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Easy Ways to Cut Down Water Usage at Home

As summer comes creeping up, the question on many homeowners’ minds at this time of year is how can they save water at home this summer—and all year long? The first place to start is to simply make sure that everyone in your household is more conscious about the water they use during daily activities such as brushing teeth, showering, washing hands before meals and washing the car. By shutting the faucet off during the activity, you can save quite a bit right there. But beside reducing wast

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers

4 Landscaping Tips That Will Save You Time and Money on Your Personal Property

CBS says that you can get more than 100 percent return on your investment when you choose smart lawn ideas like planters, some bushes, a tree, and mulch. Depending on how much money you have to spend on your yard, you can upgrade a little or a lot. By using rocks, gravel, and planters, you will minimize the yard space you have to mow. Hardscaping One of the fastest and easiest ways to minimize the size of your lawn is to add some gravel to create a seating area, fire pit, or other outd

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

How Is Solar Energy Used? The 6 Most Common Examples of Solar Power Use Today

Once, the use of solar energy seemed like a distant concept of the future. Nowadays, it has become integrated into every aspect of the modern life. While eco-consciousness is expanding, the prices of solar panels are dropping, making this source of sustainable and renewable energy available to everyone. Furthermore, owing to technological advances, there are numerous innovative ways to use solar energy today. Image source: iphoneness.com Solar on the go: wearable electronics

Andrew Newitt

Andrew Newitt

4 Home Upgrades That Reduce Energy Usage & Lower Utility Bills

Minimizing your energy bills doesn’t need to be a time-consuming or expensive process. For many homeowners, a few simple upgrades and add-ons will make a huge difference. Here is a look at four easy projects that are going to reduce your carbon footprint and save you a little bit of money over the years. Insulate Your Pipes and Ducts                           Insulating your pipes and ducts is one of the easiest home improvement projects that you can carry out, and it might lower

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Smart Home: 5 Features to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient This Summer

Keeping your home cool during the summer can be challenging and costly during heat waves. All of that summer heat tends to build up inside your home and make it feel like an oven. You can employ some simple techniques to make your home more comfortable this summer. Another benefit is that you can also make your home more energy efficient. Service Your HVAC Your HVAC unit is like any other appliance in your home. If it isn’t cared for properly, it can start to experience problems.

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Smart Use of the Best Cheap Parcels for You Now

Whether you have a large or small web shop: many web shops are faced with orders from abroad. Are you going to send cheap parcel to Germany? Then there are a number of things that you have to take into account. Because your packages often travel long distances, you want to avoid delays and missing people. No problem sending is so nice. That is why it is useful to be prepared as well as possible. Read this checklist quickly and you can immediately start working with worldwide packages. 1. 

greenenergy

greenenergy

How to Live Off the Grid in Texas

Everyone who lives off the grid has their own reasons for doing so. It might be political, economical, environmental or some other reason. But whatever your motivation for choosing this lifestyle, there are a few basic ideas that you need to get straight in order to make this successful for you and your family. Texas is a great place to live off the grid. Below are four things you must have to live comfortably in this way. Food For many people, living off the grid and homesteading

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers

How to Make Your Farm More Eco-Friendly

As a farmer, you are much more in tune with your impact on the environment and with the natural rhythms of nature. So it’s not surprising that you want to take steps to make your farm more environmentally friendly. Below are three ways you can go green as you run your farming business. Use Solar and Wind Generators One great way to reduce fossil fuel use and reduce pollution is to use less traditionally supplied electricity and to take your power needs off grid. Solar panels can be

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers

How to Recycle and Reuse Tree Trimmings in Your Yard

Recycling your yard waste is good for the environment. You don’t want to send things to the landfill that still have value. Here are some ways that you can recycle and reuse your tree trimmings. Think about Composting Solutions A compost pile is a great way to create your own fertilizer. Yard waste, grass clipping, and food waste from the kitchen are perfect for the compost pile. There’s no need for you to spend money on fertilizers for your flower beds when you can make your own.

RachelleW

RachelleW

Reducing Industrial Air Pollution Through Industrial Oxidizing

These days, businesses need to find ways to make themselves as green as possible. It's necessary to keep the air clean and ensure your company is not adding to air pollutants. When you work for an industrial company or within an industrial industry, this can be a challenge and it can be expensive.  One of the methods used within the industrial world to ensure that the air stays clean is through regenerative thermal oxidizers. These are pieces of industrial equipment that absorb exhaust gases

greenenergy

greenenergy

5 Items in Your House That Use a Lot of Energy and Rack Up Your Power Bill...And No, It Isn't your TV

We as consumers also have a responsibility. We must be careful about wasteful energy usage. The more we consume energy, the more we have to pay in energy bills and pay in the form of environmental damage. Jim Bridgeforth, President of American Power and Gas, is among the few people who seem to be really worried about the wasteful use of energy. He knows it is scarce and he is doing his part to create a renewable energy Future, one that is affordable and efficient. In a Recent Inter

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

Here’s how people are “greening up” their homes in 2018

Environmental concerns are still a constant in today’s society. When reading news and watching broadcasts on the subject, it’s worrying to conclude how much things have worsened in this department. While worries are not diminished, numerous people however, have started to make certain changes, in order to pursue a more environmentally friendly way of living. Because the implication of a singular individual matters, setting a positive example for those around, each person should focus more on the

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

Community Cleanup: How to Safely Recycle Scrap Metal

If you are renovating your house, getting rid of an appliance or otherwise have come into possession of scrap metal, it is important to dispose of it safely. It is also important that you know how to store it safely to reduce the odds of anyone getting hurt while it is in your possession. What are some tips to follow when recycling scrap metal?   Wear Safety Equipment When Carrying It Copper wire, metal from a gutter or any other type of scrap metal could come with sharp ed

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

How test drinking water for metals

Water is one of the basic necessities of life, we may live without everything else. But without water, no life would be possible on this earth. But now due to so much pollution in our environment, even the water which is pumped from deep under the earth is also not pure. Now there are many metals added to the drinking water, and by metals, it is really meant real metal pores in our drinking water. Well obviously these metals are not added by us, but somehow they get mixed with our water system.

greenenergy

greenenergy

5 Simple Ways to Help Your Company Go Green

More and more companies, from the largest to the smallest, are concerned with “going green.” Some of this is in response to worker and consumer pressure and the desirability of marketing to environmentally concerned customers and attracting educated innovative workers who tend to be concerned about the environment. In some countries, carbon pricing affects the bottom line and there are increasingly strict regulations concerning everything from emissions to use of potentially toxic chemicals. Per

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers

4 Eco-Friendly Tips to Consider While Spring Cleaning

Spring is the perfect time to freshen up your home and get rid of some of the clutter that has been collecting over the last few months. If you want your home to be as eco-friendly as possible, then you will need to invest a little extra time and energy into your spring cleaning chores. These few tips and tricks will limit the amount of waste that your home produces and reduce your overall carbon footprint. Make Your Own Non-Toxic Cleaners Some of the most popular cleaners on the m

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Stay Cool: 5 Ways to Enjoy Energy Efficiency This Summer

The heat of the summer can start to get you down. You may be relying on your air conditioning to see you through it. This can start to add up for your monthly expenses. Here are some ways that you can stay cool and minimize your electric bill.   Eliminate Unnecessary Heat Generation Cook your food during the cooler parts of the day. Running your oven can heat up your whole house. Either prepare your food ahead of time or invest in cool food options during those really hot d

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

How Hospitals Are Reducing Their Rubbish Clearance In Landfills

Hospitals produce a lot of rubbish clearance, especially given all the disposable waste removal they have! Therefore, is it a really good sign that hospitals are beginning to take their social obligations of keeping their rubbish clearance out of landfills seriously. Many hospitals around the world are actively developing plans to divert their rubbish clearance from landfills and use more sustainable practices of rubbish clearance. One of the most important steps for hospitals is to consciously

greenenergy

greenenergy

How to Choose the Most Eco-friendly Lighting for Your Home

Greening up home lighting is fun! With advancements in eco-friendly technology, you have many elegant and modern designs from which to choose. Moreover, your conscience smiles, knowing you’re sparing our Earth from demise. Here are five options available to you. Replace Incandescent Bulbs with CFLs Compact fluorescent lamps or CFLs resemble swirly soft-serve ice cream cones. Essentially, they’re coiled versions of long-tube fluorescent lights. CFLs consume roughly one-third the ele

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers

4 Great Types of Equipment for Property Upkeep

You bought a nice, large piece of land. It covers many acres, and it is presently an overgrown, entangled mess. With the right kind of equipment, you will be able to have your property in shape and ready to use the land for the purposes you have in mind. The following are four types of equipment you may want to consider. A Truck No property maintenance and upkeep project is going to get very far without a solid truck designed to handle the task. With a large open bed, your truck ca

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Green Habits: 4 Easy Tips to Save Energy at Home

Being conscious of the environment is an important responsibility that everyone shares. Those that are looking to be greener and more conscious of their impact on the environment should start their efforts at home. There are four important tips that someone could follow that would help anyone to be more environmentally friendly at home and reduce their carbon footprint. Recycle One great way to be greener at home is to set up a regular wastewater filtration system. All families and

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Eco-Friendly Roof Options on a Budget

You are thinking about getting a new roof for your home. It has been many years since your roof has been redone. You want to do your part to be green, and yet you want to operate well within budget. While these two goals are not always easy to appease at the same time, in the case of getting an eco-friendly roof, you may have a few options at your disposal. The following are some ideas to consider when looking into an eco-friendly roof. A Simple Approach An eco-friendly roof to con

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers

How to Save Money on Electricity by Utilizing Natural Light at Home

Electricity expenses can add up swiftly. That’s why the wisest people are the ones who go above and beyond to minimize their monthly electricity bills. If you want to be in that illustrious category, you should rely on natural light in your residential space as much as possible. Doing so can be terrific for your bank account. Get a Skylight Skylights can welcome significant amounts of natural lighting into homes. If you want to live in a home that’s full of gorgeous natural lightin

RachelleW

RachelleW

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