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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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Residential Solar Panels – Pros vs. Cons

The energy costs are on a constant rise around the world, as the natural fossil fuel reservoirs deteriorate at an alarming rate, so it’s time to look for sustainable energy options like the wind, hydro and solar power. One of the major contenders that offer excellent alternatives to traditional energy sources is solar energy. For this reason, several households have started to take an interest in solar power generation to reduce their energy costs. The main component of a solar power-generating unit is the battery. With new innovative technology, the batteries are affordable and performs much better. Pros of...

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