10 Tips for a Healthier Spring Cleaning

Spring has sprung, and it’s time to throw open the windows and let the fresh air pour in. So while you’re at it, make sure that the air stays fresh! Think about what you typically use to “clean” your house. The list probably includes things like Windex, toilet bowl cleaners, Endust, Lysol disinfectant, and more

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Green Cleaning

Dimethylbenzylammonium chloride, trisodium nitrilotriacetate chloride, butoxy ethanol. These unpronounceable solvents are some of the ingredients that are common within everyday cleaning products. They are also very harmful to your health and environment. Instead of introducing potentially life harming chemicals into the home in order to clean and disinfect, try using a combination of natural products

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How safe is your plastic water bottle?

How safe is your plastic water bottle?

Among the 827,000 plastic water bottles produced in the U.S. in 2006, over three-quarters were discarded as solid waste according to the Government Accountability Office. While continuously using disposable water bottles, long after first purchased, may sound like a harmless solution to steadily growing landfills, on your body it may be another matter. Storage, cleanliness, along

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Houseplants: Nature’s Air Purifier

Constantly have itchy eyes, nose and throat? Is it hard to concentrate? Experience dizziness or nausea? You might be suffering from Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). The EPA defines SBS as “situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or

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Residential Green Roof Guide

Residential Green Roof Guide

Residential green roof refers to the space created right on top of the household’s roof for the purpose of vegetation and plants.  These vegetation and plants provide an all natural insulation as well as shield the roof from direct sunlight, thus cutting down the use of air conditioning and ensuring the durability of the roof.

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20 Electricity Saving Tips For Your Home

20 Electricity Saving Tips For Your Home

Whether a homeowner is interested in lowering their monthly utility bill or doing their part to help the environment, here are a number of quick and simple ways to save electricity in your home. Collectively, following these energy savings tips adds up. Create an “Out of Home” Temperature Set Point – Since a home does

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Home Insulation Types

Home Insulation Types

There are many home insulation types to choose from, but ultimately your choice will be dependent on the followings: • The location of your household will be assigned an R-value as defined by the local building codes. The R-values vary greatly across the country, for example, somebody in Maine would have his minimum required R-value

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How To Teach Children About Recycling

Recycling is more important than ever and with our future generations at stake, it’s important to teach them to care for the planet. Here’s how to do it: #1 – Talk about the three R’s. Children like thins explained in a way they understand and the three R’s will be easy for them to remember

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