How to Use Sustainable Building Materials

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Use sustainable building materials to lower energy costs and save raw materials.

Using sustainable building materials is an important step in creating an energy-efficient, eco-friendly building. It will lower your energy costs and save raw materials. Sustainable building materials are renewable, used, refurbished, recycled, or recyclable.

Some sustainable building materials incorporate energy efficiency into their structure and design. Here are some of the types of sustainable building materials you can use, and how you can make use of these materials on your next building project. [Continue reading]

Environmental Quotes

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We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732 … [Continue reading]

Clean Green by Using Just the Right Dose of Soap

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In our journey towards green living, many of us have already learned the lesson that less is more. Yet, excess can creep into our lives in unexpected ways. For instance, do you know how much laundry soap is too much? Are you sure? Manufacturers … [Continue reading]

Why Choose Natural Wool for Your Next Carpet

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Natural wool carpeting is becoming more popular as consumers are looking toward a more natural, chemical-free lifestyle. Natural wool carpeting is expensive, but it's most likely the best choice for homeowners who like the look or feel of … [Continue reading]

Make Your Own Seed Tray Starter from Recycled Materials

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Starting seeds is a fun way to get a head start on the growing season. If you start sowing seed in February, March or April, you should have all kinds of leftover containers from recent holidays that could be used to make seed starters. Let's take a … [Continue reading]

10 Ways to Use Bubble Wrap by Making Green Bubble Wrap

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Some time ago, I challenged myself to find uses for bubble wrap, and came up with so many, I now think of the material as “green bubble wrap.” Wrap with it, stuff with it, pad with it, heat with it—the only limits on the uses for bubble wrap are … [Continue reading]

Green Laundry Tips Save Energy and Keep Your Clothes Looking Fresh

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Are you making environmentally-friendly choices in your closet? If you're buying clothing made from fabrics like organic cotton, hemp, and bamboo then you're on the right track to building a greener wardrobe. But, there's more to being green that … [Continue reading]

Green Tips: Water Heater Tips for All Year Long

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This green tip is not just a way to be environmentally friendly with the way you winterize your home, it’s a way to save energy and money all year long. Insulate your water heater and consider turning it town a few notches. Many people never … [Continue reading]

8 Easy Ways to Teach Kids About Saving Energy

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There are ways to teach your kids about saving energy at home without constantly nagging them to turn off lights or shut the front door. It's not just about having rules and enforcing them, although that is a good idea too. It's also about teaching … [Continue reading]

Where to Recycle Computer Monitors For Cheap, For Free or For Cash

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Upgrading computer monitors is one of the easiest ways to improve to your computer setup. This is especially true if you're replacing one of the old CRT monitors. Unfortunately, new computer equipment also creates a dilemma. What to do with the old … [Continue reading]