TH Forums Highlights: Green Pet Owning, Reducing Heating Costs + More

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1) Forums user inkabinkaboo182 has a question about a new member of the family: "I just got a new dog yesterday (adopted from a shelter, of course!), and I'm having trouble finding organic goods for him. He's a big, 70 lbs, dog, and not yet fully grown at ten months old. He needs some stuff, and I want it to be organic. Specifically, I'm looking for a dog bed and dogs toys made of organic materials, but that's just for now." Green pet owners, we need to hear from you!

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2) User Falkon sez, "I need help from the Treehugger think tank. Here's my situation. I'm in a renovated historic house that I'm renting, and my electric bill seems to go down every month, but the bill for gas heat is terrible. I rent this place, so more efficient central heat is unfortunately not an option. I can make any changes that can easily be reversed. The only thing that runs on natural gas is the heating system...What else can I do?" Anyone?

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3) Lastly, Forums user bluekathy is wondering about water. She says, "I have a question for all of you thoughful peeps. It is said that there is a severe drought across many of the states in the US. What I can't seem to wrap my head around is why? If water, turns to vapor or ice... how does it ever really go away?" As it happens, it's not so much a problem of it going away; it's just not quite as available (and clean) as we'd like it to be. What can we do about that?

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