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RTS Home Accents Rain Barrel Review

Rain barrels or rainwater harvesters are cisterns that are used to collect rainwater. These cisterns have been used for 3,000 years. A rain barrel can usually hold between 50 to 80 gallons of rainwater.

Solar Energy – Alternatives to Suit Our Needs

The sun is such an incredible source of energy and we’re only now just scratching the surface of possibilities. As far as the residential solar energy, it can be broken down into 3 groups; PV panels, solar heat collectors and passive solar gain.

Urban Farming – An Eco-Friendly Alternative

Urban farming is a new trend among city dwellers and high-risers alike. It is a cost effective, eco-friendly option to locally grown food, with the luxury of still living within the city.

Green Sustainability Arrested

In the busy hubbub of daily living, it is easy to understand that people are concerned with just making ends meet and getting to the end of the week so that they can relax and take a breather over a well deserved weekend. We wait for holidays, any respite even, that alleviates the reality of our living on the treadmill of life. It’s survival of the fittest.

Extend Green And Environmentally Friendly Aspects To Your Backyard

Work with your swimming pool builder and landscape professional to incorporate environmentally friendly items and technologies into your swimming pool area – from the pool itself to the landscaping, there are ways to go eco-friendly. Here are some items to look into for going earth-friendly with your landscaping design.

Fight Allergies With Bamboo Linens

Many people find they have allergic reactions to their bedding, which is particularly problematic since about one-third of most peoples’ lives is necessarily spent in bed. If you or your loved ones wake up with a stuffy nose, itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose or fatigue, you should consider switching to bamboo bedding. Synthetic and polyester bedding materials can actually trigger allergic reactions, so using natural materials is advisable. Cotton fabrics have been used for hundreds of years and are a good solution, but it has been found that bamboo is actually preferable for several reasons. Bamboo fabrics are very desirable because they are produced with non-toxic chemicals, are naturally hypoallergenic, are durable and actually become even softer the more they are used.

How to Conserve Water – Tips and Tricks – Save Money by Going Green

The “evergreen” rules for water conservation, but also some great ideas and tricks on how to conserve water easily. See what I have found and how we can save money by going green.

A Test of Our Mettle: Metal Recycling

Ask basically anyone what materials are recyclable, you’ll probably get a very similar list: plastic, paper, aluminum, and glass. However, there is a vast spectrum of economically and environmentally viable materials that can be recycled outside of this list. Metal recycling in general and aluminum recycling in particular are extremely viable, efficient forms of recycling. These less focused upon materials offer significant opportunities for energy conservation and potentially reduced energy costs.

Eco-Friendly Entrance Mats: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint!

There are many types of commercial mats available to businesses today. There are additional subcategories of mats from which to choose. Each of these products are now available in an eco-friendly model! These alternatives are eco-friendly yet do not sacrifice functionality.

Go Green Is No Longer a Kindness Act, But a Necessity

Are the concept of global warming seem to overwhelming? Does is appear to be too complex to bother with? What difference will one person do? Actually, one person can make a big difference, but it helps to trust and believe.

Keeping It Green

We have been affecting the planet for thousands of years, but never like we are now. It is my intention to bring to your attention and to share with you many new opportunities and ways of living gently, yet fully and abundantly on this planet.

Aquaponics Systems at Home, Recreating the Mother Nature in Your Backyard

Aquaponic systems recreate the natural processes found in a pond of clear water. More and more people are installing these systems of food production in their backyards by providing food for their families healthier and free of toxic chemicals.

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