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

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4 Repairs to Make Around Your Home To Reduce Energy Use

The world's natural resources are quickly depleting at an alarming rate, and we are challenged to find ways to do our part to help the environment by reducing our energy consumption. Perhaps you are wondering how you can do your part to help save the environment by reducing energy use and to save money. Here are four repairs to make around your home to reduce energy use. Leaky Pipe A leaky pipe in your home can cause devastating damages and is one of the main culprits in high energy co

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How to Manage Your Bedroom Temperature Without Straining Your HVAC

You likely spend a lot of time in your bedroom. It can be difficult to keep your bedroom comfortable. However, there are some things that you can do in order to keep your bedroom at a comfortable temperature without straining the HVAC. Invest in House Plants There are several ways that house plants can keep your bedroom comfortable. The plants help purify the air, reducing the amount of loose carbon dioxide in your room. Placing plants outside your bedroom window can shade your win

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How to Make Sure You're Using Responsibly Sourced Materials in Your Home

The most common material in your home is wood. Your patio chairs, bed, or even flooring is made up of wood. Like every other industry today, the wood construction industry is shifting towards ethical furniture and the use of sustainable timber. Today, preserving the world’s trees and forests is essential for the survival of the human race. Therefore, buying wood is a bit challenging since you have to know where it is coming from and how it was harvested.   What is sustainable timber?

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How Industrial Companies Can Make Their Boilers More Eco-Friendly

Industrial companies have a responsibility to make sure that they do everything that they can to protect the environment. Your boiler can contribute to greenhouse gases. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to make your boiler more eco-friendly. Insulate the Valves There are many places that will remove the insulation when they perform maintenance and never put it back. However, you can increase the efficiency of your boiler by insulating the valves. Insulating the

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Going Green? 4 Ways to Improve Your Home Exterior

You can contribute to environmental conservation through the upgrades you install in your home. Eco-friendly installations can also save you a lot of money even though initial costs may be high in some cases. Here are some tips for going green in your home exterior. Install Solar Panels   With solar panels you can generate enough energy to use at home, and in some cases even surplus to sell to the grid. Initial installation is high because it takes a few kilowatts before it can ge

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How To Make Your Home Eco-Friendly While Staying Stylish

A home is a special place for everyone after retiring from the troubles of the outside world. Waste production, deforestation, and illegal dumping are the significant causes of pollution in our environments. According to the World Health Organization, some global deaths are as a result of pollutants. Naturally, every human being desires a clean environment. However, the environmental challenges have left many wondering how they can have an eco-friendly and stylish home at this age. Below are tip

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Getting Ready to Remodel? How to Recycle and Repurpose Old Materials

There's little doubt that humanity is adversely affecting the environment with trash. Home remodeling projects produce a lot of old materials that can find their way into landfills and waterways unless homeowners try to recycle or repurpose them. When you're responsible with these materials, you keep harmful chemicals and debris out of the environment. If you've ever wondered how easy it is to extend the life of old materials like bricks, cardboard, concrete, glass, green waste, metal, plastic a

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4 Eco-Friendly Updates You Can Add With Your Next Roof Repair

Is your home ready for a new roof? Replacing your worn or damaged roof not only keeps your head dry but also presents an opportunity to make your home a little greener. Making sustainable and energy efficient decisions for your new roof can lower your carbon footprint and keep a little more money in your wallet. Here are four eco-friendly roof upgrades to consider for your next roof renovation. Choose a Cooler Color If you live in a hot, sunny climate, cooling down your roof can ma

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How Upgrading Your Home Appliances Can Reduce Your Energy Consumption

Are you looking at your utility bill and are flabbergasted at the amount? Are you wondering what you can do to reduce energy costs without sacrificing comfort or convenience? If you answered yes, then you may need to upgrade your home appliances. Here is how upgrading your home appliances can reduce your energy consumption to save money. Refrigerator Every time you open your refrigerator, a light comes on so you can see the items stored in it. If you have had your refrigerator for more

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How Septic Tanks Help the Environment

As long as it's working properly, you probably never give your septic tank much thought. After all, it doesn't exactly have a glamorous job. What it lacks in glamour, though, it makes up for in importance, silently working to remove the waste from your home. What you may not realize is that, in addition to performing a vital task, your septic tank is actually quite environmentally friendly. To help give you a greater appreciation for your septic tank, here are a few ways that septic tanks help t

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Work in Industry? 4 Ways to Make Your Workspace Greener

The Earth can be harmed the by the actions of people. Human civilization has created pollution and destroyed natural ecosystems and wildlife habitats. It may even lead to worse problems like global warming that could threaten everyone. The one sector of human civilization that contributes the most to this destruction is industry. Thankfully, you can take steps to lower your company’s impact on the planet. Here are some ideas for making your workspace greener. Implement Renewable Energy

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4 Items You Might Have Overlooked in Your Office that Can Be Recycled

Is your office cluttered with several items that hinder your productivity? Are you looking for ways to do your part in saving the environment by starting a recycling program at the office? If you answered yes, then you are probably thinking about other items that can be recycled outside of aluminum cans, paper waste, magazines, newspapers, shipping supplies, file folders, and cardboard. Here are 4 overlooked items found in your office that can also be recycled to help you boost productivity whil

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How Businesses Can Properly Dispose of Broken or Old Electrical Equipment

As a modern business, it's likely that you have a large amount of electronic equipment that helps to keep your business going. As important as this equipment is, it will eventually become too outdated to efficiently meet your needs. When that happens, it's important to dispose of these old electronics in a responsible manner to prevent harm to the environment. To give you direction on what to do, here are a few ways that businesses can properly dispose of broken or old electronic equipment.

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4 Things You Didn't Know Your Solar Roof Could Power

Residential solar panels are more popular than ever, and that type of energy source could save you quite a bit of money in the coming years. If you are still on the fence about having solar panels installed, then you might want to take a look at these four unique things that your new panels will be able to power. A Residential Well Those who truly want to live off the grid will need to consider drilling their own residential well. That type of resource might be able to provide your fam

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4 Recyclable Materials to Make Your Home Stronger

Did you know that the amount of waste generated from construction and demolition is more than double that of household garbage collection? However, you can significantly reduce your next project's carbon footprint by using recyclable materials. Many eco-friendly materials also offer other advantages like exceptional strength and durability. If you're planning to build or remodel, consider these four recyclable materials that can make both your home and the environment stronger. Bamboo Flo

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Have a Large Garden? 5 Ways to Keep It Under Control

Maintaining a large garden is a great way to supply yourself with fresh vegetables and spend plenty of time outdoors. The one problem is that large gardens can get out of control easily if not tended properly. It might take extra effort, or even specialized outside help, but you can make your large garden as beautiful as you dreamed. Here are five ways to make keeping your garden under control simple. Mulch All Unoccupied Spaces Weeding is the single most labor-intensive aspect of

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How to Use Less Energy in Your Old Home

Many modern homes offer energy-efficient features that make lowering your energy bill easy. But what about old homes that were built before energy-efficient features? Well, there’s hope for old homes, too. There are updates that can make your old home just as efficient as a modern home.   Updating an old home is often as simple or as complicated as you can afford to make it. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, then there are quick-fix changes that you can make. But if money is n

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5 Ways to Save Energy in Your Urban Apartment

Apartment living can give you a unique and convenient way of life. Rather than commuting miles out to the suburbs just to get some extra space, living in an urban apartment can keep you close to work, shopping, and recreation. Of course, downtown living carries a lot of the same overhead as its more distant counterpart, with energy costs at the top of the list. Here are some simple ways to reduce your energy expense in an apartment. Draw the Blinds In larger apartment buildings, in

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Ready for Landscaping? Ways to Design an Eco-Friendly Yard

Green or sustainable landscaping is an excellent way of reducing your carbon footprint. Indeed, such trends use energy-efficient appliances and turf supplies that need little or no water to maintain. In turn, you save lots of gallons of fresh water that can go to other purposes. Then, how do you design your eco-friendly yard? Check out the useful tips below:  Determine Your Water Needs and Sources A regular landscaping design may require more water than what is available to keep it ali

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4 Ways Natural Stone Can Beautify Your Kitchen

Travertine, quartz, and limestone are some of the stunning natural elements you can use to provide texture and depth to your home design. Placing these materials in the kitchen can make the space more gorgeous. It can also add value to your home. Here are four ways you can incorporate natural stone in your kitchen. Floor Designs Using natural tiles on the floor is an excellent way to restyle your home. These materials come in a wide range of designs, colors, and prices. If you are

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How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient Without Replacing all Your Appliances

Making your home more energy efficient is important for a couple of reasons. For one thing, it significantly reduces your utility bills, and all those monthly savings will be a major boost to your budget. Also, with environmental catastrophe predicted by most climatologists, you can feel good about doing your part to stave off disaster and improve the health of the planet. With so much to gain, striving for energy efficiency is a no-brainer. But how does one go about it? Energy-efficient applian

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Your Guide to Recycling Old Computer Parts

A computer doesn’t last forever. Even if your computer still technically works many years later, you may want to get rid of it anyways. Newer computers are faster, store far more data and are more capable of better running programs, games, and videos. However, after you have decided to upgrade, what should you do with your old computer parts? Instead of just chucking them in the trash, you can recycle them. Here are some tips that can show you how. Selling Your Old Parts One option

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4 Clever Uses for Recycled Marine Trash

Garbage littering the world's oceans is a serious problem. Some trash, such as plastic, will never decompose, posing a grave risk to all types of marine wildlife. The best solution to this problem is to collect as much marine trash as possible and then put it to good use. To give better insight into the possibilities for solving this issue, here are four clever uses for recycled marine trash. Eco-Friendly Packaging One of the most versatile uses for marine trash is to recycle it into p

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4 Tells You're Using Too Much Energy in Your Home and How to Fix It

Americans spend $130 billion each year on wasted energy. Energy wastage not only takes a bite of out of your wallet but also harms the environment by producing unnecessary greenhouse gasses and pollution. If you're concerned that your home is an energy pit, here are four telltale signs that you're using too much. Your Bills Are Too High The first and most obvious sign that your home is wasting energy is that your monthly utility bills are higher than they should be. Many power comp

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Want to Start Shopping Sustainably? What to Look for in the Products You Purchase

Recently, sustainable shopping has become more popular. Consumers are now looking for businesses that care about the environment and their impact on the planet more than ever. Consumers are currently looking for ways to become more eco-conscious in their own lives, which includes the way they purchase products. Here are ways to make sure you are buying the most sustainable products possible.    High Quality   Investing in high-quality products means you will be less likely to

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