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The ins and outs of green construction and natural building, with specifics on solar design, home insulation and more.

Plastic-Free July & Other Tips to Reduce Your Waste

By Kari Klaus, Viva Green Homes

Living an eco-friendly lifestyle extends beyond using renewable energy and reducing your water consumption, applying easy ways to reduce your trash and plastic usage can have profound impacts on your environmental footprint.

How to Win the Battle of the Thermostat

By Jennifer Tuohy

Thermostats are an amazing invention, but the proper temperature settings can often become a matter of debate within a household. Fortunately, the advent of smart thermostats can now mitigate or even totally eliminate these battles.

Consider Zoning Laws when Purchasing Homestead Land

By Ryan Tollefsen, Unity Home Group

If you're interested in homesteading, understanding zoning laws in your area can help you find the right place to settle and build your homestead.

5 Simple Ways to Go Greener in Your Home

By Elena Smith

Want to go green in your home but don't know where to start? Check out these 5 simple way to start your journey towards a more sustainable way of life.


Why Adding Your Old Phone to Your Mobile Plan Can Be A “Green” Choice

By Jennifer Tuohy

The greenest, most responsible way to use smartphones is to keep them in use for as long as possible. There are several ways to do this, even when you decide to upgrade.

Save Money and Address the Climate Crisis with Advanced Heat Recovery

By Jay Walljasper

Science Museum of Minnesota prevents 1.8 million pounds of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere each year using Advanced Heat Recovery system.

4 Green Renovation Ideas That Increase Your Home's Value

By Elena Smith

Building an eco-friendly home doesn’t have to cost a lot. These green renovation ideas can not only reduce your carbon footprint, but also increase your home’s value.

Upcycling and Using Urbanite

By Kyle Isacksen

"Urbanite", or chunks of concrete rubble from demolished sidewalks and driveways, is an abundant and useful urban resource for walls, paths, and more..

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