Protect the environment: Keep those pipes piping hot

Protect the environment: Keep those pipes piping hot

By insulating some of the pipes in your hot water heating system, you can save money and protect the environment through the same do-it-yourself household improvement.

If you are a conscious home-owner or just plain environmentally conscious the benefits of insulating your hot water heater pipes are many.

Best of all this do-it-yourself home projects doesn't take much time or money, and gladly doesn't require a deep rooted knowledge in plumbing.

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Save the Earth + Save Money: This Cheap Upgrade Pays for Itself Fast

Many of us today are trying to be more eco friendly while living on a budget. Thankfully for us, saving money and helping to save the Earth often go hand in hand. What if I told you that for 1.5 hours of your time, you could reduce the money you lose on your utility bill and reduce your carbon footprint?

Don’t believe me that it can be that easy? Allow me to tell you about the water heater blanket.

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Save Fuel: 7 Tips to Save Money and Save the Earth

Your car takes from your wallet, how to keep more of that money for yourself? Save fuel with these 7 simple car maintenance tips and you'll immediately see the benefits on your gas bill all while helping to protect the environment.

There are cheaper and more eco friendly ways to get around like a bike, a skateboard, or a carbon-neutral pony. But for now, you’re on four wheels. Keep an eye on these key areas of your vehicle and you'll be able to improve fuel efficiency starting today.

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Choosing Your Waste Footprint

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"Why would you deprive yourself?" This is an understandable question that I often read on the polite, half-hidden grimaces of those who suddenly realize that I am pursuing a zero waste lifestyle. Soon the looks of concern fade as I explain how much I love my lifestyle and the unexpected benefits. Yet, I can sometimes feel the distance between us grow as if they are placing me into the ‘radical’ box in their mind in order to avoid self-examination. Thankfully, that is not always how it goes. Often, my reassurance and enthusiasm draw people into a journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

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Surprisingly Big Feet: Why your pet’s carbon footprint matters and what you can do to reduce it

Surprisingly Big Feet:  Why your pet’s carbon footprint matters and what you can do to reduce it

For so many people our pets are a part of the family. We care for them, worry about them, watch them grow and enjoy their personalities, and sadly, mourn them when we have to say goodbye. They are very much a part of our lives but it’s easy to over look the impact the often the hairiest member of the family can have, not just in terms of our carbon footprint, but also in terms of our perspective. Despite all we do for them, oddly sometimes we seem to forget our pets when it comes to making sustainable choices.

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