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Planning a Greener City: 5 Ways to Transition to New Green Technology

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As more and more people are expressing interest in green technology, cities are listening. While individual responsibility is essential for going green, city-wide efforts are crucial as well, and those working in government can have a tremendous impact. Here are five ways to transition to new green technology.

What is Greywater Recycling?

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There has been a big buzz in recent times as to the subject of greywater, and how it is beneficial for use outdoors in certain circumstances. So many people are now becoming aware of the immense benefits of reusing greywater, and of how the term “wastewater” isn’t actually entirely factually correct anymore.

Here, we take a look at what greywater recycling actually is, how to use greywater, and how its use can help the environment.

What is Green Packaging?

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There are many millions of packaged items shipped throughout the world on a daily basis. Each and every one of these creates waste, and many conventional packing materials cannot be recycled. With the huge amount of companies transporting goods from factories to warehouses and then to retailers, as well as the huge amount of online orders placed daily, there is a hugely wasteful amount of plastics, Styrofoam, cardboard, and paper used in the process. Thankfully, sustainable packaging offers a solution to this problem.

How to be a Responsible Green Boater

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As a leisure activity, boating is incredibly popular. Recreational use of man-powered boats, powerboats, and sailboats is attractive to individuals who enjoy the great outdoors. However, to be a responsibly green boater, it is necessary to follow sound boating practices.

Downsizing to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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When most people think of downsizing to reduce their carbon footprint, the immediate thought that comes to mind is tiny houses, where four people try to squeeze themselves and their most prized worldly possessions into a home that’s smaller than the average RV to live. While that’s certainly one way to do it, it isn’t the only way, and it isn’t even a necessary way to reduce your carbon footprint.

Practical Green Resolutions for the New Year

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As the turn of the New Year occurs, many thoughts turn to making changes in the coming year. New Year’s resolutions are an important part of the tradition for many people. “Out with the old and in with the new,” could very well be the motto of this particular celebration in the hearts and minds of so many. Why not make a few practical and green resolutions this year, like some of those listed below?

The 25 Best Frugal Living Blogs of 2016

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An Amazing Group of Talented Frugal Bloggers

Boy, are we pumped to be able to bring you the top 25 best frugal/thrifty living blogs for the coming year! These bloggers each come at frugal and thrifty living from a little different angle, but their stories are all quite inspiring. You are about to meet some folks who have some real “stick-to-it-ive-ness”. Their habits of not being wasteful and not living beyond their means take real discipline. Truth be told, many of them came from where a lot of the population stands today – that is, several of them were multiple thousands of dollars in debt before they decided “enough is enough”, and took the bull by the horns as it were to get their finances straightened out and get and stay out of debt. If they can do it, so can you!

Recycling Wood

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Recycling wood is a great way to keep wood products out of landfills, breathe new life into old items, and help reduce deforestation rates around the world. All of these things add up to big benefits for the planet. More importantly, they can help families feel better about their own building projects as they are doing their part to reduce, reuse, and recycle wood, a resource that is precious for this planet.

Eco-Friendly Home Decor

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Choose Sustainable Surroundings

Deciding to make your home more eco-friendly can seem like an obvious choice, but many homeowners get stuck on where to start or what it even means. To be eco-friendly means that you make choices within your day-to-day life to create a more sustainable world. It is a commitment to cause less waste and less pollution wherever you go. Integrating this concept within your home should be the first place you start. By adding in more eco-friendly decor, you will set a great example for your family and guests who will be inspired by your dedication.