A Gerbera Today May Keep The Doctor Away

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Common household plants provide a viable means for scrubbing clean your homes air, allowing you the ability to improve the quality of the air and possibly the health of you and your family.

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 chronic respiratory diseases as well as headaches, nasal congestion, nausea and fatigue.

According to the American Lung Association, many homes also contain common chemicals such as Radon, Formaldehyde, Carbon monoxide, and many others. Often our favorite household items like pesticides, cleaning products, paints, and solvents may be sources of potentially harmful chemicals. These chemicals have been known to contribute to chronic health problems including lung cancer. [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]

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint by Riding the Bus

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To put yourself on the road to preserving the ecology and your own economy, it may pay to take the bus. Public transit and school buses replace a significant number of cars on the road, making them an environmentally sound transportation option. … [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]

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]

Sustainable Living — Learning From My Past

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As a teenager growing up in the seventies, I lost count of the number of times I heard my parents say “ Go back into your room and turn out the lights.” Or “set the thermostat back to 68 degrees and put on a sweater if you’re cold.” When I would ask … [Continue reading]

Various Uses of Recycled Rubber In and Around Your Home

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Recycled rubber is an eco-friendly, durable option for all kinds of applications around the home. Here are some uses for recycled rubber around your home or business. … [Continue reading]

Biking with the Family

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Looking for a fun activity that the whole family can participate in? Look no further, bicycling is an exciting way to get the whole family moving and build some lasting memories. After the initial cost of purchasing a bike, it's also a frugal … [Continue reading]

Plastic Recycling By The Numbers

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Plastic recycling, the process of recovering plastic and reprocessing it to create new products, can vary greatly from state to state. Who collects the old plastic and what can be recycled is determined by each city or county on an individual basis. … [Continue reading]

8 Tips to Make Your Historical Restoration Project Green

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Restoring a historical home is a labor of love. But just because you're taking your home back in time, doesn't mean you can't use some modern know-how. In fact, sustainable restoration can actually honor the intent of the original builders. Here are … [Continue reading]