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If you’re thinking of implementing “green” practices in your small business, it’s natural to want to make sure they’re cost-effective. After all, the point of running your own small business…
Do Hybrid Cars Really Make Us Greener?
Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) have been a common sight on American roads since 2001 when Toyota introduced the first-generation of its Prius to the United States market. Since then, HEVs,…
The Benefits of a Rain Garden
A sustainable landscaping trend sweeping the nation is the installation of rain gardens. These unique additions to yards are attractive and, if planned well, can help the environment, too. A rain garden…
Electric Car
Electric cars: We’ve all heard about them, and many of us have probably dreamed of a day when we won’t have to worry about riding the never-ending roller-coaster of gas…
Renters: Minimize Your Carbon Footprint
Apartment living offers the advantage that as a tenant, you aren’t required to take responsibility for matters like upkeep, waste disposal and even energy use in communal areas. But what…
raising chickens in chicago
Chicago is putting the “Chi” in chicken. The urban agriculture movement—including raising backyard chickens—is a trend that hasn’t slipped past Chicagoans. “There is definitely growing interest in raising chickens in…
Raising backyard chickens
There are a lot of ways homeowners are getting back in touch with nature. Some dig up high-maintenance lawns and install raised garden beds to produce their own food. Others save…
greywater systems
Hundreds of thousands of gallons of water literally go down the drain each year from your household appliances. In fact, an average family of four uses 400 gallons every day,…
Phoenix Officials Add a Few More ‘Rs’ to the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Mantra
When it comes to waste, most people are familiar with the three R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle. But the City of Phoenix is adding two more to the mix: reconsider and reimagine.…
So-Called ‘Light Bulb Ban’ In Effect: What Types of Bulbs Are Ok to Use?
[Update: December 30, 2013] The new year rang in big changes in the way you light your home. As of Jan. 1, 2014, federal legislation has restricted the manufacture or import…