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According to the EPA, nearly 16% of our home use of water is in the shower.

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Only 34% of U.S. waste is recycled.



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Summer has arrived! Many kids are out of school, and families are planning exciting summer vacations. Camping is a traditional pastime that has been enjoyed for decades and is a popular activity children look forward to when they're on break. It's fun to leave "civilization" and enjoy the American wilderness; kids like sleeping in sleeping bags and tents and making fires with Dad over which the
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The official first day of summer is just around the corner! Children all over the country are out of school and moms and dads are busy planning ways to keep their kids busy and entertained. They’re also thinking about higher energy bills as the weather surges. Before you head out to enjoy some summer fun, keep in mind these helpful energy-saving tips to benefit your budget and the e
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Natural gas prices reach new peaks and troughs every day, energy and water rates are always increasing and maintaining a pool can drain your wallet. In arid regions the need to stem water evaporation is crucial. In cooler climates, keeping the surface from losing heat is a priority.
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Indoor air pollution can give Los Angeles smog a run for its money. Poor ventilation traps dust and noxious fumes inside your house making it a breeding ground for airborne pathogens. Pernicious chemicals and virulent mold housed in the garage can leech out to contaminate the rest of the house, afflicting those who dwell within with respiratory ailments. The most toxic chemicals are stored in the
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Summer is right around the corner with all its scorching heat and high humidity, forcing all of us to scramble to stay cool. But if you turn the AC up too high, or spend too much time with your head in the fridge, that electric bill is going to skyrocket. Here are a few tips for staying cool this summer without burning up your money.

Turn up the AC. Why pay to cool the house
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Summer can be tough on our electrics bills, so we’re always looking for little ways to save. Having a pool in the backyard can be both a blessing and curse. Granted, it’s a blessing most of the time and everyone who knows you probably envies you…until you get your electric bill. Maintaining a pool can be pricey enough, but heating it is even more so. Of course you don’t have to heat it, bu
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Batteries are great, until their power runs out. Nothing lasts forever as they say! Chances are you get that tinge of uncertainty when you drop them into your household garbage can, and for good reason: they are hazardous, toxic harmful items to put down in the ground.

Most batteries contain mercury, which without a doubt, is scientifically proven to be POISONOUS! Batteries are a consi
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We can all pretty much figure out what constitutes e-waste: old computer terminals, monitors, cords & cables, and cell phones. The amount of these types of items being found in our landfills has been steadily on the rise since the 1990’s. It has become such a concern worldwide that entire countries have even banned it from landfills as early as 2002.

“What is the big deal”, you ask
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April showers bring May flowers! This could not be more true; especially in the tropics. No matter where you live, with the summer approaching the “greenest” way to meet the season is to ensure your home is ready. The warm weather will certainly heat up your cooling bill. With the only relief in sight being that beckoning body of water in the backyard, better known as your swimming pool, t
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The Ides of March is upon us and Spring Cleaning is in the air. There is no better time than now to shake things up, and shake off old unhealthy habits. From switching to a solar powered clothes drying system, to putting in energy conserving bulbs, there are plenty of small
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Have you ever wondered when people started caring about our environment, or what got them thinking about the health of the Earth that surrounds them?

Surprisingly, it hasn't been that long. After all, the very first Earth Day was not observed until 1970 -
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Kaboom! Yikes, a lightning bolt just struck the earth near my Arizona desert home. Yes, on rare occasions it actually rains here. Now I can smell the ozone in the air. Thunder claps above my head and more lightning is seen. The rain pours. Ah, the air is being cleaned naturally.

Besi
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It's dark. It's cold. You are alone. Dreading the walk, you unlock the door and step into the dusty, midnight air. Click, clack; your shoes tap the concrete as the sound echoes and the stillness of the space surrounds you. Pausing to take a breath, you pray no one left something
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Well, I have finally returned from my Colorado ski trip. Seems I took a wrong turn down the slope one day and, well, ended up with a broken leg. In the end it turned out all right. I made some new friends at the ski lodge and enjoyed the fresh mountain air. Enough about me, though
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G.W. is off powder skiing in Colorado this week, but he wanted to leave you a little year end happiness by extending an additional 10% off our already LOW prices on all Zuvo Water Filtration products through the end of the year. Use the Coupon Code GEDZUVO to receive 10% off all filtration systems, faucets, replacement filters and parts. Offer good at Read More...
This week I thought I would help with Waste Prevention. The most common forms of waste prevention ild share a list of tips include reducing, reusing, and donating.

Reduce

If you can use fewer materials to get a j
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Have you ever wanted to live a simpler life, build a home on some acreage, or reduce your carbon footprint or dependence on fossil fuels? Have you ever considered living "off the grid?"

I have been working my way to going off-grid and was recently discussing this with my cousin
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It is really starting to get cold out now. It just dropped into the 70’s during the day here in the Arizona desert. Yikes! I know, though, that many of you are buckling down and making sure your house is as snug as a bug in a rug for the pending winter months.

Whe
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Wow, do I feel great! Recently I have been adding wheatgrass juice to my smoothies and I have so much energy! My green coat is soft and shiny and my allergies have subsided.

As one always looking to save money and insure the organic sanctity of the things I put in my body
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In 2010, American's took advantage of the 9,000 curbside recycling programs by recycling 34% of their waste. That amount equated to over 85 million tons of municipal solid waste which can be compared to removing the emissions from 36 million passenger vehicles. Does your com
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We had a real scare the other night at my sister's house. My creative three year old nephew was playing quietly in his bedroom. Yes, a little too quietly. So quietly, we forgot all about him.

Suddenly our family conversation and laughter came to an end with a squeal and a
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I recently installed a dual-flush toilet in my home, and it has caused some confusion and entertainment. My four year nephew, PeeWee, is particularly interested in it. The first thing he does when visiting is run to the bathroom to use the toilet. Many potty training moms would probably app
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I've been reminiscing lately about my grandmother, dear, old Lucy Weasel. She was a sweet little lady that took care of us little weasels during the summer out on her and grandpa's farm down by the river. I learned a lot on that farm...

Grandma was quite the gardene
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Did you know that batteries are considered hazardous waste and that some states mandate their recycling? Are you complying?

Once a month I like to discuss recycling in my blog. There are so many benefits to recycling like reclaiming scarce minerals and expensive metals for reuse
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Well, he wasn’t really blind but he did have a problem seeing things. Old Uncle Ned was not very good at maintaining his home and a burrow can get pretty messy sometimes - you know, people walking overhead loosening your roof, grass growing around entrances clogging holes, bugs and rodents
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I can’t believe summer is over. I really like the heat and love floating in my swimming pool. Living here in the Arizona desert, a pool is the best way to cool off. Even now you can find me diving in because I use Heatsavr, an environmentally friendly way to trap heat in your pool in the cooler m
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As many of you have read, my life has not been easy. I spent most of my life recycling old stuff into something new for me. Goodwill has been a great resource and good friend to me through the years. I always wanted to help my school be more responsible, especially with recycling,
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Stories of teenagers taking notoriously lengthy showers have long been told. One mother on an internet forum complained of $300 water bills and her three kids taking 20 minute showers. Well, what does it really cost to take a nice, long, hot shower? After all, manufacturers are now required to make all showerheads with a maximum flow of 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm). Are the kids really to blame fo
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Let me tell you a short story. When I was a wee Green Weasel my mama was always getting after me to turn the lights off when I left my room. I can hear her sweet voice now, "GW, did you turn your bedroom lights out? GW, don't forget to turn the lights off. GW, TURN THE LIGHTS OFF NOW!"

In school my science teacher really helped me to understand why Mama was so demanding. Back then all we ha
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