Living Green

Ways to Make a Quaint Cottage-Style Garden

February 22, 2017
Ways to Make a Quaint Cottage-Style Garden

For many homeowners, creating a quaint, delicate garden space is essential. It doesn’t matter what type of home you have, the way you design and adapt your garden is all down to personal style and practicality. One of the most popular garden styles today is similar to that of a country cottage. Country cottage-style gardens […]

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Preparing Your Garden for the Spring

February 21, 2017
Preparing Your Garden for the Spring

It’s almost time to say goodbye to the biting cold and blustery weather and welcome those longer days and brighter mornings with open arms. Spring is finally drawing closer and this can only mean one thing, it’s time to get out into your garden and prepare it for the exciting gardening-filled days ahead. Whilst it […]

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3 Ways You Can Improve Your Home for Better Health

February 13, 2017
3 Ways You Can Improve Your Home for Better Health

There’s a lot of emphasis that is placed on making home improvements to boost the overall value of your residence, but did you know that some upgrades you make to your abode could also increase your well-being? There are several things you can do to your home that may help you have a healthier life.   […]

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What You Should Know Before Adding an Extension to Your Home

February 9, 2017
What You Should Know Before Adding an Extension to Your Home

There are many reasons a homeowner may choose to add an extension to their home: the arrival of a new little one, the desire to add value to a property, or simply a need for more space. Whatever the reason, adding an extension is no small task, and isn’t always easier than moving homes entirely. […]

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Living Green Means Living Healthy: Tips For Staying Active

February 3, 2017
Living Green Means Living Healthy: Tips For Staying Active

Eating right and getting proper amounts of exercise are fundamental to maintaining your health. But it’s hard to work out. It’s hard to remain physically active. Especially when modern modes of transportation and communication promote a sedentary lifestyle.   You’ve got to make a concerted effort at yourself if you want to experience any improving […]

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Enjoy Your Outdoor Space this Spring with these Exterior Transformations

February 3, 2017
Enjoy Your Outdoor Space this Spring with these Exterior Transformations

You would think enjoying the great outdoors should be as simple as stepping outside and plopping down in your backyard. And for some people, it really is that simple. A blanket or towel and their yard gloriously as-is is enough to fill them with enjoyment. For others? Enjoying your outdoor space isn’t so simple. Whether […]

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5 Ways That Cycling Is A Green Lifestyle

January 25, 2017
5 Ways That Cycling Is A Green Lifestyle

There are lots of ways to be healthy, eat well, and get fit. Most people think that dieting and running are the main ways to do that, however, there’s another form of exercise you can do to be fit and healthy: cycling. Cycling works out your muscles, increases your endurance, and even makes your heart […]

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Power Outage Protection: Top Tips for Getting the Best Natural Gas Generator for Your Budget

January 20, 2017
Power Outage Protection: Top Tips for Getting the Best Natural Gas Generator for Your Budget

When you lose power to your home, it is a major inconvenience and sometimes a lot more than that when you lose your connection to the grid. Regular power outages mean that backup generators are now a necessity for many homeowners.   If you are looking to get a generator, it makes sense to understand […]

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Reducing Carbon Footprints 

January 11, 2017
Reducing Carbon Footprints 

Meriam Webster defines “carbon footprint” as: “The amount of greenhouse gasses and specifically carbon dioxide emitted by something (as a person’s activities or a product’s manufacture and transport) during a given period.”   Today, individuals and corporations both try to mitigate their carbon footprint as much as possible. From switching out incandescent and fluorescent light […]

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No-Sweat Gardening Tips to Maximize Crops While Minimizing Your Efforts

January 10, 2017
No-Sweat Gardening Tips to Maximize Crops While Minimizing Your Efforts

It is hard not to think that if you are going to enjoy bumper crops and a pristine lawn with beautiful borders, you are going to have to put in some serious hours of honest labor to get such an end result. There are plenty of shortcuts and tips to consider which will give you […]

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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: How to Get Your Whole Family to Respect the Three R’s of Rubbish Reduction

January 9, 2017
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: How to Get Your Whole Family to Respect the Three R's of Rubbish Reduction

You might be well aware of the three R’s; Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. But putting those words into practice is often easier said than done. Getting started is the tricky bit but once it becomes a routine you can quickly become a rubbish reduction champion.   “If you adopt the three R’s of rubbish reduction, […]

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Environmentally Friendly Tasks You Can Start Tackling Right Now

January 9, 2017
Environmentally Friendly Tasks You Can Start Tackling Right Now

Being an environmentally conscious person doesn’t have to take up a ton of time. There are a lot of things you can do to lessen your impact on the environment. Many of them are free or incredibly cheap, and take almost no time. Some of them actually help save you time!   Switch to E-Mail Alerts […]

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Eco-Friendly Changes to Consider This Year 

January 6, 2017
Eco-Friendly Changes to Consider This Year 

Thinking of ways to live better this year? Why not start with reducing your carbon footprint? Green living and making eco-friendly choices is a change that will not only help you but the environment. If you weren’t particularly eco-conscious in the past, the goals you create should be easy to follow so that it encourages […]

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Preparedness Planning: The Utter Importance of Being Ready for Any Type of Natural Disaster 

January 5, 2017
Preparedness Planning: The Utter Importance of Being Ready for Any Type of Natural Disaster 

Natural disasters can be problematic in many places around the world. You may live in an area affected by tornadoes, hurricanes, or earthquakes, and good preparation can make the difference between life and death. Here are some essential tips for being properly prepared. Create a Plan In your area, there will probably be a specific […]

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Eco Skincare Guide 101: Is Green Really the New Black?

December 23, 2016
 Eco Skincare Guide 101: Is Green Really the New Black?

These days, the skincare industry seems to be painted in green shades, and it’s for the common good, too.  According to recent estimates, the market of organic beauty products is expected to continue growing at an unabated speed over the next couple of years, reaching approximately $13.2 billion in 2018. But while the global demand […]

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Filters, Fish, Flowers and Fountains: All About Installing a Pond in Your Yard 

December 22, 2016
Filters, Fish, Flowers and Fountains: All About Installing a Pond in Your Yard 

There are not many homeowners who don’t like the idea of having a water feature in their garden and their thoughts then turn to installing a pond. If you are tempted by the prospect of pond fountains and the sound of water soothing your mood, but find the installation process maybe a bit daunting, relax, […]

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Big Celebration with Little Impact: Suggestions for an Eco-Friendly Holiday

December 22, 2016
Big Celebration with Little Impact: Suggestions for an Eco-Friendly Holiday

The holidays are here and with it comes a joy and hype to go big. We strive to buy big gifts for our friends and family. We try to one-up our neighbors in the lights and decorations. We want more, more more. In some ways we’re blinded by the glitz of the holiday lights and […]

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Why You Should Consider Using An Oil Monitor

December 21, 2016
Why You Should Consider Using an Oil Monitor

In recent years, oil monitor technology has improved and expanded, so it’s not just about giving you your oil levels (although that’s still pretty important!). Oil monitors these days can give you lots of other useful information that can help you to keep track of your usage and plan your next delivery. “Once the monitor […]

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How to Reduce the Environmental Degradation Caused By Technological Devices

December 21, 2016
How to Reduce the Environmental Degradation Caused By Technological Devices

Our obsession for owning new, damage-free devices means a plethora of us throwing away out-of-date and broken devices. When the gadgets end up in landfills, they become a nuclear danger for the environment, wildlife, and the planet in general. An example: Apple hopes to sell millions of iPhone 7 and Plus units in 2017. It […]

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6 Fun Ways to Decorate Your Home with Vintage Finds

December 21, 2016
6 Fun Ways to Decorate Your Home with Vintage Finds

Do you want to adorn your home with vintage-inspired decors? All it takes is just a quick trip to your basement or attic to find classic gems that can be used for decorating. You can also visit flea markets where you can find a variety of vintage items at very affordable prices.   You can […]

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How to Conserve Energy This Winter 

December 16, 2016
How to Conserve Energy This Winter 

The colder it gets the higher your energy bills get. It’s this way every year, but somehow it still feels like a surprise, right? You’ve kept the thermostat low, you’ve put on extra layers but still–your bills are so high! Surely there are other methods that will actually lower your costs, right?   You’ve kept […]

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5 Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Great

December 14, 2016
5 Natural Ways To Make Your Home Smell Great

Chemical air fresheners are the absolute worst thing you can include in your house. Not only are they unnatural, but they’re also off-putting for a lot of people. But they seem to be the mainstream choice for making a house smell better. Thankfully, there are lesser known, natural alternatives you can use if you’re trying […]

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10 Eco-Friendly DIY Holiday Gifts They’ll Love

December 12, 2016
10 Eco-Friendly DIY Holiday Gifts They'll Love

The holidays can be such a fun time with friends and family. It’s a time to share love and joy with all the people who matter in your life. Among the merry and bright, though, there’s also a lot of waste. Think of all the wrapping paper that goes in the trash, the Christmas lights […]

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Reclaim Your Bathroom Style With Reclaimed Wood

December 6, 2016
Reclaim Your Bathroom Style With Reclaimed Wood

Ever thought about dressing your bathroom with reclaimed wood? Contrary to what you might think, it’s not only reserved for the kitchen and living room; it can be mixed into your bathroom design quite easily. If you’re already thinking about redoing your bathroom, consider tearing out your current bathroom cabinets or bathroom vanity to add […]

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