Find a Cheap, Natural Carpet Cleaning Solution in Your Kitchen

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Spills, stains, mold and soil on our rugs and carpets used to send us to our chemical stockpiles to find the most effective weapon with which to go to battle to keep the carpet looking new. Of course, now we know better. Carpet cleaning solutions made with chemicals aren’t really the best solution at all. […]

Healthy Home Starter Kit Has Everything You Need to Clean Green

healthy-home green cleaning starter kit

Last week we talked about going green with natural cleaners, etc. And we know that chemical-free cleaning is something we should all be doing to save our environment and out health. The problem for some, is that they don’t know where to start. If you want to clean up your house-cleaning regimen, the Healthy Home […]

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 asphalt shingle roofs found on many homes now may be leaching chemicals into rainwater run-off […]

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 home flooring market. We’re not surprised. The assorted types of flooring that comprise the “environmentally friendly flooring” group make […]

What is Biogas? And, What’s it Good For?

biogas and methane energy

When organic matter breaks down or rots, it produces a mixture of carbon dioxide and methane. These gases, called biogases, can then be used in various applications. Biogas is sometimes called deep green energy because it is such a valuable source of energy in rural areas. It provides a clean, easily-controlled source of renewable energy […]

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 Agency to reduce both energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions by one third. “By […]

Stop Getting Junk Mail and Breath Easy

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The minute we stop getting junk mail, we pump more oxygen into our atmosphere. While some junk mail is made from recycled material, a substantial percentage of junk mail is made of paper that will almost always be discarded as soon as the mail reaches its target: you. Unwanted mail consumes live trees for no […]

5 Options for Eco-Friendly Shower Curtains

eco-friendly shower curtains

There is a certain smell that fills your bathroom when you unwrap a conventional shower curtain from its package. When you hang a traditional plastic shower curtain, there is a distinctive smell that accompanies the unveiling. Many people consider that toxic smell part of the shower curtain experience, light a scented candle and wait for […]

Does Mountain Biking Harm Nature?

environmental impact of mountain biking

There is little doubt that the popularity of mountain biking has increased in recent years. This is not without controversy—not long ago, there was discussion about allowing mountain biking in national parks where it had not been allowed before. Here are some of the pros and cons of mountain biking, and some of the suggested […]

First Home Certified Emerald Under Green Building Standard

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RGB Custom Builders of East Stroudsburg, Pa., has built the first home to be certified to the Emerald level of the National Green Building Standard rating system. Builder Bob Brown’s home scored a total of 724 points in the six categories of the standard, which include energy, water and resource efficiency, indoor environmental quality, lot and site development […]