Thursday, April 30, 2015

Energy Savings: Green Ideas for Building Your First Home

Your first home! It's so exciting to build a place that’s all your own. You have the control to decide how to customize the details and make the whole space look. Now you also have to consider the costs of home ownership. The first place to start and make a big impact is to make your project energy efficient by choosing the right materials.

Is Eco Coffee Cup Your Cup of Tea?

There is nothing better than a nice cup of freshly brewed, hot coffee first thing in the morning. We all love coffee so much that it is rare to see someone without an espresso machine in their kitchen or their workplace. As if that is not enough, we spend most of our free time (and a good part of our dates and business meetings) in coffee shops. Coffee pods are so convenient and easy to use that most of us don’t even think while we make coffee. Sadly, we don’t think about where they do after we have used them, either. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Sustainable Packaging 101

Knowing the state our planet is in, it can undoubtedly be said that the future is looking grim for the next generation, unless something changes drastically. While it may not see enough, every single individual can support the green initiative and on of the ways to do so – besides switching from cars to bicycles, supporting organic clothes or using less electricity – is sustainable packaging. What is that, what are the benefits and how can it be implemented in everyday life?

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Eat Your Greens!: Your Basic Guide to Green Veggies


Friday, April 24, 2015

Indoor Air Quality: What Upgrades Are Available for My Home?

Many people don't realize that the air inside your home can, and often is, more polluted than outside air. You may think you are living a clean lifestyle, but it's possible that you aren't aware of the things going on in your home that can lower air quality. If you use a combustion heat source, such as gas or wood, you are negatively affecting the air quality. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are present in a variety of common household items, and negatively impact air quality. Pesticides, many types of cleaning compounds, air freshness, glues, caulks and many other everyday items contain VOCs. Finally, dust mites, mold, animal dander and pollen can all decrease the air quality in your home.

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