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May 17

4 Green Ways to Spend Your Weekend in the Most Fulfilling Way

After a long work week, many professionals look forward to the weekend—a period when they can rest, get back some strength, and do minor household chores that are long overdue. But what actually happens on most weekends? Many people find themselves working again during these two “off” days, exposing themselves to the same level of …

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Dec 28

The Power of Unplugging

If you want to live a greener life there are many different things you can do to make a difference.  You can use natural cleaning products, use public transportation, invest in fluorescent light bulbs and many other things. You probably have heard of many of these but did you know that unplugging can be an …

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Nov 24

Steps for Energy Savings in a Large House

When owning a large home, you must be ready to maintain the home. This means more rooms to clean, more floors to mop, etc. As the owner of a large home it also means larger cost. Not only does the home have a large cost with the mortgage but you also have operational cost. A …

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Aug 11

Freecycling: Giving Away Instead Of Throwing Away

What is exactly is freecycling? It is when someone gives away an unwanted item, for free, to another person. That item could be anything from tools to appliances. So instead of throwing things away to sit in landfills, you can give them away to someone who needs them. You weren’t expecting money anyway for something …

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Jan 24

Reducing Gadget Dependency for a Greener, Happier Lifestyle

At the start of the year, many people made resolutions in an effort to better themselves; kicking bad habits or improved dieting are common resolutions, with a greater focus on one’s career and working harder also coming up at the top of the list. The latter two often require an increased amount of time spent …

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Jan 23

E-Waste Rules and Regulations by State

As technology continues to surge every year, so too does the amount of electronic waste that accompanies it. In 2009, “end of life” TVs, computers and their peripherals (printers, ink cartridges, scanners, fax machines, etc.) mice, keyboards, and cell phones totaled and astonishing 2.37 million short tons. That’s a lot of added waste that, just …

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Dec 23

How We Can All Make a Difference When it Comes to Electronic Waste

Televisions and computers remain serviceable for 10 years at most; at the rapid pace at which technology progresses, these devices sometimes become unusable even before their 10 years are up. Updating your electronics can be good for the environment in one way. New electronic devices are usually more energy-efficient than older units. You can save …

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Nov 07

How Reliable are Used & Refurbished Electronics?

When we’re on the hunt for an electronic product, many of us like to purchase the newest model available. Although buying new electronics can be exciting to some, and safer than previously owned models, we can’t always afford to purchase the latest products, or we might like the moral and environmental concepts of reusing available …

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Oct 15

Going Green with the Electronics at Home

These days’ electronics are used as toys and tools to play, communicate and work. With new generations, by getting smaller in size they are becoming the bigger part of our lives thus going green is no more an option but a necessity in order to preserve our environment. It might be giving you a flashback …

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Aug 23

4 Ways In Which E-Waste Recycling Could Benefit All Of Us

E-waste is a massive problem both in the US and around the world. Every year, the United States disposes of 4million tons just in landfill, and this doesn’t include the amounts which are transferred abroad as a cheaper alternative by many companies looking to avoid the costs of disposal. In fact in India, they have …

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Jul 25

Going Green with Waste Management & Recycling

Deciding to go green is not only a noble effort, but it will help future generations and the environment. It’s the day-to-day actions and the habits you develop that matter most when it comes to recycling. Finding effective ways to reduce your energy consumption is worthwhile for yourself and the planet in so many ways …

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May 15

How to Get Rid of Your Old TV the Right Way

In case you didn’t know, it’s not exactly kosher to throw your old TV in the trash. If you happen to have a really old model (like a cathode ray tube monitor), you can be certain that it contains lead, a toxic heavy metal. And like most electronics, televisions may contain mercury. This means that …

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