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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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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Five Ways to Cut Down On Packaging

It’s amazing how much packaging it takes to ship something.  Even something as simple as a book takes a box, shrink-wrap and something to fill the empty space between the box and the book – typically bubbles, foam peanuts or shredded paper.  Where does all this packaging go once you’ve received your item?  In the

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Window Replacement Guide

Window Replacement Guide

Window Design Before you can appreciate just how much a window can save you on your utility bills, you must understand the actual working of an energy efficient window.  This window replacement guide will attempt to help you in this understanding.  The theory is fairly straightforward: windows that are designed to be energy efficient are

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Ten Ways to Become Eco-Parents

Have you ever heard the phrase, “children learn by our actions, not by our words?”  When it comes to many issues, this is very true.  Children emulate what they see.  If you want your children to grow up to be environmentally conscious and responsible adults, show them what that looks like.  Show them what it

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