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Using the Awesome Power of the Rain

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 28, 2014

"Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day," goes the children's chant. Even as grownups, many of us dread having our plans disrupted or our clothes soaked by an unexpected shower....


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Should You Swap Your Tub for a Shower?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 06, 2014

Showers are big bathroom news right now. Up-to-the-minute features such as stone wall tiles, pebble floors, rain showerheads, body sprayers or no-threshold showers are making this often-neglected...


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9 Wasteful Yard Care Habits and How to Kick Them

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 29, 2014

Summer means balmy weather, longer evenings and a more leisurely pace of life. If you’d love to sit back and enjoy your garden but are too busy planting weeding and watering,...


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Your Checklist for an Eco-Friendly Laundry Room

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 15, 2014

When you head to your laundry room, you may think you’re just doing the wash. In reality, though, the home laundry room is much more ... a place where you can make a positive...


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Test Your Home Plumbing Smarts

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 28, 2014

As 21st century Americans, we rely on our home's plumbing system for efficient inflow and outgo. In layperson’s terms, that can be defined as bringing in clean water for drinking...


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10 Tips to Go Green in the Laundry Room

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 20, 2014

The EPA estimates that if Americans went green in the laundry room, they'd save three trillion gallons of water annually, along with over $18 billion per year. The laundry room is a...


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Water-Saving Tips for Drought Times

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 06, 2014

I grew up in a house that relied solely on a 1,000 gallon tank of rainwater for our water supply. Once we ran out, that was it, and running out was a serious concern some summers, especially...


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Get the Dish on Recycling Graywater

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 25, 2013

If you've been putting serious thought into how to make your home more efficient when it comes to water use, you've probably thought about a graywater recycling system, which captures...