Green living: Save Our Earth By Living Green

Winter Maintenance Tips for Green Roof Owners

Mirroring the construction techniques popular in Europe for centuries, green roofs incorporate plant life to provide natural home insulation, control rainwater runoff, and promote environmentalism through eco-friendly architecture. While a green roof might be good for your carbon footprint, it requires maintenance and care just as a traditional roof would. With cold temperatures rapidly approaching, consider taking these simple steps to prepare and maintain your green roof through the chilly holiday season.

Green Roofs - Winter Maintenance Tips for Green Roof Owners

Waterproofing Your Roof

Green roofs might be designed around utilizing rainwater, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t just as susceptible to leaking as traditional roofs. Use the first few weeks of the season to schedule an inspection by a roofing company to look for small nooks, cracks, and other openings in the roof’s basic structure. Likewise, investigate your attic for any telltale signs of water damage, like mold or dripping, as this is a clear indication of damage to the waterproofing layer beneath the vegetation. More »

Best Foods Which Make Your Skin Soft And Radiant

We all know that our facial skin is a reflection of our inner health, so if you struggle with pimples, acne, flaking skin or over dryness, you should start your treatment with proper nutrition.

Green Food - Best Foods Which Make Your Skin Soft And Radiant

#1 Green leafy plans

Green plants are full of cellulose and help a body to remove all toxins from an organism and cleanse it from the inside. The clean body always means a clean face, so add more kale, spinach, bok choy, turnip green and other leafy plants to your daily meals. More »

How to Tell What Exactly Can Be Recycled

We all know that the the three arrows making a triangle means that something can be recycled. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you can just throw any object with that symbol in a recycling bin and expect to have played an important role in conservation. The reality is a little bit messier, since even some items that are both made of plastic might have different procedures to recycle them, which means that they might need to be recycled at different places. Further complicating this situation is the fact that each ZIP code has a different set of guidelines for what can and cannot be recycled.

What Can Be Recycled - How to Tell What Exactly Can Be Recycled

Here are some ways to determine if an object of a certain type of material can be recycled… More »

When Is the Best Time of Year to Install Solar Panels?

The cost of installing solar panels has dropped by 19 percent in the last 12 months, and that is one of the reasons why millions of families are now investing in this technology. Even in colder climates, a residential solar array is going to continue producing energy throughout the year. Here is a quick look at a few variables you will need to consider before having your panels installed.

Solar Panels - When Is the Best Time of Year to Install Solar Panels?

Federal and State Rebates

Solar rebates and tax credits can be quite complicated if you have never taken a look at them before. As a general rule, most of these rebates and credits only last for a few years before they need to be renewed. The U.S. Department of Energy and your state’s energy board should both have information on their websites regarding which incentives are currently available and how long they are going to last. Homeowners shouldn’t assume that any of the credits or rebates will be renewed once they have expired. More »

Does Organic Fertilizer Really Make a Difference?

If you’ve gone to look at the fertilizer options in any chain or local store, chances are you can be easily overwhelmed by the amount of options available to you. Not only are there different brands for different plants for different situations, but there is the organic fertilizer versus non-organic fertilizer debate to consider.

Organic Farm - Does Organic Fertilizer Really Make a Difference?

So what is the difference between organic and non-organic fertilizer? More »

Adding to the Environment: 4 Ways Your House Can Help Change the World

More homeowners are interested in making their homes eco-friendly, which is great for many reasons like helping the earth and saving you some cash. The only thing you have to worry about is finding ways to help change the world. The following are four things that you should consider.

Composting - Adding to the Environment: 4 Ways Your House Can Help Change the World

Composting 

One change you can make in your home is purchasing a composting bin to help make your organic matter into compost. You can have this collected by a local farm, or you can use it yourself to feed your lawn or garden. It is a great way to reduce the amount of waste your home produces. More »

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