Green Living

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

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.


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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..


Got Cats? Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse in the Garden!

By Blythe Pelham

Not the cats, silly! But if you live with cats, you probably deal with cat litter. If you have a lot of cats, that can mean a lot of kitty litter containers. What to do… read this post to get some ideas.


How You Can Benefit from a Cool Roof

By Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt

Learn how cool roof designs are used to reduce the heat absorption of conventional roofs and how they can help save money on your electric bill.


Straw Bale House in the City, Part 3: Costs and Straw Bale Density

By Adam D. Bearup, Hybrid Homes

If considering building with straw bales, take a moment to look these numbers over so that you can understand how buildings codes instruct to calculate the density of the straw bales. This formula can make or break your project, and it is very important for you to put testing density of the straw bales that you are going to use at the top of your list of natural building priorities.



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