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Green on Green – 5 Ways You Can “Go Green” in the Yard and Garden

People share an intimate, unappreciated relationship with their yards and gardens. Many pour hours of work and a good amount of money on caring for their outdoor plants. While it’s not necessary to spend money to get quality, it is important that an effort is made to produce a healthy result. Chemical based plant products are numerous and questionable, making sensible gardening choices natural ones. These five “green” garden solutions will get rid of the unnatural chemicals while saving…

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Added by Kara on October 2, 2014 at 9:17am — No Comments

Natural Energy Conservation for Both Inside and Outside Your Home

It's easy to think home energy savings are only possible with complicated and costly upgrades, but this simply isn't true. Baby steps down the path of energy efficiency -- and financial savings -- are available to virtually any homeowner. Just a little bit of thought about how your home fits into the natural world can get you thinking and living greener instantly. Here are few simple steps you can take to save energy, naturally.…

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Added by Meghan Belnap on September 30, 2014 at 11:35am — No Comments

A Good Work Environment: Five Suitable Jobs for the Budding Environmentalist

An environmentalist or “green advocate” is typically someone who works in a professional capacity to preserve the environment and its natural resources. The description of a professional environmentalist has changed in that it has evolved from the impassioned protester passing out “Save the Planet” flyers to the professional who works for businesses or environmental organizations that manufacture goods or provide services that improve the environment. If you consider yourself a budding…

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Added by Kara on September 30, 2014 at 9:23am — No Comments

The Surprising Benefits of Switching to a Plant-Based Diet

There has been a lot of buzz lately about the benefits of a plant-based diet. So, what exactly does eating a plant-based diet mean? Is it just another fancy term for a vegetarian diet? Surprisingly, the answer is no—it simply means eating a diet of whole, unprocessed foods, mostly plants. People who eat this way eat mainly vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, and nuts. Animal products including meats, fish, eggs, and dairy are consumed in small amounts, only occasionally, or not at…

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Added by Kara on September 16, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to Maintain a Sustainable Home in Fall

As temperatures cool down and summer fruits and vegetables begin to go out of season, many people experience new challenges when it comes to keeping their homes sustainable. The good news is that there are ways to help carry your home and family through the cooler months while still…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on September 11, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Study Green: Six Environmentally Friendly Degrees

Our environment and its future are of vital importance. Some individuals have a deep interest in protecting and researching ways to protect this planet, and in our day and age, there are various degree options available that can lead to green careers. If you are interested in a “green degree,” there is likely an accredited program out there that can provide you with the skills needed to pursue your passion. Keep reading to learn about six environmentally friendly degrees that are perfect for…

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Added by Kara on September 8, 2014 at 12:28pm — No Comments

7 Ways to Make Your Home Clean and Green

Helping save the environment and stave off global warming will take action from everyone. This should even include how you clean your home. Below are seven ways to make your home clean and green.



1. Purchase a New Furnace



Newer designs for furnaces are more…

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Added by Lizzie on September 4, 2014 at 11:47am — No Comments

6 Power Saving Technologies You Should Consider for Your Home

Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about their energy use cost. Due to this, more energy saving products are becoming available. We will take a look at 6 power saving technologies for your home that you might want to consider.

 

Power Adapters

Even little…

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Added by Meghan Belnap on September 4, 2014 at 10:16am — No Comments

Conservation as Your Career: Green Jobs and How to Get Them

If you are interested in the areas of pest management, soil science, hydrology, water resources, and agricultural ecology, then a career in conservation might be right for you. Conservation is a popular and growing field that is an excellent choice for those interested…

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Added by Anica Oaks on August 29, 2014 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Low-Impact Landscaping: Materials and Techniques

When designing the landscape of your home, it is important to consider the environmental impact it may have. The best approach, when landscaping in an eco-friendly manner, is to use materials and landscaping techniques which will have a minimal impact on the environment. The following are some of the key concepts to keep in mind when landscaping your yard in a low-impact manner.…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on August 26, 2014 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Natural Energy Innovation: 6 Industries That Are Capitalizing On Our Resources

Innovations made over the past years in the energy sector has led to dramatic productivity increase taking industries to a whole new level of growth. A good example is the increase in use of wireless technology that has contributed to the changes in the world…

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Added by Erika Remmington on August 19, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments

4 Sustainable Habits That Can Save You Money

With millions of American households feeling the effects of tough economic times, many people are looking for more ways to save money. Unfortunately, some of these solutions are only temporary. For example, when you get a good deal on a large purchase, it's not continuing to save you money in the long term. However, there are some things you can do in your everyday life that will consistently lower your costs. Here are four sustainable habits that can save you money:…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on August 14, 2014 at 4:14pm — No Comments

How to Effectively Recycle Auto Parts While Working on Your Car

At the very end of their useful lives, automobiles continue to have a residual value as a source of spare parts, fluids, scrap metals and other materials. This fact is not lost on that army of amateur "grease monkeys" who know how to turn a wrench and love to do their own repairs. Today, consumers…

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Added by Kara on August 14, 2014 at 9:13am — No Comments

Clean Out Debris: Six Steps to Cleaning Out Your Yard

Cleaning out your hard is an important part of the gardening process. The best time to do it is in the fall, after the growing season and before the snow falls. Here are six tips to cleaning out your garden.

1.      Take Care of Damaged and Dead Branches

Gather all dead branches in…

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Added by Kara on August 12, 2014 at 10:10am — No Comments

Garden All Year Long: Six Late Summer Plants to Add to Your Yard

Even by mid-summer a lot of gardeners are lamenting what they see as the inevitable fading of their gardens. The vegetables and many flowering shrubs are nearly spent, the berries are long gone, even the perennials are looking a bit careworn. Some garden centers no longer offer the topsoil, seeds or plants they offered in the spring.

The good news is that there are plants that thrive in the late summer and even into the fall that will keep your yard looking lively until the frost and…

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Added by Kara on August 11, 2014 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Obtaining Green Status Through Home Installations

Most people live busy lives and we rely on systems in our homes to keep things running effectively. We use energy without thinking about where it comes from or the cost involved in using it. This cost can be more than just monetary. Our environment can be helped by consumers who…

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Added by Erika Remmington on August 7, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Turning Over a New Leaf: Going Green For a New Chapter of Your Life

Life is full of change. Whether as slight as choosing a new restaurant, or as meaningful as adding to the family, your life is continually altering. If you are new to environmentally-conscious living, you can choose to introduce productive change into your life by thinking more about how you effect the ecosystem each day. Start turning your life around with these eco-friendly practices.

Green Cleaning Supplies…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on August 1, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Six Super Environmentally-Friendly Home Repairs and Improvements

Your home is likely the biggest investment you will ever own, and you will no doubt want to make repairs and improvements on your home as time goes by so that you and your family may enjoy it to the fullest. For those of you who are also interested in helping out the environment, you will be…

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Added by Kara on July 28, 2014 at 4:27pm — 1 Comment

How to Create Sustainable Landscaping in Six Easy Steps

How does beautiful, low-maintenance, inexpensive, eco-friendly landscaping sound? If you’re interested, you’re not alone. In the last few years, America has taken the green initiative to heart; your landscaping is one more way to improve the environment one home at a time.

Follow these…

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Added by Kara on July 25, 2014 at 9:49am — No Comments

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Six Steps to Begin Recycling at Home

With constant concerns about going green, cutting down on greenhouse emissions and reducing carbon footprints, you may wonder what steps you can take in your own home to reduce waste, reuse items and recycle. Here are six ways you can get started.

1.      Use Fewer Disposable…

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Added by Kara on July 24, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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