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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.

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.

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Best Organic Lawn & Garden Fertilizer (Plus 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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How Does a Solar Panel Work & How They Can Save You Money

Solar panel

Did you know that an average residential solar panel system can reduce carbon monoxide emissions by more than 200 tons each year? What an incredible impact just one home can have! Solar panels first hit the market in 1956, and space programs were one of the first industries to use solar panels to power their space crafts. Since then their popularity has gone through the roof (no pun intended). So read on to learn more about “how does a solar panel work?” and share how much money you can save while going green…

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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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Best Gift Basket Companies For Every Occasion

Best Gift Basket Companies for Every Occasion

Have you run out of time to shop for your sister’s birthday? Or maybe you need to send a sympathy sentiment to a friend who lives across the country? Shopping for a gift basket online is an easy way to satisfy your gifting needs for many different occasions like new baby arrivals, thank you’s, congratulations, illnesses and many more of life’s events. And there are hundreds of gift basket companies to choose from. Where do you start…

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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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Best Compost Bin: A Down And Dirty Comparison

Person holding pile of compost in hand: Best Compost Bin

Looking for the best compost bin but feeling lost in the weeds? Composting is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint while also creating fertilizer to help your garden flourish. In our experience it also decreased kitchen odor from food rot in the trash can while also reducing your amount of trash, especially if you combine it with recycling. Earth’s Friends has researched the best indoor and outdoor composting bins so you can feel confident with your decision and get to composting soon! Get ready to toss away those scraps into a stylish and smell-free system while lowering your impact on the landfill…

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