March 1, 2013

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Use What You Have And Make Nature Proud

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Most of us are fortunate to have a roof over our heads, food to eat and clothes to wear. How can we use what we have to live a greener life? Here are a few simple ideas to reuse or repurpose items you may have around your home into greener solutions.

Outside

  • Use a length of rope to set up a clothesline and save on the expense of drying clothes, especially in the summertime.
  • Dig up part of your lawn and create a vegetable garden. Growing your own food is fun and educational for the whole family. Kids love

February 22, 2013

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Save The Earth And Reuse Your Trash

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Every single person has the power to make a change in the world and to help make the planet a better place for all to live. One of the most taxing issues is the abundance of trash that is generated. One of the ways you can help with green initiatives is to simply reuse the majority of the trash you create. Though you can recycle plenty of items, you can also reuse some as well to help cut down on the amount of trash you and your family generate and thus contribute.

Some of the simplest ways you can get involved in reusing trash is through composting of foods, fruits, vegetables and biodegradable plant based items. This is an easy way to return those nutrients to the soil.

In addition, some other ways you can reuse trash is by donating newspapers to animal shelters, shredding junk mail for use by packaging companies, sending used paper to schools for projects and generally finding ways to rehab items that were otherwise bound for the trash can.

When you get in the habit of thinking about others and other ways that any item can be used; you will find that your pile of trash decreases quit quickly and the earth will appreciate that small step.

February 17, 2013

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Build Green And Save Some Green

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The process of designing a new house to build is a great time for one to incorporate some sustainable and green design elements in to the project so that the house will be one that is energy efficient and better for you and the environment. This is done through the use of various methods and means, and plenty of options exist for you to build green and save money in the long run.

One option is to make sure the house is angled properly so that