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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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Organic Pest Control For Your Home Made Easy

Using common household materials is a great way to get started with organic pest control

Organic, simple, cheap, and effective ways to control pests both in your home and outside

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Going Green: It Really Is Easy

With a few simple steps you can make your life greener

By Catherine Wallace “It’s not easy being green,” the sage Kermit the Frog once sang. The groundswell of Eco-awareness has led people to attempt to be more “green,”an idea that has permeated our awareness surrounding everything from light bulbs and cars to the way we recycle and reuse products. However, there are many avenues of our lives where it’s easy to make an eco-mistake. Your appliances Beware of energy vampires! Many appliances and electrical devices leech power even when they are turned off. Appliances like DVD players, portable stereos and amplifiers can consume as much as 15 to 30 watts worth of power even when off, according the Consumer Energy Center.  The solution is simple: unplug them. You’re not only …

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Throwing a Birthday Party: How to Have an Eco-Friendly Bash

throw a green birthday party

Parties don’t have to be expensive, wasteful affairs. By following a few simple tips, you can host a green event to be proud of.

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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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5 Tips for Greening Your Trade Show Experience

Leave the schwag alone! Reduce your trade show footprint

At some point in our careers, most of us have the opportunity (if not the desire) to attend a convention or trade show. These events can be learning experiences, but the truth is what results from trade shows is mostly garbage. The convention and trade show industry is second only to construction in the amount of waste produced. Industry research done for Smash Hit Displays says that 60,000,000 people attend trade shows, industry events or consumer shows every year. Each person at one of these shows produce an estimated 20 pounds of waste, totaling over 1 billion pounds of waste!  So what can you do the next time you’re sent off to attend the latest industry or trade show to lessen …

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Conserve Energy and Reduce Your Power Bills

Save money by conserving energy

These quick and inexpensive projects will make your home more energy-efficient and save you money at the same time.

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EarthTalk: Teaching Kids to Consume

One study found that the average American kid is exposed to more than 25,000 television ads spanning some 10,700 minutes over the course of just one year

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Are all the commercial messages kids are bombarded with today having any noticeable negative effects? And if so what can a concerned parent like me do to limit my own kids’ exposure to so much advertising and marketing? – Jason Baldino, Somerset, NJ No doubt, marketers are hard at work targeting our children with their messages and creating young demand for their products. Companies in the U.S. today spend some $17 billion yearly advertising to children, a 150-fold increase from just a few decades ago. Some cash-strapped school districts have even started selling ads on and sometimes in their school buses …

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Five Steps to a Greener Home

5 steps to a greener home

Guest post by Lauren Brombert They don’t make noise.  They don’t need much attention.  Your basic household products seem harmless enough.  But hiding in the kitchen, bathroom, broom closet and garage are cleansers whose ingredients have been linked to cancer, neurological diseases, reproductive and immune system problems, autism and asthma. The average American family spends $600 per year on 40 pounds of chemicals masquerading as cleansers, disinfectants, cosmetics and bath products. You flush them down your toilet, spray them on counters, sprinkle them in the bathtub, mop them on the floor, pour them down drains, squirt them on dishes, and, worst of all, put them on your body. Aside from the potential dangers to you, your children and your pets, …

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