6 Reasons Gardening with Native Plants is Better for You and the Environment

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Native plants are the Earth-friendly choice for every garden.

When we think of the typical garden, it often conjures up images of perfectly groomed and trimmed plants and flowers amid a clean bed of mulch.

Many gardeners choose their plants based on what “look” they want to achieve, or other desired benefits. However, that approach does not take native species into account.

There are so many reasons to choose native species over mass-produced, ubiquitous landscape plants.

Here are some of those reasons to [Continue reading]

Adventure Bicycling: How to Get Started Traveling by Bike

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On GreenWorld365 we talk a lot about reducing your carbon foot print.  There are a lot of ways to do this from conserving energy, recycling, buying offsets, or eating less meat.  But what about travel? According to Green Progress, a 3000 mile … [Continue reading]

Drive green with 7 eco-conscious tips for fuel economy

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Thanks in no small part to the horror of rising fuel prices, gas-guzzling Americans have been forced to cut back on gas consumption. Some tried car-pooling, discovered public transportation or gained new skills for alternative transportation like … [Continue reading]

The Nogg Chicken Coop: A Hip Design for the Urban Chicken

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The nogg is a modern chicken coop that has been designed in the shape of an egg. The coop, which can house between 2-4 chickens, adds a touch of playful elegance to domestic farming and looks beautiful in any garden environment—urban or rural. The … [Continue reading]

Eco-Friendly Markers Turn Your Whiteboard Green

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Do you love the smell of markers in the morning? Not anymore. There's a reusable marker on the market that's removing the toxic smell of traditional whiteboard markers and doing a whole lot more for the environment, too. Auspen reusable whiteboard … [Continue reading]

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

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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 … [Continue reading]

Cork Benefits Wine And The Environment

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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?

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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]