Sustainable Living

Reduce Your Home’s Carbon Impact

April 22th, 2021
From unprecedented wildfires to a record-breaking hurricane season, climate change is increasing the intensity of weather events. The largest source of harmful greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. comes from burning fossil fuels for heat, electricity, and transportation. Since the pandemic hit many of us drove less, as office buildings, schools and businesses closed their doors temporarily. Fewer vehicle emissions let our planet breathe, but it created another challenge –– a soaring demand for residential energy. From working remotely to distance learning to evenings at home, the average American household increased its electricity use by 22 percent . With the end of the pandemic now in sight, how can we

Xeriscape Landscaping: What is Xeriscaping?

If you’ve considered redoing your landscaping, you’ve probably come across the term xeriscaping. It’s a complicated word, but the concept behind it is pretty simple: xeros is a Greek root...

How To Set Up A Home Office

As businesses shift to remote work setups and recruit more contract and freelance help, working from home is becoming more and more common. Today, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of...

Man repairing leaking roof

How to Find & Repair a Roof Leak

If your roof is leaking, it’s not a problem you can ignore. Drafty windows? Those can be put off until next week. Front door in disrepair? You can wait until...

8 Earth Day Tips & Facts in 2020

April 22nd, 2020 officially marks 50 years of celebrating Earth Day. Even after a half-century of celebration, Earth Day has maintained the same purpose: embracing and encouraging social and political...

8 Simple DIY Home Projects & Repairs To Do While Quarantined at Home

Amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans have been ordered to stay at home and practice physical distancing. During these unprecedented times—whether you’re alone or cooped up with...

Small Wind Turbines & Generators To Power Your Home

We’ve all seen them—those massive white 3-pronged pinwheel towers that line the freeway roads of rural America. These larger-than-life wind turbines stand hundreds of feet tall, unsuspecting, yet teeming with...

5 Different Types of Water Heaters

Picture this: it’s the dead of winter and you’ve just finished shoveling your driveway after a full hour of snow-slinging. Nothing sounds better than a warm...

10 Ways to Save on Your Electric Bill

Bills—everyone’s got ‘em! While you can anticipate consistency with your rent or mortgage, the unpredictability of your energy bill can be a nuisance to you

...
Volunteers picking up bottles to recycle them on Earth Day.

Do Your Part with These 12 Earth Day Activities for Adults & Employees

Looking for some ideas on how to do your part with Earth Day activities for adults? We've put together a list of twelve ideas for ways you can celebrate Earth...

business team discusses project with led lighting

High Efficiency LED Lighting for Your Office

When it comes to making the switch to high efficiency LED lighting at the office, advances in technology are creating massive improvements—both in terms of dollars and energy efficiency—for...

Playing soccer in eco-friendly backyard

5 Eco-Friendly Backyard Improvements & Ideas

Your backyard is the perfect place to unwind and relax with  yourfamily and friends. But with a few smart eco-firiendly property upgrades, it could be so much more. According to...
energy efficient home

How Can You Create an Energy Efficient Home?

As energy prices continue to rise, it’s more important than ever for homeowners to take charge of their energy bills with energy efficient home upgrades. By installing energy efficient...

Pages