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Tips for green living

There are a few things we often carry around with us when we're outside our homes. Whether its electronic devices, wallets or keys, we can do a lot better with what we use in terms of a more green approach to our daily needs. The following tips will cover some ideas about your daily lives you can use to make it so: Travel Mugs Fall is coming closer and winter is right behind it, a time when we will focus on drinking some nice, warm drinks for our comfort and...

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Recycling for an even greener garden

All homeowners are encouraged to recycle wherever possible, whether it’s the packaging that their food comes in, the items they’re thinking about throwing away or the products in their gardens. There is always plenty of ‘rubbish’ kicking around the home, either inside or out, but it’s not always easy to convince people to put that ‘rubbish’ into the correct recycling bins or piles so that they can be put to good use in another form. The garden is one...

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The eco-friendly homes of our time

Nowadays the idea of eco-friendly living is becoming more and more popular and a lot of people are now keen on the idea of having more eco-friendly life. Thinking about nature is not something unusual, however with the problem of global warming more attention is paid to issue connected with the polluting of the nature. Even if you are not an eco-friendly oriented person, you can stop and think for a while how you can contribute to this idea and show your res...

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Green ways to prepare your home before going on vacation

I believe you are a green-conscious person, just like I am. And for people like us, not being in control when it comes to leave our homes for days unattended can be a real pain! After all, we can’t be on top of things all the time and there’s a slight fear that all our current effort put into keeping things green will fall apart. Am I right or am I right? Since I have already mastered the art of going away for a holiday while leaving my home unattended, and...

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Seven creative ways to teach your kids about eco-living

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3.1 million jobs in the United States were engaged with the manufacture of eco-friendly products and services as of 2010.Sustainability is evidently on the rise, and being aware on how to maintain sustainability in your home is the key to embody eco-living. Naturally, your kids will look up to you as a role model when making efforts to lead a sustainable lifestyle. Think out-of-the box when guiding your kids, so...

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Painless solutions to achieving sustainability democracy

This famous sustainability quote of Aldous Huxley, can tell us a lesson: to stop destroying our environment because it takes a lot of hard work to repair what has been damaged. If this is the case, then the solution entails sustainable democracy—one that meets people’s needs, as well as their future generations while at the same time acknowledging the rule of the people for the sake of everyone. The Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development re...

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Artificial lawns - Saving money and water

The US Environmental Protection Agency estimates that landscape irrigation accounts for almost one-third of all residential water usage. The costs of maintaining a sod-lawn around the year, especially in the drier areas is exorbitant. The US Census Bureau estimates that homeowners spend on an average 2.8 hours every week on lawn maintenance. It is costly just watering the lawn on a regular basis in some areas, let alone get hired help to maintain...

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Something old becomes new and green - new purposes for old things

We buy things that we need or not, we use them, then often throw them away for the simple reason that we don't find them functional anymore. Well, this is where we are wrong. Imagine all the money you have invested on things that you simply toss and forget about. It sounds like a much better idea to find another purpose of the things you would otherwise throw away and put them back to life, in a new way. All you need is to let your imagination...

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Elemooni: Eco-friendliness for kids

A new group of nano explorers could change the way children learn about positive values, the environment, and believe it or not, the periodic table of elements. Elemooni is a new group of characters that embark on an adventure story that combines entertainment and education. It teaches children positive values, promotes eco-friendliness, and encourages kids to learn and explore their potentials. The cute and lovable characters of Elemooni are...

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Filtering basics - clean rain water

The process of filtering rain water and making it clean is a pretty old practice. A couple of decades ago people used the rain water for different purposes and nowadays, when we face major problems such as the water shortage in some areas and even countries worldwide and drought, the idea of harvesting rain water is gaining more and more popularity. However, things have changed a lot and now making the rain water suit...

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