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Confused about what green means? Find out how your personal choices can affect the world we live in. Whether you're dining or driving, we'll show you how to be more eco-friendly.

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How to Make Your Home Energy Efficient

Once you've sealed and insulated the weak areas, routine cleaning and water conservation can further increase energy efficiency and save you even more money on your energy bills.


 Build a Compost Box in Your Apartment

Composting tips for the apartment dweller. Learn more about building a compost box in your apartment. See more »

 Consider Blackout Curtains to Save Energy and Control Light and Noise

Everything you've ever wanted to know about blackout curtains but were afraid to ask or how I learned to stop worrying and love blackout curtains. Learn more about considering blackout curtains to save energy and control light and noise. See more »

 To Block... or Not to Block Crawlspace Vents during the Winter?

During the winter months, your crawlspace can be a source of cold floors and lost heat, but blocking your vents may not always be the best way to compensate for this. Learn more about blocking crawlspace vents during the winter. See more »

 Make a Cat Scracher from Recycled Cardboard

Your feline friend can benefit from your old cardboard box stash. Learn more about making a cat scracher from recycled cardboard. See more »

 Give a Cold Shoulder to Heated Garages

Heated garages aren't good for cars. Learn more about giving a cold shoulder to heated garages. See more »

 Conserve Energy with Plastic Window Insulation

Putting plastic on your windows during the winter can save $270 annually. Learn more about conserving energy with plastic window insulation. See more »

 How to Dispose of Lava Lamps

Learn the eco-groovy way to dispose of these novelty lamps. Learn more about disposing of lava lamps. See more »

 Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Dishwasher Detergent

It is safe for the environment and a fraction of the cost. Learn more about making your own eco-friendly dishwasher detergent. See more »

 DIY: Make a Homemade Pizza Stone for $5 Dollars

You can create artisan breads and pizza easily and cheaply with one of these. Learn more about making a homemade pizza stone for $5. See more »

 Does Your Dog Need Boots? DIY Dog Booties! (with Pattern and Video)

My dogs are not happy campers in the winter. Every morning my husband takes our two hefty dogs for a one-hour walk on our rural road. Learn more about DIY dog booties. See more »