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Sustainable Landscaping: Lower Energy Costs, Help the Environment

When was the last time you considered how much your landscaping was actually costing your family? Sure, it might look luxurious and colorful, but is it sustainable? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), at least 30 percent of American water use is solely for outdoor irrigation. Maintaining an energy-efficient backyard could not only cut water usage, but also ...

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Save Using the Sun: How to Install Solar Panels for Your New Home

You’ve just moved into your shiny new home, and all your stuff is still sitting in boxes. Maybe this is the home you imagine yourself retiring in years from now, or perhaps you plan on moving into a larger domicile a decade down the road. Either way, your home’s first upgrade could very well be an off-grid solar panel array, ...

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City Life: 8 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Living in or near a major city impacts your life in more ways than you probably know. Not only are you immersed in a faster way of life as you walk in the shadows of the skyscrapers, but your health takes a toll as you’re exposed to more pollutants and stress than living in the sticks. To do your part ...

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4 Steps to Having the Ultimate Green Wedding

Most people exhibit a degree of environmental conscientiousness in their everyday lives. When it comes to something like planning a wedding, however, the stress of the event can make those principles go right out the window. Here are some easy tips for making your big day as green as possible. Wear Eco-Friendly Attire Image via Flickr by Lisa H A ...

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Living the Green Life: Repair That Vacuum, Don’t Replace It!

You eat organic, shop locally, and try to leave the smallest carbon footprint possible. Why on earth would you throw away a perfectly good vacuum cleaner? More than 1 billion pounds of cleaning equipment is added to the landfills each year, and vacuum cleaners are a large part of that total. At their heart, vacuum cleaners are just small fans ...

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4 Ways to Make an Impact & Green The Car You Have

As hybrid and electric vehicles grow in popularity, you may feel the urge to buy one and go green. Driving a lower emissions vehicle can be eco-friendly, but the actual impact of your decision may not be as clear-cut as you think. According to The Guardian, the carbon footprint of manufacturing a car – even a green one – is ...

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Sears Goes Green in 122 Buildings — for Fun

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One of the greenest companies in America is adding another jewel to its “green” belt: Sears Holdings Corp. has been chosen to take part in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR National Building Competition called Battle of the Buildings. The goal of this popular nationwide competition is to make commercial buildings more energy-efficient and thus make Mother Earth smile ...

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