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RE: Homemade Thermos Get a small box that is just a bit larger than your soup container. Wrap the soup container with aluminum foil with the shiny side in (facing the container) and place the container inside the box. Add … Continue reading

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Green Winter – iVillage

Image via Wikipedia It may be chilly outside, but it doesn’t need to be sweltering inside. During the winter, try lowering your thermostat from 70 degrees F to 67 degrees F. You can reduce your heating energy consumption by up … Continue reading

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A Greenpeace activist checks a hot air ballon depicting the world in Yucatán, Mexico, ahead of the Cancún climate change talks. Photograph: Luis Perez/AFP/Getty Images Beating the rush for getting accreditation at the Cancún Messe convention centre, it felt strange … Continue reading

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Saving Tips

Refresh your air filter When it comes to improving the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system, replacing a dirty air filter is probably the simplest, most inexpensive and most often overlooked maintenance job there is. Air filters don’t … Continue reading

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Seasonal energy savers

Seasonal energy savers Energy Saving Tips High humidity makes our bodies hold more heat. Try these tips to keep you and your home cool and comfortable in the summer: Perform activities such as mopping and washing dishes in the coolest … Continue reading

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Low E Window Film – Window Insulation Film – The Daily Green

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While you are waiting for the windfall that will pay for all new windows for your house, you can still reap many of the benefits of low-E coated glass by applying one of the several types of window film to … Continue reading

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Sierra Club Green Home » Blog Archive » Fireplaces

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Let’s say you have a basic wood-burning fireplace. Charming as it may be, this old-fashioned device pollutes the air and sends a large amount of its heat roaring out the chimney. But there’s no need to get rid of your … Continue reading

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Tougher rules rile ‘green’ power producers – The Boston Globe

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Clothes Dryer tip

    Disconnect the vent behind your clothes dryer. Stretch sock over vent attached to dryer. Cover other opening leading  outside with various material and duct tape. The warm air will remain in your home. Check periodically for lent. Don’t … Continue reading