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Is apartment living more eco-friendly than a house?

For those that are looking to limit their personal impact on the environment, choosing the right home may be one of the hardest decisions they have to make. The obvious choices are to either live in a house or an apartment. The question is: which one of these is more eco-friendly? The truth is that living in an apartment is actually going to be better for the environment as a whole. Here are some reasons provided by Asset Maintenance as...

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Nine tricks to help your fridge work less and save more

Throwing away food is one of the most wasteful things you can do. When you think of all the energy that goes into producing each item in your refrigerator, discarding something without using it is a major eco-crime. Additionally, the refrigerator is one of the biggest energy hogs in your home, and it's working hard all day to keep all that food cool for you to consume. To save energy and avoid waste, follow these tips for proper food storage, keeping your foods...

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Nineteen easy ways students can help save Mother Earth

Students are young, creative, energetic and outspoken that is why they have the perfect qualities to help save mother earth. They can be great eco-warriors that can prevent the Earth from further damage. Unfortunately, students can somehow be childish, selfish, lazy, and irresponsible too. If only they are aware of how huge their contributions can be to minimize global warming, pollution and other threats against the environment, the world would probably a healthier place to live...

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How the garden office could offer you a greener lifestyle, and cut traffic congestion too

“A typical organization’s largest environmental footprint, especially energy use and pollution emissions, can be traced to its employees’ travel to and from work,” according to Prof Joseph Sarkis, professor of management at Clark University in the US. So, more of us should be working at home – whether telecommuting for our existing employer, or even going it alone with a home-based business. One downside of home-working, however, is the space issue. The...

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Green vacation: Go on an eco-friendly safari

The primary goal of modern-day eco-friendly African safaris is to lessen the overall impact on the environment. One of the greatest impacts on the environment, regardless of where it occurs, is air pollution caused by fuel emission, especially those from 4x4 jeep-type vehicles. Out of respect for and in the effort to preserve national park land, the majority of safaris now focus on walking, biking and the use of small watercraft colloqui...

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Tips for energy efficient cleaning at home

A lot of effort goes into domestic cleaning, and you may also be surprised as to the amount of energy that also goes into cleaning. As you know, electricity is created with the buring of fossil fuels. As such, domestic cleaning acts such as turning on your vaccuum cleaner, heating water and almost evey other process in your house, releases carbon dioxide emissions into the air. By reducing the amount of energy that you use up as a household, you can reduce...

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Environmental expert Zem Joaquin's tips on being Ecofabulous

Zem Joaquin is editor at large of Home & Lifestyle for Huffington Post as well as a founding board member of the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute and founder of Global Green’s Gorgeous & Green Gala. Zem is an environmental strategy consultant for companies such as Station A and Mercedes Benz and is an authority on modern eco-friendly living. Zem dishes on her advice to live an ecofabulous life. 1) What does it mean to be ecofabulous? Ecofabulous...

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Designing an eco-friendly kitchen

If you want to go green, you have likely thought about things like solar panels and recycling, but have you considered your kitchen? Your kitchen provides you with an amazing opportunity to give back to the planet, and greening your kitchen takes significantly less work and expense than you might think. As always, the key is to take things step by step, and to take on just one or two projects at a time. Better Lighting A kitchen is a place that needs a lot of light, and...

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How to print whilst being environmentally friendly

For decades, it has been predicted that one day we will work in ‘paperless offices’, yet printing doesn’t seem to be going out of fashion any time soon. Most people still appreciate seeing something in hard copy, prefer to annotate reports in their own handwriting, and need to print out important documents such as contracts. So how can we minimize the environmental impact...

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Should you use eco-friendly laundry detergents?

These days, with the levels of pollution in our everyday lives growing all the time, more and more people have started to search for way to live more healthily and with a care for the environment. Green thinking has become a lifestyle that many people choose to adopt. From organic food to natural detergents, there are many green alternatives to everyday products. However,...

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