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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

Can fruit hurt your weight loss efforts?

Is too much fruit bad for weight loss?

Everyone knows that a good diet contains a healthy serving of fruit. In fact, there are signs in stores and restaurants that remind people to get five fruits and vegetables a day. Should you follow that advice if you are on a weight loss…

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Added by Evlin Symon on July 20, 2014 at 10:38pm — No Comments

The Best Materials for Building a Sustainable Home

The race to end climate change and restore the natural balance of the earth is in full swing. Recycling efforts and carbon footprint reduction techniques have become more widespread than ever. More and more houses are being built using some of the latest developments in sustainable building materials.

Triple-Glazed Windows…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on July 18, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

No Green Thumb? Six Easy Ways to Make Your Garden Gorgeous

Gardening is a great way to give back to the environment, especially when you use native plants. Getting started can be difficult, however, especially if you've never done it before. Here are six tips to starting your own garden.

1.      Plan It. Map It. Make it Permanent

Time, not…

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Added by Kara on July 18, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments

How Modern Scrap Yards are Greener Than Ever Before

While the words "scrap yard" probably don't evoke images of cleanliness and environmental friendliness for most people, they're actually part of a vital industry that help keeps the Earth green. Particularly with modern recycling methods, today's scrapyards are better than ever before when it comes to being eco-friendly.

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Added by Meghan Belnap on July 16, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments

6 Green Tech Upgrades That are Changing the Way We Live

Even the most dedicated environmentalists sometimes have trouble remembering all the little things we're supposed to do to help the planet--turn off the lights, water the garden at night, and others. Fortunately, technology keeps making it easier to live closer to nature, with the following home accessories making it simpler than ever before to save energy, water, and money.

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Added by Meghan Belnap on July 14, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

We All Live Downstream: How You Can Reduce Public Water Pollution

Household sources of pollution eventually find their way into storm drains, underground water basins, rivers and oceans. Pollution not only makes the water unhealthy to drink for animals and humans but can result in lake and beach closings as well. Small…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on July 11, 2014 at 2:35pm — No Comments

4 Outdoor Hacks for a Greener Home

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Added by Emma Sturgis on July 11, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Elements of A Thriving Organic Garden 6 Tips to implmenting Organic Measures

Growing a garden seems easy enough—you plant a few seeds, add water, and wait. However, if you want to cultivate a completely organic piece of land, you will have to make extra efforts in some areas. Decide where and what you want to grow, and follow these six tips to ensure a good organic…

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Added by Erika Remmington on July 9, 2014 at 11:17am — No Comments

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