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Aiming for the Paperless Office

From a green perspective, reducing the amount of paper you use is key. Paper is produced from trees, which are a declining natural resource. Wasted paper means that not only the wood is wasted but also [more…]

Types of Eco-Friendly Insulation and Their Benefits

Insulation helps your home maintain temperature and lower your heating and cooling bills, and it’s the best thing you can do in your home to save energy and boost your green profile. In a new house, add [more…]

Curing Chi-Flow Problems in Your Feng Shui Garden

The free and easy movement of chi (life energy) through the garden is essential to good Feng Shui. Without it, your garden doesn't produce as abundantly, and your own energy is negatively affected. [more…]

Green-Cleaning Tactics

When it comes to cleaning, you can find a greener way to clean just about everything in the home. Your home can sparkle and shine without the use of toxic chemicals that can harm people and pets and often [more…]

Donating Money to Green Charities

One simple way to care for the environment is simply to donate money to charity. If you’re looking to give away some of your hard-earned income, whatever your eco-friendly ideals, there’s sure to be a [more…]

Banishing Molds and Mildew from Your Environment

Mold and mildew may seem like minor players on the stage of hazardous environmental threats, but some molds can cause major health problems. If you want a green, clean home, you need to prevent or get [more…]

How Being Green Benefits Businesses

Keeping a business as green as possible has benefits for the business as well as the environment. Aside from the inherent positives for the planet, taking preventive measures to protect the environment [more…]

Conserving Water at Home

A mere one percent of the planet’s water is drinkable, so conserving this valuable natural resource is vitally important. The easiest way to lower water use is through conservation. And conservation begins [more…]

Green Living: Attracting Wildlife to Your Green Garden

One "green living" approach to gardening is to create a habitat that attracts and supports wildlife. A green garden is a haven where wildlife can make homes, feed, and breed safely without danger from [more…]

Is Vegetarianism Essential for Green Living?

If your goal is to live lightly on the planet and embrace an eco-friendly lifestyle, at some point, you need to decide whether that means cutting meat out of your diet. People become [more…]

Keeping the Baby's Nursery Green

Keeping an eye on what you put in a baby's room can not only help protect the environment, but can protect your child from harmful chemicals as well. Using natural and organic materials whenever possible [more…]

How and Where to Recycle Used Electronics

The pace of technology development means that many electronic items are difficult to reuse after only a few years, so recycling them has become an essential issue. The short shelf life of electronics represents [more…]

How to Choose a Garden Hose

The best, longest lasting garden hose is one that's composed of layers. The inner layer of a garden hose needs to be a smooth, flexible rubber or synthetic tube. To protect it and give it toughness, the [more…]

Diapers: Cloth versus Disposable

Whether to use cloth diapers or disposable diapers is thebig question for prospective parents, especially for those with green leanings.

On the pro side of disposables, they’re easy; on the con side, they [more…]

Running a Green Company: Corporate Social Responsibility

Green living is about protecting the environment andbehaving ethically. Many businesses are embracing what’s called corporate social responsibility to make sure that its operations harm no one and instead [more…]

How to Reduce Waste in the Office

The first of the eco-friendly three Rs is reduce, and being green in the office means looking for ways to reduce consumption throughout, from office supplies to the items in the staff lounge. Consider [more…]

Greening Your Yard and Garden Accessories

One of the great benefits of an environmentally friendly garden is spending time in it simply relaxing and enjoying the chair-side view of nature. After all, nature is what environmentalism is all about [more…]

Finding Bird Hotspots

Birds may stop by a place where they see other birds (that's why ducks check out a pond with decoys), but if that spot doesn't supply their needs (food, water, shelter, a place to breed), they move on. [more…]

How to Choose Green Toys

Thanks to the growing green movement and the Internet, finding toys that fit an environmentally friendly lifestyle is much easier than it used to be. Although you don’t want to cut off your children from [more…]

Watering and Feeding Perennials

How often you water perennials depends on the usual factors: climate, soil type, sun and shade exposure, and so on. Most perennials require water only when the top few inches of soil dry out but before [more…]

Winterizing Your Water Garden

Autumn is the time to put your water garden to bed and decide what to do with your fish. As the water temperature in your garden pond cools down, you'll cease fertilizing, and the plants will begin to [more…]

Buying Used and Vintage Clothes

One way to reduce the number of new clothes you cause to be manufactured, and thereby improve your green quotient, is to buy clothes from the past. Lots of good-quality and barely worn clothes in secondhand [more…]

Cheap Clothes Degrade the Environment and Workers

Companies that offer cheap clothes made in faraway countries usually don’t promote green principles and often treat workers badly. Today, much of the clothing sold in the United States is imported from [more…]

Keeping Forests Green: Sustainably Harvested Wood

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent, not-for-profit, non-government international agency that promotes the use of sustainably harvested wood, [more…]

Green Flooring Options

The floor beneath your feet can help you promote your green lifestyle and give you chance to support sustainable practices. Materials for green flooring include: [more…]

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