How to Lead an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle in a Big City

Nowadays, more than half of the world's population lives in urban areas. According to the UN, that number will rise to 70 percent by the year 2050. And yes, these people produce most of our GDP, but they also make most of our greenhouse emissions. So, it's time for them to learn how to lead an eco-friendly lifestyle in a big city.

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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.

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.

Strive for More Green Products in Your Life

You may be very eco-conscious about household products and what you eat, but there could be an area of your life where you've forgotten to go green.

Green Eating

Most people start their green journey with food. Maybe they begin by limiting animal products or sugar. 

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Indy Summers is a freelance writer interested in fashion, healthy living, and fitness. She has worked as a master in esthetician, as a personal trainer, and as a freelance model for several years so considers herself an expert in these industries. For more of her work, visit https://nouw.com/indysummers.

Sustainable DIY Home Upgrade Projects

Sustainability isn’t just a trendy topic. It’s the way of the future. Creating an eco-friendly home can reduce the impact that you have on the Earth while simultaneously lowering your bills and increasing your home’s value.

The problem is figuring out what DIY home improvement projects to prioritize. Here are a few easily accessible home upgrades to try as well as a few larger project options to consider as well. All of them can help to take your home to all-new levels of sustainability.

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Beau Peters is a creative professional with a lifetime of experience in service and care. As a manager, he's learned a slew of tricks of the trade that he enjoys sharing with others who have the same passion and dedication that he brings to his work. When he is not writing, he enjoys reading and trying new things. See more of Beau's pieces on his Contently profile

Caring for the Planet in 2021

When it comes to the environment, small changes you make to your daily routine can often make the biggest impact. Although saving the environment may sound like a huge undertaking, the good news is that it doesn't have to be time-consuming, expensive, or difficult. Here are five easy ways that you can protect the planet.

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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. 

Make a Change Today: 7 Ways to Live more Sustainably

When you are trying to live sustainably, it does not mean you have to go without the things you love or enjoy doing. A few adjustments and a bit of thought to your lifestyle will have a huge impact on your overall eco-footprint. Even better, this is something that doesn't require much time or effort.

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Indy Summers's picture

Indy Summers is a freelance writer interested in fashion, healthy living, and fitness. She has worked as a master in esthetician, as a personal trainer, and as a freelance model for several years so considers herself an expert in these industries. For more of her work, visit https://nouw.com/indysummers.

Sustainable Ways to Reduce Humidity Levels in Your Home

The recommended relative humidity for optimal human health and comfort stands between 30% and 50%, reports the Mayo Clinic, though in the winter this may drop to 30% to 40% (low enough for condensation not to form on your windows). The best way to discover if your humidity levels lie within this range is to use a hygrometer - an easily accessible, low-cost device that also measures your indoor temperature.

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Jennifer Madsen is an experienced freelance writer with a background in health and wellness. When not working she loves to travel and especially enjoys lakeside and seaside locations.

 

Electrical Checks for a More Sustainable Home

By performing a few electrical checks and upgrading outdated electronics, not only will you make your home safer, but you will also make it more energy-efficient. Many electronics we use in our homes are low maintenance, but this doesn’t mean you should just forget all about them. You may spot a few electrical problems in your house by performing this simple but diligent walkthrough.

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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.

Big or Small, Does (Organic Farm) Size Really Matter?

Having spent the first 19 years of my life in Iowa, I am keenly aware of the juxtaposition of big Ag and small family farms. For the most part, Iowa is a vast rolling landscape of corn and soy, planted and harvested by one agricultural soldier with his tractor, GPS, and a battery of inputs. In places like Kalona, Iowa, it's the Amish community farms with draft horses and wide-brimmed hats. Their small family plots produce vegetables, corn, eggs, milk, and delicious cheese curds.

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Melody is the Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations for United Natural Foods (UNFI). In this role she is responsible for communicating and educating all stakeholders on critical organic issues. Her Blog www.organicmattersblog.com covers a range of organic and sustainable food issues.

She is the executive director of the UNFI Foundation which is dedicated to funding non-profit organizations that promote organic agriculture  www.unfifoundation.org. Melody serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Organic Trade Association www.ota.com.

6 Tips on How to Go Green at College

Sustainability is a growingly important word in the media, but the truth is that many people still think that environmental concerns are a responsibility exclusive to the government and large companies. This idea could not be more wrong. Incorporating sustainable attitudes into our daily lives is a duty of every citizen who is concerned with our planet and how we will leave it for future generations.

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06/04/2021
Nowadays, more than half of the world's population lives in urban areas. According to the UN, that number will rise to 70 percent by the year 2050. And yes, these people produce most of our GDP, but... 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
Man sits reading on his couch with dog at his side.
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You may be very eco-conscious about household products and what you eat, but there could be an area of your life where you've forgotten to go green. Green Eating Most people start their... read more
Home repair tools spread on a white tile floor
03/18/2021
Sustainability isn’t just a trendy topic. It’s the way of the future. Creating an eco-friendly home can reduce the impact that you have on the Earth while simultaneously lowering your bills and... read more
Horizon line shot of planet Earth from space.
02/26/2021
When it comes to the environment, small changes you make to your daily routine can often make the biggest impact. Although saving the environment may sound like a huge undertaking, the good news is... read more
A hand covered in green paint holding green plant cutting
02/17/2021
When you are trying to live sustainably, it does not mean you have to go without the things you love or enjoy doing. A few adjustments and a bit of thought to your lifestyle will have a huge impact... read more
A fogged up window with condensation droplets.
02/10/2021
The recommended relative humidity for optimal human health and comfort stands between 30% and 50%, reports the Mayo Clinic, though in the winter this may drop to 30% to 40% (low enough for... read more
Multiple Edison bulbs hanging in the dark.
07/24/2020
By performing a few electrical checks and upgrading outdated electronics, not only will you make your home safer, but you will also make it more energy-efficient. Many electronics we use in our homes... read more
Woman working with seedlings on a farm
07/23/2020
Having spent the first 19 years of my life in Iowa, I am keenly aware of the juxtaposition of big Ag and small family farms. For the most part, Iowa is a vast rolling landscape of corn and soy,... read more

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A hand holds small fern frond in front of sky with clouds.
06/04/2021
Nowadays, more than half of the world's population lives in urban areas. According to the UN, that number will rise to 70 percent by the year 2050. And yes, these people produce most of our GDP, but... 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
Man sits reading on his couch with dog at his side.
04/16/2021
You may be very eco-conscious about household products and what you eat, but there could be an area of your life where you've forgotten to go green. Green Eating Most people start their... read more
Home repair tools spread on a white tile floor
03/18/2021
Sustainability isn’t just a trendy topic. It’s the way of the future. Creating an eco-friendly home can reduce the impact that you have on the Earth while simultaneously lowering your bills and... read more
Horizon line shot of planet Earth from space.
02/26/2021
When it comes to the environment, small changes you make to your daily routine can often make the biggest impact. Although saving the environment may sound like a huge undertaking, the good news is... read more
A hand covered in green paint holding green plant cutting
02/17/2021
When you are trying to live sustainably, it does not mean you have to go without the things you love or enjoy doing. A few adjustments and a bit of thought to your lifestyle will have a huge impact... read more
A fogged up window with condensation droplets.
02/10/2021
The recommended relative humidity for optimal human health and comfort stands between 30% and 50%, reports the Mayo Clinic, though in the winter this may drop to 30% to 40% (low enough for... read more
Multiple Edison bulbs hanging in the dark.
07/24/2020
By performing a few electrical checks and upgrading outdated electronics, not only will you make your home safer, but you will also make it more energy-efficient. Many electronics we use in our homes... read more
Woman working with seedlings on a farm
07/23/2020
Having spent the first 19 years of my life in Iowa, I am keenly aware of the juxtaposition of big Ag and small family farms. For the most part, Iowa is a vast rolling landscape of corn and soy,... read more

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