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Net Zero Home: An Affordable Green Option for Homeowners

Save money and resources with a net zero home

Net Zero certified homes are making a name for themselves in the Utah real estate market, primarily because of their energy efficient features.

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Eco Friendly Companies Enjoy Many Positive Returns

Eco friendly businesses find good returns both economically and environmentally

The primary effect of becoming an eco-friendly business is the obvious one – it helps to sustain our environment, and we’ve only got the one. But researchers are now finding even more positive outcomes for businesses that decide to become green friendly. For example, a 2012 study by professors at the University of California Los Angeles and the University Paris-Dauphine examined employees at more than 5,000 French companies. The study measured employee productivity by taking a company’s revenue minus expenses and then dividing by the number of employees. What they found is that employees at “green companies” – those that follow eco-friendly practices – were on average 16 times more productive than workers in companies with no green initiatives. Why? …

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Organic Pest Control Solutions: How Chickens Make Gardening Easy

Chickens are a tool for organic pest control

If your garden has an infestation of slugs, grasshoppers or other pests, chickens may be the (natural) solution to your problems.

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The Surprising Link Between Owls, World Peace and Organic Pest Control

How owls contribute to world peace and organic pest control

In the Middle East, barn owls are being used to control the pest population, and their presence may even become a tool for peace as well.

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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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UN Global Environmentalists Sacrifice Paper to Save Trees

saving paper at Doha climate talks saves trees

United Nations Secretary General is on a mission to save trees by making the UN paperless.

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Saving Green by Going Green at Home

Tips for greening your home and saving money and resources

Guest post by Jared Diamond The philosophy behind green energy is very basic: leave as small a carbon footprint behind as possible. Green energy strategies are not just the use of alternative sources, but also practical use of what is already there. It will be some time before fossil fuel is totally replaced and carbon emissions will still occur. At the same time, it is doubtful that the cost of using fossil fuel is going to go down in the years ahead. A cost-conscious homeowner is willing to look at means of using as little fossil fuel based energy in the home as possible, if for no other reason than to maintain a sensible family budget. Homeowners may cringe at the thought of installing green …

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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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“Green” Land And The Politics of Language

On one major platform, societies are judged by their knowledge, which is clarified and communicated by language, using words which are the framework of this language. With this as a guideline, one might conclude that if a particular word had many, often disparate meanings, then societal knowledge would suffer, creating confusion and potential chaos. Chaos? Isn’t that a bit exaggerated? Perhaps , but certainly relative to one’s personal experience with chaos itself, or perhaps academic study into chaos theories of combustion powerful enough to create solar systems. Ah, but the word. That particular word. Green, that’s it. Green.

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The Media Consortium’s Weekly Mulch: Updates on Green Energy and Green Products

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) Some people live off the grid, eat local food, and have an energy footprint so minuscule that even the canniest hunter couldn’t track them down. But the rest of us buy from supermarkets, get our energy from at least in part from traditional sources like coal, and occasionally forget to turn off the lights when we leave the house. For those of us who are still living with one foot in the old energy world, here are a few helpful hints about what you should buy and what the consequences of shifting to “clean energy” sources like natural gas and nuclear energy are.

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