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]

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]

Greenwashing

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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]

How to Make Your Own Napkins Using Old Fabric

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Cloth napkins are being recognized as the eco-friendly, less wasteful choice for our tables. And they are not hard to make from old material you may have around your house. Here are some ideas on how to make your own cloth napkins. Start with … [Continue reading]

Green Tips for Cars: Don’t Let Your Car Idle

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Do you ever stop to think about how much waiting we do while "running" around town. If you're ready to make your errands more environmentally friendly, then don't be idle. Idle engines are the Devil’s playthings. An idle engine gets zero miles per … [Continue reading]

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

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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]

Bike Commuting: Choosing The Best Bike

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For those of you considering bike commuting, the obvious, most important first step is actually getting a bike. But where to begin? How much to spend? What kind of bike is best? Before we can answer these questions you must first consider how far … [Continue reading]

How to Use Sustainable Building Materials

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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 … [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]