How to Have a Greener Holiday Season

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There are plenty of ways to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle this winter, even if the weather isn’t particularly friendly to you. Below are eight tips to make your winter a little bit easier on the earth.   Pass on Paper Gift-wrapping paper, that is. It’s incredible just how much paper we use around the holidays. Make a promise not to buy any new wrapping paper or gift bags … [Read more...]

Green Restorations

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Homes require restoration work for many different reasons. Sometimes a house is just old and decrepit. Other times, extreme weather events force homeowners like you to take immediate action or face further damages and costs from accumulated deterioration. The Insurance Information Institute has research showing wind and water damage are the first and second most frequent losses claimed by … [Read more...]

Electric Cars and the Hybrid market – Is Going Green worth It?

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The times – they are a changing! Gone are the days when gasoline prices were so low that you didn’t have to think twice before tanking up. Increasing gas prices accompanied by rising costs of other essentials have made life for the average Joe pretty difficult – on road as well as at home. Propelled by the need to save on gas, more and more Americans are choosing hybrid and electric cars over … [Read more...]

What Homeowners Need to Know About Vapor Intrusion – An infographic

Vapor intrusion generally occurs when there is a migration of volatile chemicals from contaminated groundwater or soil into an overlying building. Volatile chemicals can emit vapors that may migrate through subsurface soils and into indoor air spaces of overlying buildings in ways similar to that of radon gas seeping into homes. Volatile chemicals may include volatile organic compounds, select … [Read more...]

Going Green Pays

Moon Rise behind the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm

A lot of people want to be eco-friendly, but they’re either not sure where to begin, they think it’s too much work, or they think it will cost too much money. With the huge advancements we’ve made in energy saving programs within the last few years, these concerns are no longer valid for most families across the nation. There is a ton of ways that families can now become more energy efficient … [Read more...]

Green Your Laundry

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Yes Green - not red, or more recently I turned everything a dark blue jean wash, but green as in less chemicals and waste in your washing routine. That's what I did last weekend - DIY laundry soap. I had seen many recipes on pinterest for DIY laundry soap, I have tried a great batch made by Sweet & Woodsy, but I never tried my own, so I figured I'd give it a try. I used a very simple 4 … [Read more...]