Cleaning is a good thing, but if you’re using too many resources, it can quickly turn from a positive to a negative. Given that running a dishwasher, for example, uses between three and 15 gallons of water, and washing machines can use anywhere from 16 to 40 gallons per load, effective cleaning requires efficiency. Not only will you reduce the amount of water, energy and other resources you would typically use to keep your clothes and space clean and organized, but you can save time and mone…
How to Find a Roofing Contractor and Do Something Good for the Environment
When it’s time to replace your roof, you want someone who’s going to do a good job — and that includes doing something good for the environment, too, in the form of recycling shingles.
Shingle debris from one average home can help pave 200 feet of a two-lane highway, and recycled shingles have the potential to contribute to 125,000 miles of paved highway each year — more than half the distance to the moon, according to the National Asphalt Paving Association.
So, how can you track…
According to Green Waste, each American individually produces 4.5 pounds of waste every single day. That’s an average of 1642.5 pounds of trash created by one person every year!
Can you imagine trash-free living? Zero waste lifestyles focus on living without creating trash in the process. A zero-waste lifestyle seems quite unattainable, but as you can tell, it might be something to aspire to, especially when the Earth is already struggling with all of the waste we’re creating.
Organic this, pesticide-free that … after a while, any discussion on eating organically goes in one ear and out the other — for me, at least. Don’t get me wrong; I’m all for healthy eating. Really, I think it’s important. It’s just that I’m overwhelmed. You can find so much information online about organic eating, from the costs, to which kinds of food should be purchased organically, that you kind of just tune out because you don’t know who’s worth listening to.
Stop Going Crazy!
Last April, the Governor of Washington, Jay Inslee, issued an executive order to manage carbon emissions. One major part of that order makes adding solar panels more simple and affordable to homeowners. Additionally, the Building Code Council in Washington made an emergency decision to remove some impediments of adding solar panels to a home. Looks like Washington State is serious about solar power.
Making it Easier
Like in many states, adding solar panels to your home in Washington…