With just a little eco-savvy, creating a greener home can be a breeze for busy moms. Here, Terra Wellington, author of The Mom’s Guide to Growing Your Family Green, shares seven simple solutions for planet-friendly living.
The house is a system. You save money and improve performance when you take cost-effective measures that reduce building loads, and then install systems and appliances that are the right size to meet the reduced loads. In general, over-sizing worsens performance and increases costs.
The jars came first. Instead of sending my growing collection of empty glass receptacles to their usual fate at the bottom of the recycle bin, I did something unexpected -- something wild. I peeled off their labels and plopped them in the dishwasher.
Precision Paragon is an energy efficient commercial lighting manufacturer who specializes in lighting retrofit projects. Since upgrading to energy efficient lighting can create big cost savings and significant environmental benefits, Precision Paragon has developed an online retrofit calculator to help demonstrate the amount of savings that could be realized.
On Friday, October 29th at 7:00 PM, St. Aloysius Academy - a Catholic Boys school in Greater Philadelphia - hosted a ‘Green Night’ for the Students and Parents on eco-friendly initiatives to save money and the environment.
In a historic agreement on Monday, US building officials nationwide have voted to support the first building codes that require 30% more efficient buildings for every state under the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code, the IMT reported.
As a couple, my husband and I were naturals to become part of the green movement: We already used mass transportation, spent considerable time camping in national parks and recycled obsessively (rinsing foil and all). But it was the birth of our daughter that deepened our commitment to making easy household changes -- the idea of leaving the world better for her and her generation.
Question: We live in a small apartment in the middle of the city with no balcony, so moving our compost to a larger outdoor bin is out of the question. I finally snagged a 3.5-liter ceramic compost bin with filter to hold the scraps... I'm just not sure what other steps need to take place. (If possible, I'd also like to avoid the use of any worms in my kitchen.)
New location-aware website, Yinyango, helps users find free stuff nearby, reducing the amount of waste sent to the landfill.
Yinyango is a new location-aware website that promotes "local reusing" by creating a place for residents to list free, unwanted items Operating in most metropolitan areas in the US this website is helping Americans send less waste to the landfill by capitalizing on the idea 'one man's trash is another man's treasure' There are hundreds of thousand of well maintained, unwanted items – from furniture to kitchenware, plants, baby clothes, etc – listed for free around the country.