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

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How to Make Your Plumbing System More Efficient for the Winter Months

The winter season poses several problems for Colleyville residential and commercial property owners. Sudden temperature drops can freeze pipes and cause leaks, flooding and expensive remediation. It can also take longer than usual and cost more to get repairs during emergency calls this time of year. To make your plumbing system more efficient and less likely to break down this winter, do the following: Add More Insulation One of the best ways to prevent pipe freezing is by using insulation

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How to Make Your Home Safer for the Environment

Living greener can benefit both you and the environment. One of the best ways to adopt an eco-friendlier lifestyle is by making some modifications around your home that will be better for the ecosystem. Here are four tips to turn your home into a safer setting for the planet. Various appliance and utility options will save you long-run costs, make your home more sustainable to maintain, and help the environment. Here are just four options to get you started on improving your home. Switch to an

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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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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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How to Make Waste Disposal Environmentally Friendly in Your Community

If you are in charge of waste disposal in your community, you will be responsible for making sure that waste products are disposed of in a manner that is green. Community waste products that are normally safe can become hazardous if they are not managed properly. For example, motor oil is normally safe, but can contaminate drinking water in large quantities. Even products that are not hazardous will fill up landfills. Renting a Dumpster When it is time for your community to dispose a lot of

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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 to Make sure your Home is Energy Efficient for Spring

Spring brings sunshine and warmer weather, and this means it is a good time to evaluate your home for energy efficiency. Drafts and other issues can mean higher electric and gas bills all year long, but there are steps you can take to ensure your comfort and savings. Here are things to do right away. Check your Water Heater Turning the temperature down just a few degrees can save you money. In addition, if you haven’t had the tank flushed in a while, now is a good time to do it. Sediment in

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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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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 to Make Sure You Have Clean Air in Your Home

Most people assume that they have clean air in the home and that their environment is safe to live in, but pollutants and dust from the outdoors are known to settle inside of buildings. This can often lead to asthma and allergies for many residents in each season of the year. To increase your home's air quality and create a cleaner setting, there are a few important steps to take to breathe easier. Replace Your HVAC Filters The filters in your HVAC system will circulate dirty air if they are

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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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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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How to Keep your Home Energy Efficient During a Power Outage

Many of us have experienced power outages at one time or another. They can be inconvenient, but your can be prepared by keeping your home energy efficient with these simple tips. Stay Out of the Fridge! During a power outage, fight the urge to peek in your refrigerator. Refrigerated foods should be fine for up to 4 hours, but this time is significantly decreased every time you open the door. If the power will be out for more than 4 hours, pack perishable items into a cooler with ice. Dispose

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How to Keep Your Home Energy Efficient and Warm During the Fall and Winter Months

The fall and winter season is the coldest time of the year when harsh weather conditions are common. For many households, it can be difficult to stay warm and cozy without causing your energy bill to increase dramatically. If you want to keep your home energy-efficient without sacrificing your level of comfort, there are a few important steps to take. Eliminate Drafts Drafts that are present in the home can increase your energy usage and make the heater work harder as it attempts to raise the

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How to Keep Your Home Cool and Energy Efficient This Summer

With summer heat looming just around the corner, it’s time we look into ways to keep our homes cool and energy efficient. While it’s incredibly tempting to turn up the A.C., we all know how that will impact the electricity bill. Fortunately, there are several energy efficient ways to keep your house cool this summer. 1.Highly reflective window film Windows allow the sun’s energy into your home which in turn can increase the temperature, reflective window film can block up to 72% of the sun’s

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How to Improve Your Insulation This Winter to Be More Environmentally Conscious

One of the biggest burdens on the environment is the use of energy, and much of our energy consumption is directed at controlling indoor temperatures in the millions of homes, businesses, and other buildings that dot the landscape. Greater efficiency can be achieved with careful thermostat management, upgraded equipment, and good maintenance, but another big factor in energy efficiency is insulation. Here are four ways that you can help the environment by adding more insulation. Improve the

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How to Host a Responsible Park Cleanup

Park cleanups are a helpful way to heal the environment and to beautify the community. When planning a successful park cleanup, organizers should consider all the necessary details in order to make the event a success. Hosts of local park cleanups should keep the following information in mind: Use Eco Trash Bags When cleaning the park up, it's important to avoid contributing further to polluting the environment with plastic trash bags. As regular trash bags take over 1,000 years t

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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 to Help your Community Become More Energy Efficient

A more energy-efficient community is a goal that is reachable nearly anywhere. There are a number of different ways that a community can become more energy-efficient. The key is to find those areas of the community that use the most energy and then work to lower that use. It is also helpful to work to increase to the overall green nature of the community at the same time. Cutting Energy Use and Lower Costs The first step in creating a more energy-efficient community is to cut energy costs by

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How to go Paperless With all Your Business Transactions

Technology has changed the way of doing things in this modern age. The conventional way of doing things was very tiring and full of inconveniences. Over the years, technology has been able to facilitate business transactions, and it is possible to transact online without paperwork. In this piece, we have outlined several ways a business can be able to transact without going through endless paper works.   Electronic Payments   Electronic payments have made it easier to do busi

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How to Get the Most Out of a Solar Power Installation

More people are opting to install a solar panel in their home. A solar panel can help you save a lot of money. However, there are several things that you need to do in order to ensure that you get the most out of your solar panel. Have Your Solar Panel Installed by a Professional You may be able to install your residential solar panel yourself. However, it is best for you to have it installed by a professional. They will be able to safely install your solar panel. Proper placement

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How to Fight the Top 4 Problems Your Plumbing Causes the Ecosystem

You already do your part for the environment by choosing energy-efficient appliances and reusable household goods, but have you considered the environmental footprint of your home's plumbing system? The top four plumbing issues that can wreak havoc on the ecosystem include water wastage, overuse of water, chemical pollution and garbage accumulation from discarded plumbing materials. If you want to green up your pipes, here are four simple ways to counteract these problems. Lower Your Flow

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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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How to Do Your Part in Reducing Water Use Around Your Home

Drinkable water is the Earth’s most precious resource. It is essential to life, but often in short supply. And despite what the steady stream coming from our taps suggests, it is a finite resource. It is incumbent on all of us to do what we can to limit our water usage, allowing us to build a sustainable future together. But what can you do to help reduce your usage? What adjustments need to happen? What habits need to change? There are countless little things you can do that add up to make a ma

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How to Choose the Highest-Efficiency Vehicle for Your Habits

With vehicle emissions a hot topic and budgets strained by the cost of gas, fuel economy has become increasingly important. Many car buyers wonder how to find a fuel-efficient vehicle that suits their needs. Here is a process for finding a fuel-saving vehicle and still getting what you need out of your next vehicle purchase. Choose a Suitable Vehicle To make the most fuel-efficient choice, consider what the smallest vehicle is that suits your needs, advises Energywise. A compact car ca

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