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LED Light Bulbs for Now, and for the Future

LED Light Bulbs for Now, and for the Future

LED light bulbs that were once very expensive can be had for $5 or less. The savings in energy cost, year after year, pays for the investment many times over. But which products will last, and show you and your home in their very best light?

6 Baby Steps With Big Impact For Going Green in the Kitchen

6 Baby Steps With Big Impact For Going Green in the Kitchen

Energy-efficient appliances and sustainable materials are sure-fire ways to make your kitchen more eco-friendly. But starting with these small daily routine changes can set you on your way to becoming more considerate of the environment.

Stylish And Eco-Friendly Cottages You Can’t Miss

Stylish And Eco-Friendly Cottages You Can’t Miss

From a cob cottage in British Columbia to an electricity-free estate in the English countryside, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite eco-friendly cottages that will help you travel responsibly and sustainably all year long.

10 Easy, Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives

10 Easy, Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives

The developing water shortage crisis in the U.S. has prompted many homeowners to turn to eco-friendly and low-maintenance lawn alternatives. And there are plenty of options—everything from clover and moss to ornamental grasses and flower beds, all sharing eco-friendliness as a common denominator.

Growing Your Own Food Is Like Creating Magic

Growing Your Own Food Is Like Creating Magic

With the climate crisis at hand, growing your own food is not just a lifestyle. It’s a life-affirming journey that puts us in touch with the planet in the most delicious ways. Unearth a universe of earthly delights right in your own backyard and create your own sustenance. Zucchinis, squash, lettuce, raspberries, pollinating flowers—the options are ever blossoming.

Removing Your Garden Waste This Way Helps The Environment

Removing Your Garden Waste This Way Helps The Environment

About 10.5 million tons of yard waste went to U.S. landfills in 2018. Composting that waste not only saves it from going to the landfill, but also it can then be used as fertilizer to keep your garden growing, eliminating the need for harmful chemical fertilizers. Read on for more about composting and other tips on how to be eco-friendly when removing waste from your garden.

Tesla vs. SunPower: Which One Is Better?

Tesla vs. SunPower: Which One Is Better?

The rapid growth of solar energy—energy powered by the sun—has allowed systems costs to decrease and the number of rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panel installations to rise in the residential arena. Going solar means monetary advantages like tax credits, increased home values and savings on utility bills. But making the switch has significant environmental benefits as well, including a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and other dangerous pollutants.

A Tête-à-Tête With Women Leaders In Sustainability

A Tête-à-Tête With Women Leaders In Sustainability

With gender equality listed as one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we’re highlighting women leaders in sustainability who are ushering in a new era of green. Meet the women who are blazing a trail toward a healthier future through recycling paint, ecological planning and building, and helping businesses contain their environmental footprint.

Heat and Cool Your House With A Geothermal Home System

Heat and Cool Your House With A Geothermal Home System

What is geothermal heating and cooling, and what are the benefits? Geothermal heating/cooling systems are 300-600% more energy efficient than traditional systems. They use less energy even during the coldest winters, emit less CO2 into the atmosphere, and last longer. See how they are used and why one may be right for you.

An Eco-Spin on Today’s Top 10 Kitchen Trends

An Eco-Spin on Today’s Top 10 Kitchen Trends

Both the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and the International Builders’ Show (IBS) took place virtually this year but were not short on well-designed products with enhanced functionality. Here’s an eco-spin on the 10 kitchen trends to keep in mind when building or renovating your eco-friendly kitchen.

From Carbon Neutral to Carbon Positive: How Your Home Can Give Back to the Planet and You!

From Carbon Neutral to Carbon Positive: How Your Home Can Give Back to the Planet and You!

Carbon positive homes take the concept of carbon-neutral design one step further by producing more energy on-site than the building requires to operate — sending energy back to the grid and setting a new standard of sustainable living. We achieve carbon positive homes by building with low embodied carbon materials and creating an energy surplus under operation.

A Nationwide Guide to Future-Proofing Your Home

A Nationwide Guide to Future-Proofing Your Home

The future may be uncertain, but the value of a home doesn’t have to be. In fact, building, renovation, and design can be done with adaptability in mind. Preparing for changes can lead to even greater lasting quality, renewability, higher resale value, and often, overall savings in price. 

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