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How to Conserve Water in the Bathroom

By Diana Smith:  Did you know that only 2% of water on Earth is in fact fresh water? Therefore, it’s vital that we start thinking about the ways in which we can conserve it. Just think of every time you’ve waited for the hot water to start running before you …

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Analyzing the Costs: Green Lifestyle vs. Typical Lifestyle

By Stephanie Lynch: While living “green” may seem expensive to most, it actually isn’t when compared to the way most people live. To put everything in perspective, I did a little research on certain costs the “green” way versus the traditional way. Cloth diapers vs. disposable diapers The cost of cloth …

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Plants That Will Help You Sleep Better

By Fredrica Syren: Ever since my best friend and I started working with houseplants as a hobby when we were 10 years old, my home has included green plants in every room. What I didn’t know back then was that, not only do green plants brighten your home and make …

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Tips for Making an Eco-Friendly Kitchen

By Larraine Roulston : An eco-friendly kitchen begins with good insulation that includes windows and doors. Along with energy efficient appliances and durable cookware, there are many simple tips that will also help you make your kitchen even greener. Shopping habits play an important role. Never enter a supermarket when you …

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How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

 By Larraine Roulston: The ecological footprint is a measure of human demand on the Earth’s ecosystems.  Conspicuous consumption, waste and the accumulation of material possessions place unnecessary pressures on natural resources and the environment. If we all consumed less, our footprint would be greatly reduced. Together, we can all be a powerful …

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Make Your Home Eco-friendly–Greening Construction & Renovations

By Larraine Roulston: Planning to build a home/cottage, or to renovate? Every step you take towards going green will help reduce greenhouse gases. First, try sourcing green construction materials, ideas and contractors.As more green builders emerge, these leaders of change will secure the future of a new sustainable building industry. …

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Greening Room-by-Room Series: The Bathroom

By Larraine Roulston: This segment of our “Room-by-Room” greening series focuses on the bathroom. By investing your time to adapt greener methods and alter habits, you will be on your way to becoming more sustainable. GREENING THE BATHROOM Saving water is the major goal when scrutinizing the bathroom. You can …

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