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From weekend DIY projects to full-blown retrofitting, our collection of Home Improvement Guides will put you on a path to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

And don’t forget – most eco-friendly retrofit projects will help you save money over the long-term too!

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7 Characteristics of Eco-Friendly Air Conditioning Units

Whether by purchasing units with energy-saving technologies or by improving a home’s energy efficiency, here are seven ways to make air conditioners more environmentally-friendly.
Green Apartment Checklist - Turn Your Home into a Green, Clean Oasis

Green Apartment Checklist: Turn Your Home into a Green, Clean Oasis

Are your towels hung on the drying rack with care, in hopes that lower energy bills soon will be there? Do you have visions of solar panels dancing in your head? Here are some areas to focus on during your green apartment transformation
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12 Plants for Improving Your Health & Home

From lavender to lemongrass, rosemary to aloe vera, plants can do wonders for our wellbeing, emotion and the environment around us. Therefore, explore the great health and home improvements offered by the 12 exclusive plants listed in this infographic.
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How to Clean Up Your Yard for Spring

The chilly winters are gone, and so the snowy weather with it as well. It is time to take up your gardening tools and prepare your garden for the Spring season, which will eventually ready your yard for the warm summers ahead.
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Doing a Little Spring Cleaning? Go Green With These Simple Tips!

Rather than using toxic chemicals for your spring cleaning activities, get inspired by these eco-friendly tips and go green instead!
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3 Eco-Friendly Products to Help with Spring Cleaning

So the days are longer and the sun is making an appearance more often, and this is showing your little nest as being in need of a big clean.Yup, it is that time of...
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4 Steps to a Perfect Spring Kitchen Makeover

With Spring quickly approaching, the time is right to start preparing your kitchen for a makeover. Here are 4 steps to make sure your kitchen reflects the warmth and vibrancy outside.

The Homeowner’s Guide to Rainwater Harvesting

In this article, we outline why every homeowner should have a rain barrel set up for rainwater harvesting, how to set up your rain barrel, some of the best uses for rainwater once you collect it, and some important information on the legality of rain barrels in some U.S. states (seriously – in some places, they're outlawed).
Home insulation

Home Insulation Tips for Better Energy Conservation

Increasing the thermal insulation in an existing home doesn’t have to be difficult, and the financial payoff can be substantial in the long run.
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How Your Windows Can Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

You’ve probably heard by now that installing energy efficient windows can help to reduce the cost of your monthly energy bill by sealing in heat when it’s cold and cool air when it’s hot outside. There are also great environmental benefits.