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Changing the world one block at a time

The origins of environment degradation are often traced to the onset of the industrial revolution. The earliest industries had in position the rudiments of environment safety and health management. It is a recognized fact that the volume of heat, effluents and discharges that large industries can produce, is large enough to cause concern maybe even […]

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Why You Should Plan on Gas Prices Staying High

One of my favorite email “forwards” regards the huge amount of oil in the Bakken Formation, a Mountain range in Western United States.  The email implies that there is a conspiracy among powerful environmentalists that keep this coveted resource from getting used. It goes on to say that tapping into this oil source would dramatically […]

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Benefits of using green renewable energy

Green renewable energy is type of energy which is usually produced by natural resources, for example wind, sunlight, rain, tidal energy, geothermal heat, and many more. In 1800’s, most of the energy in this world came from the renewable energy resources. However, the use of natural energy has already decreased since the findings of non-renewable […]

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Air, What’s a Tree Got to Do with It?

Most of us do not walk around thinking about the air we are breathing, at least not until there are serious changes notable by sight or scent. Those of us with more than an elementary school education know that breathable air is not just magically “there”, but how often do we really think about how […]

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When Should You Use an Energy Broker?

If you are in a deregulated state and consume an above average volume of energy, you HAVE BEEN CALLED by either a third party supplier or broker. In fact, you have probably been called MANY TIMES, maybe even by us! That is because deregulation has opened up a new industry geared at helping consumers understand […]

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10 Inexpensive Ways to Clean Your Home Without Chemicals

Whether you are making an effort to shield the environment or just your family and pets, finding ways to clean your house organically and naturally is extremely important. The unfortunate reality is that the various cleaning products that exist in the market today are full with poisonous ingredients that can hurt the environment and can put those closest to you at risk. From air […]

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Hybrid Water Heaters Pros and Cons

A conscientious family, taking short showers, washing clothes in full loads only, and doing all the other daily household chores while using water wisely will still consume 550 gallons of hot water a week. A few extra minutes in the shower for a family of four every day will easily increase that to 700 gallons […]

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Five Tips to Save Electricity in Your Home

Here are five tips to help save electricity. You’ll not only save money on energy bills, you’ll also be reducing your carbon imprint on the planet: 1. Light Bulbs Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Edison did not invent the incandescent light bulb, but he did perfect it. His engineering feat has turned out to be […]

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Eight Tips for Greening Your Home for Less

A home is a major investment and although many homeowners may want to invest in energy efficient windows and solar panels, for some, it may be too much of an expense. But, it’s still possible to green your home by following these eight greening tips that can be done for less than $100. 1. Do […]

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