Innovations in Hot Water Technology

The water heater is often underappreciated despite it accounting for a huge chunk of your energy bill. All the same, there have been a lot of innovations in hot water technology some of which can reduce your utility bills significantly and are environmentally friendly. Here are four of the most notable technologies in water heating:

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What You Want to Know About Making the Switch to Solar

Making the switch to solar is one of the best investments you can make for your wallet and the environment. For many people, the question is why make the change when you already have electricity running into your home? Even if you don't care about saving money or protecting the environment, in an increasingly erratic climate, installing a full solar system with battery backup is an investment in peace of mind.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

Thinking of Ways to Renovate Sustainably

OK Springtime. Now is the time to grow, build and rebuild. 

If you want to renovate your place and be eco-responsible in the process, the great news is that you can do it without too much effort and without breaking the bank. 

Here are some easy and effective ways to renovate sustainably. 

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evox provides an integrated entertainment experience that inspires positive changes in the way people live and work. We celebrate the good things about you, your family, your community, and your world. The network delivers a unique blend of evocative HD video programming, online community interaction, and related product shopping, to help people live a better life, grow as individuals, and in so doing, contribute to a better world.

What Happens if We Change to Solar Energy?

The shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources is inevitable and had already begun, but what will be the impact of this change? Obviously the point of making that shift is to reduce our reliance on energy sources that are becoming harder and harder to access while at the same time being kinder to our planet. Shifting to renewable energy will slow climate change, and that's a good thing, but it's impossible to predict all outcomes but it is useful to talk about the possibilities. Let's take solar power as an example. 

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Jade is a full-time mother of three children she adores. She graduated with her bachelors degree in Family Studies and Nutrition and works hard to implement her learning into her family life. When not writing, you can find her in the outdoors or exploring museums and aquariums with her loving husband and children. 

How Solar Energy Positively Impacts the Environment

There is a good chance you have heard about all the advantages solar energy offers you as a user, but, did you know it also offers rewards for the environment? It’s true. Keep reading to learn all about the benefits of solar energy for the environment.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

6 Reasons to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

With the 20 tons of CO2 that each household in the US contributes per year, imagine what the Earth will look like 20 years from now. Will it still be safe to live in? No. The planet is dying, and there’s no better time to start redeeming it than today.

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Jim Hughes is a content marketer who has significant experience covering technology, finance, economics, and business topics for about 3 years. He likes to share all the insight and knowledge he has. 

5 Myths (and Facts) About Solar Energy

The U.S solar industry continues to break records, posting 70 percent growth year-over-year in the residential sector, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.

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The Green Divas share low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green through a weekly radio show, podcasts, videos and blog posts. Working with talented partners and credible sources, the Green Divas produce content on a variety of topics relating to a healthy green lifestyle. Visit The Green Divas website to learn more, and check out The Green Divas on FacebookGoogle+, and Twitter too!

Mobile Plug-and-Play Solar System That's More Like a Home Appliance

by Robin Plaskoff Horton | Urban Gardens Web

Here’s an all-in-one mobile solar power system that’s as easy to use as any simple home appliance.

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Robin Plaskoff Horton is the publisher and creative director of the Webby-nominated and award-winning blog, Urban Gardens–a mix of urban style, design, and nature. Urban Gardens is a lifestyle story told from the ground up: from seed to harvest to kitchen while serving it all up in style, with cutting edge design objects in stylish outdoor rooms and indoor gardens. As a “coolspotter,” Robin explores the world's captivating travel destinations to experience what the global, multi-cultural, and creative universe is serving up in their own unique and sustainable style.

Urban Gardens is considered an "influencer" within the home and garden sector. Mashable named Urban Gardens "one of the top 10 must-follow home and garden Twitter accounts" and Better Homes and Gardens Magazine named Urban Gardens one of the top ten gardening blogs for 2015.

A seasoned speaker and workshop facilitator, Robin has facilitated storytelling workshops at the Mother Earth News Fair, Women at Woodstock, and The Entrepreneurial Womens Network, and was a featured speaker at the Garden Writers Association and the Garden Bloggers Conference. Robin is a contributor to Fix.com, Houzz, and has been a featured curator for Pickie and Luvocracy. 

8 Green Apps to Help You Save the World

by Ian Monroe | The Green Divas Green Dude

Tune in to this episode of Green Divas Green Dudes—I discuss how to save the world using our cell phones and digital devices! 

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The Green Divas share low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green through a weekly radio show, podcasts, videos and blog posts. Working with talented partners and credible sources, the Green Divas produce content on a variety of topics relating to a healthy green lifestyle. Visit The Green Divas website to learn more, and check out The Green Divas on FacebookGoogle+, and Twitter too!

Look Upward in Paris for Green Roofs and Solar Panels

by Tom Lawson / YES! Magazine

The new French law, which requires renewable energy or plants on all new commercial buildings, is the first of its kind at the national level.

Green rooftops will soon be sprouting up across France, thanks to a new law passed in March.

Rooftop vegetation will provide habitat for birds, absorb pollutants, and retain rainwater.

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The water heater is often underappreciated despite it accounting for a huge chunk of your energy bill. All the same, there have been a lot of innovations in hot water technology some of which can... read more
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Two men in hardhats inspect solar panels
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by Ian Monroe | The Green Divas Green Dude Tune in to this episode of Green Divas Green Dudes—I discuss how to save the world using our cell phones and digital devices!  Can... read more

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Close up on faucet dripping water
09/17/2021
The water heater is often underappreciated despite it accounting for a huge chunk of your energy bill. All the same, there have been a lot of innovations in hot water technology some of which can... read more
Man in hardhat with drill installing solar panel
08/04/2021
Making the switch to solar is one of the best investments you can make for your wallet and the environment. For many people, the question is why make the change when you already have electricity... read more
Man and woman repainting room with dropcloth, rollers, paint, etc.
04/19/2021
OK Springtime. Now is the time to grow, build and rebuild.  If you want to renovate your place and be eco-responsible in the process, the great news is that you can do it without too much... read more
Two men in hardhats inspect solar panels
06/25/2020
The shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources is inevitable and had already begun, but what will be the impact of this change? Obviously the point of making that shift is to reduce our... read more
Solar panels reflecting deep blue sky
05/21/2020
There is a good chance you have heard about all the advantages solar energy offers you as a user, but, did you know it also offers rewards for the environment? It’s true. Keep reading to learn all... read more
Many homes in a hillside subdivision
09/24/2019
With the 20 tons of CO2 that each household in the US contributes per year, imagine what the Earth will look like 20 years from now. Will it still be safe to live in? No. The planet is dying, and... read more
Two men installing solar panels on a rooftop.
07/13/2017
The U.S solar industry continues to break records, posting 70 percent growth year-over-year in the residential sector, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. In the first... read more
Smart Flower home solar system with house in background
08/25/2016
by Robin Plaskoff Horton | Urban Gardens Web Here’s an all-in-one mobile solar power system that’s as easy to use as any simple home appliance. In addition to its good looks, the ... read more
close up of cellphone taking photo of tree in background
12/03/2015
by Ian Monroe | The Green Divas Green Dude Tune in to this episode of Green Divas Green Dudes—I discuss how to save the world using our cell phones and digital devices!  Can... read more

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