Turn Over a New Leaf, Pick up the Yard Nature’s Way

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Autumn leaves turn gold, red, and brown, but you can still stay green with a plan for leaf-pickup.

Green as she was in so many other ways, my grandmother’s manner of leaf disposal such a waste. Even today, depending on where you are, you see people needlessly destroying a tremendous natural resource. If your idea of “leaf pick up” means you rake them into the street or into cans and burn them, or bag them into plastic, please rethink your notion of a leaf pick up.

Rather than thinking, “leaf pick up,” why don’t we think in terms of leaf removal, as in re-moving those red and gold beauties to another spot, one fully able to make them “green” again.

Let’s face it: burning is out of the question. Although it seems to some a natural method of leaf removal, since the burning of vegetation is in certain circumstances beneficial to the environment, in the case of burning yard leaves, it is not. [Continue reading]

Green Tips for Cars: Lighten Your Load

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Looking for ways to save gas and increase your fuel economy? Then it's time to Lighten Your Load. Clear your car of extra baggage and you can improve your fuel economy by two percent for every 100 pounds. Are you still carrying around that … [Continue reading]

Raising an Eco-cat: Green tips and Earth-friendly products for kitties

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We spend a lot of time focusing on how to make our families, our homes and our lifestyle more "green." But, what about our pets? Even small animals can leave a heavy environmental footprint if, as pet owners, we don't take the initiative to make … [Continue reading]

8 Easy Ways to Teach Kids About Saving Energy

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There are ways to teach your kids about saving energy at home without constantly nagging them to turn off lights or shut the front door. It's not just about having rules and enforcing them, although that is a good idea too. It's also about teaching … [Continue reading]

Xeriscape: Landscaping With Low-Water Plants

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Xeriscaping is a growing trend among gardeners, landscapers and homeowners that want to enjoy the look of nature but also want to preserve nature so that they can enjoy it. There are many environmental benefits that come from this type of landscape … [Continue reading]

6 Reasons Gardening with Native Plants is Better for You and the Environment

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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 … [Continue reading]

Adventure Bicycling: How to Get Started Traveling by Bike

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On GreenWorld365 we talk a lot about reducing your carbon foot print.  There are a lot of ways to do this from conserving energy, recycling, buying offsets, or eating less meat.  But what about travel? According to Green Progress, a 3000 mile … [Continue reading]

Drive green with 7 eco-conscious tips for fuel economy

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Thanks in no small part to the horror of rising fuel prices, gas-guzzling Americans have been forced to cut back on gas consumption. Some tried car-pooling, discovered public transportation or gained new skills for alternative transportation like … [Continue reading]

The Nogg Chicken Coop: A Hip Design for the Urban Chicken

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The nogg is a modern chicken coop that has been designed in the shape of an egg. The coop, which can house between 2-4 chickens, adds a touch of playful elegance to domestic farming and looks beautiful in any garden environment—urban or rural. The … [Continue reading]

Eco-Friendly Markers Turn Your Whiteboard Green

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Do you love the smell of markers in the morning? Not anymore. There's a reusable marker on the market that's removing the toxic smell of traditional whiteboard markers and doing a whole lot more for the environment, too. Auspen reusable whiteboard … [Continue reading]