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Santa Monica, California: A Glorious, Green City with Room to Grow!

Santa Monica, California: A Glorious, Green City with Room to Grow!

When I decided to make a huge change a few years ago and transition my life from New Mexico to California, I discovered that there was only one place in the world that I wanted to be: Santa Monica. Santa Monica is an incorporated city in its own right, but it is best known for being part of the greater Los Angeles area. I used to travel in and out of Los Angeles a lot for business, and I always knew that it was my destiny to eventually call the city my home. I had much to figure out before transitioning my entire family here, though (a family that included my two small children and my ex-husband). I knew that I would never want to divide our co-parenting arrangement – for the children's sake – between two states.

12 Weeks Remain: Upgrade to a Tankless Water Heater

12 Weeks Remain: Upgrade to a Tankless Water Heater

Twelve weeks remain on eligibility for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) so if you are in the market for a new hot water system, consider going tankless and you could be eligible for a 30% tax credit.

Reusing and Recycling 101

Reusing and Recycling 101

You want to be green, but it's hard to know the difference between reusing and recycling. Fortunately, it's not that complicated. Recycling and reusing have the same goal: to keep items out of overflowing landfills. The two tactics just go about it in very different ways.

6 Tips to Save Water in the Kitchen

6 Tips to Save Water in the Kitchen

Whether you live in an apartment, a condo, or a house, the kitchen can be an easy place to help trim your household’s water use.

Sinks, dishwashers, and garbage disposals give you plenty of options for how you can stop wasting one of our planet’s most valuable resources, whether you’re building new, renovating an old space, or just making do with what you’ve got.

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar LEDs Way With Lighting Retrofit

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar LEDs Way With Lighting Retrofit

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar has always advertised itself as good for the neighborhood, but now this particular Applebee's is good for the environment.

The Applebee's located in Newtown, Pennsylvania, owned by The Rose Group, who has overseen its complete LED lighting retrofit, replacing traditional halogen and fluorescent bulbs with new light emitting diodes (LEDS).

Go Green and Save Money

Go Green and Save Money

Sure, protecting the environment can sometimes mean spending more, but there are plenty of ways that greening your life can help keep more green in your wallet. “Living green and healthy can be done on a budget and, in many cases, can actually save you money,” says Sara Snow, green lifestyle expert and author of Sara Snow’s Fresh Living. Here are six tips from Snow on how any family -- with any budget -- can start helping the planet and saving money today.

Top Five Ways to Naturally Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Top Five Ways to Naturally Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

The top five tips to naturally improve your indoor air quality, in no particular order:

Get rid of toxic "cleaners"! This especially includes what you're washing your clothes and bedding with since your skin is the largest organ you have and it does absorb what you surround it with.

Leilani Returns to Racing: New Partnership Brings Together Racing, Veterans for Clean Energy

Leilani Returns to Racing: New Partnership Brings Together Racing, Veterans for Clean Energy

Stock car racing fans at Kansas Speedway on September 30 will receive an unusual message from one of the cars speeding around the track: America needs to compete in the "Race to Energy Independence."

Major Clothing Retailers Join NRDC in Cleaning up Chinese Textile Mills

Major Clothing Retailers Join NRDC in Cleaning up Chinese Textile Mills

Working with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Walmart and H&M, two of the world's largest clothing retailers, have committed to working with their Chinese textile suppliers to reduce water, energy, and chemical use in their supply chains. Walmart announced its work with NRDC's Clean by Design project at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) today, helping strategically selected mills adopt Clean by Design practices. H&M initiated a similar agreement with NRDC in mid-September.

GREENandSAVE Expands Their Academy Portfolio with BPI Certification

GREENandSAVE Expands Their Academy Portfolio with BPI Certification

GREENandSAVE LLC is the first to offer a double Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certification and Envelope Specialist Certification training in Southeastern, PA. As a recognized leader in Home Efficiency CheckupsTM and Commercial Energy Audits, GREENandSAVE LLC is expanding its portfolio to bring their regional Home Efficiency Consultants and residential contractors up to speed in the Home Performance/Green Building Industry.

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