What’s in Your House?

Ever thought about the air you’re breathing in inside your home or office? Since we typically spend about 90% of our time indoors, this is a question that should be contemplated since there are many factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) and related health problems. Asbestos, lead, radon and tobacco smoke […]

Native Plants vs. Invasive Plants

It’s a battlefield out there, even though you might not know it! Native plants are those that are indigenous to a specific area. They nourish local wildlife, birds and bees, and beneficial insects, by providing just the right nutrients and proper habitat. Invasive plants, on the other hand, can choke out native plantings and have […]

Money vs. CO2 Emissions

In a recent article on msnbc.com, the issue of how much money it will cost the U.S. government and its citizens to cut greenhouse gas emissions concentrated on the legislative efforts of doing so. The article makes it sound so overwhelming. Yes, it is a big challenge but there are some simple things that you […]

Green Countertops – The New Granite?

Green countertops, like IceStone, Vetrazzo, PaperStone and Richlite are gaining popularity in kitchens and baths due to their eco-friendliness, beauty and durability. Who would think that countertops made from recycled content, like glass and paper, could be so strong and so versatile? If you want to green up your home, there are now comparable options […]

Summertime Energy Conservation Tips

Take the heat off of your checkbook by following some simple tips to reduce your cooling bills: During summer, keep your thermostat between 76° and 78°, or higher, to save up to $29 per year. Install an Energy Star digital programmable thermostat which can save $100 a year when used properly. Keep blinds/curtains closed during […]

Use of Geothermal Heating at The Hague

The Dutch city of The Hague has plans to use geothermal heating for 4000 homes and several industrial buildings in an effort to reach their goal of being carbon neutral by 2050. Way to go! Geothermal heating has been around for centuries, notably by the Romans and is becoming increasingly popular around the world. It […]

PVC – What You Don’t See

PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) plastic, commonly referred to as vinyl, is widely used in building and consumer products. Unfortunately, it has been hazardous to humans and the environment during its life-cycle (manufacturing, use, and disposal). What is so toxic about PVC? At various stages in its life, organochlorine by-products and dioxins have been released; and phthalate […]

Green Kitchen

Renovating or building new, there are lots of things you can incorporate to make your kitchen a healthier place for your family and the environment. You’ll even save some cash on your power bills! Utilize as much natural light as possible to reduce dependence on artificial lighting. Energy Star rated appliances will use less energy […]

Sinks: A Green Vessel?

Vessel sinks are becoming very popular and there are some great green options for your bathroom. From Stone Vessel Sink’s VitraStone to Eco Friendly Flooring‘s recycled metal sinks, these sinks are chic, eco-friendly and long-lasting! VitraStone is made from 70-85% recycled products such as recycled glass and fly ash blended with a ceramic cement. Most […]

No Fish for You!

With the vastness of the oceans, it’s hard to believe that seafood may become a thing of the past by the year 2050. This is due to our (the 6.5 billion people worldwide) insatiable craving for it, along with conventionally unsustainable fishing practices. Fortunately, sustainable fishing is becoming more and more prevalent, especially in the […]

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