Green Tips: Close the Door to Conserve Heat

Looking for a quick, free way to get on the energy conservation bandwagon? Keep your doors closed inside and contain heat to the rooms you’re in.

If your family is anything like mine, then you probably tend to congregate in one or two rooms. Keeping the doors closed to rooms that aren’t currently being used can conserve a lot of energy. This will also save green on your home heating bill.  [Continue reading]

6 DIY Projects to Make Your Home an Efficient, Eco-Macine

small do-it-yourself projects for a green home

Saving money is great, and helping the environment by conserving our precious resources is even better. There are many simple repairs that you can make around your house to help save money on your energy bill. Sometimes, all it takes is a few … [Continue reading]

Deep Sea Texting: Finding eco-friendly fish on the fly

Text for Sustainable Fish

So you’re standing at the counter of your favorite fishmonger admiring all of the seafood choices; and you want to make a healthy, eco-friendly decision. What do you do? You pick up your cell phone, send a text message, and have valuable information … [Continue reading]

Meatless Mondays

reasons to eat less meat

There has been a lot of attention placed on the distance your food travels before it reaches your table.  Often called 'food miles,' there is a certain logic in the concept that if those blueberries you are eating in January came all the way from … [Continue reading]

Guerrilla Gardening is Taking Root Worldwide

guerilla gardening worldwide

Guerrilla gardening is essentially the act of engaging in planned or random acts of gardening, without permission, on other people's property. This organic anarchy is spreading throughout the world, virtually unrestrained. The exact motives of the … [Continue reading]

Greenwashing

earth-in-grass

Public awareness of humanity's impact on the global environment is at an all time high.  Organizations like Greenpeace and the Sierra Club are no longer fringe organizations run by 'hippies'.  The Natural Resources Defense Council has an $87 million … [Continue reading]

Offset Your Carbon Footprint

know your carbon footprint

What's your carbon footprint? Do you know? Should you know? And how do you go about figuring it out? Let's start with the basics. Carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused directly and indirectly by an individual, … [Continue reading]

Save Energy by Making your Old Water Heater more Efficient

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In an ideal world, every home would come installed with an energy-efficient water heating system. But in the real world, that just isn't going to happen and not everyone can install an efficient system themselves. Maybe it's not enough time, not … [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]

Sustainable Types of Home Flooring: Environmentally-Friendly from the Ground Up

environmentally-friendly types of home flooring

You shouldn't let a bunch of tree-hugging environmentalists just walk all over you unless, of course, you are environmentally friendly flooring. Sustainable flooring is rising in popularity among the different types of flooring on the contemporary … [Continue reading]