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5 Green Home Upgrades for the Winter Season

When winter rolls around, it can be quite shocking to see the size of the energy bills that homeowners start to receive. Therefore, one of the best ways to get your home ready for winter is to make some smart, green upgrades. You can save energy and help the environment at the same time with just a little thought and effort. Here is a look at five green home upgrades you can make for the winter season.…

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Added by Meghan Belnap on October 29, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Know Your Recyclables: 5 Items You've Been Trashing That Can Be Recycled

In the past few years, recycling has become more widespread and available as more people learn how to recycle, and why they should. Most people know that soda cans and old newspapers can be recycled, however, the practice extends far beyond just paper and plastic. Recycling consists of breaking items down into parts to reuse them for future products and resources, so as you can see, this means that a lot of items can be recycled (or reused.) Even if you consider yourself a recycler, you…

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Added by Kara on October 27, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

7 Green Things You Can Do To Help The Environment

Our Environment is changing and the stress that we, as humans, are putting on it is severely damaging it. Luckily, there are several things the average person can do in order to help the environment and make a substantial contribution to the green initiative. Often, people believe that they have to do something large in order to protect the planet for the future but there are many small things you can do around the home and in your life to make this contribution. Take a look at just some of…

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Added by Meghan Belnap on October 22, 2014 at 2:47pm — No Comments

How Waste Removal Can Help Maintain a Clean Environment

Waste removal is something that every community needs in order to stay clean. However, every community must make sure that it uses concerted effort to keep the area clean. When you are looking for the right…

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Added by Lizzie on October 13, 2014 at 2:03pm — No Comments

How Going Green Can Help Your Business Bring in More Profits

Going green is something that businesses need to embrace to foster sustainable practices, benefit the environment and appease increasingly eco-conscious shareholders.



Although the whole idea of "environmentalism" and "going green" can be a little nebulous…

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Added by Lizzie on October 10, 2014 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Becoming Enviornmentally Involved: A Wide Variety of Steps You Can Take

We are living in a time of rapidly dwindling resources. We all need to do our part to save our environment. There are so many ways to get involved, but here are just a few suggestions to get you started.



Embrace Your Weeds!

Opt out of chemical lawn treatments. An old…

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Added by Erika Remmington on October 3, 2014 at 11:34am — No Comments

Indoor Energy Conservation - 3 Things You Can Do

Being energy-efficient in the 21st century isn't just a great idea–it’s part of being a responsible, global citizen. Luckily, it's much easier to conserve energy (and save money) than home owners may realize. By using these three tips, a home owner can quickly transform an expensive, energy-draining property into a svelte, efficient, and cost-conscious abode.

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Added by Meghan Belnap on October 2, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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

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