December 23, 2014

5 Water Saving Tips

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Energy usage through water heating can account for up to 25% of all home power usage. Therefore it’s a great idea to see where savings can be made, not only to reduce usage of natural resources, but also to save dollars when the quarterly bill hits the mailbox.

Sustainably Living in Your Home

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“Green” isn’t a state of mind—it’s a way of life. Living in a more sustainable manner is the key to preserving our planet. And this should begin at home. Below, we give you tips on how you can promote sustainability in your own home.

10 Household Products That Use More Energy Than You Think

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When you think of energy guzzlers what’s the first appliance that comes to mind? You’re probably thinking clothes dryers and fridges, which are certainly major culprits. However there are worse offenders out there that you might not suspect. 

Three Tips to Help You Build a More Sustainable Business

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Building a more sustainable business is a win-win for both your company and the environment. Aside from potentially allowing you to cut down on expenses, you’ll be doing our planet a huge favour by going down this route.

Urban residents are rising to the challenge

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If agricultural crops in Australia were failing, and farmers were forced choose just one crop species to focus their time and money on, which crop would you pick? Grapes for wine? Avocados? Watermelon?

8 Green Design Tips for Building a Patio

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Designing an outdoor patio area for all year use means finding a balance so you can make the most of the summer warmth, but still feel comfortable once winter sets in.

What makes paint environmentally-preferable?

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A lot goes into making the perfect can of paint. With the enormous range of options available, choosing the right one for your project can be a challenge.

Using Hydroponic Growing to Be More Eco-friendly

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People are becoming much more aware about the importance of taking care of the environment in recent years. However, we can’t expect everyone to take the same steps as we each have our own unique situation. Given this, it’s critical we develop diverse strategies to better preserve our environment.

Sustainable solutions to reducing waste in the New Year

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What better way to begin 2014 than by kicking things off with a clean slate. “Clean slate” can mean a lot of things to different people; but today, we’re going to focus on our homes. Are you the kind of person whose home is littered with stuff that you don’t actually need?

How to Make Your Own Kitty Litter

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I have two Burmese cats that both torment and enrich my life in more ways than I can count.