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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 […]

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7 Springtime Crafts to Celebrate Earth Day With the Family

Since the first Earth Day in 1970, billions of individuals worldwide have participated in events every April 22 to protest ecological degradation and promote environmental stewardship and awareness. The earth is warming rapidly, with the global temperature rising 0.14°F every decade since 1880 and 0.32°F per decade since 1981. With increasing surface temperatures come greater […]

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8 Earth Day Activities to Give Back to Your Community

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year and is a way to promote environmental protection, education, and stewardship. Worldwide, people find ways to make a positive impact and create a better, healthier planet. Whether you’re interested in participating in an event, hosting a cleanup or collection drive yourself, or looking for volunteer opportunities […]

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10 Easy and Cheap Ways to Live Sustainably at College

College students use their time on campus to learn more about themselves and begin independent lives. If you are a college student, you may have decided to live a greener lifestyle, but how can you make it happen without a full-time income or a lot of control over your housing situation?  Here are a few […]

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8 Surprising Ways to Save Energy in Your Home

Throughout the years, homeowners have grown accustomed to energy efficiency involving green design, upgraded appliances, solar panel systems and eco-centric behavioral changes. For example, you may be more apt to turn off lights when you’re not occupying a room, use automated heating and cooling systems, and have become proficient in taking shorter showers. Each of these […]

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What You Should Know About Energy Efficiency Standards

The green revolution is influencing all industries, especially the building sector. Development covers a significant portion of land around the globe. The construction and operation of structures both contribute to high utility costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Regions are developing energy efficiency standards to minimize adverse economic and environmental effects. Residents can evaluate current regulations […]

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10 Innovative Green Technologies We’re Excited to See in Construction

Innovation in construction is bringing an exciting array of green technologies into the industry. These revolutionary developments benefit companies, clients, consumers and the planet.  Sustainable construction technologies range from appliances to foundations and everything in between. As these innovations develop further in the years ahead, they will make building one of the most environmentally-friendly industries […]

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15 Ways Construction Is Gradually Getting Greener

Construction produces 39% of all the carbon emissions in the world. The industry is making strides toward sustainability, but it still faces challenges. Some of the issues include the higher price of green technology and the lack of concrete action. Companies struggle to efficiently monitor sustainable practices. For example, some contractors don’t know the full […]