Green Living

If you’re passionate about saving the environment and looking for simple ideas and tips on how to conserve and reduce your carbon footprint you’ve come to the right place! Bright Hub’s Green Living channel provides a panel of eco-conscious citizens and experts ready to share their wealth of experience and insight with you.
Have you ever wondered how to recycle a computer or a cell phone? Find tips on recycling everything from glass to electronics, as well as how to turn your leftover food products into a kitchen compost bin. Make your life environmentally friendly by buying organic and natural clothes and beauty products, learning simple energy saving tips, and finding advice on buying organic and fair trade products. If you’re able to start your eco-friendly home from the ground up find articles on green building, construction and design such as building solar panels in the roof! Also find tips and tricks on natural pet care, organic gardening and recipes for natural cleaning products and insecticides.
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Instructions for Residential Geothermal Maintenance

The maintenance of a home geothermal heat pump is split between the homeowner and the geothermal unit supplier.
The DIY maintenance consists of regular checking of fluid levels and temperatures in the heat pump; changing filters in the air handling unit and the geothermal ground loop system.

Homemade Garden Fungicides That Are Safe For People

Left unchecked, fungi can easily destroy crops and house plants. Commercial formulations contain ingredients that are unpronounceable by most people and can be highly toxic to people and pets. With a bit of knowledge, anyone can create homemade garden fungicides that are safe for people to use.

Solar Load Based on Paint Color – Cool Roofs Are Greener

Solar energy striking building roofs is a significant heat source, and if absorbed by a roof it can contribute directly to the building’s cooling load and affect the urban environment. Solar energy absorbed by a roof is largely dependent on color, so roof material colors and paint are important.

Best Biodegradable Wood Floor Cleaners

With a plethora of potential cleaners on the market, it is difficult to pick the best biodegradable cleaner for wood floors. They may look green, but unless the shopper is a chemist, the ingredients list is incomprehensible. Here’s a little help in choosing the good “green” cleaner for wood floors.

Tents and Lightweight Structures for Year-Round Shelter

Using tents for year round shelter may seem extreme but it isn’t. It is just as feasible as a solid structure, and in some cases is a better solution. Mongols lived in Yurts for hundreds of years as they traveled without leaving behind any of the luxuries of a permanent home.

Top 5 Shoes Made from Recyclables for Kids, Toddlers & Babies

Choosing recycled shoes is easier now than it was 10 years ago, but finding them is not as easy as it may seem. Companies vary in the sustainability and transparency of their practices. The top five shoe brands below are environmentally minded and make kid shoes with recycled and natural materials.

Beeswax Bar Lotion to Make Yourself

If you have ever experienced excessive skin dryness, cracked heels or peeling hands, then making your own beeswax solid hand lotion is the treatment you have been looking for. Beeswax has been around for centuries as an all natural skin protectant that will leave you with soft and healthy skin.

Make Easy Cross Stitch Bookmarks with Christmas Motifs

What kinds of gifts do you plan to give this Christmas? Instead of laying out your money for items you buy at the store, make Christmas gifts instead. If you have a creative talent, such as cross stitch, small gifts that you make and give with love will be appreciated more than something you buy.

Best 12 Volt Interior Lighting to Use With Solar Power

12 Volt lighting systems have traditionally been used in vehicles and mobile units. Avid boaters and campers have been using incandescent 12 volt systems for years but now with the advent of compact fluorescent(CFL) and light emitting diode(LED) technology using a 12 volt system is viable at home.