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Eco News Roundup: Green Energy Tips; Tiny Houses; Green Space; Eco Apps

Go Green by Switching to a Green Energy Plan and by Following These 10 Tips

Eco News Roundup for June 26: Resources from around the world to help live a more eco-friendly lifestyle This week features tips for adopting green energy in your home. How about the new trend toward “tiny houses” and living off-grid? Learn how physical and mental health improves with access to green spaces. Finally, we look at 13 apps you can use to help you lower your carbon footprint. Enjoy and please leave any suggestion for next week’s roundup in the comments section. Enjoy! Tips for Green Energy Over the past few years, many residential energy consumers from all over the globe have been considering taking a more eco-friendly approach to their home electricity consumption. Taking a truly green approach to energy …

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Eco News Roundup: Extroverts and Green; Eating Smart; Floor Tiles Produce Energy; Green Lit; Open Space and Brain Development

Extroverts Are Found Least Likely To Be 'Living Green,' New Study Says

Extroverts Are Found Least Likely To Be ‘Living Green,’ New Study Says Extroverts were found to be the least likely group to adopt a green lifestyle in a new study. Extroverts are the least likely to adopt a green lifestyle, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth Business School.The study examined people over the age of 50 to try and see if personality type affects how green a person actually is. The results concluded that those who had “open” personalities were the most green and extroverts were the least. The study’s findings, published in the journal Futures, by study authors Sianne Gordon-Wilson and Pratik Modi, call for greater attempts by government and advertisers to step up green education …

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Eco News Roundup: Communities around the country find ways to care for Earth

Communities around the country find ways to care for Earth

How have attitudes and best practices in the built environment translated to a better understanding of sustainability? This first article shows examples of living better harmony with our surrounding environment. Communities around the country find ways to care for Earth Sustainable living has gone mainstream. Whether they live in a LEED-certified vacation development in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon or a quaint New England town with a goal of reducing carbon emissions, Americans celebrated Earth Day this year finding ways to better exist in harmony with the environment and their local communities. (Photo: Gary Hall Photography) Click here to view original web page at www.usatoday.com   Next we look at how community partnerships: Kessler Homes is the exclusive builder for …

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Eco-Friendly Gold Extraction: How Cornstarch is Revolutionizing the Mining World

Is there an eco-friendly way to extract gold?

Mining gold often comes at the expense of the environment. The use of cornstarch, however, could change all that, making the process much greener and less expensive.

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Modernizing Your Home: Five Ways to Make Your Home More Green

Greening your home in five simple steps

By Kandace Heller As more people embrace a green lifestyle, they are looking for ways to make their homes more energy efficient. Fortunately, there are several ways a homeowner can improve the energy efficiency of his house. By using the latest green technologies, you can reduce your carbon footprint and energy costs. In some cases, you can even get tax credits or rebates for making such home improvements. Replace old windows In older homes, there are often air leaks around the windows. Older windows are also often single pane glass. By replacing all the windows in your home with new Energy Star rated windows, you keep your home more comfortable while lowering your energy bills. You can get double or …

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Getting Off to a Great Start: Green Living in 2013

Green living starts with a few simple steps

Making a few simple changes in your home can improve its “green” factor and help you live a healthier life.

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Monsanto Was For GMO Food Labeling Before It Was Against It

What has Monsanto changed its stance on GMO labeling?

Should genetically modified food be labeled or not? The debate rages...

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Genetically Modified Corn Battles Drought

Genetically modified corn and drought

As the Midwest contends with a drought that seems to be the new normal, farmers and other agriculture experts ponder ways to squeeze crops from the parched ground.

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Caterpillar Fungus: Nepali Harvesting of Aphrodisiac Threatens Local Ecosystem

Weighing caterpillar fungus in Nepal

A fungus in Nepal is leading to devastating effects on the local enviornment

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Simple Composting For All: Tips for Easy Composting

Simple and easy steps to get started composting

Composting has become a cornerstone of green living. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

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