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How to Reduce Energy Consumption at Home: Simple and Cost-Effective Strategies

Did you know the average American household uses 11,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually? This energy consumption number comes from air conditioning, water heating and other standard practices. It’s not uncommon for people to spend $1,000 or more on utility bills every year. These habits are also bad for the environment. You can learn how to […]

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Keys to an Eco-Friendly Diet

Another year has come to an end but, as you know, 2020 is not just another year. As a human collective, we have been through a lot of trials and tribulations this past year. Fortunately, the calendar has flipped to a new year. Our daily lives have shifted dramatically, for some more than others, and […]

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15 Everyday Biodegradable Items as a Great Alternative to Plastic

With the war on plastic still raging forward, it’s more important than ever to start looking for alternative materials and biodegradable items. The planet is about to reach a stage of irreversible events if people don’t start waking up to the harm that’s being caused. You’ve likely heard about biodegradable materials and items, but what […]

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Green Renovations to Make in the New Year

With climate awareness reaching an all-time high, more of us than ever are looking for ways to implement eco-friendly materials into our homes and lives. Thankfully, demand breeds supply, so there’s an abundance of environmentally-friendly new trends, materials, and products floating around that can have a substantial impact on your carbon footprint. Minimizing your negative impact […]

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Moving Forward with Sustainable Transportation

When you think of sustainable transportation, what comes to mind? As the world around us adapts to eco-friendly societal needs, our definition of transportation is dynamic and ever-changing.  We used to be centered on single occupancy vehicles and traffic jams. Now, we are beginning the shift toward public transit, ridesharing, and sustainable modes of transportation. […]

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How Our Pets Can Teach Us to ‘Quarantine Green’

Pets have saved many of us from the pandemic blues. Amid lockdowns and quarantines, we found ourselves isolated from our human network, so we leaned more than ever on our furry friends. Some of us are spending more time with our pets, while others have brought new friends home. (Animal shelters and pet agencies saw […]

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Eco-Conscious Home Improvements for the New Year

With 2020 drawing to a close with this unique holiday season, many people will be eagerly anticipating 2021. As New Year resolutions come to mind, one of your several aspirations may include a home remodel, re-design or improvement, whether small or large. While sustainable living practices continue to rise in popularity and be adopted into […]

‘The Environmentalist’s Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, I went all through the house, Turning lights OFF that were left ON, by my kids and my spouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, To reduce carbon footprints and dry them by air. The children took showers as fast as could be, Under five minutes to […]

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How to Be More Eco-Friendly This Holiday Season

Just because we hear about something to the extent it becomes almost like a cliche, with its newness being lost, it doesn’t mean the truth in it is invalid. This is the case with eco-friendliness, a way too oft-quoted notion in all contexts. To really grasp being eco-friendly, especially during the holiday season, we have […]

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Surprise Your Outdoorsy Loved Ones with Sustainable, Ethical, and Eco-Friendly Gifts

Every year we get a chance to surprise our outdoorsy loved ones with gifts, whether it’s for their birthdays, Valentine’s Day, or during the holidays. It’s one of the simplest ways to show love and affection. To make this year’s gift-giving even more special, we’re giving you a list of sustainable, ethical, and eco-friendly gifts […]