Living Green

Big Celebration with Little Impact: Suggestions for an Eco-Friendly Holiday

December 22, 2016
Big Celebration with Little Impact: Suggestions for an Eco-Friendly Holiday

The holidays are here and with it comes a joy and hype to go big. We strive to buy big gifts for our friends and family. We try to one-up our neighbors in the lights and decorations. We want more, more more. In some ways we’re blinded by the glitz of the holiday lights and […]

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Why You Should Consider Using An Oil Monitor

December 21, 2016
Why You Should Consider Using an Oil Monitor

In recent years, oil monitor technology has improved and expanded, so it’s not just about giving you your oil levels (although that’s still pretty important!). Oil monitors these days can give you lots of other useful information that can help you to keep track of your usage and plan your next delivery. “Once the monitor […]

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How to Reduce the Environmental Degradation Caused By Technological Devices

December 21, 2016
How to Reduce the Environmental Degradation Caused By Technological Devices

Our obsession for owning new, damage-free devices means a plethora of us throwing away out-of-date and broken devices. When the gadgets end up in landfills, they become a nuclear danger for the environment, wildlife, and the planet in general. An example: Apple hopes to sell millions of iPhone 7 and Plus units in 2017. It […]

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6 Fun Ways to Decorate Your Home with Vintage Finds

December 21, 2016
6 Fun Ways to Decorate Your Home with Vintage Finds

Do you want to adorn your home with vintage-inspired decors? All it takes is just a quick trip to your basement or attic to find classic gems that can be used for decorating. You can also visit flea markets where you can find a variety of vintage items at very affordable prices.   You can […]

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How to Conserve Energy This Winter 

December 16, 2016
How to Conserve Energy This Winter 

The colder it gets the higher your energy bills get. It’s this way every year, but somehow it still feels like a surprise, right? You’ve kept the thermostat low, you’ve put on extra layers but still–your bills are so high! Surely there are other methods that will actually lower your costs, right?   You’ve kept […]

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5 Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Great

December 14, 2016
5 Natural Ways To Make Your Home Smell Great

Chemical air fresheners are the absolute worst thing you can include in your house. Not only are they unnatural, but they’re also off-putting for a lot of people. But they seem to be the mainstream choice for making a house smell better. Thankfully, there are lesser known, natural alternatives you can use if you’re trying […]

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10 Eco-Friendly DIY Holiday Gifts They’ll Love

December 12, 2016
10 Eco-Friendly DIY Holiday Gifts They'll Love

The holidays can be such a fun time with friends and family. It’s a time to share love and joy with all the people who matter in your life. Among the merry and bright, though, there’s also a lot of waste. Think of all the wrapping paper that goes in the trash, the Christmas lights […]

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Reclaim Your Bathroom Style With Reclaimed Wood

December 6, 2016
Reclaim Your Bathroom Style With Reclaimed Wood

Ever thought about dressing your bathroom with reclaimed wood? Contrary to what you might think, it’s not only reserved for the kitchen and living room; it can be mixed into your bathroom design quite easily. If you’re already thinking about redoing your bathroom, consider tearing out your current bathroom cabinets or bathroom vanity to add […]

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4 Simple Ways to Go Green in Your Bathroom

December 4, 2016
4 Simple Ways to Go Green in Your Bathroom

Remodeling your bathroom may seem like a hard project but it’s a small price to pay to create your ideal zen zone right? Your bathroom is a place where you can be absolutely alone with your thoughts. Your bathroom is also a room where you can find lots of toxic chemicals, water and energy usage […]

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Want Solar Power Panels? Here’s What You Need To Know

November 29, 2016
Want Solar Power Panels? Here’s What You Need To Know

Solar energy has gone mainstream. The costs have fallen and the number of installations have gone up in recent years, but most people still aren’t sure how to go about installing solar panels at home.   “There’s a lot of buzz about roof-top solar panels throughout the country, but the details and regulations are complex.” […]

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Time For A Tech Makeover: How To Transform Your Home And Lifestyle

November 18, 2016
Time For A Tech Makeover: How To Transform Your Home And Lifestyle

Our modern world is filled with an abundance of innovative gadgets these days, and it’s now easier than ever to transform your home and lifestyle by embracing this technology. Often offering easy, high-tech solutions to various everyday problems encountered in the home, improving your lifestyle is just a short step away. To discover some of […]

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A Quick Guide to Making Your Home More Eco-friendly – Infographic

November 11, 2016
A Quick Guide to Making Your Home More Eco-friendly - Infographic

Are you interested in living greener and saving more money? Are you feeling a little overwhelmed about what to do first? Are you not quite sure where to start? Living a little greener doesn’t have to be complicated. Help is on the way! Eco-friendly home design ideas and solutions can help you conserve energy, prevent pollution, […]

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5 Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

November 8, 2016
5 Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

December is only a month away. This is a time when people will soon head to the malls, shopping around for gifts. Once the holiday rush goes in full swing, there will be an endless supply of gift options available. Clothes, gadgets, and the latest fashion items are all up for grabs. But have you […]

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6 Tips to Grow a Healthy and Bountiful Organic Garden at Your Home

November 2, 2016
6 Tips to Grow a Healthy and Bountiful Organic Garden at Your Home

An organic garden will help you enjoy fresh, natural and chemical-free vegetables, and fruits. You are growing your own food in an environmentally friendly manner and doing the best for your own health as well. If you are a beginner you must banish the doubts that it is too hard to raise an organic garden. […]

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4 Energy Saving Options for Your Home!

October 28, 2016
4 Energy Saving Options for Your Home!

Saving money on utilities is great – installing technology in your home that is good for your wallet and good for the environment is even better. There was a time, not too long ago, when there wasn’t much a homeowner could do in the way of reducing their utility bills except of course to refrain […]

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Going Green for “Average” People

October 21, 2016
Going Green for “Average” People

There are all sorts of posts out there about how you can “green up” your home or work space but, if we’re being totally honest, very few of those posts are applicable to the average working human. Not everybody can afford to install solar paneling on their rooftops or redo our floors with reclaimed wood. Some of […]

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Keeping a Beautiful Garden Despite City Water Restrictions!

October 20, 2016
Keeping a Beautiful Garden Despite City Water Restrictions!

When you’re looking for a new home, one of the things that you look for initially is what sort of curb appeal the home has. Whether you’re planning ahead to flip the property and make some money, or just appreciate a well maintained and landscaped yard, curb appeal is a great indicator for how well […]

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Is Your Toxic Office Building Making You Sick? What to Do About It – Infographic

October 20, 2016
Is Your Toxic Office Building Making You Sick & What to Do About It - Infographic

Many of us spend eight hours or more working in office buildings. If you are a workaholic like I was, you may be there for 10-12 hours per day. Sure your office may appear to be clean and well-designed, but think about how closed-up your office is. You likely can’t open the windows and don’t have much […]

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Sustainable Urban Landscaping Projects For Fall

October 20, 2016
Sustainable Urban Landscaping Projects For Fall

Fall has finally arrived, and many homeowners are looking forward to not having to mow their lawn in the weeks to come. Why not use that newly acquired free time to upgrade your outdoor space and make it more environmentally friendly?   “By doing some simple sustainable landscaping projects you can make your lawn look […]

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7 Eco-Friendly Ways To Decorate Your Child’s Room

October 15, 2016
7 Eco-Friendly Ways To Decorate Your Child’s Room

Decorating your child’s room is one of the unspoken joys of being a parent. You can express your creativity and create a fun, playful environment for your little one. If you’re thinking of re-decorating an old room or working with a blank slate, you should consider the benefits of a green room. This will ensure […]

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Gardens in the Sky: The Rise of Green Urban Architecture

October 6, 2016
Gardens in the Sky: The Rise of Green Urban Architecture

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a… garden? Yes, believe it or not, people have started creating gardens on the roofs aka green roofs. So what’s this actually about? Have some folks just decided to plant a few trees on a building roof out of fun? Surely there is […]

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Chemicals in Your Cabinets: The Dangers of Typical Cleaning Products

September 28, 2016
Chemicals in Your Cabinets: The Dangers of Typical Cleaning Products

For the environmentally conscious, knowing what is in everyday products is an important step in protecting the environment and their families. Many times, the shiny counters and streakless-glass from these products come at a price that can be dangerous.   Many people are unaware of the pollutants and toxins present in the everyday cleaning products they use. […]

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Types of Green Ingredients Used by Green Maid Services Houston

September 28, 2016
Types of Green Ingredients Used by Green Maid Services Houston

Over the last two decades or so, the green movement has seen a considerable change on many levels. Twenty odd years ago, members of the green movement were termed as radicals who did not support the progress of science and civilization. They were seen as simple activists, or tree huggers, who stopped oil companies from […]

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Tea Tree Oil As a Natural Deodorant

September 27, 2016
Tea Tree Oil as a Natural Deodorant

Scientifically known as melaleuca, tea tree oil is widely known for its antimicrobial, antiseptic and deep cleaning properties. This highly sought after essential oil is derived from Melaleuca alternifolia, an Australian native plant that’s been used widely throughout the country for almost a century. Tea tree oil has been documented in a number of medical […]

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