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BrookeChaplan

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  1. It can be difficult for individuals and communities to know what they can do to lessen environmental impact, especially when the biggest polluters tend to be the biggest corporations. However, there are ways to make small, concentrated differences in consumption, and one of these is improving water conservation. The importance of water conservation goes far beyond saving money, although that is certainly a perk. When you conserve water, you help protect this precious natural resource so that future generations can enjoy it in the same way you do. Therefore, any changes you can make to help con
  2. When choosing building materials for your next project, one consideration that you need to make is how well these materials can be recycled when the service life of your project has been completed. While many materials are highly recyclable, such as glass, aluminum, cardboard, and plastic, there’s only one material that stands at the top of the list as the material that’s recycled most often. Surprisingly, that highly recyclable material is steel. Keep reading to learn how and why steel is the material with nine lives or more. Doesn’t Lose Strength Given the processes involved in recy
  3. When we want to help the environment, it’s important to make the most of every opportunity. One major opportunity to live a greener life is to upgrade to a new green-tech car. Unfortunately, a car like this may currently be out of your price range. The good news is that there is plenty you can do to upgrade and change your lifestyle that will let you get a newer, greener car as soon as possible. Here are a few ways to upgrade to a new green tech car. Make Room in Your Budget If your budget is stretched to the max, it’s time for a budget review. Building margin into your budget will al
  4. Conducting business in an environmentally friendly way is becoming increasingly important for consumers. Environmental safety refers to practices that create a safe workplace and that have as little impact as possible on the world at large. As a company owner or manager, finding ways to avoid environmental hazards with your business is not just a sound ethical choice. Many prospective clients appreciate a company that shows care and consideration for the environment. Some of your customers may be happy to reward your efforts with regular orders or requests for your services. Here are just a fe
  5. There’s nothing quite like a thick, green lawn to represent the arrival of summer. Unfortunately, keeping a lawn perfectly green requires a major investment of resources that makes this American institution quite harmful to the environment. Fortunately, there are options other than grass that you can use for your home’s exterior. To figure out where to begin, here are a few ideas for eco-friendly alternatives to a water-wasting lawn. Moss The green, fuzzy plant that often appears by itself in shady spots around your home can make a great alternative to the grass you have to work so ha
  6. It’s no secret that garbage dumps are filling up faster than ever. Therefore, it’s important to do all you can to divert as much away from landfills as you can. One crucial part of this is ensuring that large appliances are recycled instead of thrown away. If you’re not sure how to do this, here are a few tips on how to recycle large appliances like water heaters. Check with Your City Many cities, understanding the need to save space at landfills, have a very robust appliance recycling program in place. If this is true of your city, all you have to do is schedule a time to have your o
  7. If you are interested in helping the environment, it is important to recycle your steel items. This way, old or damaged items can be given a new life as a different product. It is an easy way to start living a green lifestyle in your home. Are you interested in creating a healthier environment? Here are four ways steel can be recycled and reused to save the planet. Home Goods There are many steel service centers that turn scrap metal into home goods. You may find furniture and fixtures that are made of recycled steel. The steel may also be reused as a material for your roof. Are
  8. It’s hard to pick out any single part of your home as the most significant or important when it comes to reducing carbon footprint, but roofing is definitely high on the list. The design, materials and condition of your roof are all decisive factors in determining its impact on your overall energy efficiency. Whether you are choosing a roof for a new home or just looking at ways to replace your current one, you should always consider efficiency alongside installation cost, maintenance needs and aesthetics. Insulate to Cut Waste One of the most important ways that roofing can mitigate
  9. Whether you are renovating your home or building a new commercial office from the ground up, you will probably have to deal with at least a few hazardous materials. Instead of tossing those materials in the garbage bins, you might want to come up with a comprehensive disposal plan so that you don’t have to deal with any fines or fees. Conduct Some Research Well before your next major project, you should spend a little bit of time researching your local laws and codes regarding hazardous and environmentally unfriendly materials. It is important to realize that there are many different
  10. Industries that choose to utilize waterjet cutting technology are doing their part for the environment. This is because this type of technology creates less waste than traditional cutting methods. Here are just a few of the industries that are employing waterjet cutting for streamlined efficiency. Mining Operations There’s less wasted raw mining materials when you use waterjet cutting in mining. This is because the waterjet is more efficient at cutting what you want from the earth without having to drill holes to get it started. Another benefit is the fact that the water can be r
  11. It is an unfortunate fact that many homeowners are damaging the environment without even realizing it. In addition to efficiency issues that could potentially be wasting quite a bit of energy, your home might also be filled with a variety of harmful toxins. You may be surprised to realize that your house is killing the environment, but do not fear! There are some simple steps you can take to have a more eco-friendly home. Here is a quick look at some of the most common ways that many homes hurt the environment and a few steps that can be taken to address those issues. Inefficient or Dam
  12. Almost half of the lakes in the United States are polluted to the point that they are considered unsafe for swimming, fishing and supporting marine life. Keeping the lakes clean is a great way to help the planet. Use these tips to help clean up local lakes around the country. Use Less Salt in the Winter While salting sidewalks and roadways helps melt snow that can cause icy accidents to occur, it is also becoming a big problem in lakes. The chloride from the salt eventually makes its way to lakes and rivers. This chloride builds up in lakes and aquifers, killing marine ecosystems.
  13. Taking advantage of water, one of the planet’s most precious resources, it’s important for boating companies to be aware of how it protects the environment as a whole. One way for your company to do this is to work to reduce its carbon footprint. Changes, both small and large, are necessary to ensure a sustainable future for this vital industry. No matter the size of your company, even incremental steps are important as you work with fellow owners to preserve a beautiful and safe world for generations to come. Here are a few changes you can make to help get you started. "> Move
  14. Many companies are opting to go with greener solutions that are working to save energy and money. The first place to start is to conduct an audit of your energy usage so that you can devise a solid strategy for moving forward. Here are some of the areas in which you can focus your efforts and become a greener company. Programmable Features For most office and manufacturing floor environments, the HVAC system is the most wasteful part of the business. The constant heating and cooling can start to wear into your overhead costs. It’s also not good for the environment to be wasteful
  15. Keeping your home tidy, neat, and clean can be facilitated by removing household junk and waste routinely rather than to keep it sitting around indefinitely. However, waste can build up quickly, so you may want to line up a few tactics for reducing much of the trash that continues to accumulate on a daily basis. Recycle Many communities provide free recycle bins for household use, along with free curb pickup a couple times each month. This is a great way to help protect the environment and get rid of daily throwaways so they don’t stack up in your garage or trash can. You can also
  16. Having a home garden can be a great hobby. You can enjoy beautiful flowers and tasty vegetables throughout the year. If you’re considering trying to make your garden more green, here are four great eco-friendly tips that you can employ this year. Install a Rain Barrel One of the best ways to help be eco-friendly while saving yourself some green in the process is using rainwater to water your garden. By installing a simple rain barrel to collect the drainage from the gutters in your home, you can have freely accessible water to feed your garden. All you’ll need is a watering can an
  17. Having solar panels installed at your home is a great first step towards being more energy-efficient. It can really help to cut down on your energy costs as well. Here are four of our best tips to help ensure you get the most out of your home solar panels things year. Keep Them Clean This can sound like a very simple feat. However, keeping up with regular maintenance can sometimes be tricky. When it comes to your solar panels, they need to remain clean to work effectively. When debris gets stuck on top of the solar panels, it can prevent them from in-taking the UV light. This will
  18. Not only does caring for the environment help the planet, learning how to reduce your emissions and utilize energy more efficiently will help defray costs and wear on your trucks. A big rig has more demands on it than a standard truck. Some of the same techniques that work on smaller trucks still apply when you’re trying to make your rigs more energy efficient, though. The nature of trucking means that massive amounts of fuel and paper are used, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything to cut back. Here are some of the methods that you can employ in order to improve your fleet’s energy
  19. Your home’s features and condition play a major role on the impact you make on the planet. Many people assume that they need to make huge, expensive home improvements to create a green living environment. While installing solar panels and a rainwater collection and purification system are some of the many expensive projects that you could invest in, proper home maintenance can have a beneficial impact as well. These are some of the maintenance tasks to complete regularly to create a greener home environment. Schedule HVAC Service Regularly Living without an HVAC service would be m
  20. Going green is a concept that we can all get on board with. However, it can seem difficult to know what practices to do other than your traditional recycling instead of throwing items in the trash. In today’s short article, we’re going to discuss some small eco-friendly changes you can make to your daily living that will have a large impact on the going green initiative. Use Ecological Home Services If you’re a homeowner, it’s likely that you use home service providers for various issues or improvements you want to make to your home. When considering who to hire, you should look i
  21. We all like to take pride in being environmentally-friendly. There’s just something that feels good about being kind to the environment around us. However, it’s nice when that kindness lines up with getting us some extra money as well. Here are some great ways to do your part for the environment while putting some much-needed green into your own wallet. Scrap Metal Recycling We’re sure you’ve all seen or heard those commercials about cash for junk cars. The truth is that you can make some good money with the help of scrap metal services. Whether you have an old car you’re looking
  22. Commuting is a tradition that probably dates back practically to the invention of the automobile. Over the decades, though, increased population density, urban sprawl and ever-increasing vehicle ownership have increased commute times substantially. Even worse, they’ve turned commuting into a miserable, environmentally damaging slog for many people. While we all know finding alternative ways of getting to work helps the environment, there are some other benefits. Improved Health A daily drive to work doesn’t just seem to damage your health, it actually does damage your health in de
  23. As temperatures warm up in the spring, you can typically expect to see your water bill creep higher. One of the most significant reasons for this is because of extra water usage for lawn care and other exterior purposes. However, there are other reasons why your water bill may be higher during these seasons. Water waste is significant and problematic in many homes in the spring and summer. A closer look reveals how you may be able to rein in your water bills and save a substantial amount of money in the months ahead. Identify and Repair Leaky Pipes Once freezing temperatures have
  24. If you’re looking to save money and energy, small home improvements can help a lot. Choosing to upgrade your home to make it more energy efficient can help you save on your heating and cooling costs. It may even increase the value of your home. Here are the three most important updates to make to ensure your home is as energy efficient as possible. Replace Your Appliances This is probably a more expensive route, but ensuring your home has energy efficient appliances is a good first step. You can start by replacing your old appliances with energy efficient ones when they die. In ad
  25. When spring arrives, a new growing season begins. This is a time when you expect your yard’s dormant vegetation to become rejuvenated. Unfortunately, many people are dismayed to realize that their lawn is not as green and healthy as they hoped. If your lawn is patchy, has brown spots or is showing other signs of trouble, you may use some of these tips to revive your lawn and to get the curb appeal that you desire. Kill the Weeds With warm spring temperatures and hydrating rain showers, weeds that were dormant all winter will sprout up quickly. Weeds will crowd out your grass. Even
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