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How to Create An Eco-Friendly Backyard for Your Summer Get-Togethers

Once summer rolls around, everybody wants to get outside and enjoy the sun. Your backyard must be ready for another season of hosting gatherings and late-night cookouts. As a bonus, you could spruce up your yard with sustainable design tips. When redecorating, you want to keep the wildlife also calling it home in mind. Do […]

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Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: Helping Seniors and the Planet

Humans are social creatures, relying on one another for survival and support. Recent research in JAMA reveals without adequate community structures, deaths of despair and the diseases that often precede it proliferate. Many American communities have far to go in making their neighborhoods safer and richer in the resources residents need to thrive.  Everyone and […]

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10 Best Ways to Keep Your House Cool During the Hot Summer Months

Summer is here and the heat is on. You could end up paying a small fortune in air conditioning costs to keep your house cool, especially if you live in a hot climate like California or Florida. However, soaring inflation means you need to pinch pennies more than ever — how can you reduce your […]

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How the Housing and Climate Crises Are Connected

Among the many problems facing our modern world, the climate and housing market crises are two of the most significant. They might seem like independent issues on the surface, but climate change has a major impact on where you can live and what structures you can build.  Here are the notable ways climate change has […]

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What Impact Do Wildfires Have On Our Environment?

Wildfires are unexpected disasters typically caused by lightning strikes, human-induced ignition and poorly contained prescribed burns.  Since 2000, nearly 70,072 wildfires have burned seven million acres of land in the United States yearly. As droughts and drier, hotter air becomes more prevalent with increasing climate change, so do wildfire events. California’s 2020 wildfire season was […]

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8 Secret Sources of Wasted Energy In Your Home

Turning off the lights in an unoccupied room or cutting back on water usage are ways you can save money on your household bills and positively impact the environment. However, there may be secret sources of wasted energy in your home of which you’re unaware. Inflation and the rising cost of electricity left 20% of […]

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Grocery Stores Have Room To Grow In The Effort To Being Sustainable

With the tangible effects of global warming, consumers are more concerned with sustainability than ever before. While businesses like grocery stores, with the 2030 Paris Agreement deadline looming over their heads, should be making greater strides toward net-zero emissions.   Yet a recent study found while customers were willing to spend more for eco-friendly products and […]

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Is It More Sustainable to Live in a City or the Suburbs?

Cities and suburbs both have their advantages and disadvantages. Cities provide more entertaining nightlife and career opportunities, but suburban areas offer a more quiet, family-friendly setting. Each also impacts climate change slightly differently. Which option is better for sustainable living? Cities tend to be more eco-friendly and here are a few reasons why.  The City […]

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Go Green While You Spring Clean! 6 Eco-Friendly Cleaning Alternatives for Your Home.

Is there anything better than getting rid of winter dust bunnies and grime after months of cold-weather hibernation? Annual spring cleaning is a pastime people traditionally participate in worldwide. However, many commercial cleaning solutions are made with harmful chemicals that pose a risk to you, your family, your pets, and the environment. According to the […]

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How to Welcome Nature Into Your Home This Spring

The sights and sounds of spring bring a sense of renewal and refreshment. Ice melts into running water, green buds unwrap on tree branches and birds fill the air with songs of welcome. Unfortunately, responsibilities can reduce the time you get to spend outside.  An easy solution is to bring nature indoors. Studies have shown […]