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The Crisis in Clean Drinking Water

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 14, 2014

According to the World Health Organization, the shortage of sanitary drinking water is one of the leading causes of disease and death in the world today. Children are especially hard...


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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...


Cats should always be hand-washed lukewarm and allowed to lie flat to dry. Photo: E Photos/Flickr

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...


Open-face avocado and salsa verde sandwich, yum! Photo: Jennifer/Flickr

Tips to Green & Save Money in 2014

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 25, 2013

You've already been told that you should buy energy-efficient appliances, swap out your old windows for new double panes, install some solar panels, and do a whole pile of other expensive...


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Save on Taxes With Energy Rebates

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 05, 2013

As the year draws to a close, you might be preparing for holiday parties, but you may also be casting an eye forward to the dreaded 15 April deadline that, like death, comes for all...


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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...


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Car Washing the Eco-Friendly Way

Posted by Katie Marks | Oct 28, 2013

This time of year, my car gets absolutely filthy. I live on the end of a long dirt road and after months without rain, even driving at five miles an hour kicks up a huge plume of dust...