green home

Your Guide to Planning and Building a Green Home Without Breaking the Bank

The current status of the climate and economy is prompting many to consider switching to greener living. The market is flooding like never before with options for energy-efficient appliances, water-saving fixtures and eco-friendly building materials. Building a green home on a budget can help you achieve your goals, whether you’re hoping your new build will […]

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Budget-Friendly Lifestyle Changes to Get You On the Road to Sustainable Living

The recent results of COP15 have reinvigorated sustainability efforts and have motivated millions to double down on their commitment to sustainable living. In the words of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, “We are finally starting to forge a peace pact with nature.” The good news may have given you the extra incentive you need to start […]

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10 Easy Tips for Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

We all know we need to do our part to reduce our carbon footprint and help save the planet. But sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. You can play a big role in reducing your carbon footprint and helping the environment by making some simple changes at home. Use these tips to […]

Cut down on junk mail | Tuesday Tip

The production of junk mail has the same carbon footprint as 9 million vehicles, and the energy used to produce it could heat 250,000 homes for one day.

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7 Commons Myths About Making a Sustainable Home Debunked

If you’re considering building a sustainable home, or renovating your current home for greater energy efficiency, you might wonder if it’s worth it. After all, maybe you’ve read about green building or heard stories countering its benefits and complaining about the costs. Crafting a sustainable home should still account for design and aesthetics, but reap […]

Observe an Eco-Sabbath | Tuesday Tip

An electronic sabbatical something everyone can use! Make sure to take the time off from staring at those screens.

eco-friendly remodeling

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 […]

Borrow and share with friends | Tuesday Tip

There are so many online resources where everything can be borrowed or shared through verified lenders, and even libraries are expanding well beyond books and media.

Beware of idle electronics | Tuesday Tip

The Department of Energy estimates you could save 10% every month when you unplug appliances when not in use.

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5 Ways to Make Your Apartment Eco-Friendly

Over 80% of Americans say having a green living space is important to them. This is good to remember when building or designing a new apartment complex. Adding eco-friendly features to your apartments will attract renters and save money by conserving energy.  Here are five ways to make your apartments environmentally friendly. 1. Choose the […]