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Cooling Your Home… Passively

Hats, fans, sprinklers, and pools. We all look for ways to keep cool in the summer, so why not do the same for your home? Typically we crank the...
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The Most Energy Efficient Roofing Materials to Save You Money

Roofs are an important factor to consider when trying to build an energy efficient house. While a roof is primarily intended to protect the house from outside elements like wind, rain, snow, and pollution, the roof is also a significant aspect in controlling the interior home temperature. Here is a basic guide on how to choose an energy efficient roof for your home.
A garden that manages stormwater runoff.

Philly’s 21st Century Green Initiative to Solve its Aging Stormwater Puzzle

Rather than embarking on a near-$10 billion, 25-year overhaul of its 18th-century stormwater infrastructure, Philadelphia has opted for a more prosaic, street-level approach. The city is developing a series of rain gardens, wetlands and other innovative ideas to catch stormwater.
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How to Turn Your Roof into a Model of Green Living

Many people start on renovating the roof when they want to reduce their carbon footprint and live more sustainably. Not only will you be doing Mother Nature a favour with...
Green roof on a bus

Green roofs aren’t just for buildings… Now they’re for buses too

Green roofs are one of the latest trends in sustainable building, and for good reason: they substantially improve energy efficiency (they can reduce heat loss by 34% in the winter...
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The Case for Green Roofs

More and more businesses, apartment owners, and homeowners are looking to create green spaces throughout their properties, including on their roof. There are many reasons why owners are regarding...
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5 Super Eco Rooftops in the USA

As we move further into the early years of the 21st century, there is a growing consciousness of the need to create more sustainable systems to maintain our society....
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Build Your Own Green Roof

A green roof is a roof which can either be partially or fully covered by plants. It generally constitutes a waterproof covering where vegetation is planted over. The green...
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3 Home Updates for Those with a Green Heart

Individuals today have many options available to them when trying to live more sustainably or more environmentally friendly. For those individuals who are also fortunate enough to own their...
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Prague’s newest eco building and its impressive green roof

If you've ever wanted to live by the hillside, but can't give up the luxuries of city life -- then a housing complex in Prague may be just the...

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The Latest Technology Trends To Reduce Your Eco Footprint

With new applications for smart devices being developed every day, ‘green’ apps are a dime a dozen. Here are a few worth checking out.
Fabric Scraps

20 Ways to Recycle & Upcycle Old Fabric

Before you toss any bits of material, try some of these recycling and upcycling ideas. You'll reduce your waste and give new life to an old fabric!
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51 Household Uses of Baking Soda

Here are 51 uses for baking soda in your home that can change your life for the better. This inexpensive pantry item has many applications!
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Are Vertical Farms the Future of Sustainable Agriculture?

Vertical farming could be an incredible asset for the future of sustainable agriculture. Keep reading to learn how this technology is revolutionizing how we produce food.

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What You Can (and Shouldn’t!) Burn in Your Fireplace

However you choose to while away the colder winter months, careful consideration of what to burn in the fireplace is one way to make greener choices.
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13 Advantages Of Growing Plants Within A Greenhouse

If you’re considering growing plants inside a greenhouse, here are 13 obdurate advantages you’ll definitely like to know and utilize as well.
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4 Simple Ways to Unclog a Drain Without Harmful Chemicals

There are several inexpensive and non-toxic methods you can use to unclog drains in your home with ingredients you probably already have in your cabinets.

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