See Why An Old-Fashioned Push Reel Mower Is A Great Eco-Friendly Alternative For Mowing Your Lawn

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When summer is in full bloom, there are 2 things I can count on:I'm going to be complaining about the heat and humidity. (I live in Florida.) The grass on my lawn is going to grow ...and it's going to grow quickly!That's when I'll be pushing out my reel mower on a weekly basis to manicure my landscaping.I received my reel mower, a Craftsman hand-push model from Sears, for Christmas back in 1998 when I was a teenager.No, I wasn't forced to do yard work. I actually asked for … [Read more...]

Wildlife Conservation: 3 Unique Wildlife Tours In The U.S. That Support Conservation Efforts

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Recently, I wrote about ecotourism and how it can help fund environmental efforts.Now I want to talk about wildlife conservation tourism – yet another exciting concept designed to support ecology and conservation as a whole.Wildlife tourism is one of the most popular methods now for funding environmental conservation while also instilling among tourists a sense of appreciation and curiosity for animals and their special habitats.Think about it this way: wouldn’t you be a little … [Read more...]

4 Awesome Ecotourism Ideas You Can Enjoy In The United States – Green Vacations That Are Fun & Sustainable

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It seems like we’re all going green nowadays – even where we’re going has gone green!Ecotourism has become one of the newest ways we show our love to the planet while we’re on vacation.What exactly is ecotourism? According to The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), ecotourism is described as “responsible travel to natural areas which conserve the environment and sustains the well-being of local people.” … [Read more...]

Green Lunches: 4 Simple Ways To Enjoy Eco-Friendly Meals On The Go

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When noon comes rolling around, lunchtime has come a-calling for me.I’ve heard about green lunches and all, but until lately am not sure I’ve been the most environmentally friendly fast food luncher.I’m the self-professed American prince of the fast food restaurant; I’m sure there’s got to be a fast food king somewhere, but I’ve not been to the West Coast yet, so I’ve not had the chance to try all of the drive-thru restaurants in the U.S. yet.  Hello, In-N-Out Burger and Jack in the … [Read more...]

A Guide To CFL Bulbs: With 8 Types Of Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs, Which One Should You Choose?

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Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) can save you as much as $40 to $135 over the life of the bulb, compared to incandescent lighting. That's pretty amazing!While you may already be familiar with the energy savings of CFLs, few people are aware of the wide variety of CFLs that are available.From the popular spiral bulb to the decorative candle bulb, there is a compact fluorescent light bulb to fit just about any situation in your home that requires light.Here's how to choose the … [Read more...]

Green Anniversary Gift Ideas: Traditional Anniversary Gifts With An Eco-Friendly Twist

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A while back, I wrote a post about green anniversary gifts and the one that I gave my love during our first anniversary – poo paper.Well, it was our paper anniversary!Not only did she love the green anniversary gift, but it has since inspired me to think of other green alternatives to the traditional anniversary gifts that romance experts – and greeting card companies – say we should give to our better halves during a special occasion like an anniversary.  … [Read more...]

Recycling A 1980s Kitchen: Green DIY Ideas To Make An Old Kitchen Look (Almost) New

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My fiancée and I just began renting a condominium in Central Florida. We are thrilled to have found a bargain in a great community, but the old 1980s kitchen we are inheriting as tenants of this condo has us feeling like we are living in a time capsule direct from the decade of our births.Our condo was built in 1982, and – let me tell you – this place leaves many clues that it was built in the early 1980s:Brass lighting fixtures with smoked glass globe lighting Dark gray HVAC register … [Read more...]

Your 3 Green Lighting Alternatives When Replacing Old Incandescent Light Bulbs: LED, Halogen, And CFL Lighting Explained

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A little while ago, I wrote about the green lighting alternatives that have been coming to light (no pun intended) since the ban against some incandescent light bulbs took effect on January 1, 2014.For the record, the Incandescent Light Bulb Ban essentially does away with 100-watt, 75-watt, 60-watt, and 40-watt bulbs. At this point, low- and high-watt incandescent bulbs, decorative, and other types of specialty lighting are not affected.Many homeowners are feeling the pinch because the … [Read more...]

The Incandescent Light Bulb Ban: 3 Alternative Light Bulbs To Choose + Light Bulb Myths You Should Know About

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The incandescent light bulb ban that affected Americans in 2012 (when the 100-watt incandescent bulbs were phased out) and 2013 (when 75-watt incandescent bulbs went dark) is now about to take effect on the biggest part of the lighting market: 40-watt and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs.As of January 1, 2014, it's illegal to manufacture or import traditional 40-watt and 60-watt incandescent bulbs.This law effectively turns out the lights on the most popular light bulbs in the United … [Read more...]