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Safely Disposing of Your Company's Industrial Waste to Protect the Surrounding Environment

Factories and other facilities dispose of tons of industrial solid waste every year. As the government makes environmental regulations stricter, your company needs to understand safe ways of disposing of industrial waste. Improper handling and disposing of industrial waste can have a detrimental impact on the environment. If harmful waste finds its way into water, soil, or air, it will have devastating effects on living creatures in the region. In addition to harming the environment, i

Worth a Pretty Penny: 3 Places in Your Home You Can Find Recyclable Copper

Many homeowners are surprised to hear that they can actually make quite a bit of money from some of the materials that are already laying around their houses. Copper is especially valuable, and you could have more than you think. If you would like to make some extra cash, then it might be worth it to spend a little bit of time searching your home for recyclable copper. Old Electronics Many old electronic devices are very difficult to recycle because they take quite a bit of time to bre

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Recognizing and Removing the Pests That Are Invading Your Homestead

Pests invading your homestead garden can ruin not only entire crops but also your plans to live off-grid. Managing garden pests is especially frustrating when you don’t know what type of pest is eating up your garden. Identifying your pests is an important first step, before you can take action to protect your crops. Large Animals Animals such as deer, raccoons, rabbits, and birds will all find the vegetables growing in your garden irresistible. The good news is, these larger animals c

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5 Normal Home Updates You Can Use to Make Your House a Little Greener

In the past few decades, home improvement has taken on more and more of an emphasis on green remodeling. To help protect the environment, these remodeling strategies are focused on lowering energy consumption and improving resource management. Here are four of the most popular green home updates and how they benefit the environment. Purchased Reclaimed Supplies The materials that you need for your home improvement project, such as wood and  tiles,  are likely available as reclaimed com

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Roofing Materials That Are Better for the Environment and You

When it comes to protecting your home, your roof is the true hero. But if your roof is over 20 years old, it might not be as eco-friendly as you'd like. Thankfully, many roofing materials are now designed to be better for you and the environment. If you're trying to go green, here are four different roofing materials you should consider. Wooden Shingles If you want to make your roof more eco-friendly, there’s no better place to start than by adding wooden shingles. Shingles are the mat

4 Renovations That Have a Huge Impact on Your Home's Energy Efficiency

There are many reasons to make a home more energy efficient. It is the socially responsible thing to do, as scientists across the world continue to warn of the dangers of unfettered energy use. It is also financially responsible, since energy bills can constitute a large hit to a monthly budget, especially during the height of either winter or summer. Taking even small steps to curb that energy usage can have a big impact. Below are some of the updates that will provide the most savings. Do

Ways You Can Retrofit Your Existing Industrial Equipment to Be More Environmentally Friendly

One of the biggest challenges facing mankind is the threat posed by pollution and global warming. If this challenge is to be overcome, the biggest contributors to these problems must change course. This certainly includes industry which accounts for a very big portion of the pollution released into the atmosphere. Thankfully, industrial processes can be altered so they are more eco-friendly and sustainable. One way to do this is by retrofitting your company's equipment. Here are a few examples o

A Dirty Business: How Landfills Work to Protect the Earth From Contaminants

Something not many people probably have a great fondness for are landfills. However, landfills are actually an important component of human civilization. They give mankind a place to dispose of trash where it will do least harm to the environment, wildlife and people. Certain facts regarding the benefits of landfills may surprise you. Landfills Are a Safer Option In regards to the many different waste management systems that have been implemented by people over the course of human hist

How to Cut Down Your Energy Usage While Cooling Your Home

Many homeowners dread the sweltering summer months because they know that they will have to deal with a huge spike in their energy bills as soon as they turn on their air conditioners. If that sounds like your own situation, then you might want to come up with a comprehensive plan for making your home as energy-efficient as possible. Use Ceiling Fans to Your Advantage Properly using your ceiling fans could have a huge impact on your energy bills as well as your family’s overall comfort

Often Overlooked Basics That Will Help You Lower Your Energy Usage This Summer

The summer season is upon us, and it's time to make a plan for cutting back on your energy usage. The average household can spend hundreds of dollars extra each month during the warmer months. There are some easy tips you can incorporate to keep your hard-earned cash in your wallet. Use a Programmable Thermostat A programmable thermostat, or sometimes called a smart thermostat, is a fantastic and energy-efficient tool. You'll be able to program the thermostat to when the house is empty

Stylishly Maximizing Your Hardscaping to Minimize Water Waste

Hardscaping refers to the hard landscaping materials around your yard. These can include your patio, walkways, retaining walls, or any other structure made of wood, stone, or concrete. If you live in a desert environment, maximizing your hardscaping can significantly decrease your water usage. This will not only save you money, but it will also be beneficial to the environment. Save Water and Increase Usability Maximizing your hardscaping will not only reduce your water usage, but it w

Treatments That Recycle Wastewater Into Usable Reclaimed Water

As you plan your off-grid homestead, recycling wastewater into usable reclaimed water is something to consider. Doing so will save thousands of gallons of well or rainwater, and reclaimed water can easily be used to irrigate your garden. Steps to reclaim wastewater could include filtering, primary settling, biological treatment, and finally, tertiary treatment. Let’s look at how recycling your wastewater can be accomplished. Primary Settling Your gray water that goes down the drain in

7 Sustainable Remodeling Ideas to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Living a more eco-friendly lifestyle not only helps you do your part when it comes to sustainability but it can also save you money. Everyone wins when we take care of our local and global ecosystems. Let’s look at seven ways to remodel your home as more eco-friendly. Water Use While the term eco-friendly usually brings to mind your home’s energy consumption, it also means saving water. First of all, fix any plumbing leaks. Don’t let the faucet run while you brush your teeth or shave.

Clean Up the Company: 4 Ways to Make Your Organization Environmentally Friendly

Going green is becoming more of a priority for many companies around the world. While it might seem like a hassle, making your business as eco-friendly as possible is also going to improve the efficiency of your day-to-day operations and potentially save you a quite bit of money. While you probably won’t be able to completely eradicate your company’s carbon footprint, there are a few simple steps that you can take to reduce your business’s impact on the environment. Keep Your Building Wel

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3 Things to Do with Aging Electronics Before You Recycle Them

Electronics, although useful, don’t last forever. In fact, you’re more likely to replace your electronics than your car. As time goes on, it’s not uncommon for electronics start to lose efficiency until they become useless. Once your electronics start to go up, you may opt to recycle them. However, there are a few things you need to do before you recycle them. Here are three things to do with aging electronics before you recycle them. Wipe the Memory Before even thinking of

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How to Make a Solar-Plus-Storage System Work for Your Home

We’ve all heard that going solar can save you money by reducing, or eliminating your electric bill. Homeowners can sometimes get a rebate for installing a grid-tied solar system. However, how much do you know about the different types of home solar systems? Grid-tied Solar Systems A grid-tied solar system is tied to the electrical grid maintained by your local utility company. As your solar panels produce energy, it’s sent back to the grid. Your home may not necessarily use the ele

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Why We Need to Reduce Food Waste Immediately—And How We Can Do It

In this era of environmental crisis, we all must do our part to reduce waste. Reducing food waste is something everyone can do to benefit the environment. The sad fact is, more than one third of all the food produced in the word goes to waste, and one billion people could be fed by the food wasted in Western Countries alone. Many people, especially those in heavily urbanized areas, are extremely ignorant when it comes to knowing where their food comes from. In one survey, the majority

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You Can Keep More Than Paper Plastic and Glass Out of Landfills

While many of us can easily recycle our paper, glass and plastic waste, recycling electronics and batteries is not as easy. However, recycling these items might be even more important than recycling more common household waste. You may not know this, but both old electronic items and batteries can leach harmful chemicals into the soil and groundwater. Recycling Electronics According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 2.84 million tons of electronics were thrown away in 2017, w

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5 Ways Your Factory Can Lessen Its Environmental Impact

For years now, people have been taking steps to help save the planet in their everyday lives. But the fault of our dying planet lies not within the average individual, but within massive industries. It is time for factories to take action to lessen their environmental impact. Measure Your Carbon Footprint In order to lessen your carbon footprint, first you need to know the size of your carbon footprint. Measure how much damage your factory is doing by taking a Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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4 Tips to Improve the Efficiency of Your Solar Panels in the Winter

If you’ve invested in solar panels for your home, then you’ve made the first step toward reducing your energy bill. When your solar panels work effectively, they produce energy for your home to use throughout the day. To ensure that your panels are working at their optimum throughout the winter months, here are four common practices you’ll want to implement. Clear Off Excess Snow When you get a snowstorm, you should go out and clear off your panels. This will allow them to get dire

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The Top Five Benefits Of Solar Power For Your Home

Solar power is not a new concept. Ever since ancient times, people have used skylights and windows to light their homes, used passive solar collectors such as stone or cement to warm chilly nights, and located rain barrels in sunny areas to heat water for bathing. More recently, technology has produced new and efficient ways to collect, store, and use solar energy to power individual homes and businesses. Solar energy has many benefits. Here are five of the best.   Lower Utility B

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How Manufacturers Can Reduce Emissions in 2016

A good year to work on reducing your toxic gas and carbon dioxide emissions is this year. As a manufacturer, reducing your negative mark on the environment is good for the environment and good for business. You never know how much far your efforts will go if you do not try. Learn about at least five ways that manufacturers can reduce their emissions in 2016.   Use of Energy-Efficient Products              Using energy-efficient products is the easiest way to cut back on emissi

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Five Green Upgrades That Make Your Home More Beautiful And Efficient

Our homes are expressions of our personalities and anchors of our place in the world. We innately strive to make them beautiful and fitting to our style. Remarkably though, many of us are so focused on cosmetic appearances, that we overlook things that make a home truly enjoyable. True comfort in a home is directly linked to its functionality. Making smart home improvement choices can reward us with more than surface pride but give us a deep sense of contentment. A Better View Conside

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Six Things People Are Doing to Encourage a Greener Future

Two problems the human race faces today are global warming and pollution. To ensure that the Earth remains habitable for people and animals, changes must occur. Thankfully, some people are taking the initiative to encourage a greener future. Below are six such examples. 1. Farmers Starting Wind Farms In years past, farmers could only produce income by raising livestock and growing crops. Today, however, farmers all across the Midwest have been farming wind. This is done by giving permi

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Farm Fresh? Agricultural Technology and How it Changes What We Eat

There has been so much advancement in the world of agriculture that the techniques of yesteryear have almost been put to shame. So many of these use the technology that has been advancing at a whirlwind pace. Sensors One such technology that is available are air and soil sensors. These allow an understanding of the air and soil conditions in a real time setting. Forest, farm, and water conditions would be among the conditions it could tell us as well. Vertical Farms Another technology that is be

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