Sustainable Home

Items You Wouldn’t Guess Are Draining Power in Your Home

Energy vampires are a real thing. They lurk in your homes, taking electricity even when off, if you leave them plugged into an outlet. Certain appliances and devices are especially guilty! Here are the biggest offenders you should consider unplugging when not in use. Obvious offenders The average home in the United States has more …

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3 Absolutely Painless Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste

It’s hard to imagine this today but as recently as the 1970s, it was not uncommon for people to throw trash out the window of their cars. Coffee cups, cigarette boxes, whole bags of fast food trash – just tossed onto the highway. Public education campaigns changed national habits profoundly so that now, this kind …

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5 Effective (And Fun!) Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Holidays are a great excuse to celebrate, right? Earth Day should be no exception. Since it’s a new(ish) holiday, there really aren’t many Earth Day traditions. Yet. Just like Christmas has trees and the Fourth has hot dogs, why not create some traditions for Earth Day? Instead of heading to the party store for plastic …

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Revamp Your Spring Cleaning With Homemade Alternatives

After a stuffy, cold winter, spring cleaning is the breath of fresh air that you and your entire house needs. This year, stay away from harsh chemicals and use cleaning products and methods that are safe for your family and eco-friendly. Here are 4 spring cleaning tips that can give your efforts a breath of …

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How to Save Money by Reducing Waste in Your Home

Making your home more eco-friendly will not only help you contribute to our environment but it can also save you a lot of money. It’s easy to make small everyday changes in your home that can greatly impact sustainability. Here are 5 simple changes to make your household more green.  Install solar panels: Recently, there …

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Transform Your Backyard Into a Thriving Greenhouse

Every gardener dreams about owning a backyard greenhouse, to provide the perfect environment for their plants, flowers and growing vegetables. A greenhouse also allows you to get a head start on spring planting and to extend the growing season well into the fall. Unfortunately, traditional greenhouses can be quite expensive and too large for the …

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eco-friendly pet owner

5 Ways to Be a More Responsible Pet Owner– For the Planet & Your Furry Friend

Today everyone is making more of an effort to live a green lifestyle. So why not incorporate your eco-friendly habits and techniques into the care of your pet? How you treat your pets, how you feed them, and how you clean up after them have a sizable impact on the environment and the wildlife we …

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