green realtor: Sustainable Lifestyles - 12/03/08 12:06 AM
Sustainable Lifestyles

Reducing, Reusing and Recycling
Recycling is important, but first and foremost: Use less. The things you do use can often be used over and over again - either for the same purpose or for something totally new. Be creative. Not only are you cutting back on your resource use; you'll also end up with some cool eye-catching conversation starters Set aside bins in your green home to separate and collect recyclable materials, including newspapers, white paper, clear and colored glass, plastic water and milk bottles, aluminum, cardboard, batteries and fluorescent light bulbs. Check with your local trash-collection … (2 comments)

green realtor: 45 Ways to Green Your Home - 12/01/08 06:28 AM
Whether you own or rent, the following 45 simple ideas can help you save money (and the planet) today.

Youdon't have to build from scratch to turn your not-so-new house into a dwelling that's eco-friendly and more economical to run.
UPFRONT COST: $ Low or none | $$ Moderate ($50-$500) | $$$ High ($500-plus)RELATIVE BENEFITS: Modest benefits | Moderate benefits | High benefits
1. Lint hint
Saving energy doesn't get any easier than this: Lower your energy bill by cleaning your clothes dryer's lint trap before every load to improve air circulation, therefore cutting down on energy-wasting drying … (0 comments)

green realtor: More Green Tips - 11/18/08 06:40 AM
  More Green Tips
1. Recycle with Style: Instead of buying new furniture and accessories, look for vintage, restorable pieces or those made from recycled materials.
2. Switch your Bulbs: Replace incandescent with compact fluorescents. They may cost more now, but they'll save you money in the long run.
3. Does your water bill seem high? Wasted water hurts the environment and your checkbook. Always fix leaky faucets, a five minute project, can save you gallons of water.
**tip: place a large rock in a toilet tank to save water when flushing.
4. Moving? Get free recycled boxes. There's a way … (2 comments)

green realtor: 10 Ways to Go Green - 11/16/08 09:08 AM
Ten Ways to Go Green and Save Green
Climate change is in the news. It seems like everyone's "going green." We're glad you want to take action, too. Luckily, many of the steps we can take to stop climate change can make our lives better. Our grandchildren-and their children-will thank us for living more sustainably. Let's start now.
Keep reading for 10 simple things you can do today to help reduce your environmental impact, save money, and live a happier, healthier life.
•1. Save energy to save money.
•  Set your thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter and … (11 comments)


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