While Earth Day 2013 may have come and gone, let us not forget that we should make Earth Day an all day, every day event.
If you are a Knoxville TN homeowner, taking a few simple step can not only make a positive impact on Mother Earth, but can also help you save $$$$. View below for some earth friendly, energy reducing, money saving tips that may just help you increase energy efficiency, save you money, and increase your resale value when it comes time to sell your Knoxville TN home.
Giving the theme of Earth Day I thought it would be a good idea to revisit and recycle some of the Earth Friendly / Green Living / Energy Saving / Budget Friendly Articles I have written in the past:
All across the world, homeowners are going green. As with any initiative,going green can range from small simple steps to full house retrofit. There are many benefits of greening up your living space, including improving the indoor air quality, saving energy, reducing waste, and saving money on energy bills. Read More
Color me Green- The In’s and Out’s of Low VOCs Paints
Certain types of paints, stains, and wood finishes can emit harmful chemicals into the air which can decrease the indoor air quality (IAQ) of a home.
You may have heard about low VOC paints, or perhaps seen them in the store, and if you are like me, most likely notice the higher price tag. If you have wondered what is it about low VOC products that make them more expensive and what is the benefit of using them you have come to the right place. Read More
If you are thinking that applying green principles to landscaping is too difficult, complicated, or not really effective at preserving the environment and an important part of going green think again…Read More
CAUTION- Read Before you Dispose of Household Chemicals: Homeowners Guide to Trash, Recycling, and Disposal- Household Hazardous Waste
All household produce waste, but not all waste can be disposed of in the same way. Some products can provide extremely negative environmental impacts if disposed of in the trash, poured down the drain, into/onto the ground, or ends up in a landfill. Some products can easily be recycled, some can’t, some require very specific disposal methods, and others can simply be flushed down the toilet or drain, while others are awesome additions to your compost pile…Read More
Take a quick look around you. I am almost certain that you will be able to find at least a few battery operated devices in sight- perhaps a TV remote (or three), i-pod, kids toys, radios, camera, etc…
What do you do when these batteries die, do you properly recycle them or just toss them in the trash. Every year Americans purchase over 3 billion batteries and the majority of these end up in the landfills…Read More
Homeowners Guide to Going Green
All across the world, homeowners are going green. As with any initiative, going green can range from small simple steps to full house retrofit. There are many benefits of greening up your living space, including improving the indoor air quality, saving energy, reducing waste, and saving money on energy bills….Read More
While over 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with water, only 2.5% is fresh water, and less than 1% of Earth’s freshwater, and only about .007% of all earth’s water is actually available for human use and consumption.
Conserving water is of extreme importance as water is a nonrenewable resource that needs to be protected and conserved as without it life is not capable.
Conserving this valuable natural resource can be done by using just a little bit of common sense and minimal expense. Here are some simple water conservation steps that you can take to immediately start saving water as well as….Read More
As the temperatures have warmed up, many home owners are concentrating on beautifying the outdoor areas including lawns, gardens, and flower beds. Landscaping is a great way to add curb appeal to your home and can serve as a great source of exercise and stress relief and can make a great hobby…Read More
Green up your Landscaping by Limiting Fertilizers: A Look into the Negative Ecological Impacts of Fertilizers
In the darkness of the night, they surround you, mocking you, stealing from you in your sleep. If you listen carefully you may be able to hear their monstrous grumbling or see the bright gleaming light piercing through the darkness…you are surrounded by monsters- some say they are vampires, some refer to them as Phantoms, to your energy bill they are pure EVIL…Read More
Before you toss that plastic water bottle into the trash, think about recycling it.
Ever since the 80’s when officials became increasingly aware of quickly filling landfills, recycling ofplastic bottles has become as normal as throwing the trash out. In fact…nearly 80% of all households now have access to curbside or site recycling for plastics. But exactly what’s it like for a day in the life of a recycled plastic bottle…Read More