Compare 5 green products with their outdated counterparts

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However, if we sub-consciously make an effort to use less energy in our home in combination with green appliances, together, we can conserve a great amount. By updating many of your appliances, you can use less water and energy. Tagged: ecofriendly , energy efficient , environmental products , going green , green living , green products , household products , water conservation. There are many simple way to live sustainable in your home.

10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth

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Combined with urine these wastes are often siphoned into holding tanks that often leak or rupture polluting the surrounding water table. Water Waste. To produce meat takes an enormous amount of water. According to author John Robbins, it takes about 20,000lbs of water to produce one pound of beef and only 229lbs of water to produce one pound of rice. Eating lower on the food chain requires less energy to produce and offers far more healthy benefits.

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10 Ways to Green Your Kitchen

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Conserve water. From making pasta to washing dishes, we send a lot of water down the drains in our kitchens. To help reduce all that waste, outfit your kitchen to be as efficient as possible. Install a sensor on your faucet so it only runs when it’s needed or stick a bucket in the sink to catch extra water for plants or gardening. Filter your water. Be energy efficient. 10 Ways to Green Your Kitchen. Green your kitchen!

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Rain Catchment: For Residential and Small Business Use

Green Home Blog

Water is becoming more expensive and, in due time, more scarce. Because of this, some homes and businesses are rethinking their water output doing everything they can to conserve this precious resource. On the other hand, not many people realize that thinking about their water input is also something they can be doing to save money as well as the environment. By installing one on either a small or large application can reap a fair amount of energy savings.

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Green Your Kitchen

Green Home Blog

Conserve water. From making pasta to washing dishes, we send a lot of water down the drains in our kitchens. To help reduce all that waste, outfit your kitchen to be as efficient as possible. Install a sensor on your faucet so it only runs when it’s needed or stick a bucket in the sink to catch extra water for plants or gardening. Filter your water. Be energy efficient. Green Your Kitchen. Green your kitchen!

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Greywater: What Is It and How Can It Make a Difference in Your Home?

Green Home Blog

Bathroom AQUS Grey Water System Thousands of gallons of water go down the drains in your home every year, but not all of that wasted water is the same. This water, known as blackwater, is contaminated with fecal and organic matter and requires filtration and chemical treatment before it can be returned to the environment or reused. Instead, most greywater recycling technologies will funnel captured water into irrigation or toilet flushing.

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How Does It Work: Hydropower

Green Home Blog

Hydropower – power generated using water’s downhill flow – is one of the most common alternatives to fossil fuels. But while hydropower boasts significant advantages over energy sources like oil and coal, it also creates some serious problems of its own. Water has been used for power in almost every society since ancient times. The Egyptians harnessed the Nile for irrigation , and Romans used water-powered mills to grind grain. How Does It Work: Hydropower.

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Holiday Beer Libations: Drink Green

Green Home Blog

Hood River, Oregon houses this microbrewery that reports using three million fewer gallons of water per year due to their shortened work week of four days/ten hours per day. Compared to other breweries, Full Sail claims, “saving so much water that drinking other beers is actually wasting water.”. Solar panels power one-third of their energy in the summer and they use an automatic electric light shut down system when natural light is sufficient.

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12 Ways to Conserve Energy and Winterize Your Home

Green Home Blog

12 Ways to Conserve Energy and Winterize Your Home. As much as half of the energy used in a typical American home goes toward heating and cooling, so help to conserve energy and lower your utility bills this winter by following these simple steps. Be Smart With Your Furnace ( Home Energy Conservation Kit ). Set the temperature low – For every 1° you turn down the thermostat you’ll reduce the energy usage in your home by 1-5%.

5 Big Green Changes for Your Home

Green Home Blog

To help you, we’ve put together our list of five big changes that will make your home clean, green, efficient, and safe. America has one of the largest water footprints of any country – the average family of four sends over 400 gallons of water a day down the drain. In most cases, all this water is mixed together before it makes its way to a water treatment plant, but it’s possible to capture the greywater in your home for reuse. Filter your water.

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Beach Clean-up, What You Can Do

Green Home Blog

But candy wrappers, sandwich containers, plastic water bottles and soda cans are fair game, and if every beachgoer took one or two biodegradable plastic bags along on holiday and collected this all-too-human litter, America’s beaches could be restored in less than a decade. If you are looking for a way to improve the beaches and lakefronts in your area, the Ocean Conservancy can help you start your own cleanup, or direct you to groups already organized in your area.

3 Great DIY Water Conservation Strategies and How-To’s (With Video)

Green Living Ideas

Globally, the world is covered with water…more than 2/3 of the surface of the earth is water, after all, but the amount that is fresh, clean drinking water is less than 1%. Increasingly, especially with the widespread adoption of fracking, groundwater is getting increasingly polluted, too, meaning that more and more humans are going to have to deal with less and less pure, clean drinking water.

How To: Stay Cool and Green

Green Home Blog

14, 2003, which left 55 million people in the dark or without water, or trapped in elevators or buildings, or unable to use commuter trains to get home. Shower in cool water before bed, in your pajamas! If you have installed a grey water system to recycle shower and bath water, give yourself 50 points! Tagged: household products , Save energy , solar attic fan , water conservation. How To: Stay Cool and Green.

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How To Choose An Eco-Friendly Hotel

Green Home Blog

Energy efficiency. The same efficiency measures you use at home or in the office will also work wonders in a hotel. Look for places that use compact fluorescent bulbs , motion sensor lights, and Energy Star rated appliances , or, even better, choose a hotel that relies on solar energy. Tagged: composting , green business , green hotels , green travel , Recycling , water conservation. How To Choose An Eco-Friendly Hotel. Eco Hotel.

What It Means To Be Socially Conscious

Green Home Blog

for 20 bags designed to melt your leaves and leftovers to rich soil, to the Cadillac of composting – an earth tea brewer which uses trash and water to create a liquid fertilizer. Bypass the power company and install energy-efficient, LED solar lights along walks, around a patio or on a deck, or as a solar spot adjacent to the front and back doors. Put the same amount of shopping energy into water conservation systems for your yard and garden.

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Green Your Bathroom

Green Home Blog

Bathrooms are frequently home to an array of toxic products, use lots of energy, and account for the majority of home water use – in fact, the EPA estimates that toilets alone account for 27% of all the water used in the average home! So to help get you started fixing these and other problems, we’ve put together a list of ten ways to make your bathroom safe, efficient, and green. Similarly, installing an aerator in sink faucets can reduce water use from 2.2

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10 Ways to Green Your Bathroom

Green Home Blog

Bathrooms are frequently home to an array of toxic products, use lots of energy, and account for the majority of home water use – in fact, the EPA estimates that toilets alone account for 27% of all the water used in the average home! So to help get you started fixing these and other problems, we’ve put together a list of ten ways to make your bathroom safe, efficient, and green. Similarly, installing an aerator in sink faucets can reduce water use from 2.2

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Tips for Lowering Water Usage in the Home

Green Furniture Home Design

Water is a limited resource that must be conserved as much as possible. There are many different ways that you can lower the water usage in your home. Leaks in pipes and drips in the faucet can add up to an incredible amount of water waste. Every faucet or pipe that even drips lightly every few seconds can lose up to 20 gallons of water per day. Even larger leaks can cause hundreds of gallons of water of waste. Install Efficient Faucets.

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12 Uber Simple Steps to Green Your Life in 2012

Green Prophet

From recycling what you can to turning off the lights when you’re not using them to drinking more tap water, these suggestions are about making minor modifications in your life that save not only energy but also your hard-earned money. Recycling programs exist in cities and towns across the United States, helping to save energy and protect the environment. The bottled water industry sold 8.8 Yet plastic water bottles create huge environmental problems.

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8 Green Items Every Home Should Have

Green Home Blog

With all the options out there for reducing waste, boosting efficiency, and getting rid of toxins, it can be hard to know where to start. A water filter. While most of us are lucky enough to have easy access to treated water, there are still contaminants that make their way through water treatment systems and into our homes. Look for a water filter system that uses both reverse osmosis and activated carbon for the safest possible water.

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Selecting the best appliances for energy and water savings

Green Life Smart Life

In addition to considerations for style and performance, all of our appliances (with the exception of our stove because stoves are not rated) are top performing ENERGY STAR appliances. As available appliances for the project will bear the ENERGY STAR label and assist us in maintaining the highest level of energy efficiency throughout the home. Whirlpool Brand Duet Dryer –Uses up to 40% less energy with Eco Normal cycle when paired with a Duet washer.

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Watering Your Yard Efficiently During Hot & Dry Times

The Green Samaritan

Yards are looking a little scorched and water sources a little shallow around the edges. Might be a good time to think about how to conserve water usage for your yard despite the need for it! Residential irrigation can account for almost 40% of total water usage. With droughts, water shortages and restrictions, how can our yards be designed to need and consume less water? Energy Efficiency Green LivingHot, dry and hot!

Ways to go GREEN in College

Green Home Blog

Water Conservation: Global fresh water sources are extremely limited. Hence it’s critical to cut down on water waste. Taking long hot showers and using running water to clean cars and sidewalks must be avoided as much as possible since they result in massive wastage. Compact water treatment plants can easily be installed in colleges which convert waste water into a filtered state to be used for daily irrigation purposes.

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10 Greenest Cars You Can Buy | Living Green and Saving Energy

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy 10 Greenest Cars You Can Buy by greenwise on March 11, 2011 Want to know the greenest cars for 2011 ? The list of the 10 greenest vehicles was compiled by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy in their aptly-named Green Book.

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10 Greenest Cars You Can Buy

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy 10 Greenest Cars You Can Buy by greenwise on March 11, 2011 Want to know the greenest cars for 2011 ? The list of the 10 greenest vehicles was compiled by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy in their aptly-named Green Book.

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10 Green Ways to Get Your Garden Ready For Spring

Green Home Blog

Put several inches of a natural mulch like straw or wood chips around perennials to reduce water loss, minimize temperature fluctuations in the soil, and keep out weeds. Collect water. Conserve water by setting up a rain barrel or collecting rinse water from the sinks and showers in your home. This way you’ll have plenty ready for when your new plants get thirsty and you won’t have to use the treated, energy-intensive water that comes from your taps.

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What Is Your Carbon Footprint?

Green Home Blog

Generally, the more energy you use – whether it’s gas for your car or electricity for your home – the larger your carbon footprint will be. The easiest way to reduce your carbon footprint is to be efficient with your home energy use. Seventy percent of electricity is produced by burning fossil fuels, so the less energy you use in your home the smaller you can make your carbon footprint. What is YOUR Carbon Footprint?

Morocco’s Atlas Kasbah Eco-Lodge is 80% Solar-Powered

Green Prophet

It may look like a castle, but this beautiful red-earth building is actually an 11-roomed hotel that receives 80% of its energy from the sun. No doubt relying on their extensive education, the couple have devised a multi-tiered approach to making the Atlas Kasbah worthy of its title as a sustainable development, namely: water conservation, energy conservation, waste management, traditional architecture and energy. The pair also use low-energy light bulbs.

Incandescent Bulbs Being Phased Out--And Hoarded | Living Green.

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Incandescent Bulbs Being Phased Out–And Hoarded by greenwise on February 9, 2011 Replacing incandescent lights with CFLs makes even more sense now. Starting next year incandescent light bulbs will be phased out in the USA, with much more energy efficient CFLs (compact florescent light bulbs) already widely available to replace them.

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How to Find an Eco-Friendly Water Heater

Green Living Ideas

You may not realize it but water heating is probably one of the largest domestic energy expenses on your utility bill. By replacing your old electric hot water system with a new gas or solar powered system, you will do wonders to reduce your carbon footprint and your monthly costs. How to Find an Eco-Friendly Water Heater.

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NatureNet Fellows 2015: Energy Tech from Clams, Rethinking Island Biogeography & More

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2015 NatureNet Fellow Sanaz Vihidinia is developing completely new, highly efficient photovoltaic clean energy technologies and devices based on the light-scattering cells of giant clams, like this one found in the waters near Palau. The NatureNet Science Fellows Program is becoming the premier applied science post-doc for conservation science in the world,” says Peter Kareiva, Conservancy chief scientist. Maura Allaire (Columbia, water supply and management).

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5 Technologies to Make Desalination More Efficient

Green Prophet

People who live in Mideastern coastal cities might understand the despair expressed in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner: “Water, water every where, and nor any drop to drink.” Israel will soon use desalination for 75 precent of its water supply. But all existing methods are energy intensive and can have significant environmental side effects. It is also the most energy efficient option.

Big Brother? Masdar Monitors Student Energy & Water Consumption

Green Prophet

A one-year investigation by researchers will hopefully reveal what incentives are most likely to encourage energy and water conservation among Masdar’s student body. In an effort to understand what incentives and stimuli drive students to switch their lights and taps on or off, Masdar will track their energy and water consumption over the next year. . The cap will be based on the projected supply of renewable energy from Masdar City rooftop solar panels.

Qatar’s QSAS Turns Other Rating Systems Green

Green Prophet

Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies , the original QSAS melded criteria bespoke to Qatar with established green benchmarking systems, creating a performance-based scheme customized to the unique requirements of this rapidly developing Gulf state. Mandatory requirements include energy and water efficiencies, reduction in solid waste and wastewater, and improved indoor environments. Step back, LEED. Back off, BREEAM.

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Dual Flush Toilets: Pros, Cons, and Considerations

Green Living Ideas

Water conservation is top of mind for many these days, what with record heat waves, massive wildfires, and a state-wide drought officially in progress in America’s largest state. As one of the biggest water users in the home, toilets are an opportunity to cut water usage by upgrading or retrofitting. Flush with lower amounts of water for a liquid flush, higher amounts for a solid flush. Want more on water conservation?

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Green Product Review: 1.0 gallon per minute faucet aerator from Niagara Conservation

Green Living Ideas

Saving water makes financial sense and obviously helps the environment. Did you know that most people pay for their water twice? Wasting water may seem less toxic than wasting energy, since energy mostly comes from coal– coal has a plethora of environmental and health catastrophes– but wasting water has pretty big consequences, too. For example, about five percent of Hawaii’s total energy is burned just moving water around.

Home Entertainment’s Take on the Green Life Project

Green Life Smart Life

So in addition to the spray foam insulation throughout, which provides an airtight barrier between barrier between the elements and elegant interiors, and the five-zone Newport Geothermal heating and cooling system keeps the house comfy while boasting an energy efficiency rating of 400%, the home’s Control 4 energy management system allows the family to monitor energy usage on any touchscreen remote or TV in the house. Green Living, Smart Living.

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World Water Day

Eco Friendly Daily

March 22 is World Water Day. A global celebration organized by the UN-Water group, the day is intended to raise awareness about water as a limited resource. Across most of Canada, there is so much surface water – lakes, rivers, and marshes – it can be hard to imagine a lack of water. In fact, Canadians also hold the dubious record of being among the most water-wasteful. Although there is a lot of water around, most of it is saltwater.

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Yale Researcher: “Desalination Should Be A Last Resort”

Green Prophet

When is energy-intensive desalination a last resort? One of humankind’s worst tragedies is currently unfolding in the Horn of Africa , and it is caused by the absence of water. According to the Director of Yale’s Environmental Engineering Program, water scarce countries like these in Africa and the Middle East can achieve greater water security by developing desalination plants. This process uses a lot of energy.

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Pulling Water from the Air

Green Prophet

Faced with water shortage in Amman, Laurie digs up some alternative solutions for generating more water. No water in my house last week in Amman , Jordan and I’m mildly freaked: I’d just taken delivery on some giant bottles for our water cooler, and I was up to speed on laundry. But no water means no cleaning. I’m edgy because my First-World-Barbie belief tells me that when I turn a knob, clear water will pour forth –– is seriously flawed.

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Israel’s environmental revolution starts with greening the Knesset

Green Prophet

Last year, Israel’s parliament announced plans to run entirely off solar energy by the end of 2014 , but it turns out the Knesset is going even further to clean up its act. Israel has long been a pioneer in clean technology, renewable energy, and water conservation, but for the longest time, so many of the nation’s brilliant inventions, such as BrightSource Energy’s utility scale solar energy plants , were shipped elsewhere.

Eco-Education Starts Young at New Green School in Israel

Green Prophet

First to sixth graders are exposed to the major issues of our time, such as climate change , water security, pollution and food security , and then they are encouraged to participate in after school activities. Heated and cooled with geothermal energy , The Green School is organized around a central green courtyard, where outdoor classes often take place.

Sees, Inc. Launches Green Energy Talk Directory

Green (Living) Review

The Directory system is a Free service to consumers and businesses to find contractors, products and services for renewable energy – solar and wind, and water conservation. The Green Energy Talk Directory structure allows for easy navigation to all 50 U.S. The directory system offers a wide range of researchable topics covering renewable energy and energy savings. Solar Energy and Efficiency Solutions, Inc. SEES, Inc.,

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