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The ABCs of a greener home- everything from CFLs and LEDs to VOCs
Harmful and toxic matter is all around us. Certain things may seem beyond your control but you still retain a firm grip on your household. Wouldn’t it be nice to walk into a clean, fresh, and green atmosphere knowing that you’ve created it yourself? It’s as simple as it is effective and nothing extraordinary is required of you, only a few minor adjustments.
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Why to Buy Eco-Friendly Paper Products
Paper is one of the largest contributors to household waste.Attributed to our habits, the United States is one of the biggest paper products consumers in the world; the average American consumes close to 55 pounds of paper products every year.
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Eco-Friendly Handbags
The great thing about the modern environmental movement is that eco-friendly products of every kind are becoming available. Previously, environmentally-conscious consumers were stereotyped with the classic image of a tie-dye shirt, flowing skirts or baggy pants and some kind of hemp-woven bag.
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How to Flush Your Way to a Lower Ecological Impact
In the United States, Americans enjoy a lifestyle that revolves around excess when it comes to resources. One resource that is commonly overlooked is water. You can turn on your faucet and, so long as there hasn't been some kind of disaster, you can pretty much guarantee that water will flow.
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How Much Would You Save if You
There are a lot of small changes that you can make in your home to save money and reduce your carbon footprint. These changes make good economic and environmental sense.
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How To Make Your Own
Any environmentalist knows that waste is a big problem. So, instead of buying products wrapped in plastic and cardboard ( like so many of the over-packaged products out there today ), EnviroCitizen.org suggests that you consider making your own stuff.
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The Things You Should Always Carry in Your Purse or Car (Sushi, Anyone?)
Every environmentalist understands that waste is a big problem. American consumerism lends itself to waste, especially since almost everything that you buy is packaged in plastic or cardboard.
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The Reusable Grocery Bag: It's More than a Fashion Statement
Chances are, you already own a few reusable grocery bags. But, if you're like many Americans, you forget them from time to time when you go to the grocery store.
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The Microwave: The Cost of Convenience
When first introduced to consumers in the late 1950's and early 1960's, microwaves were seen as the technology of the future. Advertisers targeted housewives, offering a glimmering utopia where dinner cooked itself. Today, more than 90% of American homes have microwaves. To many, a microwave is a simplified way to cook food.
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How to Keep Things Out of Your Recycling Bin: Tips to Get the Most Out of Trash
How to Keep Things Out of Your Recycling Bin: Tips to Get the Most Out of TrashEnviroCitizen.org is a big fan of recycling! It keeps a lot of waste out of landfills and helps our society to be more efficient. By definition, waste is unused refuse. The key here is "unused".
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The Eco-Friendly Home Checklist
If you want to make your home more eco-friendly, EnviroCitizen.org can suggest a few simple steps you can take. Start out by changing your light bulbs.
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How to Get Rid of Germs without Using Un-green Chemicals
As a society, we are very germ-conscious. The media has recently picked up on this, cautioning citizens to be vaccinated for certain viruses for fear of being infected. As Americans, we routinely douse our hands with sanitizers and spray fine mists of chemicals on surfaces to rid our homes of germs.
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If You Can't Drink It, Don't Use It: A Rule of Thumb for Household Products
Can a product that's eco-friendly really be good for the environment (as the term would suggest) if there's a warning not to drink it? EnviroCitizen.org believes that if something is safe for the environment, it should be safe for you in most cases, too.
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How Many Bags of Trash Do You Produce Each Week? Can You Reduce It?
As Americans, we live in a consumer-based society. However, this consumption comes at a non-monetary cost. EnviroCitizen.org is not suggestions that you do not consume anything all, simply that we should make adjustments to consume more wisely.
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Window Treatments: Green in So Many Ways
Window treatments, such as blinds and drapes, can make a big difference. There are the obvious benefits-privacy, style and the ability to sleep as long as you like regardless of how sunny it is outside. But window treatments make a lot of ecological sense, too. They can help to reduce your carbon footprint as well as your need to use energy.
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How to Improve Your Home, Your Diet and Your Carbon Footprint
EnviroCitizen.org has found that there is one avenue through which you can improve your home, your diet and your carbon footprint all at once-through food!
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How to Get Your Children Involved in Making Your Home Greener
Kids are naturally curious so it is in our best interest to take advantage of this curiosity to prepare the next generation in how to be good stewards of this Earth. You can easily get your children involved in making your home greener.
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Household Checklist for Going Green
Making your home green is easier than ever. With mainstream companies coming out with more eco-friendly cleaning products, your home can be green and clean without much extra effort or cost.
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Energy Star Tax Incentives
The United States government has caught on to the fact that consumers want Energy Star appliances, and the government is willing to help you pay for upgrades in your home that are energy-efficient and can lower your carbon footprint.
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Eco- Friendly Lamps
Eco-friendly lamps come in many forms. One of the most popular is the energy star decorative light. Energy star decorative lighting helps to save energy, reduce energy bills, and also reduce greenhouse gases, all while allowing your home to be beautifully decorated.
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What is the Green Seal in Cleaners and Where to Buy Them
Consumers are more aware of their choices than ever and cleaners are no exception. The organization that most turn to is the Green Seal. The Green Seal is an independent, non-profit organization that is dedicated to the protection of the environment and human health as well as transforming the market by promoting the manufacturing, purchasing, and use of environmentally responsible products and services. The Green Seal uses science-based certification standards that are both credible and tran
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Water Conserving Faucets
Water conservation is an essential practice for every green citizen. In addition to saving money on your utility bill, water conservation helps prevent water pollution. The smaller the amount of water flowing through these systems the less likely you are to waste water. Low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators can reduce your home water consumption by as much as 50%, and reduce your energy cost of heating the water also by as much as 50%. They are simple to install and inexpensive to purcha
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VOCs and Indoor Air Quality
VOCs are gases that are emitted by many household products. They have many long and short-term health effects. Household products that emit VOCs include paint, paint strippers, cleaning supplies, pesticides, glues and adhesives, building materials, and furnishings. It can also be found in gasoline and diesel. However due to closed space and the basic home products that are used throughout the home, concentrations of many VOCs are higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. VOCs a
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VOC Free Paints
Indoor air pollutants are at least three times more potent than outdoor air pollutants. This is one of the top human health effectors. The VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in paints are a leading cause. Paints release low level toxic emissions in the air that last years after application. The VOCs were essential to the performance of paint until recently. New technology doesn’t rely on VOCs so we have safer paints. Recent regulations from the EPA, as well as consumer demands, have caused
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VOC Free Furniture
Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, the most common off-gassed chemical, have been linked to birth defects, endocrine disruption, and cancer. Flame retardants and formaldehyde are common VOCs that come from furniture. Usually VOCs come from synthetic materials that make up the furniture or finishes. VOCs contribute to issues with air quality as well as environmental issues when they are sent to the landfill.
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Using Technology to Cut Back on Resource Use
Every office relies on technology for lots of things. However, when not used consciously, there are practices that use lots of paper and energy. There are ways to make the office more sustainable simply by altering what we do on the computer.
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Using Chlorine Free Paper Products
We all are fairly aware of how paper products destroy forests, but we also are becoming more aware of how the bleach in new paper is toxic. When we choose to use chlorine free paper, it prevents the dioxins and other poisons created during the manufacturing process. When these accumulate in aquatic environments and in the air from they are known to cause cancer.
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Unplugging
Does having a month of free electricity sound impossible? It isn’t. It can be done right now in a very simple way. It comes from the ten percent of electricity each month that is saved by unplugging energy vampires. Energy vampires are electronics in homes such as DVD players that are not in use most of the time. Any appliance that is plugged into an outlet draws a small amount of electricity even when it is not turned on. These little things add up and cost us lots in energy and resources
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Timers and other energy saving lighting tips for any home
Cutting energy use is a step in the right direction for those who want eco-friendly homes. Timers and other light saving devices can conserve energy in the home very easily. First, do an energy use audit of the home. Identify the things in your home that get left on. Despite your best intentions, things like closet and bathroom lights and fans can get left on. Using a timer on these can help cut your energy use. Once you have identified all the lights in your home that normally get left
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Temperature Control and Energy Savings
One of the best ways to help combat global warming is a very easy one that most of us can do with a thermostat. You can save around 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills by simply turning your thermostat back 10°–15° for eight hours, such as when you leave for work. You can do this automatically without sacrificing comfort by installing an automatic setback or programmable thermostat.
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Telecommuting for Earth
An estimated 1.35 billion gallons of gasoline could be conserved annually if every U.S. worker could telecommute 1.6 days per week. 45 million Americans already telecommute at least one day a week. These are some of the reasons why telecommuting is becoming a more common practice.
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Tap Vs bottled
Bottled water became a trend in the 1990s when people thought that the health benefits of it were superior to tap water. However, recent findings show that this may not necessarily be the case. Also, the waste that comes from the plastic bottles in landfills has been troubling to many.
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Tankless Water Heaters
Those who strive for environmentally friendly lifestyles are always mindful of their energy use. Water heaters are known to be a major source of energy consumption. Traditional water heaters have a tank that is heated constantly so it is ready for use. Tank-less water heaters, also called Instantaneous or Demand Water Heaters, provide hot water only as it is needed. Traditional storage water heaters produce standby energy losses that cost you money. Tank-less water heaters are used only when
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Sustainable Summer Cooling
Air conditioning certainly makes homes much more comfortable in the summer, but it could cost a homeowner about $1,000 a year for a home depending on where you live. This is nearly half the home's total energy bill. Fortunately, there are ways to keep a home comfortable and cooled during the hotter months.
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Solar Space Heaters
The drive for sustainability has made us turn to the sun for much of our energy needs. It is easy to see why that is. The sun is renewable and free to use. A lot of the sun’s energy is given as heat energy. Therefore, it is great way to heat our personal space.
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Solar Hot Water Heaters
We all enjoy a hot shower after a long day. However, some of us are looking for more sustainable options for our old water heaters that use up lots of energy. Solar water heaters can be a cost effective way to generate hot water for your home. They can be used in any climate, and all they need for power is sun light, which is always free.
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Solar Chargers
Most of us understand that solar energy is energy from the light and heat of the sun. We also know that today’s technology allows us to harvest this renewable energy source. It can be used on all of our gadgets from cell phones to speakers. The sun is about 5 billion years old. Every region has been able to depend on the sun, from polar areas to the equator. Therefore every state in our country has the ability to benefit from this wonderful energy source. Northern European countries have
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Shooting for the ENERGY STAR
We don’t always know if our appliance purchases are energy efficient. But when we buy things that are marked with the ENERGY STAR seal, we know our purchase is helping to conserve energy. Buying appliances with the ENERGY STAR seal is one way of promoting a green lifestyle.
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Safe Filtration
Everyone loves a drink of cool water to drink on a hot day. The current consumption of bottled water has caused a problem for the planet. It has been estimated that bottled water companies make $11.2 billion dollars a year with little regulation, which means that ordinary tap water can be just as good as any given bottle of water. The bottles themselves are plastic and continue to pile up in our landfills, harming our planet.
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Reverse Osmosis
With the move to get away from bottled water, many people are turning to home purification systems to become greener and also to save money. Reverse osmosis systems are one of the most popular systems around.
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