Category Archives for "Green Homes"

The Efficient Lifestyle of Minimalist Living

minimalist living

In the U.S., we sometimes get off track and believe too strongly that bigger is always better. When it comes to real estate, this seems to be commonplace across the nation. It’s not unusual in 2013 for people to want a bigger house with more things and more space. While there are benefits to having […]

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Making Energy Improvements for Spring

energy improvements for Spring

With spring finally here and the memory of exorbitant heating bills still fresh in your mind, it’s time to work on improving your energy efficiency and reducing those energy bills. There are three major ways to accomplish this: minimizing your usage, minimizing waste, and making use of external free energy sources. Minimizing Usage Minimizing usage […]

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Going Green: How to Create an Eco-Friendly Home

Create an Eco-Friendly Home

The increasingly violent storms and the continuous melting of the polar ice caps are resounding manifestations of the harsh effects of global warming. While we may not feel we are personally at fault, in one way or another we have all have contributed to this problem. As calls for greener living are taken up across […]

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Benefits of Using a Self Composting Toilet

benefits of using self composting toilet

You may have heard of self-composting toilets, but you might know very little about them. The composting toilet is now a popular investment that a growing number of people are implementing in order to create a much smaller carbon footprint. Unfortunately, many people have a negative view on composting toilets.  They find the idea of […]

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Landscape Design Tips for Your Backyard

Backyard Landscape Design Tips

If you have an area that can flourish into a beautiful garden, but you have never really done any kind of landscaping before, then it is only natural that you will do things with trepidation, maybe you will do things the long way and maybe you will do things in the worst possible way!  Today […]

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Your Children and Thirdhand Smoke

Your children and thirdhand smoke

When someone smokes indoors, those that use that space can be exposed to thirdhand smoke even a few days later.  Carpets, rugs, and furniture fabrics retain nicotine residues and other chemicals if someone has smoked cigarettes near these items. These toxic chemicals can then be transferred onto our skin, clothing, hair, or even back into […]

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