What is Biogas? And, What’s it Good For?

biogas and methane energy

Deep green energy, or biogas, is a valuable renewable energy source.

When organic matter breaks down or rots, it produces a mixture of carbon dioxide and methane. These gases, called biogases, can then be used in various applications.

Biogas is sometimes called deep green energy because it is such a valuable source of energy in rural areas. It provides a clean, easily-controlled source of renewable energy and requires very little labor, replacing firewood or fossil fuels.

What Is Biogas Made Of?

Biogas is made from organic matter. It’s produced by the natural fermentation process using materials such as: [Continue reading]

Cork Benefits Wine And The Environment

benefits of cork

The next time you pop a wine cork, drink a toast to the environment. That's because your choice of wine closures has a real impact on the health of the planet. Cork is still the hands-down favorite closure for wines sold in the U.S. because it … [Continue reading]

From French fries to fuel: using biodiesel to drive the future

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When petroleum products like gasoline are burned, they invariably release toxic gases into the atmosphere, creating smog and contributing to global warming. It's a situation with numerous detrimental effects to life on our planet. As a result, … [Continue reading]

Green Dry Cleaners: 3 Environmentally Friendly Dry Cleaning Alternatives

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Dry-clean-only clothes are often a necessity for those who work in professional environments. Unfortunately, dry cleaning clothes has all sorts of nasty side effects. The whole system uses toxic chemicals that can wreak havoc on the environment and … [Continue reading]

What to Compost?

what to compost

Composting is a great way to recycle lawn clippings and kitchen scraps and close the loop on the growing process. It's easy and scalable. Just getting started? Go here. For those of you already hip deep in the process, here are some dos and … [Continue reading]

5 Options for Eco-Friendly Shower Curtains

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There is a certain smell that fills your bathroom when you unwrap a conventional shower curtain from its package. When you hang a traditional plastic shower curtain, there is a distinctive smell that accompanies the unveiling. Many people consider … [Continue reading]

Cooking Green: 15 Eco Tips for the Kitchen

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Cooking green isn't about recreating Dr. Suess' famous eggs. Being a green cook means making earth-friendly choices in how we prepare our food. Luckily, it's a recipe that we can follow for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As eco-minded consumers, … [Continue reading]

Energy-Efficient Appliances Pay Off with Green Rebates

Energy-efficient appliance rebates

Maybe you have been contemplating some changes around the house but you haven't found the time, or you don't know exactly what to do. Would you find the time to go green if the government offered to pay you? Before you tackle your next home … [Continue reading]

Eco-Friendly Ideas for Recycled Insulation Materials in Your Home

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Have you ever given much thought to your home insulation materials? Is your insulation eco-friendly? If not, perhaps it's time to consider using recycled insulation materials. Energy prices rarely fall over the long term, and very few of us have … [Continue reading]

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint by Riding the Bus

reduce your carbon footprint by riding the bus

To put yourself on the road to preserving the ecology and your own economy, it may pay to take the bus. Public transit and school buses replace a significant number of cars on the road, making them an environmentally sound transportation option. … [Continue reading]