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The Ultimate Guide to Life

By Megan McLaughlin

Do you spend hours researching the best products whether for your own health, your family and friends or the environment? Or maybe you are just curious to learn more about the products you are purchasing and using from day to day, in your home and at work or school. If you’re usually thinking, “safe, healthy and green,” the Good Guide may just have all the answers you need.

“Good Guide" provides the world's largest and most reliable source of information on the health, environmental, and social impacts of the products in your home.” You can use the Good Guide as a wonderful resource for finding green products and healthy foods to make sure you’re choosing items that are right for you. You can browse products by category; food, household cleaners, toys and more.

With the Good Guide, you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about fruit and cereal, for example; some may be low in sodium and high in fat. You probably didn’t know that Reduced Sugar Cinnamon Toast Crunch (normally a very sugary cereal) can actually be good for you! According to The Good Guide, it’s rated at the top of the Cold Cereals category. You can also gather details about different medicines, for instance, which is better: Advil or Tylenol? Just let The Good Guide be your guide!

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Green Building Resource Guide; Eco-friendly Building

By Megan McLaughlin

Whether you’re buying your first fixer-upper or you’re looking to remodel your current home, planning and building that dream addition or updating an outdated room can be costly, to the environment, that is. If you’re looking for yet another way to take part in greening our world, turning to the Green Building Resource Guide may be your best bet.

“The Green Building Resource Guide is a database of over 600 green building materials and products selected specifically for their usefulness to the design and building professions, rather than merely their green material content.” Clearly, a lot of effort has been put into this guide, to make building with green materials, just as effective as building with materials that aren’t safe for the environment or that could be better for the environment.

The Green Building Resource Guide is offered for a 30-day trial period. The CD-ROM allows you to initiate searches and modify your exact needs; this can save you time and money during the planning stages of your project.

In many cases, these materials are not only better for the earth, they are also better for you. For example, within the Green Guide Photo Gallery, a photo displays a project where formaldehyde-free laminated sheathing was used. Many first-time users of this guide may be surprised at how practical some of these materials are.

Did you know that newspaper can be used as loose-fill insulation? You’ll find yourself saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?” And the beauty of it is…you don’t have to, because the green guide will do the thinking for you!

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