Natural Products and Supplements

Choosing Natural Products and Supplements – What You Need to Know

Choosing products for yourself and your family can be a daunting task, especially if you seek to avoid toxins, carcinogens and environmentally unfriendly ingredients.  Here at EnviroCitizen.org we are committed to educating and informing people about natural products.  We are also committed to making a robust selection of natural products available in our online superstore.  How to choose natural products and natural supplements has as much to do with what to look for as well as what to avoid.  We …

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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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Reduce Your Energy Consumption

How To Reduce Your Energy Consumption

Reducing your energy consumption can become a pretty intuitive thing. EnviroCitizen.org has found that all you have to do is take a look at your daily activities and see if there are alternatives that don’t require as much energy. There are many simple things you can do to reduce your energy consumption, which will help you lessen your carbon footprint and environmental impact. EnviroCitizen.org has compiled the following questions to help you make some better energy choices throughout your day: …

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Green Insulation

Green Insulation

Insulation is a well known way to improve energy consumption in a home. Fiberglass has been the traditional material that has been used for insulation. EnviroCitizen.org has found that there are new ways to insulate a home that are a bit safer than using fiberglass because they use natural materials. Cotton taken from recycled denim is becoming a great building material. One brand, UltraTouch, is a company that has years in the building materials business. They specialize in cotton insulation, …

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Green Contractor

Find and Hire a Green Contractor

When you make the decision to make your home green,  you’re making a wise choice.  EnviroCitizen.org has found that hiring a green contractor can make this easier. While virtually no government regulatory agency licenses contractors specifically as green contractors, you can find otherwise licensed contractors affiliated with or certified by the U.S.  Green Building Council, the  National Association of Home Builders,  Build It Green and other building trade groups. When you are hiring a contractor, see if they have any …

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Ecotourism

What is Ecotourism?

Ecotourism is travel that takes the environment into consideration, reducing total amount of waste, energy and resources consumed when traveling. But where are can you find Eco-Tourism options and trips? What do you need to take into consideration? And why do you need to take an ecotourism trip over something else? EnviroCitizen.org will attempt to answer these and many other questions below so that you can decide for yourself if ecotourism is the right choice for your next vacation. Let’s …

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Natural building methods

Alternative Construction with Natural Building Methods

If you are building a new home or adding to an existing one, using natural building methods makes a big difference. Natural building materials lower the cost of construction, and, as you might guess, because the materials are natural, they are non-toxic and sustainable. One of the keys of natural building methods is to build a home that is appropriate for your geographical area — a hot, humid climate has much different needs than a dry, cold climate. Natural building …

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How your gray water can make your home green

Heating Systems: How Your Gray Water Can Make Your Home Green

If you are renovating your home, consider using a gray water hydronic radiant floor heating system. That sounds fancy, but really, all you have to do is recapture your gray water and heat it, so that it runs through pipes in your floor. Gray water is pretty much the water that drains from your showers, tubs, bathroom sinks, and washing machine. With the average American family using around three hundred gallons of water each day, recapturing your gray water can …

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Green Ovens – How to Save Energy With Right Oven Purchase

It may be shocking, but the greatest source of pollution isn’t our cars, it is our homes. Several of the things we use daily require lots of electricity. Fortunately, there are ways to curb the amount of electricity that we use so the pollution is lessened. Using energy efficient appliances is one way to accomplish this. When shopping for green appliances, the kitchen is an easy place to start. Large appliances, like ovens, are probably where most people would start …

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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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