Greening Your Home

How can we take steps to being more environmentally friendly in everyday life? Start in your own home by following these tips on saving energy and reducing waste in your kitchen, bathroom and living room. We offer tried and true methods as simple as changing a light bulb to cut down on electricity, using natural cleansors to avoid harmful chemicals, and getting a new shower head to save gallons of water! The best part of these simple tips is many will save you money as well as saving the planet.

Urban Beekeeping for Beginners

You’ve romanticized about having your own honeybee hive apiary; have thought about helping save the bees from disease, nutrition and pesticides; or contemplated how great it would be to have bees populate your garden. It’s doable, but will take some time and effort.

A Guide to Utilizing Solar Energy

Solar radiation, also known as insolation is freely available in many parts of the world.
This energy can be used to provide domestic hot water through solar thermal panels and also electricity from photovoltaic (PV) panels; these are examined in the following guide to utilizing solar energy.

How Green Are You? Take Our Quiz & Find Out

Ever wondered how much of an effect your daily life has on our planet? Do you think you could do more to protect it, or are you already doing all you can to live an environmentally friendly lifestyle? Find out just how green you really are with this fun quiz.

Energy Saving Ideas For Your Home

Are the energy bills guzzling down your hard earned money? Are you looking for ways to cut down your energy consumption? Then, here’s our timely guide to saving energy in your home.

Sustainable Living: Tips & Best Practices

We can all do this, there is no excuse in today’s environment for not making the effort to conserve water or reduce the size of our landfills. Families with young children will find the biggest reasons to engage in sustainable practices and from their tiny hands, the biggest allies in recycling.

Is Compostable Kitty Litter OK for the Environment?

There are more than 88 million pet cats in the USA alone, producing in excess of two million tons of cat litter that is dumped in landfills across the country annually. Compostable kitty litter can reduce the impact of our feline friends on the environment, if basic heath issues are heeded.

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 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.

How to Make Your Own Wood Pellets from Scratch

Wood pellets can be produced from sawdust that is fed into a pellet mill. There are two main types of pellet mills available for home use being compact and designed to operate on electricity. The pellets are a source of renewable energy when used to fuel a wood pellet boiler in the home.

DIY Timber Framing & Construction for Building Off the Grid

Looking for information on building timber frames? Read on for basic information on how a timber frame works, the joinery used and some basic terms and principles of timber frame construction. This overview will get you thinking about diy timber framing and what it might entail to do it yourself.