it seems to me, light is the beautifier of the building’, and it sure does bring something special to a home.

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Ecofriendly home tips

Have you been feeling more conscious about what you can do to help the environment as of late? Are you looking for ways that you can create a more eco-friendly home and leave less of a footprint? Making the decision to go green is a big one, and one you should feel great about.

Check out the following tips and start making your home more eco-friendly today:

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Organic vs. Non-GMO labels [Infographic]

For people who have become more watchful of what goes into what they eat, the good news is that an increasing amount of food manufacturers are offering organic options, making organic food one of the fastest-growing divisions of food production in the United States. The bad news is that all of those options can be uncertain, especially when accounting for food made without GMOs, or genetically modified organisms. Some people could be trying to eat an all-organic diet, and others may simply be trying to duck GMOs. Although foods may be labeled as USDA-certified organic or Non-GMO, consumers may not understand the difference. In some cases, there is an intersection between the USDA Organic and Non-GMO labels, but there are some key differences consumers should be aware of when trying to make the distinction between organic foods and foods made without GMOs.

Typically, foods with the USDA Organic label have been manufactured without the use of GMOs as well as other standards that certify that the food has been produced with at least 95% organic ingredients. Foods that have been labeled as Non-GMO, on the other hand, only need to meet the criteria that they contain less than 1% of GMO content. Foods qualified as Non-GMO may have been exposed to fertilizers or chemical pesticides, animals may have been subjected to antibiotics or hormones, and livestock may not have been fed using 100% organic feed. In brief, all USDA Organic certified foods are Non-GMO, but not all Non-GMO certified foods are organic.

The inflated collection and choices available at the grocery store today may be more confusing, but anyone who is aware about what goes into their favorite organic chocolate brands will need to know the difference between the labeling and what the labels mean. The following infographic helps outline the differences between USDA Organic and Non-GMO labels, so review it the next time you check the labels on your favorite foods.

Check out the beneficial infographic PacMoore has produced below:

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Pests that help your Garden

It’s not just your flowers that look amazing, but also many of the small creatures in your garden. Many of these achieve an extremely useful purpose, causing your plants to grow better. Let’s learn more about these beautiful and helpful insects.

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Going Green with your Move [Infographic]

Whichever way you cut it, moving is a stressful process. From selling unwanted furniture and equipment, signing leases and other paperwork to last minute packing, not to mention coordinating the logistics of the move itself, moving is never easy.

With all these things on your mind, do you really need to be worrying about the environment as well? The answer is yes: you should consider environmental factors when you move. However, it is not as difficult as you might have imagined.

The reality is that moving all your belongings and possessions within a state or across the country can be pretty rough on the environment. The fuel used up by your vehicle, the unwanted items you throw away, and even the materials used for packing all adds up and can take a toll on the environment. Take a look at our tips and recommendations for an eco-friendly move and also how to kick off new energy efficient and green habits in your new home.

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