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Keeping the World Green: 4 Environmental Benefits of Using Renewable Natural Gas

The world is experiencing more threats from pollution than ever before. In addition to the climate, there are other factors that are making it more dangerous to ignore green technologies. Therefore, it is important to understand the benefits of using renewable natural gas. Here are several points to consider as we move forward: Recycling There is no secret that recycling is going to be an important part of moving forward into future generations. When we simply use products one time and thro

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Off The Grid: 3 Ways To Keep Your Well In Tip-Top Shape

A good well is a priceless part of off-the-grid living, and maintaining one can be surprisingly easy. However, first-time well owners may find that there is a bit of a learning curve. Unfortunately, mistakes can be costly if they damage the well or cause contamination. Here are three simple ways to avoid those troubles and keep your well running smoothly. Keep An Eye On The Calendar Regular water testing is an important part of maintaining a healthy well. In most places, an annual

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3 Green Approaches To Your Emergency-Preparedness Plan

Getting your family and home ready for an emergency doesn’t need to be bad for the environment. In fact, many homeowners are surprised to hear that “prepping” can actually reduce their carbon footprint when done correctly. Here are some eco-friendly tips that will help you get your family ready for emergencies such as storms, floods, and power outages. Buy Supplies That You Are Going To Use Anyways Many of the food products that are put in survival kits aren’t designed to be very tasty

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Fresh Air Family: 3 Environmentally Sound Places Perfect For Raising Your Kids

The many benefits of children’s exposure to nature have by now been well documented. Children lucky enough to make natural playgrounds part of their daily lives enjoy better focus and fewer physical health problems, among other things. In addition to benefitting children in personal ways, surrounding kids not only with nature but a culture of environmental stewardship ensures that they’ll be more likely to pass this legacy forward. What communities can help parents do this? Burlington, Verm

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Fall Foundation Fundamentals: 3 Tips For Making Your Home Energy Efficient

Image Source: Pexels The fall season is sometimes the best time of the year to make your home energy efficient. You usually don't need to use the air conditioner or the heating system as much as you do in the summer and winter. The season gives you an opportunity to explore the home to look for any cracks under the doors or near the windows that need to be sealed and any issues with the heating system that need to be repaired. Seal Air Escapes Walk around the home to see if there

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Green Futures: 3 Strategies for Handling the Integration of a Growing Population

Image Source: Pexels According to The US Census Bureau, the current population in the United States includes more than 323 million people, with over 70% of those people living in dense urban environments. As the US population is steadily growing at a rate of about 0.7% annually, it is expected that our society will increasingly rely on population-dense cities to continue providing a quality standard of living. To accommodate this changing future, it is crucial that our society adequately pl

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4 Ways To Declutter Your Home And Still Protect The Environment

Image Source: Pexels Decluttering your home can be a cathartic process, but many people don’t notice just how much waste they really have until they start going through each of their rooms. You could end up dealing with dozens of bags of electronics, batteries, lawn chemicals, cleaning supplies, and other items that are hazardous to the environment. As you are planning this project, you should think about some ways that you can clean up and straighten your home without sending too many item

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4 Ways To Safely Landscape Your Yard And Protect The Environment

As a homeowner, one of the most satisfying parts of owning your home is having a beautiful yard to take care of. Owning your own piece of land is something to take pride in. While having beautiful landscaping on your property is a sign of elegance and grace, it can also be quite damaging to the environment and at times dangerous. It is important to make sure you are creating a beautiful landscape that will be safe for your family and guest as well as being eco-friendly. Here are four ways to saf

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4 Surprising Ways Conventional And Green Energy Industries Are Mixing

Decision makers at many conventional power and associated equipment vendor companies who rely on fossil fuels to generate public energy have started to recognize that green technologies aren't going away any time soon. They also understand that a lot of the technologies and business practices utilized by green energy suppliers produce energy in cost-efficient ways that can both protect the environment and generate revenues. As a result, they are incorporating green ideas into their business mode

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3 Ingenious Ways To Have a Greener Home After Renovating Your Basement

With big renovations come big changes. What better way to change your home after renovating your basement than to go green (or at least greener)? Below are three ingenious ways to have a greener home after renovating your basement, and the best part is they're all extremely affordable. There's no need to go far out of pocket after you've just overhauled a section of your home.   Use Green Chemicals When most people think of going green, they think of large scale things. Na

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Want To Be Self-Sustaining? 3 Lifestyle Changes To Cut Your Carbon Footprint

The term “carbon footprint” refers to the overall amount of carbon that normal living puts into the environment. It includes all types of greenhouse gases that are produced as a result of various activities. For example, the carbon footprint of driving a vehicle includes not only the emissions it produces as it burns gasoline, but also emissions created in the production and refining of the fuel, as well as emissions that are created from the car’s manufacture and maintenance. A number of carbon

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Save Some Green: Why Making Your Home More Energy Efficient Could Save Money and The Environment

Cutting back on your energy usage can have benefits to both your wallet and the globe. According to data from the Alliance to Save Energy, the average American household spends $2,100/year on energy, so reducing energy costs by just 10% or 20% could equal big savings. By making your home more energy efficient, you'll also help make a positive impact on the environment   Ways Energy Efficiency is Beneficial 1. Improving the Environment It's no secret that the creation

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Is Your Garage Full Of Chemicals? 4 Strategies To Go Greener Around The House

It's difficult to avoid coming into contact with toxic chemicals. They're used routinely by homeowners and gardeners to perform lawn care and landscaping tasks, clean home interiors and exteriors, eradicate pests, maintain or protect surfaces inside and outside the home, and maintenance the family vehicles. Most suburban homeowners' garages contain caches of toxic chemicals; if you have a garage, yours probably does, too.   Do you ever worry about what could happen if your kids co

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