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LED Christmas Tree Lights Are Cheap & Green – See For Yourself With This Free Holiday Lighting Energy Calculator!

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I love brightening up the holiday season at home with LED Christmas tree lights and other lighted decorations -- even if that means it'll cost a few more bucks (reindeer?) on the electric bill. And, hey, I don't mind spending the extra money on the power bill to light up the holiday lights because I really just can't imagine the Christmas season without seeing eaves lit up with dozens upon dozens of red, blue, yellow, green, and purple lights. But I've learned over the past few years … [Read more...]

ReLeaf Leaf Scoops Make Raking Leaves Fun & Recycling Leaves Easy

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I spent some of my weekend raking leaves, which is something many of us have to do after our trees have put on their beautiful displays of fall colors. Even though I generally enjoy outdoor time working on the lawn, I find leaf raking to be a little challenging because after I'm done raking all the leaves into a pile, I have to scoop them into a bin so they're all in one spot when I recycle the fall foliage. So, you can bet that I was very glad when the company that makes ReLeaf leaf … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

3 Green Lighting Choices LED vs Halogen vs CFL… What’s The Difference?

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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...]

Poo Paper – Get the Scoop on Elephant Dung Paper

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My girlfriend and I were at the local zoo shopping in a souvenir store there one day when we spotted poo paper, recycled paper made from elephant dung. As the first anniversary since our initial date was that weekend, I bought her the pad of elephant poo paper as a gift. (Hey, I’m a romantic, and it was our paper anniversary!) Of course, poo paper serves as much more than for giving as 1st green anniversary gifts. Using it is also a creative way to live green with products that are made … [Read more...]