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How to Make Your at Home Environment More Green

While we likely won’t see a world in which every home is solar powered, trash is turned into fertilizer, and everyone grows their own produce, there are a number of things that you do at home to be a little greener. Going green once meant you simply recycled all your trash bags and conserved water when brushing your teeth, but today there are so many more things you can do. If you want to do your part to make your home environment more green, check out these environmentally friendly living tips

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HannahWhittenly

Giving Back: 4 Ways Homeowners Can Positively Impact the Environment

Being environmentally conscious is becoming an increasingly popular idea, and there are many steps that homeowners can take to aid in this objective. Homes are a major contributor concerning energy consumption, carbon dioxide emissions, and many other factors that have a direct effect on the environment. As a homeowner, there are a variety of actions that you can take to make your home have a positive impact on the environment, and here are four tips to do so. Conserve Water Water is a

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Tales from the Drain: Is Your Tap Water Really Safe to Drink?

You hear about stories of people who become sick after drinking from the tap in their house, and there are always warnings about the pollutants, bacteria, minerals, and other substances in your water. So how do you know if you water is ok to drink? It's not as hard as you think.   Get a Report Checking in with your water company for a consumer confidence report is the first step to knowing if your water is safe. Your water company is required by law to provide you with this report. This report w

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Tips to Get More Winter Energy Savings at Home

All families should be interested in saving on their energy costs, but it can be difficult for some to achieve these savings during the winter. Energy costs are going to naturally go up as the temperatures cool down, but there are still several ways you can save some money. If you follow these four tips, then you should be able to live comfortably in your home, while still saving a few dollars each month this winter.  Lower Water Heater Temperature Most people have their water heater temperatur

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HannahWhittenly

Living the Green Life: 10 Things You Don't Recycle But Should

With the average person in the United States generating over 4 pounds of trash per day, the importance of recycling should be blatantly clear. The things we discard have long been finding their way into the soil that produces our food, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. Our trash contributes to the break-down of ecosystems and directly kills millions of animals per year. Sadly, the trash itself isn’t the only problem. Not only are we throwing it out in the first place, but we are m

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What a Waste: Six Green Technologies Working to Make Less Waste

It's almost impossible to avoid being confronted with waste. Wherever we look, people and industries produce mass amounts of it, littering our environment and spreading toxic chemicals. This alarming trend can however be reversed by using green technologies, like the following. Vertical Farming In vertical farming, plants are grown indoors hydroponically on stacked shelves under artificial light. The crops grow far more quickly than with traditional soil farming methods, plus the land use are

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Best Green Initiatives Taken by Farmers in the Last Decade

The key to living healthy starts with farming green. Organic farming is the most recent trend that has now become a billion-dollar industry. Millions of farmers are participating in new techniques that reduce the reliance on heavy machinery and toxic pesticides. If you are interested in green farming, know that this industry is new and growing fast. Learn about a few initiatives that have grown in this past decade.  Organic Farming Organic farming is the boldest and most environmentally safe

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Green Ways to Clean Your Most Used Rooms in the House

Owning a home means sometimes your place will get fairly messy. You need a routine cleaning schedule to ensure the general protection of your home and family and maintenance to keep things preserved. As a greater emphasis has been placed on being environmentally friendly, people have begun to understand the need for a greener way to clean. Countless products exist that make this task simple, and most of the ingredients are probably already in your home. Here are some simple ways to get your hous

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New Leaf: Simple Tips to Get Your Company on a Greener Track

It may surprise many business owners that there are many simple tips they can use to get a company on a greener track. Usually, the impetus to consider going green occurs when there is proof that eco-friendly methods are also more economically advantageous. The first step to get your company looking a little greener is to start with a plan and to learn your most local resources for basic assistance and information to make your plan more efficient and cost-effective.  Tips to a Greener Track 

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Making Earth Green Again: How Recycling Improves the Quality of Life Worldwide

Recycling isn't just about tossing your plastic and glass into a blue bin at the end of the week. There are many different ways to limit the amount of waste that you and your family send to the landfill. A few changes to your daily habits could help you reduce your carbon footprint and protect the environment around you. Put an End to Water Waste A single leaky pipe or running toilet can waste over 200 gallons of water per day. That amount of wasted water will put quite a bit of strain

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HannahWhittenly

Environmentally Conscious? 4 Ways Your Family Can Help Take Care of the Earth

If you are concerned with your carbon footprint, there are things that you and your family can do to reduce it. The good news is that many of these ideas will not significantly alter your lifestyle. Therefore, you can do good for the Earth without having to go without the things that you want or need. Recycle Whenever Possible That plastic soda bottle or milk carton is likely eligible to be recycled. The same goes for the cardboard box that your cereal came in or the soup can that you

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Give Earth Some Love! How Your Business Can Save Money by Going Green

More companies are moving towards the green movement. It’s good for the environment, and it can help you save some money for your business. Here are some ways that you can make your company greener: Invest in Paperless Technology In the digital age, you can save a lot of money by using your technology to your advantage. Instead of printing out presentations, purchase tablets for your employees. Encourage them to not print out emails and other things that can be viewed online. You can r

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4 Reasons Why the Government is Encouraging the Middle Class to Go Solar

Solar energy has gained incredible momentum in the last few years. More homeowners and businesses than ever before are using solar energy to lower their electric bills and contribute to environmentally friendly practices. There are many advantages to going solar for middle-class homeowners, and the government has an interest in developing a stronger solar economy. Massive Decreases in Solar Prices When residential solar panels were first introduced to the market, they were, like most n

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Ready to Recycle: Navigating the Ins and Outs of Clean Disposal

If you are concerned about the environment, then it is essential to understand how to recycle various items. In the past, recycling was easier because the items were sorted by the employees at a recycling center, but today, you must know how to navigate the complicated world of recycling on your own. Have a Recycling Center at Your Home When you want to recycle effectively, you will need to have a recycling center in your own home. First, you must choose a space such as a closet,

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Clean and Green: 4 Ways Businesses Can Reduce Pollution

Issues like pollution and global warming are serious challenges. If we are to protect the earth for future generations, we need to take action now. That certainly includes action from businesses both large and small. Make sure you are doing your part by instituting green policies into your company where you can. Below are four such strategies you should give serious consideration. Make Your Office Paperless One thing offices do is waste a lot of paper. The average US office employee use

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Want to Go Green? 4 Keys to Energy Efficiency in Your Home

Making your home more energy efficient can reduce your carbon footprint. There are some simple changes that you can make to be more efficient in your home. For a larger impact, use these solutions to make your home more green. Energy Star Appliances Appliances are scored on their annual anticipated energy usage. The Energy Star Program is run by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA looks at all models that are on the market and determines their total energy consumption. I

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Prune or Remove? How to Protect Your Home from High-Risk Trees and Branches

Having mature trees on your property can increase the value of your home by as much as 10 percent, but they also create a number of unique risks. A falling branch or uprooted tree might cause thousands of dollars in damage in the blink of an eye, and your insurance is not necessarily required to cover the repairs. Here are some tips for keeping your trees healthy as well as a look at a few signs that it might be time to remove a tree. Identify Your Trees                             Co

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4 Eco-Friendly Tips to Consider While Spring Cleaning

Spring is the perfect time to freshen up your home and get rid of some of the clutter that has been collecting over the last few months. If you want your home to be as eco-friendly as possible, then you will need to invest a little extra time and energy into your spring cleaning chores. These few tips and tricks will limit the amount of waste that your home produces and reduce your overall carbon footprint. Make Your Own Non-Toxic Cleaners Some of the most popular cleaners on the m

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Consider These 4 Energy-Efficient Methods to Reduce Your Utility Costs

Cutting your utility costs shouldn’t have to be hard work. If you’re at a loss of where to start, have an energy audit conducted. This will give you a jumping off point for how to become more energy efficient. Here are some methods that you can use to reduce your utility costs. Reduce Your Loss Factor Drafts are causing there to be a lot of air exchange in your home. Your HVAC unit has to work harder to maintain the temperature. Cut down on the amount of drafts in your home. Some o

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Green Construction: How to Make it Sustainable and Earth-Worthy

You may have heard about the growing trend in construction toward “going green” and the benefits that it can offer the environment. This extends beyond the industrial fields, however, allowing even home builders to be more environmentally friendly in their construction. There are certain things that can be done when building a house that will reduce the carbon footprint of the household initially and going into the future. Here are some of the ways that construction can be sustainable and enviro

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Renewable Resources: 4 Ways To Reduce Waste

Waste is not pretty, and some of it is beginning to hurt the environment in more ways than one. This is the reason you need to take steps to reduce the waste you produce. The following are four ways you can do that for the good of the planet.  House Inspection  A good house inspection can help reduce waste in various ways; for example, you can seal up holes or cracks. These imperfections could be forcing you to use more energy than needed by forcing your AC to work harder to keep your home co

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Saving the Planet is Easy if Everyone Does Their Equal Share

Although the problem of protecting the environment may seem like an insurmountable one, there are many simple steps that every person can take to make a small positive impact. If everyone begins to take measures to reduce carbon use and waste, saving the planet will become a much easier proposition. Here are four simple things you can do to help save the environment in your own small way. Walk and Bike More Driving is one of the most common ways in which practically everyone releas

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