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How to Save Water in Your Home

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Urban Green Council (UGC), the average person uses almost 100 gallons of water a day doing tasks such as showering, washing dishes, shaving, brushing our teeth, flushing toilets, watering lawns, and most important of all… for drinking. All of this water usage cost the average family $1000 a year and water heating accounts for almost 15% of your utility cost.

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How to Create a Sustainable Garden at Home

For the most part, we are all familiar with organic gardening, but what about sustainable gardening?  Sustainable gardening is nothing but an extension of organic gardening. Actually, it’s better, sustainable gardening focuses on using natural resources to nourish the garden rather than filling it with chemicals and pesticides. Sustainable gardening also takes advantage of natural vegetation and planting methods in order to maintain the local ecosystem and create a more resilient garden.   Choosing to practice sustainable gardening not only helps the environment but also protects your family from the harmful effects of chemicals and preservatives.   Gardening with sustainability in mind is like going back to your roots. Our ancestors didn’t use any pesticides or herbicides, nor did they...

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How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

According to the Urban Green Council (UGC), buildings in the U.S. account for about 48% of the overall energy and 75% of the electricity consumption in the country. The plants that produce this energy are not only bad for the environment but our health as well. When a building is poorly operated and maintained, it cost more to operate that building. But if the building is operated and maintained properly, we reduce our utility cost, the number of power plants we need, and our impact on our environment.  The Ways We Waste Energy in Your Home Many of our homes have been built poorly and waste energy in many different ways. Some of the most common reasons our homes waste...

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