Green living: Save Our Earth By Living Green

The Many Ways You Can Save Energy in the Kitchen

Kitchens generally consume more energy than other areas in the home when the weather is good. When the weather is rotten, as it’s been for much of the country as of late, then it isn’t uncommon for the kitchen to take an even greater toll on the household’s utility bills.

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There are many easy and hassle-free ways to save energy in the kitchen, not to mention your family’s carbon footprints, so take note of the following ideas – you’ll find that it’s actually remarkably straightforward to lower your energy expenditure. More »

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Ways To Go Green Even When Remodeling

Remodeling your home is the perfect time to go green. Renovating your home can give you the new start you are looking for around your house — and affords you a great opportunity to make your home a little more environmentally friendly.

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Choose Greener Appliances

Your kitchen and bathroom are perfect rooms in which to be more environmentally friendly. When getting rid of old appliances likes refrigerators and freezers, choose Energy Star rated replacements. Energy Star models not only save you money in the long-run, but federal tax credits are also sometimes made available to help with the purchase. In the bathroom, replace toilets with low-flow models and install flow reducers on the shower and sinks to reduce water consumption. And always remember to recycle your old appliances and fixtures. More »

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What Countries are leading the World in Renewable Energy?

The way different countries manufacture, invest in and use renewable energy is measured by the World Energy Council. To measure, they use three aspect of the search for sustainable energy which are:

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• Energy security – includes efficient management of the primary energy sources both domestic and external, reliable infrastructure and how well the energy companies can meet current as well as future demand. More »

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Ways To Be Energy Efficient At Home This Year

Saving energy isn’t just about being environmentally friendly and saving the planet. It has plenty of real-life practical applications as well. For example, when you’re energy efficient in your home, you’ll find you can save money on electricity and heating. You’d be surprised how those savings can add up with just a few changes to your home and your lifestyle. Here are four ways you can make your home more energy efficient this year.

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Adjust the Thermostat

Most families are used to setting the thermostat to their exact level of comfort, but adjusting it just a few degrees can save you more money and energy than you’d think. In the winter, let it be just a little chillier and wear warmer sweaters indoors. In the summer, saving on cooling costs by raising the temperature a degree or two on the thermostat. More »

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Green Thumb: Landscaping Advice To Use This Spring

Spring is upon us, and it’s time to consider making greener landscaping choices. Here are five great ideas you can use for a garden or yard of any size and shape.

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Choose Native Plants

Rather than exotic plants ill-adapted to Utah’s climate that can wreak havoc on the ecosystem, choose native plants. They typically require less water, little to no fertilizer, and less general care. Minimizing opportunities for invasive plants to spread from yards and gardens to other areas helps wildlife, too. More »

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6 Steps to Ensure Your Business Stays Green

Savvy business owners will want to do their part to help the environment. It’s good for the earth as well as for your company’s bottom line to go green and practice environmentally sound practices. With that in mind, here are six steps to help you ensure that your business stays green:

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1. Recycle Your Waste Paper

If your employees are in the habit of crumpling up paper and tossing it into the trash when they no longer need it, you will want to reeducate them on the benefits of recycling. Set up recycling stations and remind each worker about the importance of keeping paper out of landfills. More »

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