Energy-Efficient Appliances Pay Off with Green Rebates

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Take the effort to reduce your carbon footprint and the government may even reward you with rebates for using energy-efficient appliances.

Maybe you have been contemplating some changes around the house but you haven’t found the time, or you don’t know exactly what to do. Would you find the time to go green if the government offered to pay you?

Before you tackle your next home improvement project, consider improvements that will make your home more energy efficient and get you the green stamp-of-approval from the government.

Why do we want the government to approve our green home improvements? Because the government is offering incentives, rebates and tax breaks for those who decide to turn their home into an energy efficient habitat.

So, without further ado, here are some improvements that will make your home green and may also earn rebates from the government. Green home, green wallet. It’s a win-win! [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]

6 Eco-friendly Options for a New Roof

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When it's time to replace the roof on your house, know your options. There have been many improvements in eco-friendly roofing materials and other sustainable roof styles are coming back into vogue among green builders. On the flip side, the … [Continue reading]

Green Tips for Cars: Relax and Let it Ride

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Fuel efficiency is a major component of making your car as environmentally friendly as possible. Earlier this week we talked about slowing down to save gas. If you really want to get the most green out of every gallon, then it's time to relax and … [Continue reading]

Skoy Cloths: Replace Paper Towels with Greener Alternative

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According to ALighterFootprint.com, Americans send 3,000 tons of paper towels to landfills each day. We really need a greener solution. Some folks opt for sponges or dish cloths that, while fine for specific tasks, doesn't completely fill my need for … [Continue reading]

Bamboo Cutting Boards

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I know cutting boards aren’t really all that exciting when it comes to kitchen equipment.  They certainly can’t compare to those flashy knives with the gleaming edges, or that sexy Mixmaster with ten speeds, all chromed out.  Oh, and what about that … [Continue reading]

Worm Composting: Pound for pound nature’s most efficient compost system

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Recycling household waste into compost allows the return of organic matter to the soil. It's an easy and fruitful way to reduce the amount of garbage going into our landfills. At the same time, we can reap the benefits of making our own fertilizer to … [Continue reading]

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

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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]

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

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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 … [Continue reading]

Five Green Apps for iPhone

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If you have an iPhone, then you already know how difficult it can be to find the best iPhone apps. Sorting through the more than 100,000 options in the App Store can be a daunting task — to say the least! That's why we've done the research for … [Continue reading]