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Empower your kids to be tree heroes this summer
(BPT) - Climbing trees, laughing around a campfire, counting fireflies or just taking in the aroma of the morning dew — these are some of the childhood memories that last a lifetime. It is easy to take for granted our outdoor adventures and natural resources; this is why it is so important to... More >>

Tips to make your next DIY home improvement as green as possible
(BPT) - If you’re thinking about making your next DIY home improvement project “green,” but aren’t sure how to achieve a balance of eco-friendly and affordability, there’s good news. It’s now easier than ever, especially when you do the work yourself with rented ... More >>

Take the stress out of laundry with these timesaving tips
(BPT) - Laundry doesn’t have to be a dreaded chore. With these effective and efficient tricks of the trade, you’ll be able to take down laundry one load at a time. While the clothes won’t fold themselves, the experts at Faultless Starch Company are sharing advice to help ensure yo... More >>

4 ways clean water changes your life
  (BPT) - Every day, millions of families across the globe don’t have clean water to drink. In fact, more than 600 million people lack access to clean water, according to the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Illness caused by contaminated water kills more children than HIV/AIDS... More >>

What to flush [Infographic]
(BPT) - With municipal wastewater systems experiencing backups and pipe clogs, people need the facts on What to Flush. ... More >>

4 steps toward greener living
(BPT) - Living a greener lifestyle isn’t just about conserving natural resources, it’s also about saving money. Whether you’re renovating your existing home, or building from the ground up, you can create a home that’s more efficient, cost effective and “green.”1... More >>

Help the environment by reducing your water use today
(BPT) - The temperature isn’t the only thing rising during the summertime – your outdoor water use is probably rising as well. And, unfortunately, so can water waste.If that sounds familiar, you’re not alone. US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) research shows that homeowners ... More >>

Teach your children to recycle their old phones and tablets
(BPT) - It’s that time of year when millions of students will be shopping for back-to-school and purchasing the latest technology and electronic devices. Many of these popular items like smartphones, tablets and laptops use rechargeable batteries that contain materials that are potentially ha... More >>

How to make Labor Day last year-round
(BPT) - Labor Day doesn’t have to be a sign of the end of the summer season. Rather, it’s America’s opportunity to take an extra day of rest and relaxation and continue soaking up the warmth of summertime. With the sun shining bright, here are some ways to extend summer well into ... More >>

Second chances: 5 ways your recycled plastics can live again
  (BPT) - You take steps to lighten your environmental footprint, and you encourage your friends and family to do the same. Fortunately, it’s getting easier to recycle more plastics than ever and give them a second chance to become useful new products. Throwing away recyclable plast... More >>

Simple ways you can do your part for the water conservation effort
(BPT) - California is making headway in improving water conservation. As of July, nearly 66 percent of the 405 public water suppliers in the state had met or nearly met state-mandated water conservation goals, according to data from the State Water Resources Control Board. Many organizations are co... More >>

Mother Nature knows best: How natural elements in the home make you healthier
(BPT) - When it comes to health and wellness, the design of your home may prove to be just as important as your diet, sleep habits or exercise routine. This is the premise behind biophilic design – the idea that incorporating natural elements into your home, such as wood or plants, can actual... More >>

Heat your home without wasting energy this season
(BPT) - If you’re interested in living a greener lifestyle, perhaps you’re already trying to reduce your energy usage as much as possible. Maybe you ride your bike to work, unplug your electronics when they’re not in use, use fans during warm weather and avoid wasting water.Saving... More >>

Green your space this fall
(BPT) - Fall signals the end of summer and the beginning of vibrantly colored leaves on the ground, pumpkin patches and refreshingly cooler temperatures. Early fall is also the perfect time of year to complete home improvement projects — the weather is mild, and you can clear your home of clu... More >>

The 5 most important things you never knew about your shower
(BPT) - You use it to get clean, refresh, relax or get invigorated, but how much do you really know about your shower? Did you know that the average shower lasts eight minutes in America, or that the shower is the third largest source of water use in the average American home? With conserving water... More >>

How smart home chefs are going green with kitchen design
(BPT) - Home chefs everywhere are taking a new approach when designing their dream kitchens. Beyond upscale tools and high end appliances, they also want features that are eco-friendly and environmentally smart. Here are the top trends in eco-friendly kitchen design.Green countertops When it comes ... More >>

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