One of the most important things we as modern humans can do is take steps to save our resources and ecosystem from depletion and destruction. We must look for ways to reduce our impact on the environment and one of the easiest ways for homeowners to do so is to think about ways to lower the impact their yards have on the environment. Here are a few techniques you can use to create a low-impact yard for your climate zone.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
More and more homeowners are turning over a ‘new leaf’ and becoming green homeowners. They want to make a difference in the communities where they work and the neighborhoods where they live and cash in on the amazing savings that independent power can bring. While energy efficiency is a top priority, homeowners often have strict budgets to work with and with most of the green technology being relatively new, they can hardly afford to make the dedicated changes. This begs the question -How can they change their home’s carbon footprint without breaking the bank? Luckily, here are seven tips and tricks for greener, lower carbon homes.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Energy conservation is always important. Even when business owners recycle and use compost and renewable energy at home, oftentimes they miss out on the options for better environmental practices at work. The impact is much greater in a business of any size, but especially where there are several employees involved. Conservation in the workplace can be just as easy, and even as fun as it is at home.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
With more awareness promoted about the importance of recycling, an increasing number of people are looking to go green and minimize their consumption. To reduce each person's carbon footprint, it's important to purchase materials that have been recycled and avoid throwing out products that can be reused. To make it easier to recycle and reduce the cost that is often involved, there are a few steps involved to make the process more simple.
Use a Separate Bin for Paper
Most people are aware that bottles can be recycled, but it's less common to recycle paper that is often tossed out. To reduce your amount of waste, keep a separate bin for junk mail and old paperwork that you no longer need. The trash can be in a separate bin for an easy way to keep it grouped.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Between doing laundry and keeping the dishes clean, there’s a lot in the home that depends on home appliances and fixtures. If you aren’t actively minding how much power and water, chances are that you are burning through a lot of cash. If you are looking to cut on the energy bill, consider the big spenders of your home:
1. HVAC System
Whether trying to stay cool in the summer heat or keeping the home cozy during the winter, the HVAC system is the worst offender when it comes to the energy bill. According to Energy Star, 46% of energy spent in the home is on heating and cooling the home. To drive that statistic home, nearly half of your energy bill is going to climate control!