Do You Know Your Water Footprint?

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—Most people have heard of their carbon footprint but have you heard of your water footprint?

On one hand, the United States has an abundance of water, almost 8 percent of the world’s freshwater resources, but only 4.5 percent of the world’s population. On the other hand, the average American’s water footprint, the total amount of water directly and indirectly used, is nearly twice the world’s average. [Continue reading]

Are You Ready for a Green Roof?

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It may seem like a thoroughly modern design idea, something born during the "green" movement by eco-loving hippies. But, actually, throughout history and many cultures, green roofs have often been the norm. Remember, most people lived in simple … [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]

Use Local Sources to Save Resources: 3 Ways to Go Green at the Library

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Reading is still a favorite pastime for many people. But what happens to the literature once you are done reading it? Do you really need your own copy of a book that you'll read once and get rid of? If you have a passion for books, music, movies, … [Continue reading]

Are You Living With Household Hazardous Waste?

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Mention household hazardous waste, and most people think of it as a contemporary problem. It is, but the household hazardous waste disposal problem has roots centuries old. Contaminants and the rapid spread of bacteria became everyday urban problems … [Continue reading]

Green Tips: Try Wood Alternatives for Your Fireplace

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Make your fireplace eco-friendly by using products such as EcoBricks or installing an EcoFire Super-Grate. Homeowners with a fireplace have a unique set of concerns when it comes to greening up their home heating practices. Fireplace owners, here … [Continue reading]

Does Mountain Biking Harm Nature?

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There is little doubt that the popularity of mountain biking has increased in recent years. This is not without controversy—not long ago, there was discussion about allowing mountain biking in national parks where it had not been allowed … [Continue reading]

Recycle with Crafts by Making Juice Can Puppets

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Recycling doesn't always have to be about sorting and tossing into bins. Reuse is a popular form of recycling and it's so much more fun! Re-using recyclables to make crafts will get your children excited about eco-crafting. Juice Can Puppets are … [Continue reading]

A Gerbera Today May Keep The Doctor Away

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Our homes contain many irritants both seen and unseen, which contribute to poor indoor, air quality. Invaders such as molds, bacteria, pollen, dust, and pet dander seem to be the most prevalent culprits. Often contributing to the development of … [Continue reading]

Old Cell Phones: Recycle, Resell or Reuse

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Think back to when you bought your current mobile device. Did you recycle the old cell phone? If you're like most cell phone users, then you upgrade your mobile phone every 18-24 months. Because of this constant turnover, it's estimated that … [Continue reading]