Thursday, January 22, 2015

How to Host an Earth-Friendly Corporate Event

If you have decided to go green in your private life, you may have realized that, if you want it to really work, this concept will have to be spread elsewhere, into other pores of your life. Not only will it refer to recycling glass bottles and paper in your home, you may have to start an initiative at your office as well. If you have an upcoming corporate event, consider turning it green too because otherwise it will be a potential hazard to the environment. This way, your company will keep up with the latest trend – being an environmentally aware one and motivating others to do so, too. Thus, keep reading and see the following tips for hosting an earth-friendly corporate event.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Four Things That Can Destroy Your Energy-Saving Efforts

Conserving energy at home doesn't just help the environment, it helps keep your utility costs from skyrocketing. Unfortunately, there are several ways in which your home can end up sabotaging your attempts to save energy.

"Energy Vampires"

Laptops, phones, game systems, and other electronics can continue to draw power even when they aren't in use. These "energy vampires" may not require much electricity on a day-to-day basis, but their passive use of power can add up quickly. To keep them from raising your energy consumption, remember to unplug them when they aren't charging or in use. It may also be wise to invest in a "smart outlet" that allows you to remotely turn power on or off to the entire outlet. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Spring Tweets: Best Birds for a Cleaner Yard

Keeping the right birds around can be a great way to naturally eliminate lots of different pests. Because many birds get a good deal of their protein from insects, they can help create a cleaner yard. Some species can be attracted by simply putting out things they love. Others must be brought in, but deal with some of the nastier pest problems in yards. Here are five birds than can really help clean up pests.

Hummingbirds are nice to have around, and they're easy to attract with simple hanging feeders that contain sugary water. They are also attracted to bright flowers that have lots of nectar. Hummingbirds like to eat aphids, so they're especially attractive to gardeners who are tired of watching these pests destroy their plants. Hang the feeder before the scouts come around in early spring to let the local hummingbirds know where to go.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Starting a Home Remodel? Minor Changes to Make Your New Home More Eco-Friendly

If you are planning on doing a home remodel in 2015, you are likely budgeting, planning, shopping, and constantly thinking about your renovations. If you are an eco-friendly homeowner, you are lucky enough to live in a time with the most highly advanced resources and technology for cultivating an environmentally efficient home. A big renovation is the best time to implement eco-friendly and energy efficient changes. Here are a few minor changes that will make a huge difference when it comes to your carbon footprint, use of resources, and energy use in your newly-renovated home:

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