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Helping to make our society more green and energy independent one blog post at a time

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Eco-Friendly Options for All of Your Household Waste

All your household waste doesn’t have to end up in a landfill. There are many means of managing household waste that are better for the environment and can also be good for your home’s functioning. Here are a few smart eco-friendly options for your household waste. Make Money from Unwanted Items and Materials It’s true that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and you may find people who are interested in buying some of your household waste for recycling purposes. Aluminum an

How Does Your Choice of Window Decor Affect Your Home Energy Use?

When choosing how to adorn the windows in your home, you may think the only differences between the various options are aesthetic differences. However, different window coverings make a big difference in your home's energy efficiency, as well. Since it's good to save energy however you can, both to save money and help protect the environment, careful consideration should be given to the energy-efficiency of the window coverings you choose. To help you decide, here are a few ways that the choice

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Setting Up Solar Panels? Here's 4 Things You Will Need

Setting up solar panels can often be a complicated process especially if you aren’t sure where to begin. However, with enough research and the right resources, you can make the process much simpler. Some things you will need include adequate sun exposure, a credible installer, a cost-benefit analysis, and knowledge about potential issues. Sun Exposure Sun exposure is incredibly important when it comes to solar panels. Essentially, the more sun exposure your panels receive, the more t

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How Modern Homes Are Making Smarter Energy Decisions

Many people don’t realize that homes are becoming more efficient every year, and eco-friendly technology is now being adopted by countless architects, design teams, and contractors. That type of technology is the perfect option for anyone who wants to reduce their carbon footprint while keeping their energy bills as low as possible. Tankless Water Heaters Traditional water heaters are incredibly inefficient because they must constantly keep a large volume of water at a very high

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How to Lessen Your Environmental Impact by Upgrading Your Home

A house is not just a building - it's a system with inputs and outputs. Maintaining a home takes work, and can generate significant environmental pollution. Environmentally conscious homeowners also face a mismatch between the technology available at the time of their house's construction and what's available now. Fortunately there are many home upgrades that can reduce your house's environmental impact.   Water Pollution   Water is one of your home's most important inputs an

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4 Helpful Supplies for Transitioning to a Low-Waste Lifestyle

When you are trying to embrace a waste-free lifestyle, you can get overwhelmed by all the information and choices. Luckily, there are some simple tools that can make the transition easier.   Reusable Dishes If you are like most people, you probably go through quite a few disposable containers, utensils, and even straws. Avoid that by finding a functional set of reusable plates and utensils that you can carry with you. Look for dishes that are made from sustainably sourced mat

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How Your Small Business Can Go Low-Waste This Year

The new year is finally here, making it the perfect time for a new resolution. For small business owners, a great resolution is to reduce unnecessary waste. Not only is eliminating excess waste beneficial for cutting costs, it also minimizes the impact on the environment. Since the average person creates four pounds of trash daily, imagine the amount of trash that accumulates from an entire staff? Practicing sustainability helps the environment and saves businesses money.   Double-Side

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4 Ways Companies Can Thrive Through Recycling

Recycling is more than just a way to help the environment - it's also a fantastic business tool. If you own a business, you might want to look at recycling as a way to thrive in an increasing competitive market. Below are just four methods you can use to help your business through recycling and recycled materials. Sell Scrap and Old Equipment for Recycling If you're looking for a good way to turn your extra materials and old equipment into cash, you'll definitely want to take a loo

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How Food Production Can be Made Safer for Consumers and the Environment

Most European food production companies, fortunately, have strict regulatory requirements and specifications which make the foods safer and more eco-friendly. However, there is more that we can be doing than following the letter of the law. If food companies are interested in making a difference, here are a few ways to ensure their products are as eco and customer-friendly as possible. Avoid toxic additives Additives are added to food during production or preparation to improve the

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How to Make the Arts More Eco-Friendly Without Sacrificing Quality

As more and more people become aware of the importance of a sustainable lifestyle, we are discovering new ways to reduce waste and pollution in every aspect of our lives. Increasingly, people want to feel good about the goods that they buy. Whether that means using a refillable travel mug to buy fair-trade coffee in the morning or shopping online for vegan footwear, people are waking up to the fact that sustainability is a must. Here are a few ways we can integrate eco-friendly solutions into th

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How House Flippers Can Save Big When Renovating by Recycling

The key to flipping a house successfully is to keep costs low while still creating a property attractive enough to fetch a high sales price. While you can't cut corners, you can reduce your prices by using recycled materials in many parts of the flipping process. Below are four areas in which recycled materials can make a huge difference. Recycled Wood Wood can be incredibly expensive, especially if you're looking at something that's more aesthetically appealing than what you can

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How to Hold Companies Responsible for Dangerous Product Materials

It's always a good idea to be a conscientious consumer. If you know that companies are producing dangerous products, for example, you should hold them responsible for those actions. Doing so, though, can seem difficult. If you're looking for ways to make a difference, you may want to try undertaking the actions below. Do Research on Toxic Materials The best place to start is to know what's really causing harm. Don't just take the internet's word on what constitutes a harmful mater

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How Medical Offices Can Go Paperless This Year

Going paperless must have been the dream of many practitioners, considering the fact that mountains of paperwork can be generated on a daily basis in medical practices. Not to mention, there are immense costs associated with this. Large scale paper use translates to a good amount of money spent. In addition, storing files, intake forms, referrals, test requisitions, bills and notes calls for additional storage space, which means not just more money, but time and effort are also required for mana

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5 Things You Can Recycle With a Little Extra Effort

You already know that recycling is important because it reduces landfill waste, conserves resources and prevents pollution. However, some items are easier to recycle than others. Tossing your paper, plastic and glass into separate containers is no big deal, but what about other items that aren’t so simple? Read on to learn about five things you can recycle with just a little extra effort. Printer Cartridges Don’t toss that printer cartridge. Many retail stores accept ink and toner

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4 Tips for Making Recycling Easier in Your Office

There are a few tips that you can use for making recycling easier in your office.   Situation   The first tip is to survey the current waste management situation of your company. Before you add any additional recycling measures, then you want to assess the situation. This is the best way that you are going to be able to create a plan of action for executing the recycling initiatives into your company. Therefore, you are going to need to try to understand how much waste your c

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4 Memorial Methods More Economic Than the Traditional Burial

Making burial arrangements for a loved one is incredibly overwhelming. If a traditional burial isn’t an option, there are several other alternatives to choose from. Consider the following options. Biodegradable Burial Pods Ecologically-conscious friends and family members often hope to fulfill their loved one’s last wishes with the burial. Biodegradable burial pods give family and friends the option to honor their loved one’s life by transforming their body into the gift of life.

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4 Important Steps for Making Your Business More Eco-Friendly

As society becomes more environmentally aware, everyone should do their part to become more Eco-friendly. There are plenty of small steps that can make a big difference. Any type of business can help to protect the environment by following steps like these. Conserve Utilities No matter a company’s size, it is a good idea to turn off unused utilities to reduce usage and cut costs. Empty offices and unscheduled conference rooms do not need lights or air conditioning. Energy-efficient l

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4 Worthwhile Home Upgrades for Green Living

You have the opportunity to help the environment by upgrading your home and going green. Doing this will also make you feel like a better person and maybe save you money. Consider doing the right thing by conserving the environment and improving your home.   Insulate the House   Insulating your home doesn't have to be costly since there are plenty of options out there today. Besides this, reduce your carbon footprint and save up to 30% of energy per year. Weatherstripping doo

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Do Your Part: How Your Industrial Plant Can Incorporate Green Practices

There's been a big push in recent years to take a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) approach to energy conservation. Going green and onboarding sustainable practices has a number of tax benefits and can allow your organization to grow by helping you realize operational efficiencies in unexpected places.   Energy Audit   Industry plant experts say that energy is the number-one cost, so it makes sense to start there when you're talking about making a comprehe

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4 Simple Home Swaps for Lower Energy Use

Many homeowners believe that they have little choice about how much money they must spend on their electric bills. They think that they have limited options because of various common factors that influence energy usage, such as the size of their homes and seasonal temperatures in their geographic locations. Yet, you don’t have to settle for the amount that you see on your average bill every month. A wide variety of technologies exist that can help lower energy costs. Consider the following easy

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Responsible Homeowner: How to Create a More Sustainable Home

Being more eco-conscious not only will help you do your part towards sustainability but it can  also save you money. Here are seven easy ways to make your home a more eco-friendly place.  Mindful Water Use A truly eco-friendly home means you need to also save water as well as electricity. First, fix any plumbing leaks. Don’t keep the tap running while you shave or brush your teeth. Also, consider installing a low-flow shower-head; they can save a family of four up to 42,260 gallons

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4 Ways to Reduce Power Use in Your Industrial Processes

If you feel that your company is losing energy, then it may be because your processes are no longer efficient. Fixing this issue may seem daunting, but we have four ideas that you may find attractive. Check out some excellent ways to cut energy consumption. Invest in renewable energy Industrial production accounts for over 30 percent of the energy America uses. Expert predictions say this number will rise by 11 percent in the next quarter of a century. By changing power sources to

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4 Inexpensive Ways to Make Green Updates to Your Business

Although we wish that large corporations would implement more green alternatives into their day to day, the fact is that because of their size; it simply may be impossible. However, one particular area of the business community does hold that power. The small business community is able to implement these features quicker and more efficient due to their smaller status. Not only is going green a great way to protect the environment, but it can also save a good amount of money on your yearly budget

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4 Home Systems That Can Easily Be More Energy Efficient

There are plenty of good reasons to look at reducing your energy consumption. You might want to save money, for example, or you might want to do your part to help the environment. No matter what your needs, you can take a look at the four systems below to make an impact on your energy efficiency. Water Heater Your water heater is probably one part of your home that you don't think of as inefficient, but technology has marched on to the point that many heaters that are fifteen or tw

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4 Effortless Ways to Make Eco-Conscious Choices Each Day

Making eco-conscious choices can be a barrier because they often require serious lifestyle modifications, and that makes it hard to stick with the environmentally friendly choice. Effortless choices are more likely to stick and become part of your lifestyle, routine and daily life. Try these four methods for making effortless environmentally friendly choices daily.   Don't Believe Labels   Buzzwords related to environmentally conscious choices are used in marketing and pro

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