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Snow Be Gone: Eco-Friendly Methods of Snow Removal

Traditional snow removal methods, such as rock salt and gas-powered snow blowers, are great for clearing icy roads but bad for the environment. Salt can accumulate in waterways and fossil fuels contribute to climate change. Luckily, you don’t have to resign yourself to being snowed in this winter – there are eco-friendly snow removal methods […]

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Electric Vehicles and Their Impact on the Environment

Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) are rapidly increasing worldwide, particularly in countries like Norway, Iceland and Sweden. In 2021, sales numbers doubled from the previous year and the World Economic Forum suggests more EVs are sold per week than the entire number sold in 2012. The standard internal combustion engine (ICE) market experienced significant declines […]

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How College Campuses Can Increase Energy Efficiency

College campuses are physically widespread and have far-reaching effects on people’s development, serving as a launchpad from adolescence to adulthood for many students. Therefore, they must prioritize energy efficiency. Here are a few ways universities can go green and lower their energy bill simultaneously. Add Extra Insulation to Buildings A building with thick insulation in […]

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10 Tips for Monitoring Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Smart thermostats, tankless water heaters and home energy monitors make it easier than ever to monitor the energy efficiency of your home. Even if you don’t have the budget for new appliances or better insulation, you can reduce your energy consumption in several ways.  1. Fix Your Lighting LED lightbulbs use up to 90% less […]

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Home Heating: Is Gas More Sustainable Than Oil?

In response to the global climate crisis, practicing sustainability is more important than ever. There are many myths associated with how sustainable gas is compared to oil. Both advantages and disadvantages exist, but which is the better option when it comes to home heating? Let’s explore which is better for the environment and how it […]

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5 Surprising Impacts of Climate Change On Our Health

Scientists have well documented the effects of climate change on the planet, but we don’t talk much about how it affects our bodies and minds. Here are five surprising impacts of climate change on our health you should know. 1. Malnutrition Climate change has made it more challenging to produce mature crops in quantity and […]

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Why It’s Important to Buy Local

As top scientists warn humans are running out of time to stop the worst ravages of climate change, more people want to do their part to prevent catastrophe. Recycling is only part of the battle — avoiding significant damage will require additional changes in how people live. Nearly everyone buys groceries and household necessities, but […]

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Why Studying and Teaching About Climate is Important

Statistics regarding climate can vary based on where you get your information. Contradictory content can confuse students and make their decisions more difficult. By teaching them accurate and insightful information, students can make informed decisions about lessening the impact of climate on our environment.  Teaching About Climate You will never solve problems if you ignore […]

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How Can Remodeling Be Made Eco-Friendly?

Remodeling can be an exciting time for a homeowner. It’s a chance to upgrade your home with new features and improve your special place. But have you ever considered ways you can take remodeling and make it better for the environment? When you choose to remodel, you’re already making an environmentally conscious choice. Using the […]

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Are Houseplants Environmentally Friendly?

Houseplants are becoming a popular design trend. They provide a beautiful aesthetic and a calming atmosphere. They also add a pop of color to your space. Besides, their design appeal plants also have some environmental impacts. Here are some of the benefits and drawbacks of this growing trend. How Do Houseplants Help the Environment  Besides […]