Family Transportation in a Sustainable World

We all got used to driving large cars, SUVs and pickup trucks in the last few decades. There were times when the price of gasoline was quite low and sacrificing gas mileage for comfort seemed to be a worthwhile trade-off. Those days seem to be long gone as car makers have recognized the nationwide trend […]

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Reducing, Reusing and Recycling Excess Packaging

Conscientious consumers can easily minimize their household’s waste and carbon footprint by reducing, reusing and recycling excess packaging through creative and resourceful measures. The environmental impact of waste begins in the supply chain, continues through the consumer’s home and ends hundreds of years later when plastics breakdown.  To reduce the environmental impact of consumer goods, […]

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Sustainable Living – The Basics

Sustainable living requires very little effort from an individual, but can have a dramatic, positive impact on the environment and a person’s bank account. No longer can homeowners turn a blind eye to the massive overuse of the world’s natural resources while polluting the earth with toxic waste. Sustainable living can help preserve the precious, […]

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PV Cells – Helping Us Switch to Sustainable Living

It may seem hard to believe that just one hour of sunshine, if harnessed correctly, could supply the world’s power needs for an entire year. However, recent technological advances with photovoltaic or PV cells are creating new options and opportunities to save money, reduce waste and protect the shrinking natural resources of this planet. Even […]

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Everyday Uses of Wind Power

Several decades ago sustainable living was a buzzword that mainly traveled in limited circles. Few people without a social cause or a need paid much attention to how the electricity they used got into their homes.  Things have changed and it is now more important than ever before. In this post we glance at a […]

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An introduction to Solar Hot Water Heaters

A large portion of a home’s energy use can be attributed to heating water for all the various domestic uses; showers, washing dishes, and laundry. Typical electric hot water heaters can be expensive to run. Gas powered hot water heaters cost a bit less, but they’re still not as efficient as other means which are […]

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The Solar Powered World is Emerging

Not so long ago the idea of multiple uses of solar energy was a thing of the future, but that future is now here.  Solar power is used in an increasing number of ways and on a growing number of devices.  Where is solar power used?  Well, probably in more areas than you imagine.  Let’s […]

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What are Photovoltaic Cells?

The sun is the most powerful form of power known to exist so why not start using some of that power for your home? The introduction of PV  cells has made it possible for the energy to be harnessed anywhere the sun shines, but what are photovoltaic cells? What are Photovoltaic Cells? Photovoltaics is the […]

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Ebike Road Safety – Reduce The Risks

While an ebike is a great mode of transportation, one must remain cautious and ride the bike defensively.  In this article we’ll cover the basics of ebike road safety so that you can reduce the risks of mishaps. With an electric bike, a commuter can fly around the city without getting tired or worrying about […]

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Should you buy an electric bicycle?

In a world where transportation is central to every day life, getting around in a cost effective, convenient manner that is not detrimental to the environment can be quite the challenge. One new alternative that is gaining popularity is the electric bicycle. Equipped with a small electric motor to help you up those pesky hills, […]

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