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Sustainable Home Design

tiny house, side view, wood with metal roof

As we become more aware of the need to reduce our impact on the earth’s environment, it becomes more and more apparent just how much needs to change if we are to provide future generations with a sustainable future. One of the major areas in which people can make changes towards reducing their carbon footprint…

Green Companies Yield Good Returns

What do you think of green brands?

Portfolio 21 recently released its Top 10 list of eco-friendly companies that are doing well by doing good. Each of these businesses makes a contribution to a better world, some in the form of energy-saving products and systems for manufacturers, or of time and resource preserving services and consultation, or even for services for companies…

Using DIY Solar Panels: Advantages and Disadvantages

Grape Solar GS-440-KIT Residential 440 Watt Grid-Tied Solar Power System Kit

Apart from the conscious effort to reduce our carbon footprint, one major factor that has convinced a lot of homeowners to install “do it yourself solar panels” is the rising cost of electricity bills. But before we go into the advantages and disadvantages of making your own solar panels (or using DIY kits), we have…

Green Companies: Putting Your Money Where Your Ideals Are

image of honda with fuel cell diagram over the top

There are many aspects to green living that go beyond your personal efforts.  Working with, buying from, and investing in green companies can help you further your journey in sustainable living.  Although many companies are compliant with laws and requirements that protect the environment and their workers, there are also many that go beyond those…

Why use LED garden lights?

Solar accent lighting along both edges of a garden path

LED garden lights come in all sorts of designs from novelty to serious landscape lighting. They can be used for general landscape lighting or to highlight particular areas of your garden – perhaps a path, a deck or patio area, or even for patio umbrella lights, or along a flight of stairs. Why use LED…