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Environmentally conscious living leads to a happy and healthy lifestyle. Learn to keep your home and laundry chemical free, and spruce up your front yard by learning how to garden. Look to us for easy to use guides and a green thumb to help. From advice on recycling, to CFL lights and composting, there are endless things we can do in our everyday lives to protect our earth and keep ourselves healthy, fit, and happy.

How to Build A Raised Garden Bed for Less Than $25

Raised garden bed

This is the first year that I have space for a garden and I’m very excited to see what I can grow. However, I’m also overwhelmed because I don’t know exactly how to start a garden and I don’t want to spend my money recklessly. I did some research and discovered a lot of information that I’d like to share with you including how to start a vegetable garden from scratch without spending a fortune. Starting a garden is a fun process but it can also be stressful and hard on the body. Remember to think through what you want to grow and make sure to get help if you need it because some of the materials can be heavy…

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FTD Flowers Review: Blooming Past the Competition

Bouquet of white roses on wood table

Flowers have a way of brightening up a space and a person’s day. If you’re bad at remember special occasions and don’t have time to go to your local florist, FTD can send you reminders and deliver an arrangement to your recipient the day of ordering. With numerous arrangements to choose from, you’re bound to find the perfect gift for your loved one. Plus you can add on a card, candy or other items to show how much you care. Read our review of FTD below to learn more about this online floral delivery service…

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Solar Attic Fan Reviews: A Cool Purchase for Your Home?

Solar Attic Fan on roof

Do you want to keep your home cooler in the summer in an eco-friendly way? A solar attic fan can help reduce the strain on your HVAC system, keep your upstairs cooler and modestly reduce your electric bill, all by harnessing the natural power from the sun. And, in some locations, you can even qualify for a tax credit for your purchase. Our solar attic fan reviews give you some tips and product recommendations to get you going solar…

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Best Air Purifier Reviews: Honeywell vs GermGuardian vs Holmes vs Dyson vs Hamilton Beach

Air purifier on floor

Air pollution doesn’t stop with car exhausts, jet fuel, sprayed pesticides and factory smoke. Things like mold spores, pollen, pet dander, dust mites and smoke are in the air inside your home and can increase allergy and asthma symptoms. By using an air purifier, the air in your home will smell and feel squeaky clean. You’ll notice your ability to breathe easier and may even find that you don’t need Claritin as often. Read our reviews to find the best air purifier on the market today…

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Best Place to Order Flowers Online: Proflowers vs 1800Flowers vs FTD vs Teleflora vs Bouqs

Bouquet of flowers: Best Place to Order Flowers Online

Need to send flowers and don’t have time to visit your local florist? Or do you live hundreds of miles away from your loved one? Whatever the occasion — mother’s day, romance, birthday, sympathy or funeral — online flower delivery services are your saving grace. With hundreds of places to order flowers online, how can you find the delivery service that meets your needs? And are there any online flower delivery services that are committed to eco-friendly growing practices? Read our reviews of the top online flower delivery services to see which ones deliver the best experience…

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Best Organic Lawn & Garden Fertilizer and How To Use It

As a little girl, I can remember helping my dad in the garden. I remember tomatoes sitting on the window sill waiting to be placed on a BLT sandwich. I remember picking the green beans and shucking the corn. I have fond memories of helping out in the garden (even if I wasn’t helping as much as I was getting dirty). I hope to have my own garden this spring, and in preparation, I have done some research on various organic herbicides and fertilizers for the lawn and garden. Below are some of the best picks I found…

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Goodwill Car Donation: An Eco-Friendly Solution

Car being crushed at junkyard

This is a guest post from Jeremy Silverstein, Vice President of Operations and Vehicle Dispatching at Goodwill Car Donations. During the five years he’s been with the organization, Jeremy has become quite an expert in the field and has handled tens of thousands of donated vehicles. So we’re excited to have the opportunity to talk with him about donating your car as a charitable gift for your taxes and the planet too…

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Vivint Solar Reviews: Taking Over the Home Solar Market?

Installer carrying Vivint Solar pannel: Vivint Solar Reviews

Are you committed to having a green home? Have you considered going solar? The residential solar industry is booming, and homeowners have more options than ever before. Vivint is one of the largest providers of residential solar panel systems in the U.S., just behind SolarCity. Vivint Solar launched in 2011, and the company continues a path of rapid growth into more and more states. They’re a worthy competitor in the solar industry, but what does Vivint Solar deliver to homeowners? Enough that we ranked them third in our Residential Solar Panel reviews! But we encourage you to read our Vivint Solar reviews to see if they’re a good fit for you…

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SolarCity Reviews: Is the Industry Leader #1 in Our Book?

SolarCity House with Solar Panels: SolarCity Reviews

Want to lower your monthly electric bills and protect the Earth at the same time? Save money and offset carbon emissions by going solar! It’s easier than ever before to convert your home to solar power. Companies like SolarCity, the nation’s leading residential solar provider since 2006, do all the work for you. SolarCity is a full-service company for solar financing, design engineering, obtaining permits, installation and more. Read our SolarCity reviews to see why we chose SolarCity as our winner for our best home solar panel systems reviews…

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Sungevity Reviews: Make Your Home (and Earth) Shine Brighter

Solar pannel on roof: Sungevity Reviews

Are you looking for a more affordable and earth friendly way to power your home? If so, you’ve probably done a little research into solar paneling. Upon first glance, outfitting your home with solar panels may seem like a huge and costly undertaking. But companies like Sungevity make the entire process easier than you might think. They handle everything from financing and installation to monitoring and repairs. Read our Sungevity reviews and see why we chose Sungevity as our second choice for our best home solar panel systems…

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