Best Solar Panels for Homes

What are the Best Solar Panels for Homes?

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While solar panels have technically been around since the 1950s, only recently have they become cheaper for individual home use than the traditional energy grid. This fact, combined with people’s ecological consciousness, have led to a booming in the home solar panel industry. Here are a few of the best solar panels for homes. Best Solar Panels for Homes You may be thinking yourself of replacing your home’s energy source with primarily solar energy. While installation can cost some money, for many people, it ends up paying for itself and then some, as you will no longer owe energy bills [read more]

Bojest Ethical British Fashion

Bojest Ethical British Fashion

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Get to Know – Bojest Ethical British Fashion Fashion and sustainability. With the fleeting nature of fashion trends, the two terms seem diametrically opposed, but the independent British clothing Bojest has set out to show that the two terms can be merged together with style and flair. The clothing company aims to make fashion staples that contribute to the wellbeing of the planet as well as to their customers’ distinctive wardrobes. Founded in 2015, the company uses organic, natural, and non-toxic materials obtained from sources employing fair trade practices. What Does Bojest Offer? Bojest has a full line of ethically [read more]

Energy from renewable sources

The city that generates 100% of its energy from renewable sources

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Burlington, Vermont: The Most Sustainable Energy Grid in the US If you ever feel like moving towards renewable energy is too difficult, just look to the little city of Burlington, Vermont in the USA. In 2014, they were able to claim, fairly accurately, that they had reached a milestone no other city in the world has. Burlington can now say, in a sense, that generates 100% of its energy from renewable sources. The city that generates 100% of its energy from renewable sources When the Burlington Electric Department purchased the 7.4 megawatt Winooski hydroelectric project in 2014, they crossed this [read more]

Green Terminology Jargon-Buster

Know Your Greens – The Essential Green Terminology Jargon-Buster

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As you shop for the safest and healthiest choices for clothes, toys, food, skincare, and more for your little one, you have no doubt been hit with a deluge of “green” terms as each company promotes the advantages of their products. Green washing, as it sometimes called, refers to the marketing strategy in which companies attempt to emphasise their eco-mindedness to get you to buy their products. Green Terminology Jargon-Buster While promoting a commitment to helping the planet and its inhabitants is a trend worth continuing, the overabundance of ‘green’ terms can be confusing and even misleading. So before you [read more]

Energy Efficient Light Bulb Brands

5 Top Energy Efficient Light Bulb Brands for Your Home

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One of the best things you can do for your home to decrease your energy intake is to replace your light bulbs with eco-friendly lightbulbs. By using technology like LED lighting, you can have plenty of light in your home while using just a fraction of the energy you use otherwise. It’s truly astounding how much you save on your energy bills as well as the cost of replacing your light bulbs throughout the year. Here are the top five LED Energy Efficient Light Bulb Brands for 2016: 5) EcoSmart GP19 The EcoSmart GP19 light bulb is our number five [read more]

Best Ways to Conserve Energy in Your Home

5 Best Ways to Conserve Energy in Your Home

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Reducing energy consumption can be a hassle. No matter how much you want to do your part to help the environment, if you live in an industrialised nation, you’re not going to want to give up the luxuries you already have. It would be overly ambitious to say everyone who wanted to go green was willing to give up energy consumption for good! Best Ways to Conserve Energy in Your Home Luckily there are many steps you can take in your home to help reduce the amount of energy you use on a daily basis. Just start with these next [read more]

Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

3 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

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Energy efficiency is on the minds of a lot of people in this day and age. Whether it is because of the fad, to save money, because of genuine concern for the environment or simply because this is the direction technology is going, people are looking for ways to make their way of living more energy efficient. One of the most significant places most people have control over this is in their homes. Whereas the ways we used to power our homes in the last few decades has been quite inefficient, these days there are many new ways to do [read more]

Reasons to Start Using Solar Energy

10 Good Reasons to Start Using Solar Energy

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Solar energy is something that is on most people’s radar, but most people still do not use it. Even people who like to be kind to the environment and who like to “go green” often shy away from taking the step to move to solar energy. There is an unspoken assumption among many people that solar energy is unreliable and too expensive and/or inconvenient to switch to. The truth is, however, there are plenty of reasons to take that step and at least install solar energy as one of the sources of of energy for your home. Reasons to Start [read more]

Earthship Homes

Earthship Homes: How These Strange, Alien Homes Could Help Save the Planet

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For those of us who are conscious of our need to be kind to the planet, choosing a home is a big decision. We want to make sure we find something comfortable and stylish, but we also want to make sure our negative footprint on the environment is at a minimum. Too many homes are designed in such a way that they do not take into account the amount of energy that is needed to sustain it. The Earth is full of natural heat and light, but many homes rely on artificial means which take up more energy than necessary. [read more]

Best Environmentally Friendly Beauty Products

Best Environmentally Friendly Beauty Products

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Try some of these eco friendly beauty products that you can purchase online and have delivered right to your front door. Or try some of the DIY beauty tricks that are also 100% organic and inexpensive. It used to be common practice for beauty products to be tested on animals before being sent to market. Most of them also contained animal products. Times have changed and so have beauty products. Consumers are demanding green beauty products that are safe, non-toxic and make us look great. Tall order, but it is being done by some of the more forward-thinking beauty companies. [read more]

Best Environmentally Friendly Baby Products

Best Environmentally Friendly Baby Products

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We all want the products that touch our baby’s skin to be safe and non-toxic. Best environmentally friendly baby products are sold online and also have the convenience of being delivered right to your front door. Check out some of these eco-friendly products that are good for both your baby and the environment and you may even have a go at making your own green baby products at home. Eco-Friendly Baby Wash and Shampoo California Baby makes an environmentally friendly baby wash and shampoo product that provide gentle cleaning even for the most sensitive skin. Buy it online at Organic [read more]

How to Make Your Own Eco-friendly Cleaning Products

How to Make Your Own Eco-friendly Cleaning Products

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If you are looking for more eco-friendly ways to clean, or just looking for cheap cleaners that happen to be eco-friendly, try some of these natural home cleaners to replace the harsh, household chemical cleaners you’re using now. Learn how to make your own eco-friendly cleaning products and save money. Make Your Own Eco-friendly Cleaning Products Eco-Friendly Drain Cleaner Clogged drains happen in every household, and drain cleaners are extremely caustic, plus expensive. Try this non-toxic cleaning product to get rid of the drain clog. Bring a water-filled tea pot to a rolling boil on the stove top. Pour the [read more]

Best Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Products

Best Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Products

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It’s easy to purchase the best environmentally friendly cleaning products online and have them delivered to your home or you can even make them at home yourself. Cleaning is one of life’s little necessary evils. It must be done, but we don’t enjoy the time, effort and expense required to keep everything from our homes, cars, hair, dishes and pets clean. One thing that can make the cleaning process a little more enjoyable is knowing we’re using green cleaning products that won’t harm our planet. Eco-Friendly Laundry The laundry can come out clean and smelling fresh with any number of [read more]

Environmentally Friendly Clothing

Environmentally Friendly Clothing

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Organic, sustainable and eco-friendly are buzz words that are being used to sell almost everything in today’s market, including clothing. It’s good thing, but not all companies are actually using sustainable, organic material in their products. The buzz words increase sales of homes, cars, make-up and now these marketable words have entered the fashion industry. Many eco-friendly fashion brands are producing environmentally friendly clothing lines, but as in any industry, there are charlatans riding the buzz words wave to fame and fortune. There are legitimate green clothing companies that are producing fashion lines and are certified to manufacture and sell [read more]

How to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

How to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

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People mistakenly think that making their home more eco-friendly is going to cost them a lot of money. Certainly installing solar panels would be a major upfront expense, but there are many small, inexpensive changes you can make at home that will cut down on the negative impact your home is currently having on the planet. Eco-friendly sustainable homes is the direction that the construction industry is headed in, but we don’t have to wait, there are ways to be environmentally friendly in the home you live in right now. Use these ideas on how to make your home environmentally [read more]

Why Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products?

Why Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products?

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Once upon a time, the more harsh chemical smell our home had from a cleaning product, the more clean it felt to us. Those days have passed, now that we realize the impact that those lemon and pine-scented cleaners had on our health and our environment. But can we still have a clean, germ-free space in which to live and raise our children, minus the harmful chemicals? Sure we can! There are many all-natural, eco-friendly cleaning agents that will clean every surface in the home, even the air, without costing us a lot of money or posing a threat to [read more]

Easy Ways to Go Green

16 Easy Ways to Go Green

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Many of us are wondering how to be more environmentally friendly without breaking the bank or giving up the creature comforts we have become accustomed too. There are painless and easy ways to be environmentally friendly while still maintaining our standard of living, we just need to make a few tweaks here and there and learn how to be more green with the way we do things every day. Start with these 16 easy ways to go green and build your eco-friendly lifestyle from there. It’s so easy, you can be living environmentally friendly be the end of today. Reusable [read more]