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]

Save Planet Blue Teaches Kids about the Environment with Gameplay

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Children are more aware of the importance of recycling and other environmental issues than at any other time before. Protecting our environment is becoming more and more crucial every day, and children know that they will inherit a planet that needs … [Continue reading]

Are Compressed Earth Blocks the Sustainable Building Material We’ve Been Looking for?

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Compressed earth blocks are an ancient building material and technique. Buildings made with compressed earth blocks have stood for centuries—millennia even—there's no question that these structures are durable. But, why are they making a come back? … [Continue reading]

Green Living: Reuse Resource For Families

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As the holiday season winds down and your children are immersed in all things new, what happens with all those old toys, games, and clothes? Are there a few things you still need and would like to find? Parents know how remarkably fast our … [Continue reading]

Energy-Efficient Appliances Pay Off with Green Rebates

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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]

Save Energy With These Green Tips for a Cool Summer

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The energy used in an average home costs more than $2,200 a year and contributes more greenhouse gas emissions than a typical car. With summer and the high costs of cooling right around the corner, use these tips from the Environmental Protection … [Continue reading]

6 Eco-friendly Options for a New Roof

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When it's time to replace the roof on your house, know your options. There have been many improvements in eco-friendly roofing materials and other sustainable roof styles are coming back into vogue among green builders. On the flip side, the … [Continue reading]

Green Tips for Cars: Relax and Let it Ride

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Fuel efficiency is a major component of making your car as environmentally friendly as possible. Earlier this week we talked about slowing down to save gas. If you really want to get the most green out of every gallon, then it's time to relax and … [Continue reading]

Skoy Cloths: Replace Paper Towels with Greener Alternative

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According to ALighterFootprint.com, Americans send 3,000 tons of paper towels to landfills each day. We really need a greener solution. Some folks opt for sponges or dish cloths that, while fine for specific tasks, doesn't completely fill my need for … [Continue reading]

Bamboo Cutting Boards

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I know cutting boards aren’t really all that exciting when it comes to kitchen equipment.  They certainly can’t compare to those flashy knives with the gleaming edges, or that sexy Mixmaster with ten speeds, all chromed out.  Oh, and what about that … [Continue reading]