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Solar Dos and Don’ts: A Practical Guide

Investing in solar energy for your home is probably one of the better ideas you’ve had lately. Go, You! Especially if you live in a state where net-metering is available, you can drastically lower your energy bills while also reducing your carbon footprint on the world. Like any new-to-you thing, there are tips and tricks to get under your belt before jumping head first into a new world of technology. Well, we’re here to help navigate some of the trickier aspects of going Solar with your home with our helpful list of dos and don’ts. DO! Definitely DO! Preliminary...

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Drought-Proofing Your Yard: Basic Concepts

There are many ways to increase energy efficiency and decrease your carbon footprint where your house is involved. Updating insulation, switching to solar power, upgrading appliances, they’re all great ways to save valuable resources. But what if you could not only increase the value of your home on a Green scale, but also up your curb appeal at the same time? …Go on… Drought proofing your yard will not only lower the amount of water you use – and thus, your bills – but it will bring new life and beauty to your landscape. And no, drought-proofing your yard...

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The Wonderful Ways Of Hemp Insulation

Your home’s insulation is as important as any other element of your home. Without proper insulation, your home loses heat and air at rapid rates, causing your heating and cooling bills to raise higher. Insulation is also susceptible to rodents and infestation. Not to mention some insulations contain toxic materials or put off a lot of carbon in the manufacturing process. But don’t distress. Learn about the green new alternative to spray foam or that pink fluffy padding, hemp insulation. Hip To Be Hemp Hemp is a cousin of the notorious marijuana plant. While some communities tout the benefits...

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Going Green In The Literal Sense

You’ve got solar. You’re using energy efficient appliances and furnishings. Your yard is a veritable haven of drought resistant horticulture. There’s nothing more you can do. Right? Well, very possible. However, if you happen to have a patch of roof free there’s still one more thing you can do. Install a living roof. Green roofs – roofs with plants and grasses all over them – are an excellent addition to further reduce your carbon footprint at home. Here’s a quick guide on why you should consider a Green Roof today. The Benefits Oh gosh, where do we start? The...

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Windmills v. Wind Turbines: The Difference

It should go without saying that wind and wind noise do not cause cancer. Anybody with a synapse-firing brain can deduce this fact. However, there is a difference between windmills and wind turbines, but it’s not as big a difference as you might think. They’re both using wind to power their mechanisms, but the way in which they use this natural resource is what distinguishes between the two. Let’s dive in, shall we? Windmills You frequently see windmills on farms, or the cover of Don Quixote books. Yes, yes. Wind Farms are where the turbines reside, but regular farming...

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