Living Green

Keeping a Beautiful Garden Despite City Water Restrictions!

October 20, 2016
Keeping a Beautiful Garden Despite City Water Restrictions!

When you’re looking for a new home, one of the things that you look for initially is what sort of curb appeal the home has. Whether you’re planning ahead to flip the property and make some money, or just appreciate a well maintained and landscaped yard, curb appeal is a great indicator for how well […]

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Is Your Toxic Office Building Making You Sick? What to Do About It – Infographic

October 20, 2016
Is Your Toxic Office Building Making You Sick & What to Do About It - Infographic

Many of us spend eight hours or more working in office buildings. If you are a workaholic like I was, you may be there for 10-12 hours per day. Sure your office may appear to be clean and well-designed, but think about how closed-up your office is. You likely can’t open the windows and don’t have much […]

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Sustainable Urban Landscaping Projects For Fall

October 20, 2016
Sustainable Urban Landscaping Projects For Fall

Fall has finally arrived, and many homeowners are looking forward to not having to mow their lawn in the weeks to come. Why not use that newly acquired free time to upgrade your outdoor space and make it more environmentally friendly?   “By doing some simple sustainable landscaping projects you can make your lawn look […]

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7 Eco-Friendly Ways To Decorate Your Child’s Room

October 15, 2016
7 Eco-Friendly Ways To Decorate Your Child’s Room

Decorating your child’s room is one of the unspoken joys of being a parent. You can express your creativity and create a fun, playful environment for your little one. If you’re thinking of re-decorating an old room or working with a blank slate, you should consider the benefits of a green room. This will ensure […]

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Gardens in the Sky: The Rise of Green Urban Architecture

October 6, 2016
Gardens in the Sky: The Rise of Green Urban Architecture

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a… garden? Yes, believe it or not, people have started creating gardens on the roofs aka green roofs. So what’s this actually about? Have some folks just decided to plant a few trees on a building roof out of fun? Surely there is […]

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Chemicals in Your Cabinets: The Dangers of Typical Cleaning Products

September 28, 2016
Chemicals in Your Cabinets: The Dangers of Typical Cleaning Products

For the environmentally conscious, knowing what is in everyday products is an important step in protecting the environment and their families. Many times, the shiny counters and streakless-glass from these products come at a price that can be dangerous.   Many people are unaware of the pollutants and toxins present in the everyday cleaning products they use. […]

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Types of Green Ingredients Used by Green Maid Services Houston

September 28, 2016
Types of Green Ingredients Used by Green Maid Services Houston

Over the last two decades or so, the green movement has seen a considerable change on many levels. Twenty odd years ago, members of the green movement were termed as radicals who did not support the progress of science and civilization. They were seen as simple activists, or tree huggers, who stopped oil companies from […]

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Tea Tree Oil As a Natural Deodorant

September 27, 2016
Tea Tree Oil as a Natural Deodorant

Scientifically known as melaleuca, tea tree oil is widely known for its antimicrobial, antiseptic and deep cleaning properties. This highly sought after essential oil is derived from Melaleuca alternifolia, an Australian native plant that’s been used widely throughout the country for almost a century. Tea tree oil has been documented in a number of medical […]

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How to Stay Efficient with Recycling Now and in the Future

September 27, 2016
How to Stay Efficient with Recycling Now and in the Future

According to recent statistics, America is responsible for more than 30% of the world’s waste – despite the fact that the entire population of America only constitutes 5% of Earth’s total population. Getting rid of the waste is problematic: burning it in landfills results in harmful ‘greenhouse’ gasses such as carbon dioxide being released into […]

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Great Tips for Fall Lawn Care

September 15, 2016
Great Tips For Fall Lawn Care

When the cooler temperatures of fall come the last thing you are likely thinking of is your lawn. However, using this time of year to fix any issues that you may have with your lawn can be a vital tool to improving the overall appearance of your property. Here are just a few tips to help you […]

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Make Your Garden Eco-friendly with Compost Direct

September 15, 2016
Make Your Garden Eco-friendly with Compost Direct

The compost and garden supply firm, Compost Direct understands why you don’t want to read a lengthy article on how to make your garden eco-friendly. So, they present to you this brief yet enlightening infographic to help you go green in your garden. The infographic describes the benefits of composting, their dos and don’ts and other useful information. […]

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8 Reasons Why Hammocks Improve Your Life

September 15, 2016
8 Reasons Why Hammocks Improve Your Life

Hammocks aren’t just accessories to a relaxing family holiday; they can improve your mental and physical health as well as help you be a clearer calmer person. Australian hammock expert Hammock Fanatics compiled this infographic listing out the health benefits of hammocks. via HammockFanatics Cure insomnia A study at the University of Geneva in Switzerland found […]

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4 Reasons You Should Consider Growing a Garden

September 15, 2016
4 Reasons You Should Consider Growing a Garden

Growing a successful garden may feel like a big commitment. There’s the necessary space to consider as well as the initial cost and invested time. If you don’t have a green thumb already, taking care of plants may also seem like a daunting task. Why garden then? For many, the advantages of having a garden […]

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11 Simple Ways to Recycle Kitchen Organic Waste

September 14, 2016
11 Simple Ways To Recycle Kitchen Organic Waste

Recycling has taken the world by storm. While it has become a fashionable trend to recycle, the real-world benefits it offers are quite evident. Many of us have slowly changed habits and are more careful with how we use paper, plastics, and water. Others are even more careful with how they handle nonrenewable resources like […]

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Pointers for Peak Performance: Reduce Your Air Conditioning Energy Usage and Still Stay Cool

September 8, 2016
Pointers for Peak Performance: Reduce Your Air Conditioning Energy Usage and Still Stay Cool

Let’s face it: when summer settles in and the heat waves never end, your air conditioner is going to be on 24/7. But constantly running the air conditioner has its downsides, including wear and tear on the unit and increased energy bills. Fortunately, there are ways to help your air conditioning keep you cool all […]

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5 “Green” Ideas to Save Energy in Your Home When Traveling

September 1, 2016
5 Ideas to Save Energy in Your Home When Travelling

Planning a vacation? The last thing you want to come home to is a massive utility bill—especially when you weren’t even around to use electricity, water or gas! To avoid this from happening to you, take the time to make these small changes that will help you save energy before you leave for vacation: Unplug […]

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It’s Easy Being Green! Make Your Home Energy-Efficient

August 26, 2016
It’s Easy Being Green! Make Your Home Energy-Efficient

Do you feel like you like you are trying everything to lower your electric bill without lowering your quality of life? We would all love to use and pay the bare minimum, but sitting in the living room of a 90-degree home is not the most comfortable way to save money. Instead, why not take […]

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How To Use Technology In An Eco-Friendly Way

August 24, 2016
How To Use Technology In An Eco-Friendly Way

It’s fairly obvious that technology can be used to make our lives better. After all, with computers and mobile devices you can access almost any information you need within seconds. It’s now easy to figure out how to navigate through the streets of a city you’re just driving into, how long to bake sweet potatoes, or […]

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Save the Planet in Your Backyard by Composting

August 17, 2016
Save the Planet in Your Backyard by Composting

Before the recycling craze began in the 1970s and 1980s, there was composting. Making a compost pile in the backyard or garden is probably one of the oldest forms of recycling organic material and improving the planet. Composting is the best of both worlds, because it dramatically reduces the amount your household contributes to landfills […]

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5 Tips For Building Your Backyard Tree House

August 12, 2016
5 Tips For Building Your Backyard Tree House

If you or one of your friends had a tree house in their backyard when you were kids, then chances are some of your best childhood memories are linked to it. It was the place where you spent many long hours during the summertime, forging some of the most cherished experiences of your life. Now you’ve developed […]

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6 Natural Remedies for Mosquito Bites

August 11, 2016
6 Natural Remedies for Mosquito Bites

It’s hot, and not only is the sun biting — so are the mosquitoes. If you are a magnet for mosquitoes, you may think that bug spray is useless. When you do use bug spray, you smell like you’ve bathed in chemicals, and many commercial sprays are toxic due to the ingredient DEET. With over […]

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Don’t Waste Water: Easy Ways to Conserve Our Most Precious Natural Resource

August 3, 2016
Don't Waste Water: Easy Ways to Conserve Our Most Precious Natural Resource

We just turn the tap and there it is – water, the very stuff of life. We take it for granted, but one of the things that most worries future forecasters about global warming is the likely shortage of water in many parts of the world. National and state governments will need to take concerted […]

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From Cars to Clothes: Easy Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

July 13, 2016
From Cars to Clothes: Easy Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Nations around the world are seeing and feeling the effects of global warming and climate change. While governments are deciding the best rules and regulations to set in place, it’s up to each citizen to do their best to reduce their individual carbon footprint. From choosing and driving the right car to purchasing and washing […]

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Bug Off: Natural Ways to Keep Insects at Bay and When to Call a Pro

July 5, 2016
Bug Off: Natural Ways to Keep Insects at Bay and When to Call a Pro

Everyone hates pests in their home. They bite, they sting, they go through your food, they carry germs around. Of course, they have their part to play in the great scheme of nature, but why do they have to play it in your house or mine? Bug business is big business, and the quantities of […]

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