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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 Ways Manufacturers Can Utilize Recycled Materials for Greener Products

In today's world, most people understand that recycling is an important part of preserving resources for future generations. A key part of recycling, though, is maintaining a market for recyclable materials so that recyclers have an incentive to continue recycling. To aid in this effort, manufacturers can use various recycled materials in their processes and products to create a better world, one sale at a time. Buy Machines Made From Recycled Metals One unique way to approach the conc

Being and Living Green: How Everyone can Help our Environment Become Squeaky Clean

Air pollution in many cities is caused by emissions that are produced from automobiles. Other issues pollute the environment too, such as household waste. However, if you make a few small changes, your contributions will benefit everyone in your community.   Save Energy The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that homeowners can lower carbon emissions by using less energy throughout the day. When families leave their lights on, various energy sources are used at power plants, which

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How to Prevent Warm Air From Escaping Your Home This Winter

For most homeowners, finding ways of keeping the house warm during winter is attributed to the need to minimize costs. Energy bills always skyrocket, especially during winter, since it is the time where heat is required the most for warmth. However, keeping warm during winter also contributes to comfort one can experience in the house. The winter season is always associated with the holiday season, but what good is it if one is freezing and not in a joyous state? There are strategies a homeowner

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Window Styles That Can Improve Your Home’s Insulation

In most homes, people spend about 40% of their annual budget on heating and cooling. Windows are key to insulation. Therefore, the choice of windows in your property will affect how much money you spend or save annually to improve the comfort. When investing hundreds of thousands on a window replacement, ensure you get the most out of your money. Some products are highly effective and will help to cut the heating and cooling costs significantly to make your home more comfortable. Nowadays,

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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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Community Cleanup: 5 Ways You Can Help Keep the Environment Green and Clean

We too often think of the environment as someone else’s problem—automobile manufacturers, oil refineries, and power plants, for example. But we each have a personal responsibility to help keep Mother Nature healthy and happy. We as individuals can contribute to a green, clean environment in more ways than you might expect. The Last Straw Did you know plastic straws are one of the most widespread environmental hazards? According to the article “Straws: Why They Seriously Suck,” more

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Home Cooling: How to Optimize Your AC for Energy Efficiency

A humid hot summer can be utterly miserable sometimes. Even worse, running your air-conditioner may seem too expensive to do a lot of the time. However, with some tweaks to your system, you can make your AC far more energy efficient and cost effective. Below are a few tips you can use. 1. Check Your Air Filters The filters are what the air passes through to reach the rest of your home. They prevent airborne contaminants from flowing through your air and help protect the health of your family

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3 Reasons to Convert Your Office to Propane Heating This Fall and Winter

Propane heating is a smart move for heating your office this fall/winter. It is innovative, and it has a variety of benefits. It is a more "green" choice, it saves money and it is a safe and reliable option compared to electricity. Detailed below are three reasons why you may want to convert to propane heating. Clean Energy Propane is on the approved clean fuel list according to the 1990 Clean Air Act. Propane is actually one of the cleanest fossil fuels to burn. Using propane to h

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Greener Business: How to Reduce your Negative Impact on the Environment

There are some business practices that are obviously bad for the environment, such as mailing out unsolicited advertisements and giving away disposable, branded bottles of water. However, some green practices aren't so immediately obvious. If you're looking for ways to reduce the negative environmental impact your business has on the planet, there are plenty of options that may work for your company. Reduce the Paper You Use Even recycled paper has a huge impact on the environment. Instead o

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Understanding How Eco-Friendly Cars are More Beneficial to our Environment

Whether you are thinking about converting to an electric or hybrid car or simply making a few green changes to your existing ride, eco-friendly cars are significantly more beneficial to the environment. You might be surprised by a few of the benefits and additional perks. Environmental Benefits When you use less gasoline, it creates a positive environmental chain reaction. The first perspective most people consider is the immediate reduction in emissions which directly affects the reduction

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Home Improvement: How New Innovative Technology can Make your Home More Energy Efficient

The amount of energy-efficient innovations on the market is at an all-time high. This is great news for the homeowners who wish to cut down on electrical costs. Here is how new technology can make your home more efficient. Rainwater Harvesting System Investing in a rainwater harvesting system will certainly help you to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. Not only are rain collection systems very inexpensive, but they are also relatively simple to install. The stored rainwater can be used for a vari

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Soil Excavation: How it can Help Create a Cleaner, Greener, Better Earth

Soil excavation is a process of digging soil with an aim of cleaning the soil, making trenches for water drainage and infrastructural purposes. The excavated soil may be used for treatment or for disposal in a landfill. Excavation has various advantages as it helps to unravel the harmful debris that could contaminate groundwater and also pollute the soil. Agriculture makes the back born of different economies in the world. Soil fertility is of key importance for plant growth and development. Whe

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Home Restoration: How to Make Your Home "Green" and Energy Efficient

Making your home eco-friendly doesn't need to be an expensive or time-consuming chore. In fact, most families only need to make a few small changes around their house in order to cut down on their carbon footprint. Here is a look at five simple steps that you can take today to lower energy bills and potentially remove some toxins within your own home. Switch to Plant-Based Cleaners There is a long list of unhealthy chemicals sitting under the kitchen sink in most homes. Some of these common cle

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How Your Manufacturing Facility Can Make Greener Choices for the Environment

In a world of ever-increasing demand for quality products, there is a nearly unlimited potential for your manufacturing business to grow. In the midst of your growth, though, it's important to make sure that you're doing all you can to be kind to the environment so that future generations have the same opportunities that have led to your success. The good news is that there are plenty of initiatives you can launch that will help lead to lowering your facility's environmental impact. Utilize

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Your Well Water Supply: How to Keep it Green and Clean

Well water is not processed in the same way as a municipal water supply. Since there is no water treatment plant, you will have to take action to protect your well water. These four tips can help you to keep your well water supply clean and healthy. Avoiding Pesticides and Herbicides Although you will not be able to control what your neighbors do on their property, it is a good idea to avoid using pesticides and herbicides on yours. These chemicals can leach into the groundwater and contamina

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The Warehouse Environment: How to Become More Energy-Efficient During Summer

The warehouse environment can be really hard to be energy efficient. If you’re running a warehouse, it’s so important to focus on energy efficiency so you don’t have to worry about all the issues that could come from overheating and wasting energy. Think of Electric Usage If there are areas in your warehouse that would benefit from lowering the usage on them, take advantage of that! There are so many ways you can lower your energy usage just be thinking about what you’re using it

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Seasonal Changes: How to Maintain Green Home Practices during Cold Weather

The planet needs our help, but we also need to manage to stay warm during the colder winter months. Staying green while staying warm this winter may be easier than you think. Here a few tips to help you get started.   Bring Mother Nature Indoors   A great to help combat multiple issues during the winter months is by having some indoor plants to keep you company. Not only can plants make living spaces more inviting and pleasant to the eye, but they also have the abili

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Why You Should Recycle During Your Home Renovation Project

When you are completing projects in your home to update the kitchen, bathroom, or living room, you might find yourself with a big pile of trash. There are many reasons for you to keep recycling on your mind as you work to clear that trash out of your home. Recycle Materials to Give Them New Life There are certain materials that are going to be taken out of your home during a remodel that might be useful to you in new ways or that might be useful to someone else. You should consider the

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How Aromatherapy can Create a "Greener" and Healthier Home

There are few things that can make a home more inviting and pleasant to be in than a wonderful scent. Of course, everything from the kids' smelly shoes and your pets to grease from cooking and more can impact the smell of your home. Many people go to great lengths to overcome these smells and to improve the odor in their space. For example, it is common to spray air fresheners, to use deodorizers on your carpeting and even to light candles in various rooms in the home. While these are common ste

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Going Green: 5 Innovative Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Improving your home’s energy efficiency not only saves you money, it increases your comfort year-round. These five tips offer durable ways to lower the amount of energy it takes to cool and heat it. Some are do-it-yourself projects, while others require the help of a specialized contractor. Energy Recovery Ventilator These affordable HVAC appliances exchange stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air without increasing energy costs. The energy recovery ventilator (ERV) traps the energy in the ou

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5 Reasons Why we Need More Energy Efficient Cars

The federal government is putting a lot of pressure on today’s automakers to produce fuel-saving vehicles. Modern innovations such as cylinder deactivation technology are now being used on a regular basis. Here are five reasons why we need more energy efficient vehicles. Reduce Pollution Environmental pollution is the top reason why fuel use needs to be minimized. Research shows that automobiles can certainly taint the air. In heavily populated metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles and New Y

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Home Energy Efficiency: Why you Should Consider Solar Energy

There are very few things in life that we can be 100 percent sure of. One of these things is the fact that the sun will rise every single day. Because of this and as a result of increasing energy prices, more people are opting to rely partially or solely on solar energy. The following are a few reasons why. The Sun Will Come out Tomorrow The honest truth is that if the sun does not come out tomorrow, the world will have a lot bigger problems to face than finding inexpensive environmentally f

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7 Reasons Why Now is an Important Time to Get Your Family Involved in Recycling

Recycling as a family can be beneficial and fun. Being able to teach children about the benefits of the practice instills good habits and provides a science lesson they never expected. Here are seven reasons why it is important to start recycling as a family. We Can Cut Down on the Production of Cans According to the charity, Wheels for Wishes, there are approximately 105,784 aluminum cans being recycled in the United States every single minute. Unfortunately, 350,000 brand new c

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7 Ways to go the Extra Mile for a Greener and Cleaner Environment

Although there are many ways to go green, it can be difficult to know how to take the first step. Luckily, there are many small and large scale ways to join the movement for a cleaner environment. Read on for some inspiring ideas about how to take initiative and make the world a greener, cleaner place. Read and Recycle Reading is an appealing past time, but buying books can become expensive and there is also the issue of what to do with them post reading. Why not practice recycling and suppo

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5 Home Energy Efficiecy Fails Everyone Makes in the Summer Time

Creating an eco-friendly home doesn't just mean switching off lights before heading out of the house or installing Energy Star appliances. Many families just need to change a few common habits in order to cut down on energy consumption. Before carrying out an expensive “green” overhaul of your home, take a look at these 5 mistakes that many families make during the summer without even realizing it.   1. Using Insulation Rolls and Batts Checking on insulation should be a yearly habit for ever

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