diy-solar-panels

Solar panels to light up, heat or cool your home – in fact for any of your home energy needs – can be a great idea. It means that you rely on clean, non-polluting, renewable and sustainable energy and lower your reliance on the grid. After the initial outlay for buying and installing the solar panels, it could also mean considerable savings for you, as ...

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green-accessories

Ethical lifestyle choices can and should permeate every area of life – if you can make ethical food choices and use eco friendly energy sources or green building/building materials, why not do the same when it comes to fashion? As in everything else, we can make ethical and responsible choices by choosing eco friendly fashion as well. But we often lack information on what kind ...

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rainwater-harvesting-at-home

During the raining season, the water gushes down the pipes from the roof but if we can store it properly then we can use it for drinking purpose, for preparing food and other household chores. If we can carry out the process of retaining rainwater properly, we can collect a sizeable amount of water from the rainfall. But due to lack of knowledge, we tend ...

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eco-friendly-lumber

There is much that we can do to reduce the environmental impact our homes have: we can recycle, reduce and reuse. We can conserve water and install rainwater harvesting systems. On a day to day basis, we can reduce waste and improve waste management and pollution and prevent environmental degradation. We can also ensure that green architectural design dovetails with local conditions and weather. Using eco ...

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urban-farming-environmental-benefits

Many environmental experts feel that urban farming and agriculture can transform our urban landscapes and can improve the quality of urban environments. Though urban farming is looked upon chiefly as a recreational activity, it can have several benefits at the community level and can help to improve quality of life and stem degradation of urban environments. We look at what urban farming and agriculture is and ...

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shale-gas

According to reports this past May, the U.S. has provisionally approved an application to export liquefied natural gas to countries that lack free-trade agreements with the United States. This U.S. News and World Report article also asserted that this opens the U.S. “to play a larger role in the global energy space.” A mere few years ago the U.S. was facing a shortage of gas; however, thanks ...

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eco-friendly-chairs

Once you have decided to minimize your carbon footprint and live an eco friendly lifestyle, it starts showing up in the smallest of decisions you take. But sometimes, you may not have enough information and that may prevent you from going for a greener option. This is usually true for petty household items like tables, stools and chairs. Chairs are so common that they are found ...

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resista-carpet

A Resista carpet is more than just an attractive addition to your home! These stunning carpets are eco-friendly, durable, comfortable, soft, and even stain resistant. It’s not that common that you can associate eco-friendly with a carpet brand, as a majority of carpets are designed using manufactured fibers that are sometimes less than environmentally friendly. However, a Resista carpet is designed in the greenest way. By ...

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home-energy-infographic

Reducing energy usage in the home environment has two main benefits. The first is to reduce energy demands on your local infrastructure, the second is to reduce your own energy bills (the third, less tangible benefit is a sense of well being from doing your part to help the environment). For some people, the real winner here is the extra money in their pocket, and ...

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diy-home-repair

Is there a water leak in your home that needs to be fixed but yet undone? Well, most people have some or other thing at home that needs a repair. Things like gas and water leakage can impact the environment too if they are left unattended for too long. Why should you put off home repairs when you can do it yourself? One interesting fact about ...

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