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Archive for July, 2014

Seed Starting Project: First Cucumber

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By julie collins on July 12, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project

What’s In Your Personal Care Products?

Personal care products such as shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and cosmetics can contain almost any ingredient the company wishes to use, including some that may be considered hazardous. Launched in 2004, The Environmental Working Group (EWG) Skin Deep database rates personal care products for safety (based on toxicity of ingredients), allowing consumers to make informed decisions about the personal care products they purchase. The database allows you to search for specific products or browse by a variety of different categories. For more information about the rating system or to find out where EWG gets their information, check out their About Skin Deep/Methodology page.

By mreynolds on July 10, 2014 Categories: Consumer Choices

Seed Starting Project: July 2, 2014


July 2, 2014

July 2, 2014


By julie collins on July 2, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project


EcoATM’s are automated electronic recycling stations. You can sell your old/unwanted electronic devices (phones, mp-3 players, tablets) by placing them in ecoATM kiosks, and if you accept the dollar amount, you will get paid instantly. The closest ecoATM’s to Mount Prospect are in Woodfield and Golf Mill Malls. For more information and to find other specific locations:

By julie collins on Categories: Electronics, Recycling