Fresh Smelling Home! Naturally!

An old realtor’s trick for making the house smell incredibly inviting which is also surprisingly green is to put about two capfuls of baking vanilla extract (you can also use almond or orange extract) into an oven-safe coffee cup. Turn the oven on to about 250 degrees and place the coffee cup in the center… Continue reading »

Is Your Laundry Room Making You Sick?

Ah! The smell of newly washed clothes.  They smell as fresh as a spring morning. Did you know that conventional laundry-care products often contain chemicals with negative health effects ranging from skin and throat irritation to carcinogenicity? In fact, the laundry room may be one of the more toxic areas in your home. Researchers have… Continue reading »

DIY Cloth Wipes

Cloth wipes are a great substitution to expensive and harsh paper wipes, plus they are a bonus for our already suffering planet. When you choose cloth wipes over paper wipes, you can easily save hundreds of dollars a year. To find out more, take a look below for a comprehensive overview on how to make… Continue reading »

Title: New Solar Powered Pool Cleaner Ready Just in Time for Summer Swim Season

Temperatures are quickly rising here in Arizona, and a dip in your backyard pool is likely becoming more appealing every day. No one likes spending time cleaning the pool when they could be relaxing and enjoying time with friends and family. Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised a jaw-dropping $407,078, Solar Pool Technologies… Continue reading »

Ready, Set, Garden!

Now is the optimal time to start your garden! From mid-February to early March is the time for soil prep.  Well-prepped soil is an essential part of growing beautiful veggies. This means tilling, hoeing, weeding, and fertilizing. Planting in raised beds is the most efficient method of growing veggies and it’s easy to do. While… Continue reading »

Burrr..Does Your Water Heater Need A Jacket?

Burrr… the cold months are quickly approaching. Did you know that drafts, leaks and poor insulation can mean energy losses of up to 25 % in your home? This can be a terrible thing for your pocketbook and the planet. However, with a few simple changes you can protect your home from high heating costs… Continue reading »

America’s Cleanest and Dirtiest Energy States

This post originally appeared on Modernize.com where you can find comprehensive solar information from industry experts. America’s energy policy has been the subject of much recent debate: From the Pope’s public advocacy of environmental stewardship to the EPA’s toughened regulations on pollution from petroleum refineries, the sources that power our society have rarely been so widely scrutinized. Once… Continue reading »

Fight The ‘Phantoms’ This Halloween

Courtesy of Tucson Electric Power Many appliances and devices around your house draw power — and cost you money — when they’re off but still plugged in. Be mindful of this “phantom energy” use. By unplugging electronics when you’re not using them, you can save energy and help lower your electric bill. Increase your savings… Continue reading »

One Company’s Vision For Continued Sustainability

We’d like to share what one company is doing in their efforts to create a sustainable vision. We love the various ideas that Central Arizona Project (CAP)  has implemented and we encourage you to share these ideas with your company! CAP’s commitment to sustainability means a continuous effort, and in 2010, an internal team was… Continue reading »

An Apple A Day Does More Than Keep The Dr. Away!

Eating apples to keep the doctor away may be a cliché, but it has its origins in the truth. Apples provide multiple nutrients and compounds that help promote good health and weight management. One apple counts as one cup of fruit, helping you meet the American Heart Association’s recommendation to consume at least 4 ½… Continue reading »

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