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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.

The Ultimate Flower Occasion Guide: Go Beyond Roses

Boquet of flowers

If you’re not flower-savvy, how do you know the appropriate flowers to send on different occasions? And what types of flowers have meanings that you may not know? With SO many flower types and arrangements out there, it’s a daunting task to choose the ideal bouquet. But we’re here to help. Check out our ultimate flower occasion guide to make sure your choice is thoughtful and appropriate. And if you’re looking for eco-friendly flower delivery services, be sure to read our reviews of the best online florists…

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How To Be Green While You Clean Your Home

Soap on a log

As the world becomes more aware of the impact we are having on the planet, many of us are taking steps to live greener lives. One of the biggest ways that people are contributing to the eco-friendly effort is by transitioning to green cleaners. Take a look at what makes a cleaner green and see some examples of effective green cleaners on the market today…

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Organic Bouquet Reviews: Reducing the Chemicals in Our World

Bouquet of roses

Organic flowers reduce the toxic chemicals used in our world and in your home. Pesticides and other chemicals can be transferred to florists and farmers which can then result in dermatitis on their hands. By ordering from Organic Bouquet, you are guaranteeing there are no chemicals used on your flowers. Your organic flowers will also be more fragrant and have a longer bloom life. Read more about Organic Bouquet in our review…

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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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Can You Recycle Envelopes With Window In Them?

Envelope with plastic window

We once heard that throwing just a small amount of unrecyclable material would screw up the recycling process and cause the entire portion of recycled material to go to waste. So for a long time, we would spend tedious hours cutting out the plastic windows from envelopes to make sure no non-recyclable materials got into our recycling bin. After a while we got fed up with all the time this process took, thinking – “why should we have to spend hours to make up for the credit card and other advertising companies’ neglect of the environment?” Well, after some research, it looks like some recycling facilities can process those little plastic windows. So are envelopes recyclable after all?…

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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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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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