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Green Living Ideas provides ideas, tips, and information to help you improve the environmental sustainability of every aspect of your life: home energy, green building and remodeling, cars, food, waste recycling—and everything in between. Green Living Ideas is the most comprehensive green living website ever assembled, with information on how to live greener in over 200 different areas of life! We’ve assembled the world’s top green living authors and experts to bring you the latest info on green and sustainable living.
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Energy Consumption of Gaming Consoles: These Games SUCK!

13 hours 6 min ago

Ever wonder what the energy consumption of gaming consoles is? Unfortunately it's quite high: learn how to reduce your energy use when you play

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Toilet Leaks and Efficiency: Facts, Figures, and Fix How Tos

Wed, 2015-01-21 11:00

How much money is getting flushed down your toilet? Learn about the most common types of toilet leaks and how to fix them

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Ecotourism: Travel Well with EcoWorldly

Wed, 2015-01-21 07:20

EcoWorldly is a new green travel site that allows readers to upload their own travelogues to share and inspire others on their eco-travel journey. There are awesome prizes too!

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Simple ways to reduce our impact on the environment in 2015

Tue, 2015-01-20 14:23

Although the environment has an unfortunate habit of tumbling down the list of priorities for many, 2014 was a real eye-opener, even for those who prefer to remain blissfully ignorant. From the avid to the reluctant recyclers, nobody could ignore some of the headlines – they were the equivalent of a Hollywood blockbuster, albeit a

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How To Replace The Wax Ring On Your Toilet

Tue, 2015-01-20 12:49

A leaking toilet may be one of the last things you think of when it comes to saving water and money throughout your home, but if left unchecked one of these could end up costing you thouands of dollars. Fortunately, fixing some of the most common types of toilet leaks (like fixing a leaky toilet

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How To Replace Your Toilet’s Flapper Valve

Mon, 2015-01-19 16:09

If you’re trying to think of ways to save money and water around your home, try looking in the tank of your toilets. I know, it’s not the most logical spot, but if left un-checked a constantly running toilet can add a substantial amount of money to your monthly water bill (the Environmental Protection Agency

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The Important Media Sustainability Unconference

Mon, 2015-01-19 06:46

Important Media is pleased to announce our first Sustainability Unconference, Honolulu Feb 7. Bringing together Oahu's green businesses and colleagues for a day of workshops, speakers and networking.

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What To Do When You Discover Your Home Has Sprung A Leak

Thu, 2015-01-15 15:59

Have you ever heard of the legend commonly referred to as “The Little Hero of Haarlem“? Well, if you haven’t it’s a pretty straightforward and simple story *spoiler alert, brief synopsis to follow*. Essentially a little boy, discovers that his village will be destroyed because a small leak has sprung in the town’s nearby dike.

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Honolulu Living Foods Challenge! Get Healthy in 2015 with Local Foods!

Wed, 2015-01-14 07:22

January is the month of the Living Foods Challenge! Join friends from across Oahu to partake in a month of eating locally and living well.

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Climate-Saving Resolutions for 2015

Mon, 2015-01-12 07:57

From our friends at Oroeco, the top 10 climate-saving resolutions for 2015 will get your budget, your body and the planet off to a great start!

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Guide to Homemade Cleaning Products: An Infographic

Mon, 2015-01-05 11:26

The Green Living Ideas Guide to Homemade Cleaning Products is a beautiful infographic showing you the WHY and HOW of homemade cleaning products!

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Four Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes for Homemade Living

Wed, 2014-12-24 14:21

Deliciously sweet and deeply nourishing holiday cookies can be yours with these four favorite holiday cookie recipes! Gluten-free, vegan, healthful awesome recipes for you and yours this holiday season!

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Homemade Lip Balm: Get ready for some Kisses!

Mon, 2014-12-22 08:39

For years now I've been making my own lip balm, and it's helped me reduce waste, eliminate chemicals in my body care and keep my lips super happy!

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Give the Gift of Carbon Offsets: Oroeco Partners with Impact Carbon

Fri, 2014-12-19 16:15

Rather than giving gifts of stuff this holiday season, why not give the gift of a cleaner climate? Oroeco is a California-based startup that allows users to track and share their carbon footprint, and they’ve partnered with Impact Carbon to help you give meaningful gifts for the holiday, relieve climate pressure AND help those in

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Can Daikon Save the Planet? How this Vegetable can Help Conservation & Farming

Fri, 2014-12-19 08:03

My partner and I recently joined a CSA and while we’re generally stoked on the foods we’ve been getting, daikon seems to show up often and we’ve been a bit perplexed as to how to cook it (check out some great recipes below!). But more interesting than the spicy, biting flavor is the fact that

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How To Replace A Leaky Supply Line On Your Toilet

Fri, 2014-12-19 06:10

When it comes to saving water and money around your home, an odd, but important place to look is in your toilet. If left unchecked, a leaky toilet can add a substantial amount of money to your monthly water bill. Did you know that 10% of US homes have a leak that wastes on average

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Tips On How To Properly Maintain Your Pool’s Heat Pump

Fri, 2014-12-19 05:00

Are you a homeowner who also happens to have a pool? If so, a great way to save money and energy around your home is by heating that pool with an electric heat pump, and like most anything, if it’s properly maintained it can go a long way in extending the life of your unit

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How To Clean Gunk out of Your Hot Water Tank using Vinegar

Thu, 2014-12-18 16:29

A great way to ensure that your home is using both energy and water efficiently is to ensure that your hot water tank is running like it should. Over time things like lime, calcium and other minerals can build up in the base of your hot water tank, and this will cause your hot water

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How To Install a High Efficiency Cache Aerator

Thu, 2014-12-18 14:55

A great way to ensure that your home is using both water and energy efficiently is by installing a high efficiency faucet aerator in both your kitchen and bathroom faucets. However, not all kitchen and bathroom faucets will be the same. In some cases the aerator will be embedded into the fixture itself (like the

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How To Install A Filter Whistle On Your A/C Unit

Thu, 2014-12-18 14:34

If you’re looking for a quick, easy and inexpensive way to make your home more energy efficient, try installing a filter whistle on the filter of your homes HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system. Filter whistles are simple devices that, when clogged, start to whistle. So this is effectively an “alarm” that tells you

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