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Cooking methods to save energy

Cooking Methods to Save Energy

We all need to eat. It’s a fact. One of the concerns is over how much energy we use when we cook food. There are ways to minimize energy use for cooking. There are several appliances that are certified by ENERGY STAR to save money and energy. Gas units are preferable to electric when it comes to heating food, but if you don’t cook often, the savings may not be as much. As far as the types of gas burners, …

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Green Baby Bath Products

Green Baby Bath Products

At bath time, we try to find the most effective, gentle bath products when it comes to our babies. You’ll be happy to hear that the transition to a green lifestyle can easily begin with baby products that will help you accomplish just that. What’s healthy for the Earth is also usually safe for infants. With so many products being recalled on a daily basis, it is easy to be motivated to make the switch to worry-free, eco-friendly baby bath …

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The Bath versus Shower Debate

The Bath versus Shower Debate

Some places say that showering uses less water. Others claim that baths do because the water is contained and controlled. All of this contradicting information is confusing to most. EnviroCitizen.org has compiled the key points of this debate to help you decide which you think is better for you. The average bath requires 100 to 200 liters of water. Depending on your showerhead, whether it has a flow restrictor in it and how long you shower, it may use less …

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Recyclable Batteries

Recyclable Batteries

Batteries, even those containing mercury, are still thrown in landfills. The call to recycle is one that everyone has answered at some point. Recycling can extend to more than just paper, plastic and aluminum. It can also include batteries as most can be recycled. Lead-acid car batteries, rechargeable batteries, alkaline, and button batteries can all be recycled. When recycled, batteries can be considered a great source of metal. In the state of California, batteries are not to be thrown out …

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Gardening Products

Eco-Friendly Gardening Products

The best eco-friendly gardening products are organic ones. Luckily, organic products are far and wide, mainly because as organic products are used, they keep producing more organic products. For instance, as organic seeds are sown, more seeds drop from the plants as they grow older. There are three important parts to eco-friendly gardening: eco-friendly seeds, eco-friendly fertilizer, and eco-friendly compost. • Seeds: Eco- friendly seeds are bred to grow well under organic conditions or the carefully cultivated organic garden that …

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Eco-Friendly Paper Products.

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.  Canadians follow right behind with an average of just under 50 pounds and Europeans tend to average closer to 35 pounds per year.  Approximately 35% of trees harvested annually are consumed by the paper industry which equates to an …

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Nontoxic Office Supplies

Nontoxic Office Supplies

Achieving a green office is getting easier. With all sorts of organizations specifying greener products, there are increasing environmental options. Both large and smaller companies offer goods made from sustainably harvested woods and recycled, bio-based, or nontoxic materials, and made with glues, paints, foams, and other ingredients that don’t give off noxious odors. The Green Seal http://greenseal.org/ has several recommendations on nontoxic office supplies. Green Seal recommends purchasing office supplies made of recycled and non-toxic materials to reduce environmental impacts …

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Eco-Friendly Facial Tissues

Eco-Friendly Facial Tissues

Facial tissues may not be something that we think of being as being complicated, but they are in fact quite labor intensive.  Instead of choosing conventional brands, look for brands that use a high percentage of recycled content in order to cut down your contribution to old growth forest destruction. A large majority of the facial tissue products available on the market today are made from trees that were unsustainably harvested, leaving behind barren landscapes that are unable to support …

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How to Have Super Skin at Home

How to Have Super Skin at Home

It is estimated that many individuals use about ten skin care products each day, which means that we expose ourselves to hundreds of chemicals through these products. Many of the ingredients in our skincare products are toxic and use lots of energy to produce. The good news is that it is possible to have great skin without all the risks of the conventional products. You can do it right in your own home! Skin cell renewal slows as we age, …

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LED Lighting

LED Lighting

LEDs (light emitting diodes) are becoming a fantastic green solution in lighting. The LED was first invented in Russia in the 1920s, and introduced in America as a practical electronic component in 1962. Since then, LEDs have been a major part of low-energy lighting. LEDs present many advantages over traditional light sources including lower energy consumption, longer lifetime, improved toughness, smaller size and faster switching. LED applications are diverse. They are used as low-energy indicators, but also for replacements for …

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