Living Green

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

January 20, 2017

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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4 Simple Ways to Go Green in Your Bathroom

December 4, 2016
4 Simple Ways to Go Green in Your Bathroom

Remodeling your bathroom may seem like a hard project but it’s a small price to pay to create your ideal zen zone right? Your bathroom is a place where you can be absolutely alone with your thoughts. Your bathroom is also a room where you can find lots of toxic chemicals, water and energy usage […]

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Want Solar Power Panels? Here’s What You Need To Know

November 29, 2016
Want Solar Power Panels? Here’s What You Need To Know

Solar energy has gone mainstream. The costs have fallen and the number of installations have gone up in recent years, but most people still aren’t sure how to go about installing solar panels at home.   “There’s a lot of buzz about roof-top solar panels throughout the country, but the details and regulations are complex.” […]

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Time For A Tech Makeover: How To Transform Your Home And Lifestyle

November 18, 2016
Time For A Tech Makeover: How To Transform Your Home And Lifestyle

Our modern world is filled with an abundance of innovative gadgets these days, and it’s now easier than ever to transform your home and lifestyle by embracing this technology. Often offering easy, high-tech solutions to various everyday problems encountered in the home, improving your lifestyle is just a short step away. To discover some of […]

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A Quick Guide to Making Your Home More Eco-friendly – Infographic

November 11, 2016
A Quick Guide to Making Your Home More Eco-friendly - Infographic

Are you interested in living greener and saving more money? Are you feeling a little overwhelmed about what to do first? Are you not quite sure where to start? Living a little greener doesn’t have to be complicated. Help is on the way! Eco-friendly home design ideas and solutions can help you conserve energy, prevent pollution, […]

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5 Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

November 8, 2016
5 Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

December is only a month away. This is a time when people will soon head to the malls, shopping around for gifts. Once the holiday rush goes in full swing, there will be an endless supply of gift options available. Clothes, gadgets, and the latest fashion items are all up for grabs. But have you […]

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6 Tips to Grow a Healthy and Bountiful Organic Garden at Your Home

November 2, 2016
6 Tips to Grow a Healthy and Bountiful Organic Garden at Your Home

An organic garden will help you enjoy fresh, natural and chemical-free vegetables, and fruits. You are growing your own food in an environmentally friendly manner and doing the best for your own health as well. If you are a beginner you must banish the doubts that it is too hard to raise an organic garden. […]

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4 Energy Saving Options for Your Home!

October 28, 2016
4 Energy Saving Options for Your Home!

Saving money on utilities is great – installing technology in your home that is good for your wallet and good for the environment is even better. There was a time, not too long ago, when there wasn’t much a homeowner could do in the way of reducing their utility bills except of course to refrain […]

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