Eco-Friendly Snow Removal

Eco-Friendly Snow Removal

Dealing with ice this winter? How do you protect yourself and your family as well as the environment? Envirocast has a great article called "Put Your Sidewalk and Driveway On a Low Salt Diet" filled with tips to select the…

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Help Me Conserve Water

Help Me Conserve Water

Outside of irrigation systems, one of the chief users of water in many households is the toilet, although the 1.6-gallon models have reduced the flush volume significantly. But what if a toilet it leaking? It doesn't matter if you have…

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Teeny Tiny Houses

Teeny Tiny Houses

One man's concerns about the impact a large house has on the environment begat his building and living in a house just 100 square feet. Tumbleweed Tiny House Company is Jay Shafer's idea turned reality. The company builds very small,…

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Healthy Modular Homes For Families

Healthy Modular Homes for Families

I've written extensively about energy efficiency and benefits to the environment associated with green building in this blog. Another advantage of building green is its health benefits. I read a recent statistic that I found very interesting and hope you…

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Solar Panels: 1, Trees: 0

Solar Panels: 1, Trees: 0

An interesting case in California begs the question: Which one is greener, trees or solar panels? Neighbors Richard Treanor and Mark Vargas were locked in battle because Treanor's 35-foot oak trees, planted over a decade ago, shaded Vargas' solar panels.…

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Energy-Efficient Podcast

Energy-Efficient Podcast

The first energy-efficiency video podcast goes lives today on the Energy Star web site. Tom Kraeutler, host of the syndicated radio show "The Money Pit," walks viewers through a home pointing out the little things that can be done to…

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Green Gingerbread House Contest

Green Gingerbread House Contest

It seems everything is going green these days. In a unique spin on gingerbread houses, Bake For A Change held a contest that "combines warm baking with global ideals." Contributors were asked to build the gingerbread home of the future,…

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How Green Is Your Presidential Pick?

How Green Is Your Presidential Pick?

What's so super about Tuesday? According to Wikipedia, today "the largest-ever simultaneous number of state U.S. presidential primary elections will be held. Twenty-four states and American Samoa are scheduled to hold either caucuses or primary elections for one or both…

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Meet Ted, the Energy Monitor

Now here's a cool gadget. The Energy Detective (TED) continuously measures the electricity consumption of your entire home, helping you conserve energy and lower your bills. TED gives you household usage in real time as well as a projection of…

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25 Green States

25 Green States

I love lists almost as much as I love people making efforts to live a greener lifestyle. Here's something that combines both my loves. The Daily Green lists 25 states that are making strong efforts to combat global warming with…

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