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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 Early Steps For Preparing Yard Space to Make a Massive Garden

Starting your own garden is an excellent pastime that can provide you with an abundance of fresh produce, but this type of project is easier said than done. If you want to make sure that your first crop is successful, then you will need to put in a little bit of work before you plant your first seedlings. Choosing the Best Location Many new gardeners don’t realize just how important it is to spend some time figuring out exactly where they are going to be putting their new plants.

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How to Reduce Hot or Cold Air Loss for a Green Home

From reducing your carbon footprint to eliminating toxins, running an environmentally sound household is within easy reach. Just as recycling and other day-to-day actions impact us all, home improvements offer advantages to both your family and the earth. If your goal is to go green, the following tips will help you cut heating and cooling costs while lessening negative environmental effects. Inspect Your Home for Leaks Don’t let heated or cooled air escape. Inspect your home for areas

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4 Surefire Ways of Increasing Efficiency and Lowering Emissions in Your Business

Increasing operational efficiency and lowering the output of emissions are goals that companies across all industries have in common. Developing optimal strategies for controlling costs and limiting environmental impact is both a challenge and opportunity, so it’s something companies need to embrace rather than avoid. Not all of these strategies are appropriate for every business, but most companies can find numerous simple and surefire ways to improve their operations. Make the Most of M

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How Repairing Your Home Can Reduce Energy Use

One of the first expenses that new homeowners incur is their energy bills. Unless the house has just been built, there are usually several ways to reduce energy costs. And, even if owners do live in a new residence, there are measures that they can take to minimize their energy bills, some of which are quite simple. The solution is not just turning out lights in rooms that are not in use. Idle Electronics For one thing, there is a great amount of electricity used by idle electronics. M

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How Installing Solar Panels Can Save You Money and Fight Big Oil Companies

Installing solar panels is one of the best ways homeowners can live more sustainably. While there are several upfront costs with switching to solar energy, the ROI for solar panels makes this investment well worth it. Read on to learn how installing solar panels can save money as you help to take down big oil companies. Cut Down on Electrical Bills One of the most significant ways you'll benefit from installing solar powers is by reducing your electric bill. These panels make it

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How Installing Solar Panels Can Save You Money and Fight Big Oil Companies

Installing solar panels is one of the best ways homeowners can live more sustainably. While there are several upfront costs with switching to solar energy, the ROI for solar panels makes this investment well worth it. Read on to learn how installing solar panels can save money as you help to take down big oil companies. Cut Down on Electrical Bills One of the most significant ways you'll benefit from installing solar powers is by reducing your electric bill. These panels make it

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How to Eat Fish and Seafood Sustainably

Overfishing has become a major concern among environmentalists. All fisheries are aware of illegal, wasteful fishing practices that are putting the local fish populations at the risk of being depleted. Alaska is one of many regions that has strict fishing regulations. People who consume fish should do their part to eat more sustainably. Don’t Eat Endangered Fish Do not eat fish species that are on the endangered list. It’s easy to find this list by doing a simple search onlin

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Repairs to Make in Your Home to Reduce Your Environmental Impact

Pollution and waste have bombarded the planet. We are now tasked with finding effective solutions to help reduce their effects without sacrificing comfort. You are probably at home thinking about how you can help the environment while also lowering your energy bills. Here are 5 repairs to make in your home to help you save money, reduce your environmental impact, and live a greener life. Insulation Weather stripping, caulking, and sealing your home's openings can help you save money an

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How to Make Sure Your Business Is Following Correct Environmental Practices

A sustainable venture has tremendous benefits, such as enhancing productivity and attracting more customers. For this reason, you can ensure that you adhere to the environmental law practice by safeguarding nature. This way, you will conserve and not waste resources in your business.   Recycle Products   It is prudent to recycle items such as electronics, paper products, fluorescent bulbs, and supplies to sustain the environment. If you can reuse some things, it will be the b

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5 Tips for Best Recycling Practices During a Home Renovation

It's finally time for that home renovation that you've been dreaming about for a while. There are many exciting things that are about to happen, but planning ahead of time for every aspect of the journey is a necessity. If you’re already doing your renovation with sustainable materials, you may be wondering how else you can be environmentally friendly and eco-conscious for this project. When it comes to getting rid of the old stuff that you’re going to be tearing out, there are five ways you can

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4 Recycled Materials to Boost Your Sales and Lower Manufacturing Costs

If you’re like most business owners, you’re always on the lookout for ways to save your business money. Maybe you’ve even wondered if there is a way to reduce your company’s carbon footprint. Fortunately, there are materials that allow you to meet both your savings and your environmental goals. They are recycled materials. Here’s a look at four of them. Recycled Timber Recycled timber usually comes from sources, like factories, bridges, demolished buildings and so forth. Companies

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4 Busted Myths About Solar Panels

Solar energy solutions aren’t a brand-new technology, but they have become much more refined, versatile and accessible in recent years. As homes and businesses around the world start incorporating these systems more frequently, many people outside of the industry struggle to separate fact from fiction. Solar power isn’t a perfect solution, but many of reasons that stop people from exploring the technology are little more than myths. The Costs are Too High Minimizing environmental impac

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How to Move Toward Sustainable Agriculture Practices

Since World War II ended, agriculture has dramatically changed. New technologies have caused food productivity to soar. Mechanization, specialization, and increased chemical use hinder farmers from producing lower-priced foods and fiber. Government policies that favor maximized production is a key factor.   These developments have many positive effects and reduce the risks associated with farming. But they also have significant costs. Topsoil depletion, air pollution, groundwater conta

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4 Eco-friendly Materials to Use in Residential Renovations

After living in your house for some time, you may realize it looks old and tired. Ideally, this does not mean you move into another new home if you can't. Thus, it needs some little refreshing to look more updated. So, if you have opted to renovate the room, don't perk it up only with modern lifestyle and expensive facilities but eco-friendly ones. Make sure the materials have a unique style but harmless to the environment. Recently thousands of homeowners are going with homes that are not only

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How to Lower Energy Costs in a 19th Century Home

Owning a piece of history in the form of a 19th-century home is an incredible way to make history come alive every day. Though the beauty of the architecture of these classic homes can't be matched, that beauty often comes at the price of high utility bills.   Though these homes were efficient in their time, the effects of aging have rendered them fairly energy-inefficient. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve the energy-efficiency of your 19th-century home, thus loweri

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4 Types of Clutter That Can Be Recycled Instead of Trashed

We all come across objects that we have saved, many for years, that we just haven't wanted to throw away. But sometimes the day comes when we look at those things and say to ourselves, “These just have to go. I will never use them again, and I should not hold on to them just because they have fond memories.” If you have to move, that is an optimum time to face this fact as you are trying to downsize what you have to cart to a new location. Why not line your pockets with some unexpected do

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4 Ways to Save Energy and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in Your Home

With the cost of power continuing to climb, it’s important to find ways to reduce your home’s energy consumption. You should also consider the impact on the environment. Here are four proven ways to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint. Make Use of Your Ceiling Fans Many people use ceiling fans to enhance the appearance of their home’s interior. However, ceiling fans are more than just decorative pieces. They can also reduce energy costs. During the winter, be sure to run y

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4 Ways Your Industrial Plant Can Use Less Energy This Year

The costs related to running and maintaining an industrial plant tend to rise every year and even sometimes every quarter. Energy costs are one of the top areas to see the most increases. Simple inflation and business growth are factors. Of course, regulatory and other changes in industrial practices and changes in energy creation can skyrocket energy costs as well. Follow these tips for lowering your industrial plant's energy consumption this year:   Improve the Lighting   I

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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

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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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