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How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.

What to Know About Solar Umbrellas

Solar umbrellas offer convenient access to alternative energy and a nice shady spot on your patio. What's not to love?


11 Things You Didn’t Know About Recycling (But Should!)

Recycling is important to reduce the need for virgin materials. It can also be complicated and confusing. Find out things...


11 Awesome Greenhouse Ideas for Spring

Ah, spring! If you're getting excited about planting season, here are 11 awesome greenhouse ideas to suit every backyard and...


12 Solar-Powered Landscape Lights You Haven’t Seen Before

This is not your typical solar landscape lighting.

Solar Panels: What To Know Before You Buy

From initial cost to maintenance concerns, here's a primer on solar panels to help you decide if they're right for...


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11 Clever Ways To Repurpose Takeout Containers

From seed trays to canine hydration on the go, here are some ideas for what to do with all of...

Are Christmas Trees Bad for the Environment?

Is one of our most classic holiday traditions harming the earth?


3 Best Smart Toilets for the Tech-Loving Homeowner

A smart toilet could change the way you see your bathroom. Here are a few of the best options on...


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Can You Recycle Wrapping Paper (And What Kinds)?

Is wrapping paper recyclable? Good question! Here's how to figure out which kinds of wrapping paper go in the recycle...


California’s New Law Could Change the Way You Shop for Lawn Equipment

The Golden State is set to ban gas-powered lawn equipment by 2024. Here's what it means for you.

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Would You Turn Off Your Lights for Migrating Birds?

With bird migration, one small act can make a world of difference to those on a thousand-plus-mile journey.


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9 Ideas for Rewilding Your Yard

Learn about some simple steps you can take to begin evolving a high-maintenance lawn into a native (and time-saving) habitat.


These LED Bulbs Could Last Up to 50 Years

See why these lightbulbs could be great for your wallet and the planet.


6 Best Plants for Window Boxes

Looking to spruce up your curb appeal with a splash of color? Here are some great plants to consider for...


Purdue University Developing Roadway That Charges Electric Vehicles

This new tech could change roads and increase electric vehicle viability in the United States.

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9 Best Bug Hotels of 2022

Find out what all the buzz is about. Backyard bug hotels provide a safe place for insects to rest weary...


8 Tips for Installing Home Air Conditioning

If you're considering a central air conditioner install for your new or existing home, consider these tips before making any...


8 Types of Air Conditioners

Looking to buy an air conditioner? Here's a roundup of eight air conditioner types, along with how to assess which...


10 Best Firewood Racks of 2022

An outdoor firewood rack keeps wood off the ground, neatly stacked and ready for the next firepit or fireplace gathering....


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Least Energy-Efficient Cycles for Your Appliances

From the washer and dryer to the dishwasher, energy-wasting cycles can drain your wallet.


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New Homeowner’s Guide To Solar Power

Is solar technology a good fit for the 21st century homeowner? Here's an overview of traditional and DIY solar options.


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7 Best Compost Bins

These quality products make home composting easier than ever.


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Safe Lawn Weed Control Around Lakes and Rivers

Balance a beautiful lawn and yard with clean water best practices by following this advice from pros in the know.

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What is a Victory Garden?

Born out of necessity during wartime, Victory Gardens now are a great way for gardeners to learn sustainability and self-reliance.


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What to Know About HSPF Ratings

Buying a new heat pump but don't know HSPF means? Discover what HSPF is, why it's important and how it...


10 Inexpensive Upgrades for a More Sustainable Home

Sustainability is more than just a buzzword. In today's world, it's a lifestyle. Sustainable homes reduce their impact on the...


Reader Project: A Really, Really Green House

Sherman Vomacka has quite the unique place. He lives in Gregory, South Dakota, where the winter months can be brutally cold....


Recycled Building Materials Made from Trash

Whether it's a pair of tattered jeans, a landfill-bound glass bottle or a bald tire, post-consumer waste is a massive...


8 Home Improvement Materials That You Can Recycle

Home improvement materials are increasingly judged by their ecological impact. What do you have that could be recycled?