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4 Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning Ideas

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the flowers are in full bloom. Spring is here, signaling the start of a new season and an opportunity to embrace a fresh, new beginning. What better way to feel revitalized than by cleaning out your house? Before you grab your …

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Choosing Locally Grown Organic Flowers

By Larraine Roulston: It is estimated that Americans spend $2 billion purchasing 250 million roses for Valentine’s Day. When grown in Colombia, the roses require no artificial light, and the majority of Colombian farm workers either walk or cycle to work. When wilted, flowers can nourish the soil through composting. …

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Cheers to Eco-Friendly Breweries

By Kim Robson: Humans have been fermenting fruits, vegetables and grains since the dawn of civilization. Ancient Mesopotamians stored “liquid bread” for later, using straws to drink beer from large vats as early as 9,000 years ago. Around the same time, a Neolithic village in northern China was producing a …

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What Is a Net Zero Home?

By Tiffany Miller: A Net Zero home is a building with a net energy consumption of zero. This means that the total amount of energy used is equal to the amount of energy created by the home. This can be achieved one of two ways, one being much “greener” and …

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Green Light–Led Streetlights Powered By Plants

By Kim Robson: Last November in Hembrug, Netherlands, more than 300 LED lights were illuminated by a Dutch company launching a new energy project called “Starry Sky.” What makes this electricity different is that it’s made by harnessing the energy of living plants. The company, Plant-e, envisions a future when …

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