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Go greener with these green living tips and tricks for how to make your house more environmentally friendly.

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These LED Bulbs Could Last Up to 50 Years

See why these lightbulbs could be great for your wallet and the planet.


6 Best Plants for Window Boxes

Looking to spruce up your curb appeal with a splash of color? Here are some great plants to consider for...


Is Summer 2021 America’s Hottest Summer Yet?

This summer has seen some intense heat waves. But have they been historic?


Purdue University Developing Roadway That Charges Electric Vehicles

This new tech could change roads and increase electric vehicle viability in the United States.


8 Best Room Air Conditioners

We examine the best single-room air conditioners for surviving sweltering temperatures. This collection promises less sweaty days and more sleep-filled...


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9 Best Bug Hotels of 2022

Find out what all the buzz is about. Backyard bug hotels provide a safe place for insects to rest weary...


8 Tips for Installing Home Air Conditioning

If you're considering a central air conditioner install for your new or existing home, consider these tips before making any...


8 Types of Air Conditioners

Looking to buy an air conditioner? Here's a roundup of eight air conditioner types, along with how to assess which...

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Least Energy-Efficient Cycles for Your Appliances

From the washer and dryer to the dishwasher, energy-wasting cycles can drain your wallet.


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How to Get Started With Solar Energy Panels in 2023

From initial cost to maintenance concerns, here's a primer on solar panels to help you decide if they're right for...


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New Homeowner’s Guide To Solar Power

Is solar technology a good fit for the 21st century homeowner? Here's an overview of traditional and DIY solar options.


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7 Best Compost Bins

These quality products make home composting easier than ever.


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Safe Lawn Weed Control Around Lakes and Rivers

Balance a beautiful lawn and yard with clean water best practices by following this advice from pros in the know.


What is a Victory Garden?

Born out of necessity during wartime, Victory Gardens now are a great way for gardeners to learn sustainability and self-reliance.


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What to Know About HSPF Ratings

Buying a new heat pump but don't know HSPF means? Discover what HSPF is, why it's important and how it...


10 Inexpensive Upgrades for a More Sustainable Home

Sustainability is more than just a buzzword. In today's world, it's a lifestyle. Sustainable homes reduce their impact on the...


Reader Project: A Really, Really Green House

Sherman Vomacka has quite the unique place. He lives in Gregory, South Dakota, where the winter months can be brutally cold....

Recycled Building Materials Made from Trash

Whether it's a pair of tattered jeans, a landfill-bound glass bottle or a bald tire, post-consumer waste is a massive...


8 Home Improvement Materials That You Can Recycle

Home improvement materials are increasingly judged by their ecological impact. What do you have that could be recycled?


10 Things Other Countries Recycle But the U.S. Doesn’t

The United States lags far behind other countries when it comes to recycling, and the inability to recycle certain products...


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The Big Guide to Tiny House Living

For many, tiny house living is a simple, appealing option in a complicated world. If you're thinking of extreme downsizing,...


How to Dispose of Household Items That Are Difficult To Get Rid Of

If you're tidying up and organizing your home, you'll probably come across some items you need to get rid of....


Best Kit Homes for 2022

Kit homes can be a cost-effective way to build your perfect retreat, but be aware: Some assembly is required.

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10 Ways to Throw a Greener BBQ This Summer

Make your picnic or BBQ a greener affair with these ingenious products for an eco-friendly outdoor gathering.


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10 Best Hydroponic Plants for Your Garden

How does your garden grow? To its max potential, if you choose the easiest and best plants for hydroponics.


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How to Make a Pollinator Friendly Garden

Planting a pollinator garden is one of the most rewarding things you can do — for yourself and for the...


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Vermicomposting: A Beginner’s Guide

Try composting with worms to create a vermicompost superfood for your garden!


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9 Ways to Repurpose Natural Materials in Home Design

Repurposed natural materials add interest and texture, as shown in these examples of homeowner- and designer-inspired sustainable décor.


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9 Tips for Sustainable Landscaping

Sustainable landscaping provides a haven not only for you, but everything from pollinators to songbirds.