Eco Friendly Car Wash Supplies + 5 Ways To Save Water And The Environment!

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Conventional wisdom says that an automatic car wash is the best thing for the environment.But I was wondering -- is there a way that I can wash my car DIY style and minimize water use and the disposal of soapy residue into the storm drain or the nearby pond?I've been washing my family's cars since I could hold a rag. I never honestly even gave much thought about the environmental impact of washing cars until I was already 9 years old and my hometown was subject to watering … [Read more...]

New Uses For Old Hub Caps: 3 Fun Ways To Reuse Hubcaps

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Back in February 2013, the 1985 Dodge Ram 250 B series van that my family bought brand new was totaled in an accident (thankfully nobody was seriously hurt).Afterward, I began wondering if there was any way to memorialize the vehicle that had spent so many years in our family by finding a way to reuse the hubcaps, which are a signature part of any vehicle.I ended up repurposing the old Dodge van hubcaps, body side molding, interior headliner, and other parts from the vehicle to create a … [Read more...]

How Going Green Saves Money: 5 Simple Money Saving Green Tips That Worked For Me

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A lot of people think that going green means investing in expensive solar panels and recycling machines.That is absolutely not true.I’ve tried out small things that did not cost me huge amounts of money and, in return, I’ve managed to save a lot more money.Following are some simple things that I did around the house and some sensible decisions I made when it came to big purchases -- like buying a car, for example. … [Read more...]

5 Easy Ways To Go Green While Driving In Your Car

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Everyone’s going green these days -- even in the car.The rise of flex fuel, environmentally friendly cars has helped millions of Americans go the extra mile in keeping our planet a little greener.While I’m trying my best to stay eco friendly, I don't currently have the financial means to go buy an electric vehicle, and frankly I love having ample horsepower under the hood to play around with.However, there are many other ways that I can be environmentally responsible without having … [Read more...]

Ford Green Cars: Yes, You Can Go Further With Ford

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Two Ford vehicles are on KBB's Top 10 Green Car List: the 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2012 Ford Focus. Ford is just one automaker among many that are making a point of marketing their vehicles as 'green,' but the Detroit-based automaker is moving beyond powertrain-based green claims. Ford says that its vehicles are also 85% recyclable by weight, and feature unique materials that replace landfill-destined plastics. --Left Lane News Here are Ford Motor Company's top 10 green … [Read more...]

7 MORE Cool Solar Power Technologies

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Following up on my post last week on 7 cool solar power technologies, here are 7 more cool solar power technologies.1. Solar-powered Cars: I’m not sure if you’ll ever be able to buy a solar-powered car, but some researchers at Japan’s Tokai University and Panasonic, among others, are trying to make it possible, and there are some pretty wicked solar-powered car races out there, like the World Solar Challenge in Australia (the 2011 race is coming up next month -- October 16-23).2. … [Read more...]

World Solar Challenge

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There are a ton of cool solar technologies out there or in development these days -- solar bikinis, solar-powered 3D printers and cutters, peel & stick solar panels, solar paint, and solar shingles, for example.But, while cool solar technologies are fun, it’s hard to beat a solar vehicle race!The World Solar Challenge is just that.  … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Green Your Daytime Routine

I started a little series on ways to green your daily routine before the holidays started. And then I got caught up with holiday-related posts for a long time. Now that things have calmed down again, though, I’m coming back to this.The first piece was on how to green your morning routine. So, naturally, this one is on how to green your daytime routine. … [Read more...]

Soon You Will Be Able to Rent a Nissan LEAF From Enterprise

Let's be honest...cars are pretty cool.They allow us to travel from one place to another in a short amount of time and when we so choose. But what happens when you travel out-of-town and have to rent a car that isn't as comfortable, high-tech, or fuel-efficient as your car at home?Enterprise, the company that “picks you up”, is out electric rental cars this month to 8 different markets equipped with adequate charging stations. … [Read more...]

3 Things You (And The Planet) Don’t Need

When writing 50 Things Your Life Doesn't Need, my main goal was to help people find their passion by getting rid of nearly everything else that they didn't care about.But, as I began to challenge people to clean out clutter, a deep interest of mine reared its head (and this is a good thing).As it turns out, when you eliminate excess from your life, you do some good for Mother Nature. Best of all, you may be the kind of person who's passionate about our planet, and I firmly believe that … [Read more...]