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The Geothermal Heating And Air Option

Solar panels are a great way to power your home, and still one of the leading green upgrades in residential home improvements. But what about heating and cooling your home specifically? Geothermal heating and air isn’t necessarily new by any means – it’s been around for well over 60 years – but maybe not as widely understood or utilized. Not to be confused with Geothermal Energy, Geothermal HVAC is a great green addition to your home. Let’s take a look at what Geothermal HVAC is and how it helps you, your home, and the planet. The Framework Geothermal Energy...

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Green Roofs for a Green Future

Green Roofs for a Green Future Living roofs are roofs of buildings that are either partially or completely covered with plants and vegetation. Providing extra space for nature to flourish is always a good thing. But the benefits of green roofs aren’t just limited to added vegetation. Living roofs have multiple benefits to the buildings that house them. A clever way to bring nature into urban areas where most surfaces are dreary, gray, impervious concrete, green roofs provide more than their natural beauty to apartment and business buildings. The Perks On the largest scale, green roofs are wonderful for...

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Compost: Cutting Down On Food Waste

Compost: Cutting Down On Food Waste One-hundred sixty-one billion dollars. One-hundred thirty-three billion pounds. Those are the stats for food waste in America in the year 2010. Babies born in that year are now upon the double digit ages. Roughly 31% of food purchased on the consumer level goes to waste. We haven’t even taken into account the staggering number of people who go hungry every day. Food waste is an issue, but it’s a very treatable issue. The treatment isn’t even all that difficult. It already occurs in nature, you’re just providing the right, shall we say, climate...

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Conserving Water and In the Kitchen

If you spend any amount of time in the kitchen, you know how much water is needed to run it. With the recent report on climate change, it’s more important than ever to be conscious of water usage wherever possible. Let’s take a look at some ways to reduce water usage and waste in the kitchen. Know Your Dishwasher Settings If you’ve got an older dishwasher, chances are it’s using 2-3 times as much water as an energy efficient dishwasher. There’s even a difference between older and newer energy efficient dishwashers. Models older than 1994 used anywhere between 10...

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Three Easy Steps to Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Three Easy Steps to Reducing Your Carbon Footprint It’s no secret, the environment is a mess from greenhouse gases to overflowing landfills. While there are bigger steps needed by the whole of the world, there are still a bunch of little things YOU can do to add up to a bigger impact. Here are three easy, economic ways to a solution. REUSABLE WATER AND COFFEE TUMBLERS It’s been reported in 2011 we produced 300 million tons of plastic waste each year. About 8 million of that winds up in the ocean in the form of plastic water bottles. The...

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