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.

Natural and Organic: Decoding Labels for Cleaning or Personal Care Products

Natural and Organic: Decoding Labels for Cleaning or Personal Care Products

Every day the message to consumers tells us the marketplace for personal care products and home cleaning products is complicated, and that switching to natural or organic products is the way to go. But where do you go to decipher labels; and if the product is not monitored by the government, how can we believe what is really “natural” or “organic”? Following you will find what some of the labels mean in terms of certification.
Urban Beekeeping for Beginners

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.
Sustainable Living: Tips & Best Practices

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.
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