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Sally Smith

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  1. When most people envision a landfill, the images that most likely come to mind are those of great heaps and mountains of garbage with a steady stream of dump trucks running day and night and piling more and more on top of what is already existing. While, part of this image may be accurate, the modern landfill is quite different. With people becoming more aware on a daily basis of the impact their actions have on the earth, even landfills are being designed with conservation and sustainability in mind. The Environmental Protection Agency summarizes modern landfills as "well-engineered facili
  2. Reducing your carbon footprint is one of the most effective steps you can take to lessen your impact on the environment. Your building likely has areas that can be improved upon; commercial buildings are some of the greatest offenders of pollution simply due to the amount of energy they use on a daily basis. Here are a few ways to reduce the carbon footprint of your building and increase its property valuation. 1. Upgrade your systems. If your HVAC system hasn't been switched out in some time, it's likely time for an upgrade. Air conditioners and furnaces are only meant to last between 1
  3. The earth is a precious gift that needs to be treated with respect by the people who reside here. The best place to begin is by using eco-friendly products that are designed to reduce waste and protect the environment. Eco-friendly goods help keep the delicate balance of the ecosystems throughout the world. It is easier than ever before to make choices that have a positive impact while living a greener lifestyle. Every day decisions can make the world a better place to live for the people of today and for generations to come. A good place to start is within the home where everyone spends most
  4. Cars have been around for many years, possibly even centuries. However, it has only been recently that we are starting to worry about the affects it has had on Mother Earth. We have to figure out a way to fix it so Mother Earth is a lot safer than she is. For years the human race did not have a care in the world what the pollution was doing to her. One of the biggest things we are doing is leaving a heavy carbon skid mark. Today I am going to show you that there are ways for you to reduce the carbon skid mark your car leaves. In this process, it will help Mother Earth as well. Sit back and joi
  5. Towers of landfill waste and the impacts of pollution are very real issues. As more and more people make the shift to intentionally make green lifestyle choices, there is also a move to embrace eco-friendly wardrobe choices. This may mean using built in wardrobes and wardrobe solutions to best utilize and view what you already own, or periodically donating clothing that you no longer wear and buying new to you choices from thrift or consignment stores. While these practices help to keep textiles out of ever accumulating landfill spaces, the shift to eco-friendly wardrobe choices may also invol
  6. Planning a wedding is always a challenge. Planning a wedding that includes everything you desire and is respectful to the environment is even more of a challenge. You really can have the eco-friendly wedding of your dreams and you can do it without adding extra stress to your current planning. Jewelry A wedding band is a visual symbol of your devotion to each other. Most couples go with gold and diamonds but there are other options available. Vintage jewelry is always special and you can be assured it will often be one of a kind rather than one of many in a mass-produced batch. If your h
  7. Homeowners today are choosing eco-friendly houses in increasingly large numbers. These homes conserve energy and other resources like water. They improve air quality and create very little waste. Not all builders can design and construct these types of homes. There are several things to look for when choosing a builder for an eco-friendly home project. A Portfolio of Other Successful Eco-Friendly Projects The first thing to look for is a portfolio of previous successful eco-friendly projects. The builders should be able to provide a detailed description or pictures of construction projec
  8. Eco-Friendly Homes - Today's Popular Focus There's a good reason home buyers and homeowners focus heavily on eco-friendly homes. Solar energy is today's cleanest, most convenient way to cost-effective home ownership. The beauty of solar energy is how it has improved in the past decade. Today, solar panels are diverse and are barely perceptible installed on roof tops and siding. One important factor is the progress in hi-tech solar energy production. For homeowners, heating and cooling their homes can literally pay the cost of solar panel installation within half a decade. The great news is th
  9. It seems like everyone is talking about going green. At some fundamental level, it appears that a lot of people have a deep concern for improving the environment. This is especially true when it comes to purchasing and building homes. An increased number of people are seeking to make their homes more energy efficient. There is also a move to make homes healthier for both the occupants and the environment. Additionally, there is a movement to employ the use of sustainable materials and practices when developing a home as well. Ultimately, changes to the way people think about building homes wil
  10. There is only one earth and it is up to its occupants to keep it clean by introducing eco-friendly practices on a daily basis. One of the best places to begin is in and around the home by using products that are intended to protect the environment. Creating an atmosphere of comfort based on the philosophy of greener is better promotes a healthier world filled with positive energy. A persons home should be a sanctuary where they can relax in the knowledge that they are doing all they can to make the world a better place to live. This is not just for the people of today but for the generations s
  11. Our society is rapidly moving towards Earth friendly behaviors and practices. Even profit hungry businesses are going green by investing in renewable energy resources and using products that are environmentally friendly. Many commercial cleaning businesses have also made the transition to green practices. Businesses that hire cleaning services should be aware that plenty of these companies have made an effort to “go green” in an attempt to save the planet while procuring customers. These green cleaners utilize cleaning methods and substances that are healthy for their own workers, the client's
  12. Hello Sally Smith, welcome to Green Blog! :)

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