Think Green: A Resource Page for Environmentally Friendly Living

Choosing environmentally-friendly practices is a way of life—one that may have some surprising advantages. Learn what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint and lower your bills at the same time. 

On this page:
The Benefits of Buying Local Produce
Video: Conservation Measures in Construction
What to Expect from a Green Cleaning Service 
Choosing Green Appliances for a Kitchen Remodel
5 Ways to Be a More Eco-Conscious Vehicle Owner
More Tips for Green Living

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Photo: Artisans Landscape, 2016 

GREEN GROCERIES
The Benefits of Buying Local Produce

by James Kozy, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor and manager of De Martini Orchard

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While buying imported produce contributes to pollution, buying locally sourced produce benefits both the environment and the local economy. Photo: De Martini Orchard, 2016

When it comes to selecting produce, one simple principle can optimize your eating experience: buy local. Since local produce is always in season, it’s fresher and tastes better. Consumers tend to assume that most produce items are available year-round, but this is only because they’re imported from all over the world. The reality is, produce that sits in cold storage while being shipped from another part of the world simply can’t match the taste of produce sourced from a local farm...
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GREEN CONSTRUCTION
Conservation Measures in Construction

 

APPLIANCES
Choosing Green Appliances for a Kitchen Remodel

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When it comes to kitchen remodeling, one aspect that’s sometimes overlooked is the energy efficiency of kitchen appliances. Photo: MSK Design Build, 2016

When planning to remodel their kitchens, many homeowners focus on improving aspects such as visual aesthetics and functional utility. However, a kitchen remodel also provides a great opportunity to improve energy efficiency, primarily through updating appliances like refrigerators and ovens with new, environmentally-friendly models. By minimizing energy consumption, updating your kitchen appliances will reduce both your carbon footprint and monthly power bills...
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GREEN CLEAN
What to Expect from a Green Cleaning Service

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An eco-friendly cleaning service will make choices that reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals. Photo: Molly Maid of East Bay Hills, 2016

“Going Green” is a popular trend among many businesses these days, but some companies use the practice as a buzzword rather than a philosophy. This is especially true in the professional house cleaning industry—while many companies claim to be Green because they use “natural” products, a truly Green company offers much more in the way of safe products and environmentally-friendly methods... Read More

CARS
5 Ways to Be a More Eco-Conscious Vehicle Owner

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An eco-friendly auto repair shop will be committed to responsibly disposing of and recycling waste materials. Photo: Pennzoil 10 Minute Oil Change, 2016

Let’s face it: If you drive a gasoline-powered car or truck, you’re not doing the environment any favors. Even as auto manufacturers design modern engines to run cleaner and with greater fuel efficiency, more cars on the road still means more pollution. However, the good news is there are still plenty of ways to reduce your carbon footprint behind the wheel... Read More 

GREEN LIVING TIPS
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