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3 Things You Need To Know About Green Home Improvement

Helaine Krysik | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business
Helaine Krysik

Happy Earth Day! This is the time of year we at My Green Village talk about the spring green home improvement season. There's a lot of information out there, so here are three things you need to know about green home improvement.

Want To Reduce The Climate Change Impact Of Your House? Follow This 10-Step Checklist

Diane MacEachern | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
Diane MacEachern

Climate change seems so... global. Yet many climate change solutions are very... local, because they're based on the way each and every one of us uses energy. Here are ten ways you can reduce the climate change impact of your home.

10 Must Have Products For Spring Green Cleaning

Saudia Davis | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green
Saudia Davis

Whatever your choice, make sure you are keeping the inside of your home as healthy and natural as the outside.

Yoli Ouiya

Here's What To Look For When Building Or Buying An Eco-Friendly Home | Yoli Ouiya | Posted 01.30.2014 | Black Voices

Green living is more than the new on-trend fade. Along with living a healthier lifestyle, it includes reducing overall consumption, especially with en...

Tips On Making Sure Your New Home Is A Green Space, From Alexandra Zissu (WATCH)

Posted 09.18.2013 | Home

When you're looking for a green space to live in, there are a number of things you need to take into account. Green Living Expert & Author Alexandra Z...

5 Tips For A Waste-Free Garage

Posted 09.19.2012 | Green

From Earth911's Leah Blunt: With so much of our time spent in the living areas of our home, it’s no surprise that the garage tends to get neglect...

10 Ways To Save Money By Going Green

Posted 09.05.2012 | Green

Last year, the median annual wage for an American was just over $26,000, the lowest number since 1999. With a slow-growing economy, plummeting incomes...

7 Green Ways To Cut Hidden House Costs

Posted 09.03.2012 | Green

From DealNews' Lou Carlozo: Quick: Imagine someone's hacked your bank account to steal your hard-earned cash bit by bit. They've got their grimy li...

How To Eco-Prep Your Home Before Vacation

Posted 07.29.2012 | Green

From Earth911's Mary Mazzoni: Heading off on a summer road trip, international adventure or family vacay this month? Don’t forget to prep your ho...

Summer Home Tips: Allergy Friendly

Robin Wilson | Posted 07.09.2012 | Green
Robin Wilson

As you return to your summer home, there are many things on the maintenance list and given the damp weather this year, many homeowners are reporting mold related issues. Plus, with the high pollen count and allergens, we are also hearing more about bouts of wheezing and sneezing.

5 Tips For Building A More Efficient Home

Posted 02.13.2012 | Green

From Networx's Carl Seville: Before the invention of central heat and air conditioning, people generally built houses that were designed to be as c...

Help This New England Church Become More Efficient

Susanna Murley | Posted 03.07.2012 | Green
Susanna Murley

Recently, a Planet Forward member emailed me to ask how her church should become more energy efficient, especially considering their tight budget.

Ed Begley Cleans Up His Act

Mike Smith | Posted 02.28.2012 | Green
Mike Smith

A pioneer in clean living and now asking Americans to bring green consumer products into the home, Ed Begley, Jr. is perhaps the embodiment of social conscience on personal environmental responsibility.

5 Tips For Cleaner And Healthier Air In Your Home

Posted 12.28.2011 | Green

From Mother Nature Network: According to the EPA, most of us spend about 90 percent of our time indoors. That seems about right to me, especially i...

Winter Energy Saving Tips To Cut Costs And Stay Warm

Posted 12.27.2011 | Green

With the warmth of spring months away and parts of the U.S. getting battered by winter weather, maintaining your home in the cold is crucial. There...

20 Amazing Uses For Disposable Chopsticks

Posted 12.24.2011 | Green

From Networx's Chaya Goodman: We normally unwrap takeout chopsticks, eat with them and dispose of them without much thought. Recently, though, ther...

How Does a Dust Storm Affect Solar Panels?

Brian F. Keane | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Because my organization is focused on making Arizona the solar capital of the nation, all I could think about as the dust storm rolled through Phoenix was all those solar panels! Should Phoenix residents be dusting them off?

How to Prepare Your Home for Summer

Avital Andrews | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Avital Andrews

Summer has arrived! So to help you make the living easy -- and green -- here are tips for preparing your home for summer in ways that won't hurt the planet.