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Tired of paying high water bills? Have you heard of the ways you can use a rain catcher to lower those bills? You probably also didn’t know that 623 gallons of water can be harvested from 1 inch of rain on a 1,000-square-foot roof and as far as rain barrels are concerned, a typical 1/2-inch rainfall will fill a 50- to 55-gallon barrel. I’m sharing everything I know about making rainwater collection an efficient way to lower your bills and help the environment.
Here’s where to find free materials for all your DIY projects: free pallets, barrels, mulch, lumber, dirt, rocks, trees, plants, and seasonal craft items!
Looking for a cheap and easy way to build an attractive rain barrel? It’s way easier than you think! See 3 examples of pretty rain barrels: 1) Wooden rain barrels with rain chains, 2) Plastic rain barrels with potted plants, and 3) Ugly rain barrels with vines growing down the sides. These are all attractive rain barrels that you can make very affordably yourself
simple ways to go green
There is one super simple way to reduce the amount of money you throw away on your electricity bill every month… switch out your incandescent light bulbs for LED light bulbs. You’ll not only recoup the cost of the LED light bulb you bought, but you’ll also save hundreds — maybe even thousands — of dollars on your monthly electricity bills! Here’s how…
My budget-friendly tips for creating an eco friendly house. 9 simple ideas — from replacing plastic with natural materials to choosing eco friendly cleaning products and 7 other green home tips.
Here’s proof: 4 reasons automatic car washes are environmentally friendly. Plus 4 money-saving tips before you take your car through an automatic car wash.
A few years ago, I moved into a new house and installed a smart lighting system throughout as part of an extensive remodel. Here is my personal experience with smart lighting — the pros and cons of this smart home technology that makes the lights go on and off automatically on a schedule and whenever motion is sensed.
LED bulbs are more affordable than ever – so I’m finally converting my entire home to LED light bulbs. See my top 5 picks for the best performing cheap LED bulbs.
See why palm oil is so dangerous and how palm oil products are being used these days. Since palm oil is labeled under many different aliases, here’s a list of ingredients to look for if you want to avoid palm oils in the products you buy.
If you’re looking for a green job, here are 10 awesome career choices. From urban planning to recycling, these are 10 green jobs that are booming!
A living Christmas tree helps you stay ever-“green” during the holidays – for years to come. Tips, tricks & more to help you care for a live Christmas tree.
eco friendly travel
Like animals? Want to help save endangered species? Here are 3 fun wildlife tours that help support wildlife conservation at the same time!
Ecotourism is a way to enjoy vacation while staying green. Here are 4 green vacation ideas you can explore right near your home – with tips to get started!