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Low-E and Treated Windows - Why Should You Invest?

There are a number of different ways you can conserve energy in your home, but one of the most effective ways is to invest in Low-E windows and even different window treatments. Like many other energy conservation efforts, these changes require a bit of an investment upfront; however, the payoff down the road is well worth it. Low-E windows are an innovative product that just recently became available on the market while window treatments have always been an option for regulating the temperature

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

4 Environmentally Friendly Ways To Greenify Your House

Going green is both noble and mainstream in today’s market, but it might not necessarily be easy—or even have a positive impact on your environment. Fortunately you can take good steps with little need for concern and without causing further harm. Check out four ways to greenify your home with environmentally friendly measures below.  Replenish Food and Water This goes beyond throwing recyclables in a green bin. Organic material, like banana peels and coffee grounds, give off the highly toxi

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Gardening 101: How to Improve the Aesthetics and Functionality of Your Yard

In your front yard and backyard, you may strive to create a beautiful space that enhances the style of your home. Both of these spaces can impact your personal enjoyment of the space as well as affect how you use your home for entertaining and more. You understandably want to have a lovely yard, but you also need this space to be as functional as possible. You can improve your space from an aesthetic and functional standpoint alike by turning your attention to these tips. Give Pets a Spac

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

How To Become More Self-Sufficient and Rely Less on City Power

In today's society many environmentally conscious and thrifty individuals seek the freedom that comes from living off the grid. Innovations in energy and water conservation have provided avenues for many to become less reliant on city resources. Here are some examples of alternative energy sources and conservation methods that ordinary home owners can use on their journey to sustainable living. Take Advantage of a Wind Energy Windfall Wind energy is one of the main alternative energy product

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

5 Tips to Being Environmentally Friendly in Your New Home

Trying to be as environmentally-friendly as possible is something that most homeowners want to do. Some are doing it because it ends up saving them money while others worry about the kind of effect they are having on this earth. The following are five tips for eco-conscious people moving into a new home. Good Appliances It is important that you replace some of the appliances in your home. You need to make sure you install eco-friendly appliances that will not drain your electricity

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Great Green Hope: 6 Positive Impacts of Green Technology

Green technology is becoming more on the forefront of everyone's minds as the worry of global warming increases. The many positive impacts of green technology are numerous and can be measured by the attention that green tech has garnered in the past decade. Below we will explore some of the specifics of why some types of tech are better than others. Solar Power Unlike non-renewable energy sources like fossil fuels, the sun is a renewable energy source that should stick around another 6 bil

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Ditch The Chemicals: 4 Ways Organic Fertilizer Is Better For Your Lawn

Organic living goes way beyond the food you eat and cleaning products you buy. Organic living can and should play a role in every aspect of your life, from the clothes you wear to caring for your lawn. Yes, caring for your lawn. You don't have to be a slave to the chemical grass treatments, here are four ways organic fertilizer is better for your lawn.  1. Friability Friability is what science calls the breaking down of a solid. Soil friability is what happens when chemical fertilizers are us

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Land Maintenance: 4 Tips to Taking Care of Your Property in All 4 Seasons

Mother Nature can wreak havoc on your property in different ways throughout the year. While you may understandably be focused on protecting your home from damage throughout the year, you also need to think about land care and maintenance. After all, the condition of your land can affect your property in many ways. As one example, irrigation issues can result in erosion or a loss in property value. These are some of the excellent steps that you can take to care for your land year-round. Main

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Green Business Practice - 5 Ways Companies are Making a Difference

If you are a concerned eco-friendly entrepreneur, there are many inspiring and creative ways to make and keep your business “green” and help the environment in safe ways at the same time. Feel good about helping Mother Nature to maintain our natural resources for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. There is an extra benefit because it helps your reputation that consumers want to support a green business, and you can thus show customers that you care about the environment and

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Go Green: How to Incorporate Energy Efficient Ideas to the Rest of Your Family

A “green” lifestyle is one which, once it grabs hold of you, doesn’t let go easily. At the same time, unfortunately, getting your family on board with the idea of making major changes can be a bit more challenging. To get them interested, it’s important to take baby steps so they can fully realize the benefits of a “green” lifestyle. Here are a few steps you can take when you have a family member who’s resistant to making eco-friendly changes. Provide a Few LED Bulbs Led bulbs have adv

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Water Conservation and Cleanliness - Why it Matters...

Water seems like it is the one thing that we humans will never run out of but don't be so sure. With modernization of morer and more of the world, this precious resource is being polluted and used at an alarming rate. With water being one of the most necessary resources for the survival of all plants and animals it’s a very precious resource that needs to be preserved and protected from pollution. Thankfully, you can take steps to improve the quality of your water and conserve it at home. Wh

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

5 Eco-friendly Uses for Waste Water

According to the UN News Center, one of the world's most pressing issues is meeting water needs. Without changes in water consumption and conservation, the world will find it challenging to meet the water needs of the world's 2050 projected population of 9.6 billion. With extreme drought threatening areas including metropolitan California and southern Somalia, conserving water and reusing water will make what we have go further. Try these tips to make a difference. Use a Shower Bucket

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Green Dwelling: 4 Additions To An Environmentally Sound Home

Green homes help reduce environmental damage and waste commonly caused by standard home construction and life habits. They also offer homeowners many additional benefits. They can lower utility and grocery bills, improve your home's value and make your overall life better. To reap these benefits and more, consider the following green home additions: Composting Room Composting bins turn plant-based waste materials from cooking and gardening into nutrient-rich fertilizer. A composting room is

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Hot vs Cold: How to Stay Warm in the Winter Without Pricey Electric Bills

Everyone wants to save a little more money, especially on electric bills since it is usually one of the highest bills people have to deal with. This is true during the winter when you turn up the heat to stay warm. Do not fret about this; there are a few ways to stay warm while reducing your electric bill. Use a Fan One way to stay warm this winter without forcing your heater to work hard is to use a fan. What you want to do is simply reverse the blades so that they are spinning cl

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

How Much Can Energy Efficient Appliances Really Save You?

The past decade has seen an energy revolution. Everything is becoming more and more efficient, appliances included. That means they take less of your energy bill and are friendly to the environment. But do the savings behind this new efficiency justify the purchase of a new appliance? To tackle this question, we talked to appliance experts from Atlas Appliances Ltd. They had a few bits of valuable information regarding this topic: Take Inventory Consider replacing the appliances in your h

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Clear as Glass: DIY Glass Cleaner with Common Products in Your Home

When you look at the windows in your home, you might see everything from streaks to fingerprints. You can get window cleaners at retail stores that will clean the glass. Another option is to make your own cleaner with products that you probably already have in your home to clean your windows without spending a lot of money. Vinegar and Water A simple DIY cleaner uses white vinegar and water. Combine two cups of water with half a cup of vinegar in a bucket. You can add a squeeze or two

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

4 Reasons You Should Feed Your Yard With Organic Fertilizers

You may not be aware just how many different types of fertilizers there are. Ranging from chemical fertilizers to natural fertilizers and organic fertilizers. The choice you make can have a significant effect in a number of different ways. Of all fertilizer options, going organic will not only benefit your yard but it will have lasting effects on the betterment of the environment. Organic fertilizer is basically a carbon-based compound that increases the growth quality and productivity of p

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

The Healthy Benefits of Organic Fertilizer for Your Yard

A lush, green yard starts with healthy soil, and that usually means using soil amendments to make sure that it's as nutrient-rich as it needs to be. With all of the different types of fertilizer on the market, it can be tough to make the best choice for you, your plants, and the surrounding environment. When it comes to organic fertilizer, there are some key advantages that shouldn't be overlooked. Long-term Improvement Most people don't really look past the nutrient boost that fertili

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Energy Saver: 5 Ways You Can be More Efficient and Save Money on Your Monthly Bills

The rising cost of energy is a big concern for many people. While energy usage is continuing to be more expensive, there are now many ways that the average person could cut back on the amount of energy that they use. There are five tips in particular that all people could follow to cut their energy usage. Home Automation One of the best things that you could do to save on energy costs would be to use a home automation system. Home automation systems will turn electronics on and off whe

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Green-Friendly Landscapes - How to Make Your Yard Eco-Friendly

Most people don't take the time to consider how their front or back yards are affecting the environment. While many property owners make investments in energy efficient products like solar panels or LED light bulbs, they hardly think of how the property beyond the walls of their home is being wasted when it could promote an efficient and sustainable environment. It's time to think beyond the staples of what we consider green living and maximize what the right type of landscaping can do for your

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

A Green Home is a Happy Home - Modern Upgrades

With the rising cost and limited supply of nonrenewable energy sources, many businesses are looking elsewhere to power their buildings. Some companies reduce their carbon footprint by using solar panels; others use windmills to provide their energy needs. Some are turning to more unique and modern energy savers. A busy train station in Stockholm, for example, converts body heat into warm water that is then used to heat a nearby building. This saves them 25 percent on energy costs. Going green, h

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

5 Eco-Friendly Changes Every Homeowner Can Make

You’ve heard it before: caring for the environment starts at home. No change is too small and it’s easier than you think to have a green-friendly home. Making changes for the betterment of the environment can help your wallet too. Follow these simple tips and become an eco-friendly homeowner today. 1. Keep an Eye on the Thermostat Year-Round According to MSN Real Estate, as much as half of your yearly energy use can be from your air conditioner and heating systems. Save power (and money) by

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

How to Change Your Home Habits for the Sake of the Environment

Though there is a continuing argument surrounding global warning, many people understand that it is a very real issue. As a result, they’re doing what they can to save the environment. Even though you might not feel like what you can do matters in the grand scheme of things, it really does. Consider these four ways you can change your home habits for the sake of the environment. Purify the Air According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air pollution is one of the main

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

External Value: How to Vamp up Your Outdoor Patio

When looking to add value to a home, many people immediately think of remodeling the kitchen, installing new flooring, or adding a fresh coat of paint throughout the interior. Outdoor spaces are often neglected, even though they are an important part of any home. However, with a little TLC and some easy-to-execute projects, you can vamp up your patio and make it a place people want to hang out. Scientists agree that everyone could benefit from spending more time outside, and updating your

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Green Auto: 4 Tips for Buying a Car That Doesn't Kill the Planet

More and more people are worried about the planet, which is probably why many are making eco-friendly choices when making purchases. For one, more people are hunting for eco-friendly cars that they can feel good about. The only problem is that trying to get a car that won't kill the planet can be a little overwhelming, but the following tips may help. 1. Consider Fuel Switching to an eco-friendly car could mean switching to more eco-friendly fuel. The options that you have include

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Meghan Belnap

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