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How to do a Home Water Audit

Sizing up your home water use is painless and worth the savings. Here’s how. Taking stock of your water use is an ideal first-step on a mission to use less water. And the best place to start is with a “desk-top” audit by studying your bills. Look for trends or patterns and think about what […]

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5 Ways Your Green Habits Are Saving the Environment

Have you ever wondered how much of a difference all of those little green habits make? Are you really saving energy by switching light bulbs? Do those shorter showers save that much water? These numbers show that each little bit adds up and that each small change can make a difference. Turning off the water […]

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With a rain barrel, April showers can bring more than flowers

As the old adage goes, April showers bring May flowers. But for those looking to green their homes, April showers also provide an easy way to reduce water bills and water waste. Rainwater harvesting is a simple and efficient way to capitalize on the naturally occurring precipitation in your area, and reduce dependency on irrigated […]

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Hidden Water Consumption- Surprising Facts

We’ve all probably been made aware of some startling water-use statistics that are more ‘apparent’, but have we ever considered the water use/waste that is involved in less ‘obvious’ human activities?? One may be surprised to learn of some of the facts below… Diet The water it takes to produce the average American diet alone—approximately […]

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Today’s Lifestyle Change Can Lead to Tomorrow’s Better Planet

Being ‘green’ doesn’t carry that much weight when it’s just a ‘label’ and you are being ‘forced’ to change. It’s like being ‘on’ a  diet. We say, “I’m on a diet”, as if we can get ‘off’ of it at any time. And more often than not, we do. But if you change your lifestyle […]

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How Green Is Your Dentist?

If you’re a greenie who likes white teeth there is a growing resource of eco-friendly dentists to choose from. Dentists with environmentally friendly practices make an effort to reduce waste and pollution, save energy and water and using high-tech and green solutions such as digital x-rays. GreenBiz.com reports there is now a certification offered for […]

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11 Ways to Use Less in 2011

Think about everything that you use in one day – your morning shower, the coffeemaker, the work commute, your annual report, the short drive to lunch, watching television, doing laundry. It all adds up. Now think about how much time, money and resources you’d save if you just used a little bit less during your […]

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The 10 easiest ways to green your home

Being earth-friendly doesn’t require going solar or growing all your own food. There are plenty of easy ways to make a big difference. When it comes to the environment, being a good global citizen starts at your doorstep. From recycling to using alternative cleaning materials, minor changes at home can add up to real benefits […]

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New water-efficient homes make perfect ‘sense’

Four new homes in Roseville, Calif., earn official WaterSense labeling as part of a program that’s similar to EnergyStar but focuses on home water conservation instead of energy efficiency. I’ve always wondered if the EPA’s EnergyStar for Homes program was a bit lonely and in need of some official, watery company to truly help homeowners […]

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