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Five Of The Easiest Ways To Reduce Energy Costs In Your Home

Global warming is becoming a very serious concern, yet all too many continue with their daily routines without considering ways they can help reduce energy usage. It takes the effort of everyone in order to make a significant difference to preserve our planet for future generations. If you see the present dangers and want to take steps toward fixing the problem, there are five easy ways to reduce energy costs in your home. 1. The Power of the Plug We have many electronics and appliances that

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Building A Green Home? Tips To Keep It More Energy-Efficient

Giving back to the planet and your wallet by building a green home? Check out this series of tips custom designed to help green home builders become as energy-efficient as possible. With smart planning and a commitment to a green way of life, you can build a dream house made to be resilient and sustainable far into the future. Your Green Exterior A properly engineered exterior shell for your home is the first line of defense against energy waste. Consider using aluminum siding for your home’

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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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Common Infrastructure Projects That Are Making Our Communities More Efficient

The infrastructure of a community has been important since the beginning of time in all civilizations. Ancient builders in the Indus Valley created a system of indoor pipes and covered street channel to funnel away waste water. The ancient Romans perfected a transportation infrastructure. In modern times, the United States has developed an aviation infrastructure allowing for efficient global travel. Let's look at five key infrastructure areas. Transportation Communities have to move

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Recycling Made Easy: Six Ways You Can Help the Environment and Make a Difference

Despite the numerous benefits for the environment, many people simply don’t recycle. However, recycling is a lot easier than many first assume. Below are six easy ways to recycle and help the environment. 1. Make a Compost Heap Food waste is one thing that often gets dumped into the trash. However, you can actually re purpose this garbage. Create a compost heap in your backyard near your garden. Use multiple layers and add non-food materials like grass clippings and leaves. After several weeks

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Go Green: 7 Things You Didn't Know You Could Recycle

Whether you are just environmentally conscious, or you are just someone who is on a tight budget and hates wasting materials, it's common knowledge that recycling is very important. Fortunately, there are dozens of things you can recycle. However, there are several things that you can re-use that most people aren't aware of. Here are just a few things you may not have known you can recycle: Athletic Shoes If you have a pair of shoes that are too beat up to give away to charity or use anymore

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Green Living: Six Ways You Can Make Your Home More Efficient

It is important to have an efficient home today. Good efficiency will keep your energy bills low and help the environment by conserving resources. Improving the efficiency of any home is not too difficult. There are six ways to get started: Insulate the Home and Seal Gaps Start by improving or replacing the insulation in the home. Put in some modern insulation like loose fill. You can insulate attics and the exterior walls. You also want to go around the home and seal any gaps you find using we

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Tips For Using More Environmentally-Friendly Products In Your home

You don’t have to sacrifice convenience or live off the grid to help the environment. Just by switching to environmentally-friendly products, you can make a significant difference. Here are tips to help you make the transition. Cleaning the Green Way Many cleaning products contain harsh chemicals. The good news is that it is easier than you think to avoid these. A paste of water and baking soda, for example, can be used when you need a slightly abrasive cleaner to clean countertops o

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Green Living: Six Tips For A More Eco-Friendly Home

Maintaining an eco-friendly home will actually provide a family with a number of great benefits. Along with helping to protect the environment, they will also be cutting down on their energy bills and could even improve the value of their property. If going off the grid with a comprehensive solar panel array isn't an option quite yet, then you may want to consider these six actionable tips to lower your home's carbon footprint. 1. Start With an Energy Audit This is going to be a difficult proces

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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Build a Better World: Building Materials That Are Surprising Eco-Friendly

Unfortunately, the future of the planet is in question. Problems like pollution, global warming, and the destruction of natural ecosystems present serious threats to the environment. Staving off these threats and preserving the earth for future generations requires substantive action by businesses and individuals alike. One strategy for becoming greener is to choose more eco-friendly building materials. Below are a few materials that you may be surprised to learn are low-impact on the environmen

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.
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