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The ins and outs of green construction and natural building, with specifics on solar design, home insulation and more.
From healthy, local food to green transportation to energy-efficient home upgrades, we can help you find the best green products and services for your needs. Looking for a farmers market near you? Shopping for a fuel-efficient car? Interested in green home upgrades? These tools and resources will help you find the best options to fit your lifestyle.

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7 Tips for Living Large in a Tiny House
Living in a tiny house is good for the environment and for the wallet, but requires a lifestyle shift for the inhabitants.

A DIY Natural Cleaner for Stainless Steel Appliances
I wanted a DIY natural cleaner for stainless steel appliances, because I don't use all those terrible chemical-filled products that I was tricked into buying 10 years ago. How do I clean without the name brand products that promise to make life easy and clean your stainless steel products? Let me tell you my secret.
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How to Dispose of Treated Wood
Your deck or other outdoor structures may be made of wood treated with chromated copper arsenate (CCA). Learn more about CCA-treated wood and how to dispose of it.
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Green Patios, Walkways & Driveways of Porous Pavement and Pervious Concrete
Consider one of these innovative and attractive options instead of old-fashioned concrete.

Install Your Own Windows
Reduce the cost of new windows by putting them in yourself.

Eco-friendly Roofing Options 
Choose from a variety of durable and environmentally friendly roofing materials.

Serious Energy Savings With Passive House Design
If you’re dreaming of a home that’s the ultimate in energy efficiency, take a look at the Passive House standard.

Your Green Dream Home: First Things To Consider
Before you hire a contractor or start building, read this expert advice.

Low-Cost, High-Efficiency Home Improvements that Pay Off
Here are some commonly agreed upon suggestions for relatively easy and low-cost home retrofitting projects.

Go Solar and Save Big
Every homeowner needs to know that passive solar design results in huge savings on energy bills.

Essential Advice for Owner-Builders
Here’s what you need to know about building codes before you build a house.

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