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How To Go Green & Save Money On Eco Friendly Products



How to go green and save money by buying green products in 2010. Eco friendly product ideas are a must for any one looking to go green and become environmentally friendly. Eco friendly products are great for your home and health.



Updated: 2017-07-29T05:12:31.784-04:00

 



Mercedez-Benz Helps Luxury Cars Go Green

2011-03-10T21:04:43.315-05:00

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Luxury car makers are jumping hard on the eco friendly, electric, and hybrid car bandwagon because green seems to be the new black in the auto industry. Furthermore, nothing is a bigger staple of car marketing than getting celebrities to drive your vehicle, and this holds true in the eco sector as well.

Therefore, it's no shocker that celebrities left and right have been seen rolling up to red carpets in the Mercedes Benz S400 Hybrid, BlueTEC and Zero Emissions B-Class Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles.

Exactly who’s on the list of green celebs spotted in this car most of us can’t afford yet? How about Natalie Portman, Ali Larter, Hayden Panettiere, Colin Firth, Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Robert Duvall, Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg, Carey Mulligan, James Franco, Helen Mirren, Aaron Eckhart, Oliver Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kirsten Dunst, Julie Stiles and Matthew Rhys.

In addition to that illustrious list, the Mercedes Benz S400 in particular is a favorite eco luxury car of Tobey Maguire, Demi Moore and Gerard Butler.

This doen't mean that the only way to help the environment is by driving an eco friendly luxury car! Sure, a Benz is nice, but there are plenty of environmentally-conscious cars out there that won’t put you into massive debt. In fact, many of the greenest cars out there are readily affordable. For example, the Toyota Prius, Nissan Leaf, and the Chevy Volt.
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Seventh Generation Creates 100% Recyclable Cardboard Detergent Bottles

2011-03-10T20:52:13.752-05:00

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There's a new laundry detergent hitting the market especially for eco-friendly consumers.

The company Seventh Generation is set to release new packaging for their laundry detergent which uses 100% recycled cardboard for the bottle!

According to USA Today there's a plastic pouch inside that holds the detergent and prevents it from soaking through the cardboard. This innovative packaging uses 66% less plastic than conventional laundry bottles so hopefully it's just the start of a whole new green trend.

The great thing about these new bottles is that as soon as they get empty, the entire thing can easily be recycled. The detergent costs you $13 to $15, but keep in mind that it can be used to wash up to 66-loads of laundry so it's still pretty darn economical.
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Spring Clean The Shaklee Eco Friendly Way

2011-02-13T12:41:34.924-05:00

Cleaning your home can be a challenge especially the kitchen. The kitchen is normally the place where all the cooking and family gatherings take place and so it tends to be dirty. The following ten cleaning tips will help you especially if you intend to use chemical free products.You'd have to spend more than $3,400 to get the same amount of clean found in the Shaklee Get Clean Starter Kit!*Get Clean offers you nontoxic and natural cleaning choices that are SAFE, POWERFUL, GREEN and SMART. Because when it comes to keeping your house clean and the earth safe, you shouldn’t have to choose. When you use Get Clean, you’re never simply cleaning. While you make your home cleaner, you can make your family healthier. You also make the planet healthier for other families as well. Learn More About Shaklee Eco Friendly Cleaning Products >>>HERE10 Ways To Easily Spring Clean Your Kitchen-Eco friendly Way1. Remove all the clutter and clean all the dirty dishes. Do not worry about the floors or counters since you will clean them later.2. Dust your ceiling and walls then decide if you are going to wash the walls or spot wash. The kitchen is normally one room that requires more cleaning especially the walls because of all the spills from mixers, grime, grease and smoke. Very important that you clean with eco friendly products because they do not leave harmful residue.3. Dust and clean all the light fixtures and ceiling fans. Gently take them down and clean them with a toxic free cleaner. Make sure you wipe them dry before replacing them.4. Take down any curtains, draperies or blinds then clean them carefully according to the care directions. Before replacing them clean window sills and wash inside and outside of the window with toxic free window cleaner.Learn More About Shaklee Cleaning Products>>>HERE5. Clean your oven, refrigerator and microwave oven with safe eco friendly cleaner. Avoid oven cleaners with toxic compounds in them. Clean the inside and outside of the appliances but be careful not to scratch them.6. Clean the small appliances like the toaster, blender and other countertop appliances. Make sure you unplug all the appliances before cleaning. You have to select eco friendly cleaning products for cleaning every part of your green home.7. Clean the inside and outside of all your kitchen cabinets. Rearrange all the dishes, pots, pans making sure you remove all the unwanted dishes so you can either donate or sell them.8. Do not forget to clean the countertops especially the backsplashes. The material your countertops is made of will determine how you will clean your countertop.9. Make sure you wipe down any drawers before washing down the sink. If you have a disposal pour some baking soda with warm water or lemon peel to freshen the drain. Also clean your dish washer especially the corners not exposed to any water.10. Vacuum then mop the floor and do not forget the baseboards which you can easily wipe down with a towel. Important to have a cleaning checklist so you can go back and see if you have everything cleaned. A clean house means you are using non toxic cleaning supplies so ensure your cleaning products are always eco friendly.Buy Shaklee Products Today For Your Spring Cleaning[...]



Vitamin D And Cancer

2011-02-04T12:06:01.896-05:00

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The new research indicate that they is a connection between vitamin D and cancer and the findings may help cancer patients. Vitamin D is normally obtained through sun exposure or supplementation of vitamin D or cholecalciferol(vitamin D3). The research is not yet complete although reports indicate that drinking milk or vitamin D fortified products is not enough and that is why so many are vitamin D deficient resulting in chronic diseases which include cancer.

Vitamin D requirements
Studies show that the recommended amounts of vitamin D may not be enough because the required may be up to ten times more. You may have to take vitamin D supplements so you can be able to fight all the chronic diseases such as cancer.

Women-Vitamin DWomen especially need to get enough vitamin D for good health. Consider supplements and always talk to your doctor who will be able to give you advice based on your health.

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Chemical Free

2011-01-16T14:36:00.020-05:00

Why You Should Choose Chemical Free Products Today

Chemical free products are great for you and your family because you will be able to avoid all the toxins found in regular products.

Most of the cleaning and care products in your home are made with no regard to your safety and that is why it is important that you read product labels and educate yourself on the dangers of chemicals found in them.

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Benefits Of Chemical free products

-You will be safe from toxins
-Safe from the dangers of poisoning
-Improved health
-Excellent air quality
-No Dangerous compounds
-Protect the environment
-They are biodegradable
-Are be recycled

Chemical Free Products

Clean water
Non toxic cleaner
Chemical free skincare

Safe Baby Products
Natural Supplements
Non Toxic laundry


Chemical Free Are Good For Your Overall Health

Most of the chemical free products are made from plant base ingredients which are natural and non toxic. Since natural products are non corrosive they will not irritate eyes or skin.

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Non Toxic Cleaner

2011-01-14T14:17:17.640-05:00

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What Are Non Toxic Cleaners?

There are environmentally friendly products that contain no chemicals that harm our health or the environment.

When you go to the cleaning supplies aisle you will find all kinds of cleaning products but until you read the labels you will find some deadly ingredients and that is why looking for non toxic cleaners is very important.

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Why Choose Non Toxic Cleaners

-Non toxic cleaners are safe around children and pets
-Non toxic cleaners keep the air you breath safe and clean
-Non toxic cleaners are safe for the environment
-Safe for you when you come in contact with the cleaner
-Non toxic cleaners will keep you safe from chronic diseases like cancer

Avoid Toxins And Pollutants

Most people assume that since there homes are clean that means they are free from toxins and pollutants. According EPA indoor air in most homes is two to three times more polluted than the outdoors. Why? Most of the toxins are in the air sprays, volatile organic compounds found in furniture and cleaning products. So it is very important to use natural products in your and avoid toxic laced products.

Change Your Cleaning Supplies To Non Toxic Cleaners

Very important you get rid of the toxic cleaners safely by disposing them safely. In most cities they have places to dispose such chemicals.

Do not pour leftover toxic cleaning products down the drain, do not put them together with the trash because that will pollute the environment. Better to call your local solid waste agency for information on where you can drop your unwanted cleaners.
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Selecting safe cleaning products is the best way to lead a healthy lifestyle especially if you are looking to go green.

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GM’s Chevy Volt Named ‘Green Car of the Year’

2010-11-19T08:09:34.221-05:00

General Motor Co.’s Chevrolet Volt, a plug-in vehicle intended to go as far as 40 miles solely on electricity, was named the 2011 Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The rechargeable model was selected over competing electric vehicles including Nissan Motor Co.’s battery-powered Leaf hatchback, said Ron Cogan, publisher of Green Car Journal, which sponsored the award. Volkswagen AG’s Audi diesel A3 TDI luxury car won the award last year.

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Go Green: Are Eco Friendly Buildings More Lucrative?

2010-11-19T08:10:57.401-05:00

A new study shows sustainable buildings will be more lucrative than traditionally managed properties, reports the Real Deal.

The study, which was run by CB Richard Ellis, McGraw-Hill Construction, and the University of San Diego, found that owners of green buildings nationwide expect a 4% higher return on their property investments and a 5% larger appreciation in their buildings' value than those who handle traditional properties.

Buildings with any level of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification or the Energy Protection Agency's Energy Star label were considered green properties, according to CB Richard Ellis. Most of the buildings analyzed also embraced other sustainable practices like recycling, adopting water conservation measures, and using environmentally friendly cleaning methods.

About 79% of the owners surveyed expect their property's green label to lure in enough tenants to bump up their building's occupancy by 5%. The managers also anticipate a 1% increase in rental income.

According to the Real Deal, 10% of green building residents reported improved productivity and 83% of the tenants felt their environment was healthier.



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/real_estate/2010/11/18/2010-11-18_study_predicts_green_buildings_will_be_more_lucrative_than_traditional_propertie.html#ixzz15jVpzNRw
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Philadelphia Eagles Plan to Go Green

2010-11-19T08:11:19.491-05:00

The Eagles are taking their gridiron off the grid.

The team said Thursday it will add wind turbines, solar panels and a cogeneration plant at Lincoln Financial Field over the next year, a combination that will make the stadium self-sufficient and let the Eagles sell some power back to the electric grid.

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said the plan was part of the Eagles' commitment to be a socially responsible organization.

"Owning an NFL team, I think you have an opportunity to lead the way," Lurie said.

Under the plan, approximately 80 spiral-shaped wind turbines will be mounted on the stadium's roof and 2,500 solar panels attached to the stadium's facade. Together, they will contribute an estimated 30 percent to the total energy production.

An onsite "dual-fuel" cogeneration plant, a small power plant that captures its heat for increased efficiency powered by biodiesel and natural gas, will contribute the rest of the energy. The system is designed to produce at least 8.6 megawatts of power, enough to meet the stadium's peak energy use of around 7 megawatts.



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Go Green By Saving Rainwater

2010-11-05T17:29:10.053-04:00

Rainwater barrels are both an old and modern practice. Collecting the runoff from your home’s drainpipe is a simple way to maximize natural resources and go green without straining your region’s water supply. Collecting rainwater is easy and can benefit both wet and arid climates. What is rainwater used for? It works best for watering your plants, shrubs and garden. Generally, rainwater must be treated to be drinkable. Rainwater is also free of additives like chlorine and fluoride, making it better for plants. What’s the environmental benefit? Harvesting rainwater obviously reduces the demands on your local water supply. But it also keeps runoff water from entering the storm drain system, reducing erosion and the amount of pesticides that wash into water systems. Harvesting can also keep your garden alive during summer months if your area undergoes water restrictions. Is water from my roof safe? Most roofs are fine to collect water from, but those made of treated shakes, copper and asphalt may add contaminants. What are the downsides of collecting rainwater? Two words: mosquitoes and algae. Avoid mosquitoes by fitting your barrel with a screen, or using Mosquito Dunks tablets. Prevent algae by using an opaque container and keeping it out of direct sunlight. Can harvesting rainwater save money? Yes, but do your math carefully. Simple rain barrels cost between $80 and $130 or more, and they hold about 50 gallons of water. You can buy multiple barrels to save more water, or make your own out of a clean plastic barrel to save money. How much water will I collect? The Saving Water Partnership at Washington State –– an area that’s no stranger to rainwater –– offers a calculation to find out how much rainwater you can expect to collect. First, multiply your home’s length by its width (in feet) to estimate its ‘footprint.’ Then, estimate the portion of your roof that drains into a single downspout. Researchers say that one inch of rain falling on a single square foot of surface yields about 0.6 gallons of water. So, the equation is: Inches of rain X 0.6 X home’s footprint = Rainwater caught (in gallons) Getting started While harvesting systems can be elaborate, basic ones are simple to construct or purchase. Even the simplest rain barrel should have the following: A storage barrel or container (preferably plastic). A device or system for diverting water from your downspout into the container. A device to direct overflow water into nearby soil, away from the house. A valve or spigot for attaching a hose. Rot-resistant construction and screens or filters to keep debris out of the water. Did you know? Rainwater harvesting dates back to the 9th and 10th century in Asian civilizations, where rain dripping off roofs would be captured in small jars or pots. [...]



Bill Clinton Announces Financing for 16 Cities to Go Green

2010-10-26T02:31:34.596-04:00

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Former President Bill Clinton (speaking at a press conference in New York) announced that 16 cities will receive financing to facilitate the transition to "go green" as part of global plan to reduce carbon emissions and save energy. The sixteen cities are based around the world and include New York, Chicago, Houston, Tokyo, Berlin, London, and Rome, among others.

Bill Clinton's foundation has arranged for four major energy service companies and five global banking institutions, which include Citi, JP Morgan Chase, and Deutsche Bank, to contribute $1 billion each to help finance the cities movement to "go green". The cities will perform widespread renovations of buildings and factories, utilizing new technology to cut carbon emissions and save energy.

Quoted in an Associated Press article on Yahoo News, former President Bill Clinton said, "If all buildings were as efficient as they could be, we'd be saving an enormous amount of energy and significantly reducing carbon emissions. Also, we'd be saving a ton of money."

Bill Clinton made the announcement alongside the mayors of several cities, including Mayor Bloomberg, who was quoted in the Associated Press article on Yahoo News as saying, ""It really is groundbreaking; it really is going to make a difference."

The meeting of Bill Clinton and the mayors is the second such meeting of the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit, which was created for the purpose of devising and sharing strategies to combat climate change and enable cities to become more energy-efficient.

Many cities across the world, including Chicago, have already taken steps to "go green", and have managed to save huge amounts in energy costs over the past several years as a result.

Bill Clinton wants his foundation to expand the number of cities that will receive financing in future months. In an Associated Press article on Yahoo News, Warren Karlenzig, author of "How Green Is Your City?", said, "The technology is there; it's just that the financing has been missing."(image)



Eco Friendly & Organic Clothing Ideas for Men

2010-10-20T21:23:03.759-04:00

Going green is an intelligent, wise decision. With this guide, it will be quick and easy to find what you are looking for and you might even be surprised at how reasonably priced going green can be too. Why add update to your closet that are processed with chemicals and grown with pesticides, when you can buy clothing that is eco-friendly, cotton grown without chemical pesticides and processed with natural methods for less?

1. Underwear - going green with your underwear is very smart. Nothing gets closer than underwear to your body.

2. White and Solid Color Shirts - these items of clothing tend to be very close to your skin so organic is definitely better!

3. Jeans - Organic jeans seem like they would be hard to find but they actually aren't. A lot of eco friendly companies make organic cotton jeans for men at great prices.

4. Sunwashed Tees (these look like stonewashed tees), Printed Tees, Socks, and Accessories

5. Dress Shirts and Pants - You can find these in organic cotton, hemp, and lots of other natural fabrics and materials!

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Go Green With Eco Friendly Fashion

2010-10-16T01:05:24.950-04:00

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Paper or plastic? This is the question that we hear almost every time we go shopping, but I'm here to tell you that the best answer is "neither." Reusable tote bags are not only eco friendly and good for the environment, they are also the gift that keeps on giving because they are reusable.

Reusable Tote Bags are the Way to Go

When plastic bags are processed, not only is it incredibly energy inefficient, but it creates a lot of pollution. The pollution is dangerous because when plastic is produced, PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is released into the environment. PVC is a type of plastic which is not biodegradable, it is difficult to recycle, and any attempts to burn it will emit a harmful gas.

When considering the dangers of producing plastic bags, paper bags are just as bad because in fact, it takes four times more energy to manufacture a paper bag than than it does to manufacture a plastic one. Therefore, the paper vs. plastic debate has no clear winner and reusable tote bags are simply the best alternative.

You can even take the conversation one step further by considering the benefits of organic cotton tote bags. Organic cotton is safer for the environment than other fabrics because it is manufactured without the use of harsh chemicals. Organic cotton is also very soft and durable, so it can be trusted not to give in to the weight of a watermelon.

Thanks to celebrities who get photographed leaving Whole Foods with tote bags instead of paper and plastic, companies worldwide have taken notice and began producing chic and stylish bags. This means that you can still go green without having to go grocery shopping with an ugly sack for a tote bag. I've actually seen very high end designers come out with beautiful bags that you would want to use even if you weren't filling them with food.

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Go Green With Eco Friendly Toys

2010-10-11T13:54:32.074-04:00

People often wonder how they can involve their children in their efforts to go green. The best way to do this is by purchasing eco friendly toys, while explaining the importance of going green to the kids. This way, they can benefit from eco friendly products while learning a thing or two about sustainable living at the same time.

Eco Friendly Materials Make the Difference

When looking for the most environmentally safe toys, the materials used to make the toys can make all of the difference. For example, it is important to look for products that are made with water-based paint because the water base creates considerably fewer CO2 emissions and chemical waste. You should also try to stay away from imported toy products because the delivery process is incredibly inefficient.

I would also recommend using products that are made with rubber wood instead of regular wood. Rubber wood is more environmentally safe because it is sustainable. Along the same lines, it is best to buy dolls and action figures that are dressed with organic wool and cotton clothing. These organic fibers are better because they are harvested from plants that haven't been genetically altered or exposed to pesticides. For this reason, manufacturing organic wool and cotton is better for the environment because organic fibers do not create the type of chemical pollution that leads to global warming and the greenhouse effect.

If you are interested in giving a child an eco friendly birthday present, wrapping paper made from recycled materials would make a real difference. Also, after the present has been opened you can recycle the wrapping paper and continue the eco friendly cycle.

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Asbestos and the Environment

2010-10-08T11:08:18.107-04:00

The 1940s brought about a change in the way builders insulated schools and homes. Asbestos was a widely accepted means of insulation, because it was affordable, easy to handle and fire retardant. After years of research, scientists have discovered just how dangerous asbestos can be when inhaled, especially in large quantities. Now, when people think of asbestos, they usually think of the harmful effects that it can cause to the lungs and respiratory system. Scientists and doctors now know that asbestos fibers and dust can be inhaled, where they lodge in the mesothelium, the lining surrounding vital internal organs. This is the only know cause of the deadly cancer known as mesothelioma. What people might not realize is that asbestos is not only harmful to the human body, but to the environment as well. While asbestos was banned in the 1970s, older buildings which have not been renovated may still contain asbestos.Effects of Asbestos on the EnvironmentAsbestos is usually disposed of in landfills after secure placement in plastic bags. Landfills are used for disposal because there is a reduced atmospheric risk of wind picking up the asbestos and spreading the fibers. Landfills can be considered hazardous to the environment because they pollute the ground and increase the chances of contaminating groundwater. Landfills have been known to release greenhouse gases, which can be a danger to people living near the waste lands. The dumping of asbestos into landfills can contribute to the hazardous effects of landfills.Today, we find asbestos in products we commonly use, such as brake pads, flooring felt, pipeline wrap, and commercial, corrugate and specialty papers. When these products begin to break down in landfills, asbestos can enter and contaminate the air and the water. If asbestos is released into the air, the small fibers can remain there for a long time. Larger pieces are heavier and will fall to the ground more quickly. The release of asbestos into the air poses potential issues to residents of the areas because the inhalation of asbestos is what causes different types of respiratory issues like mesothelioma. Because asbestos fibers cannot move through soil and dirt, they will not be broken down to other compounds that are found in the environment. This means asbestos stays in the environment for a long time.Asbestos Found Naturally in the EnvironmentWidespread use of asbestos over many years, despite a ban on asbestos use in the building industry, continues to harm the environment. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, usually found in underground rock. More often than not, the contaminated rocks are too far underground to pose a hazard. These underground rocks cannot be easily disturbed, therefore they typically do not release the hazardous fibers. Some areas of the world have asbestos-bearing rocks so close to the surface that human activity, such as construction work, can disturb the asbestos particles. Places in the United States that have asbestos rocks include parts of California, Virginia, and New Jersey. Other parts of the world, such as Turkey and Corsica, also have rocks that contain asbestos. Australia is particularly rich in asbestos, and it is here we see the highest incidence of mesothelioma casesArticle submitted by Amanda Gringer(guest blogger) "Amanda Gringer, a recent graduate with a degree in Journalism enjoys guest blogging in her spare time, she finds it helps her to make her a more knowledgeable and well rounded person because she tackles issues that she normally wouldn't think to write about. Due to the current state of the economy this helps to keep Amanda on her toes"[...]



Eco Friendly Travel Ideas

2010-10-06T15:02:29.456-04:00

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A vacation is an excellent opportunity to go green because eco friendly traveling is better for your budget, and better for the environment. This is especially important to keep in mind if you are interested in visiting a foreign country where tourism can have a negative effect on the town and environment.

How to Go Green While on Vacation

A popular type of green travel is ecotourism, which involves traveling to a natural location where your tourism helps to sustain the local population and protect nature at the same time. For example, visiting a tropical destination such as the Amazon and buying a lot of the local goods in order to fuel their economy would be a good example.

Another type of green travel which is similar to ecotourism is sustainable tourism, which is the act of preserving natural resources and eco friendly cultures while traveling. An excellent example of sustainable tourism would be if you went backpacking through South America and along the way, you stayed at solar powered hotels and supported other types of alternative energy.

Backpacking in general is a really good example of how you can go green while you travel because backpacking doesn't involve using as much fuel as would be used if you either drove or flew. The downside of backpacking is that it is very exhausting. Therefore, if you don't plan on breaking a sweat during your vacation, there are still some eco friendly alternatives available.

One suggestion is to use a train or a ferry boat instead of driving or flying to every destination. You can also reduce your carbon footprint by staying at hotels and motels that practive eco friendly practices such as recycling and using renewable energy resources.

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6 Ways to Go Green in Your Bathroom

2010-09-30T10:46:43.802-04:00

The first thing you can do to go green in your bathroom is to turn the water off while you are brushing your teeth! Now, no one can argue with this free go green lifestyle tip. There is no need to leave the water running while you scrub away! You will save money on your water bill and not waste water!

Continuing with the water theme try checking out you local home improvement store for a low flow shower head. This affordable go green bathroom idea will coat you less than $20 and save thousands of gallons of water and again lower your water bill. Double whammy for you there.

Now, for a pricier go green bathroom tip try replacing your existing toilet with a low flow toilet. Trust me; they still work. They just use less water to flush the toilet! If replacing your toilet is not in your budget, then please make sure you do not have a toilet that is continually running. This can waste gallons of water per day and raise you water bill drastically! Your low flow toilet will pay for itself over its lifetime, so this is really a great investment, especially if you are already remodeling your bathroom anyway!

Now, for more affordable ways to go green in you bathroom try using recycled toilet paper. I find 100% recycled toilet paper at Trader Joe's for the same cost as the regular stuff at the grocery store. Recycled toilet paper does not have to cost an arm and a leg!

Another way to affordably go green in you bathroom is to clean with eco-friendly cleaners. These are cleaners that do not release toxin into the air, your lings, and your children's lungs. You can find eco-friendly cleaner at you local grocery store or make your own with vinegar!

Finally, the next time you paint your bathroom, use a recycle paint from your local home improvement store. Using recycled paints will keep paints from filling landfills throughout your lifetime!(image)



Green Life-Healthy lifestyle Tips

2010-09-29T11:30:30.318-04:00

How can you go green in your daily routine? First, you have to look at the food you eat, so you can be able to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. You have to understand that most foods have certain elements, which are essential in keeping you healthy. Diets rich in fruit and vegetables are excellent for someone who wants to enjoy a green life.

Other than enjoying a healthy diet, you also have to exercise regularly preferably in the mornings. Living a healthy lifestyle starts in the morning with a morning exercise routine.
Living green will be easier when you follow a daily schedule so you know when to exercise and when to sit down for meal. Most people skip breakfast because they lack a system to follow when it comes to healthy meals.

Stay away from bad habits like smoking and consuming too much alcohol since these habits have a negative effect to your health. Instead of smoking and drinking, participate in social activities. You can join a local club or you can volunteer your time and talents especially activities that involve movement so you can stay healthy.(image)



Green Life-Benefits of Vitamin B Complex

2010-09-24T11:15:11.097-04:00

What is Vitamin B complex?

Vitamin B complex is a family of essential water-soluble vitamins that include vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin 5(pantothenic acid), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin 7(biotin), vitamin B8 (insitol), vitamin B9 (folic acid) and vitamin B12 (cobalamins). Vitamin B complex plays an important role in the function, growth and development of the body.

Vitamin B complex converts food into energy a very good example is converting carbohydrates in to glucose and then the cells convert them into energy. Once you take vitamin B complex, you feel reenergized so it is essential for people who suffer from fatigue.

Vitamin B Complex Deficiency

The main causes of vitamin B complex deficiency are stress, poor diet, poor lifestyle, toxins due to pollution, toxins from personal care products, etc are some of the causes of vitamin B complex deficiency. People who are affected by this deficiency suffer from fatigue, indigestion, restlessness, gray hair etc.
 
Benefits of Vitamin B Complex


-More energy- Vitamin B complex helps in the production of energy in the body by converting carbohydrates into glucose.
-Stress reduction- consuming foods rich in vitamin B complex or taking the supplements will reduce stress levels, depression and irritability.
- Digestion- by producing hydrochloric acid, and inorganic compound that aids in digestion and helps in the breakdown of fats and proteins.
-Memory- Improves brain function and concentration levels
-Healthy skin, hair and nails- Vitamin B complex plays a role in the replacement of cells
-Nervous system- Vitamin B complex contributes to the healthy functioning of the nervous system
 
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Green Living-Aloe Vera Health Benefits

2010-09-22T11:43:11.845-04:00

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Aloe Vera is a great herbal supplement that can be used in gel form or juice. You can use Aloe Vera for nutritional or healing purposes as acne, itching skin or a weight loss supplement.
 
Tropical Remedy-Aloe Gel

Aloe Vera has a long history has a topical remedy and is excellent as a first aid soothing gel for burns, wounds or scalds. Aloe leaves have soothing anti-inflammatory effects. Aloe gel is excellent for acne, eczema or other skin condition because of its history of healthy skin and beauty.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a great anti-inflammatory as well as anti viral and anti bacterial great properties for making beauty and topical lotions.

Benefits of drinking Aloe Vera juice will help with the following conditions:
-acne
-ulcers and colitis
-constipation
-bladder and kidney infection
-irritable bowel syndrome
-anti cancer


Using Aloe Vera as a natural supplement is one way of green living since Aloe Vera is free from all the chemicals.

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Go Green With Eco Friendly Fashion

2010-09-19T17:03:20.194-04:00

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The fashion world is consumed with following all of the hottest and newest trends, and it seems like going green is all the rage. Eco friendly style is really beginning to catch on, mostly thanks to the celebrities that have made green fashion statement and encouraged the rest of us to do the same.

Green is the New Black

I remember the days when eco friendly fashion consisted of hemp dresses and frumpy sandals. In other words, going green with your style used to be lame because there weren't many fashion forward options. Thankfully, the fashion world has caught up with our need to save the environment, and green style is hotter than ever.

An easy way to make your wardrobe greener is to start buying clothing made out of natural fabrics. Some examples are cotton, wool, silk, linen, hemp, and jute. These fabrics are considered natural because their fibers come from animal coats, plant seeds, silkworm cocoons, stems, and leaves.

Another suggestion is to wear fabrics that are colored with natural dyes. Natural dyes come from plants, insects, and minerals, and they are recommended because they produce a significantly lower amount of pollution and require less energy to manufacture.

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Green Living-The Benefits of Green Living

2010-09-17T10:16:43.608-04:00

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Green living is starting to be a way of life from food, housing and the demand for green products. More people are changing their lifestyles to encompass a healthier lifestyle.
Protecting the planet is no longer the responsibility of only the government but everyone has to play a role in order to protect out environment and the world we live in.

Benefits associated with living green are numerous the main one being allowing others to benefit from our efforts. Our efforts mean others are able to breath easier and enjoy their surroundings.
 
Green Living At Home

A green home is extremely important for healthy living. Building a sustainable home or renovating one will ensure an environmentally and resource efficient home. The new green building technologies reduce the overall building impact on human health and the environment.

Your green home should be:

- Energy, water efficient
-Free of waste, pollution and environmental degradation.

A green home does allow you to earn tax incentives for energy efficient appliance and green products.

Recycling You Waste

Green living means you have to be responsible especially when it comes to disposing unwanted items. Recycling is the best option for a greener planet. You can start by keeping aluminum cans, bottles, newspapers, empty boxes separate from the rest of the trash so they can be recycled.

You can also start shopping for products, which are biodegradable so they do not pile up in the landfill. Avoid the use of plastic when shopping use only reusable bags.

Green living is a great example to pass down to our children who will in turn conserve the forests and protect the endangered species so that future generations find a place to live on this planet. Slow down greenhouse effects, global warming and carbon emissions for a perfect planet.


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10 Easy Ways to Make Your Business Go Green

2010-09-14T21:08:51.326-04:00

Whether you run a home-based business or a brick-and-mortar retail business an off-site enterprise, there are simple, easy things you can do to go green. And operating a green business is not only good for the environment but good for your business's bottom line because conserving resources and cutting down on waste saves money.

Go green by:

1. Turning off equipment when it's not being used. This can reduce the energy used by 25 percent; turning off the computers at the end of the day can save an additional 50 percent.

2. Encouraging communications by email, and reading email messages onscreen to determine whether it's necessary to print them. If it's not, don't!

3. Reducing fax-related paper waste by using a fax-modem and by using a fax cover sheet only when necessary. Fax-modems allow documents to be sent directly from a computer, without requiring a printed hard copy.

4. Producing double-sided documents whenever possible.

5. Not leaving taps dripping; always close them tightly after use. (One drop wasted per second wastes 10,000 liters per year.)

6. Installing displacement toilet dams in toilet reservoirs. Placing one or two plastic containers filled with stones (not bricks) in the toilet's reservoir will displace about 4 liters of water per flush - a huge reduction of water use over the course of a year.

7. Finding a supply of paper with maximum available recycled content.

8. Choosing suppliers who take back packaging for reuse.

9. Instigating an ongoing search for "greener" products and services in the local community. The further your supplies or service providers have to travel, the more energy will be used to get them to you.

10. Before deciding whether you need to purchase new office furniture, see if your existing office furniture can be refurbished. It's less expensive than buying new and better for the environment.

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The Secret to Buying Eco Friendly Lipstick

2010-09-13T10:44:53.311-04:00

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Lipstick has to be the safest product because you apply on your lips therefore easy to ingest. Lead is one dangerous chemical found in some lipsticks so you have to be careful.

The government does not have a strict regulation on lipsticks so you have to be proactive in taking care of your health. Many people think since there are very low levels in some lipsticks that it is not dangerous to your health. The danger is more profound especially when other toxins are added to the mix. Toxins such as phthalates mixed with biphenyl-A with methyl mercury mixed with dioxins. Looking for an eco friendly option is your best choice.

Shop for lipsticks with ingredients you are familiar with, like natural butters, botanical extracts, flowers or essential oils. They have to be free from paraben, hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and not tasted on animals.
 
You want to look beautiful then look for products that will enhance your beauty and health. Make sure your lipstick has nutrients so your lips are healthy and beautiful.
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Human Activities May Reduce Climate Change -- Why Is This Bad News?

2010-09-12T20:30:35.390-04:00

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With all the evidence of human-induced global warming, you'd think it would be good news that some of our activities, are also helping to cool the atmosphere. Unfortunately, the opposite is often true. This is starkly illustrated by a new study showing the regional cooling effects of mass irrigation. So why is this such a bad thing?

It turns out that much like cooling off in the sun after a swim, or sweating to release heat, irrigation creates a cooling effect by absorbing some of the sun's radiation and using it to evaporate water instead of heating the soil.

The effect is very regionalized and also very temporary—in fact irrigation has little to no impact on climate change on a global level. But in heavily irrigated areas, the actual effect on climate may be even stronger than warming from CO2 and other greenhouse gases!

The trouble is that many of the most heavily irrigated regions in the world are in danger of depleting the aquifiers which the farmers rely on. If this happens, these major food growing regions could be hit by the double whammy of massively reduced water resources and a sudden increase in average temperatures.

The study's authors argue that future climate models need to pay close attention to the effects of irrigation in order to get an accurate picture of regional climatic changes. Farmers might do well to start exploring more efficient water use if they'd like a more gradual transition from these artificially cooled micro-climates to something more resilient.

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