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Renée Loux

Green up the hardest-working room in  your home with these planet-friendly kitchen tools.

GO DUTCH

Enamel-coated cast iron helps the Lodge six-quart Dutch oven conduct heat brilliantly, which means you'll save money on energy. Plus, it comes in pretty colors, so you can take it straight from the oven or stove to the table. $125, lodgemfg.com

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MIX IT UP

Scramble eggs or whip up some batter without stressing the planet's resources. Preserve recycled-plastic nesting mixing bowls are made using 54 percent less water than is need for virgin polypropylene and are free of harmful chemicals such as BPA. $25 for a set of three, preserveproducts.com

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOTTLE

Instead of stocking up on planet-polluting bottles and cans, try the Soda Stream Penguin water carbonator. The electricity-free machine adds fizz to your beverage of choice (and looks nice on your countertop too). $200 williams-sonoma.com

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DAILY GRIND

Cold-brew coffee extract in the BPA-free carafe of the Hourglass coffeemaker, which works without eletricity or paper filters. Store the extract in the fridge and mix it with hot or cold water or milk for a delicious cup anytime. $50, seattlecoffeegear.com

 

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LOCAL FLAVOR

Sustainably Delicious: Making the World a Better Place, One Recipe at a TIme is Michel Nischan's homage to good food and homegrown flavor, woth dishes like his Tomato Rice Soup with Braised Beef Shanks. $35, rodale.com

Ask the Expert

 


ECO-GURU RENEE LOUX IS THE AUTHOR OF EASY GREEN LIVING. VISIT HER AT RENEELOUX.COM

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