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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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Hug a tree. Really

Nov 26, 2010
It's really OK to hug a tree. Caring about the world is a largely forgotten part of being human. Remember Gandhi said,"Be the change you want to...
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Turn it off when traveling

Nov 26, 2010
If you are traveling, program your thermostat to maintain a lower temperature, turn of your computer and home electronics equipment, and don't...
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