Green Living

15
Apr

Eat Your Vegetables!

  Did you know that adding a few vegetarian meals to your diet each week can help save energy and fuel and can even improve your health? Raising livestock increases greenhouse gases, uses a lot of water (cows can drink 50 gallons of water a day), and makes use of farmland that could be better used to plant crops.  

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8
Apr

Your Kitchen is So Smart

  Smart kitchens are smart because they work in connection with automated home technology (devices, apps, and the Internet) to help you manage energy and integrate your smart products. You can engage smart home assistants, such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, to help out too.   Smart lighting. No light switch needed. Turn on and off, dim, or automate

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1
Apr

Ways to Save Water

Saving water saves energy too. Of course, we need energy to heat our water, but it also requires a lot of additional energy to purify, pump, treat, and in some cases, transport water. When you save water, you save money and energy, and you help the planet. Water-saving habits can help reduce carbon emissions and divert less water from our

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25
Mar

Clean, Green Tips for Your Business

  Greening your business is not only good for the environment, it is meaningful to your customers. It shows you care about the environment, the future of the planet, and that you’re doing your part to encourage others to do the same. Here’s a few ways to go green in business:   Say no to waste. Provide recycling bins and

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18
Mar

Where’s My Recycling Really Going?

  You may be recycling items that are dirty and have multiple types of materials, which are difficult to separate. Even though you have good intentions, there’s a chance that the items you’re trying to recycle could be going straight to the landfill, since these items need to meet certain cleanliness and material requirements in order to be processed correctly

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11
Mar

Invisible Water Waste

  Food waste is often connected to water waste. That’s because producing, processing, and transporting our food requires a lot of water. Animals and crops need water to survive, so their water footprint is an important consideration when using the products they yield. Here are a few hypothetical examples to consider:   Tossing a quart of milk = taking 6

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4
Mar

It’s Electric – Driving Clean

  There are so many benefits to the economy, the environment, and even your wallet when you drive a plug-in electric or hybrid vehicle. You can realize savings in costs, emissions, and energy security in the U.S.   Costs The purchase price can be more for plug-in electric or hybrid vehicles, but with technological advances in the batteries that power

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25
Feb

Cleaning Products and Your Health

Harmful chemicals may enter the environment through our use of household cleaners. When toxic cleaners enter our waterways and air, they can adversely affect the health of humans and animals, alike. With the help of common household items, however, you can make your own cleaning products, which may be kinder to the planet and your wellbeing.   All-purpose cleaner and

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19
Feb

The Art of Thrifting

Thrift store shopping is not only fun (think: treasure hunting), but it’s a great way to recycle clothing, housewares, and other items. True, there can be a lot of clutter to sort through, but with a few tips, you’ll be thrifting with the best of them.   Upcycle. You might just find that perfect denim jacket or pair of jeans

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11
Feb

Egg-Citing News About Chickens

  Backyard chickens boast benefits beyond the barnyard. With concerns about our food sources, fresh eggs may be higher quality, better tasting, and more nutritious. Some other benefits of chicken ownership:   Pest control. Chickens eat small bugs and worms. They hunt and peck for little critters and insects.   Compost. The waste from your coop can be used in

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