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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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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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Edible Gifts for the Holidays: Green Gift Guide 2014

Thu, 2014-12-18 09:12

Edible gifts are easy, delicious and super eco-friendly! Give the gift of homemade this holiday season as part of our Green Gift Guide

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Natural Ways To Feel Good This Holiday Season

Wed, 2014-12-17 14:23

Stress. It’s probably one of the last things you’ll likely associate with the holiday season, but for so many people it’s the one and only emotion that they’ll be experiencing throughout the coming weeks. What I’m referring to here is seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and if you or someone you know is experiencing this, I’m

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Green Gift Guide 2014: Fair-Trade World Teas from Tealet

Tue, 2014-12-16 21:02

Tealet falls into the category of companies we love. This awesome startup has a cool business model: they travel the world to source high quality black, green, white and red teas from various regions, working with individual farmers and growers to find the best tea available (#dreamjob). With each delicious purchase, the customer can learn

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6+ Best Homemade Cleaning Products

Tue, 2014-12-16 04:11

The best homemade cleaning products from the archive of Green Living Ideas! Join us in making our homes cleaner naturally!

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Homemade Laundry Soap: Easy, Clean and Green!

Mon, 2014-12-15 04:54

Homemade Laundry Soap is yet another way to can create a healthy, homemade life for you and your family.

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How To Install A Timer For Your Pool Pump

Sat, 2014-12-13 05:37

When it comes to saving both money and energy around your home, installing a a new timer for your pool pump can be a great way to do just that. It’s not as complicated as you might think and the savings can be significant. Just follow these easy steps to learn how to install your

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How To Test The Voltage Of Your Dryer’s Outlet

Thu, 2014-12-11 19:28

Having trouble getting your clothes dry while using your dryer? It could be that your dryer isn’t receiving the proper amount of electricity to perform the task, and as a result, you could be spending more money on your monthly electric bills. But how does one know whether or not that’s the case? It’s actually

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Natural Drain Cleaner for a Clean, Green Home

Wed, 2014-12-10 18:43

A natural drain cleaner can beat the clogs without using harsh, dangerous chemicals! Good for you, good for the planet too!

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How To Measure Your Attic’s Insulation

Wed, 2014-12-10 16:55

A great way to ensure that your home is using energy efficiently is to be sure that your attic is insulated properly. Did you know that a properly insulated home can save roughly 20% of a homes annual heating and cooling costs? Its true. Thankfully, measuring your attics insulation is a very straight forward and

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3 Homemade Toothpaste Recipes: Homemade Living

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:08

We love making homemade body care, and homemade toothpaste is next on the list! Here we share some good reasons to switch to homemade toothpastes, along with a few recipes to get you started!

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Homemade Living: How to Make Natural Deodorant

Mon, 2014-12-08 18:04

Next in our Homemade Living series, an awesome DIY natural deodorant for happy armpits! Healthy, natural and totally sustainable!

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How To Use A Watt Meter

Mon, 2014-12-08 14:55

Things you’ll need: A Watt Meter Any electronic device or appliance How to use a watt meter Before proceeding, check out this quick video to see just how easy it is to use a watt meter to test vampire energy losses, plug loads, etc.: 1. Unplug your electronic device from your wall or power strip. You’ll

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How To Disable Your Fridge’s Automatic Ice Maker

Sat, 2014-12-06 14:44

One of the easiest ways to save money and energy around your home is disable your fridges automatic ice maker. I know, I know, it’s pretty nice to be able to walk up to your fridge/freezer open up the door and have a bucket full of ice waiting for you, but did you ever stop

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