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Build Your Own Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine | The Good Human

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The Zoetrope is a vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT) made from materials commonly found at your local hardware store and a few easily purchased online, and Applied Sciences has made the decision to “open source” the turbine for everyone who wants … Continue reading

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Sneaky Ways to Cut Your Fuel Bill

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    Many electronics continue to draw power after you turn them off. You’ll know because you’ll still see a glowing LED (light emitting diode) after you flip the switch. Your TV, cell phone charger, and printer are likely culprits. … Continue reading

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Become self-sufficient in firewood – Telegraph

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    Many of us with largish gardens are already using them for a supply of kindling and firewood for open fires and wood burners. But most gardeners could do a lot more to practise self-sufficiency in home-grown wood. With … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Green Your Home | LiveScience

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    You may not know it, but households across the globe are infested with vampires. Energy vampires, that is. Cleverly disguised as innocuous household appliances (psst, your television is one of them), their nasty pointed teeth plunge deep into … 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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Green Living | Real Simple

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Green Living | Real Simple. How to Recycle Anything From basic recycling rules to clever ways to reuse everyday items, easy ways to help better the environment. Garage Organizing Checklist Clear clutter and create order in the garage in just … 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