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Do it yourself!

Nov 30, 2010
Grow your own food or at least some of it. Make your own yogurt, bake your own bread, make/take your own lunch to work, bring your own coffee/tea...
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5 tips for cleaning up fall leaves

Nov 29, 2010
You want to rake the leaves on your lawn because otherwise they can suffocate your grass. And, if you get pummeled with snow over the winter, you...
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Replace old windows and doors

Nov 29, 2010
By replacing our old builder grade windows and doors with new efficient ones, our home became significantly more comfortable and quiet.
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Save your water when warming up the shower

Nov 29, 2010
Depending on your waterflow, you waste between five gallons and 10 gallons of water each time you wait for the shower to warm up. While waiting for...
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Collect rainwater and reuse it in the landscape

Nov 28, 2010
Access to fresh, clean water around the world is getting scarcer by the minute. The growing privatization of our finite supply of fresh water is a...
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Use solar energy to heat water

Nov 28, 2010
It may seem hard to believe, but you can effectively heat water with solar energy even where the weather is sunny only half the time, and winters...
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Keep track of your energy use with a home energy monitor

Nov 27, 2010
Building your own power monitor isn't too tough and can save money and electricity. Phil Torrone and Limor Fried wanted to measure their household...
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Sparkle longer with LED Holiday Lights

Nov 27, 2010
Consider using LED (light-emitting diode) holiday lights in place of incandescent lights to decorate homes and Christmas trees. Longer lasting L...
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Do a home energy audit

Nov 27, 2010
A home energy audit is the first step in figuring out how you can reduce your energy consumption and your energy bills. Sure, it sounds a little...
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Plant an ocean-friendly garden

Nov 27, 2010
Runoff from residential landscapes affects the quality of our oceans. The sediment in water reduces clarity; nutrients increase algae populations...
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